Author Archives: bobalukaiser

Reflection not Rejection

Reflection not Rejection Online instruction and your personal theory of online learning. This course was entitled the theory and practice of distributed learning.  I must say it lived up to both tenants of theory and practice.  I learned a lot … Continue reading

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Share the M & M’s (MOOC & Mobile)

  The academic community might have an opinion about MOOCs that is based on their bias and preference for classroom attendance and instruction.  MOOCs have become popular in the past couple of years since they are Internet based and cost … Continue reading

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Anti-Social Media ???

Are Open source tools and social media in the same category?  Yes they are – Open Source tools and Social media are not two separate categories. The LMS and social media tools are all built on OpenSource architecture. It almost … Continue reading

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Open “sez-a-me” Source – the new magic of shared software!

Open Source Discussion: An operational definition will help to solve the distinction between open source and social media.  An open source platform allows developers to add to the body of software to extend features and capabilities while be reviewed and … Continue reading

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Writing and more!

Are you as far along with your article as you would like? You are never as far along as you would like to be until you have completed your article. Even then, after being finished, you are inclined to review … Continue reading

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Feedback and Peer Review: It’s a gift!

I always look at feedback as a gift. In like fashion, when I am asked to provide feedback, I take that responsibility seriously. The person who is working on a project is taking that project seriously and they deserve to … Continue reading

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Convergence of Learning Theory, Instructional Design and Technology

What is your personal perspective on the best manner of designing instruction for online teaching and learning?  My personal perspective is based on years of creating online courses for large enterprise companies. With over 100 such courses developed and delivered … Continue reading

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Research Methods, Learning Theory & Instructional Design – the trifecta!

I am looking for your personal reflection here. Were you intentional in your decisions? What steps were determined easily and which steps were more difficult to take? I like the concept of action research for it allows you to try … Continue reading

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Personal Learning Theory

I am a function of so many environmental factors that all affect my learning style.  I only learn when I am motivated to do so and most of my real learning is based on my own efforts and desires.  A lot of … Continue reading

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Lesson Development using a Learning Management System

The benefits of using an LMS for teaching and learning?  Development time is a crucial component of teaching. Accessing information is a crucial component of learning. With every teaching and learning engagement there is also a trade off of time, … Continue reading

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