Author: JR

Taking the Inquiry out of Maths

Stephen Downes commented on a couple of articles about instructivist math instruction vs. inquiry based approaches. It was the final comment that caught me a bit by surprise Generally, whenever I hear about math instruction the arguments or reasoning for taking a specific approach is not as clear as what I think Stephen captured in…

By JR May 7, 2019 0

H5P Awesomeness

Laura Killam put together the first example of the new H5P branching content type I’ve seen (aside from what’s shown on H5P.org) and she put it all together in under 3 hours. That includes the video that was created for each of the stages in the scenarios. I gave it a shot, and failed. Branching…

By JR April 25, 2019 0

Out of Context Drafts

Adam Croom published a collection of sentences or key takeaways from conversations that were part of blogposts he never posted. It’s a really interesting concept and I encourage you to check it out, as it’s really interesting to only get the snippet. It is a bit like walking down the street while he is chatting…

By JR March 19, 2019 0

Unfair at Any Speed?

I came across this article via Laura Gibbs on twitter yesterday and the quote caught me a bit off guard, really glad to see this article in Inside Higher Ed: Unfair at Any Speedhttps://t.co/JATMdFKLS6 quote “Our current Taylor/Thorndike industrial, palletized, time-based, one-speed-fits-all model is unfair for any speed of learner.” pic.twitter.com/nftF2RN32a — Laura Gibbs (@OnlineCrsLady)…

By JR March 14, 2019 0