A few days ago I presented at a teacher's conference at the Hogeschool Utrecht (HU) on the topic of Blended Learning and Quality. Naturally I started the talk with one of the Will it blend? videos: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC8Zvl-8ziA] I then referenced the seven problems that are written up by Kapp and O'Driscoll in Learning in 3D. … Continue reading Will it Blend? Blended Learning and Quality
Outsourcing to the Customer
Arjen Vrielink and I write a monthly series titled: Parallax. We both agree on a title for the post and on some other arbitrary restrictions to induce our creative process. For this post we agreed to write an essay of no more than 500 words discussing the title in relation to Knowledge, Innovation and Quality. … Continue reading Outsourcing to the Customer
Dutch Moodlemoot in Amsterdam 27-05-2009
The Dutch Moodle users group (Ned-Moove) organised the fifth Dutch language Moodlemoot in Amsterdam last Wednesday. It was a successful event with nearly a hundred people attending and two excellent keynote speakers: Helen Foster and Martín Langhoff. Helen is Moodle's community manager and Martín is an important core Moodle developer and currently architect of the … Continue reading Dutch Moodlemoot in Amsterdam 27-05-2009
Withishness or How do you Predict the Quality of a Teacher?
For most of the years that I worked as a teacher at the Open Schoolgemeenschap Bijlmer I was a part time coach for new teachers. The goal was to try and help them be a better educator in a new school. I always had the feeling that my input had very little effect: some teachers … Continue reading Withishness or How do you Predict the Quality of a Teacher?