I have a new post up at the Center for Information Research and Innovation (CIRI) blog at the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science:
Although educators and scholars are debating the advantages and downsides of MOOCs, with many asserting that MOOCs have the potential to provide new insight regarding online learning, [...]
Personal Learning Network – Presentation
“Developing”, as it pertains to my title of this blog, is defined as the ongoing development, utilization, and management of my personal learning network. It is not something that “is done” and then complete, it is something that will, with careful nurturing and management, follow me throughout the rest my [...]
In my Library Journal column “Office Hours,” I explored the concept of learning everywhere. Here’s a snip:
This semester, I’m teaching a new class based on Mezirow’s concepts of transformative learning, the work of Char Booth in the arena of user instruction, and the Learning 2.0 model…. We’re working with consultant Polly-Alida Farrington, who teamed up three groups of my students [...]
Note from Michael: I am very excited about this project! We’ll be offering a professional development opportunity for FREE to a global audience AND I’ll be co-teaching with Kyle Jones! Thanks to SJSU SLIS for the incredible support and encouragement for this endeavor!
In an effort to share insight regarding some of the latest [...]
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There are a number of reasons this project excites me, and I think it should excite you as a potential student:
The Hyperlinked Library model takes a humanist approach to user services and their intersection with ICTs: this is not a technology course, but it is a critical examination [...]
We just finished an intensive session of my Hyperlinked Library class – a full semester taught in seven weeks. the students were GREAT and really took on the hard work. One of the students created wordclouds of all of the class blogs to celebrate the end of our journey. He called it a word cloud [...]
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel Pink explores the capabilities of the brain and spirit in this conceptual age where high touch and high concept aptitudes are gaining serious ground. Emotional intelligence is becoming just as important as IQ due to abundance, outsourcing, and automation. People are now required to use both [...]
“I am “, I said
To no one there.
And no one… heard…at all… not
Even the chair.
“I am”, I cried.
“I am”, said I.
And I am lost and I can’t
Even say why.
Leavin’ me lonely still
(Neil Diamond, 1999)
It use to be that being physically isolated meant [...]
Note from Michael: I am honored to be amongst these great folks who teach at SLIS for this award. Also – thanks to the WISE students far and wide who have taken my classes! Five faculty members from the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University received a 2012 Excellence in [...]
I was honored to present at ALISE 2013 with Kyle Jones. Here’s a link to our presentation:
Beautiful Connections: Questions in Distance Education
Distance Education SIG Convener: Nora Bird, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The session will explore new research by three presenters on the connection opportunities that extend beyond the [...]