13 Matching Annotations
  1. Jul 2023
  2. Mar 2023
  3. Jan 2023
    1. All assignments must be turned in on the due date. Assignments turned in latewill have one point deducted from each calendar day (not class day) after the due date and time.Flexibility is possible but only when advance arrangements are made, and only when there is a goodreason (e.g., documented illness or emergency).

      Late assignments

  4. Jul 2022
    1. Games are like that. Everyone thinks because games are easy to play, they must be easy to make. The challenge of a making a game is significantly harder. When we design a utilitarian tool, we have to make a complex set of requirements simple and easy to use for the user. But when making a game, we have to take equal amounts of complexity and make it simple, easy to useand fun. If a game is not satisfying to play, people will put it down. If excel is not satisfying, people will soldier on because math is more unpleasant than excel.

      This is an important think to understand - that making games to seem simple is quite hard. It takes a lot of work and thinking to make something simple for others to use. That is the key work of the developer historian – to take loads of historical research and turn it into easy to understand games.

  5. Jan 2022
    1. Digital Literacy Narrative

      I think this project will build on my knowledge of literacy narratives and will improve my ability to reflect on my development.

    1. So it was with somewhat mixed feelings that I learned some American high school teachers assign “The Sympathizer” as required reading in their classes. For the most part, I’m delighted. But then I worry: I don’t want to be anyone’s homework. I don’t want my book to be broccoli.

      Especially love:

      I don’t want to be anyone’s homework. I don't want my book to be broccoli. —Viet Thanh Nguyen

      This is an unfortunate side effect of novels assigned for reading in school.

  6. Nov 2021
    1. assignments like in Finlandteachers not showing for online meetings, differently from Finland

      assignments like in Finland teachers not showing for online meetings, differently from Finland

      too much assignments lack of communication teacher student lack of motivation

  7. May 2020
    1. What roles do you think digital technologies and the internet have played in making open education possible? Are there types of open educational activities that are dependent on digital technologies and the internet?

      I think they play a very important role, because they make open materials available to a much wider audience, and not just audience, but potential adapters of shared materials. It is also much easier to let others know about resources and teaching methods that have been valuable. One example of an activity that I've assigned students that is dependent on digital technologies and the internet is content creation for Wikipedia.

  8. Dec 2019
    1. Zines as Open Pedagogy

      My annotations here are a (partial) record of how I'm going through this open education assignment while playing "open education experience bingo".

      My bingo card for this learning experience record will be published on my blog. Caveat: I didn't end up making an annotation for everything I checked off on the bingo card.

  9. Aug 2019
    1. A student might modify an assignment, create their own, or refuse one that might be ethically questionable (and explain why).

      Again I reach for the language of "disposable" (going in the trash can once it's graded) and "renewable" (of value above and beyond the class) assignments.

  10. Aug 2018
    1. Disposable assignments are the ones students hate to do, faculty hate to grade and are quickly forgotten. Think ten-page term papers.

      There's no reason that the 10 page term paper couldn't be repurposed for the greater good. Why not post it up on your own website and allow it to be part of the bigger part of academic research?

  11. Aug 2016