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A COI Infographic

A Community of Inquiry (COI) is a theoretical framework that fosters higher-level thinking through the existence of three essential elements: social presence (SP), teaching presence (TP), and cognitive presence (CP). If all three presences are successfully incorporated and promoted, “higher-order… Continue Reading →

Initial Thoughts on Digital Facilitation

Image Retrieved From:  :https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d5/CD_autolev_crop.jpg/220px-CD_autolev_crop.jpg 3 thoughts  about digital facilitation My thoughts are about scalability, the concept of teaching presence, and the most useful activities in establishing and maintaining a community of inquiry. One problem I see with digital facilitation in… Continue Reading →

A Critical Academic Reflection of Simulated technology

Image retrieved from:  https://www.jbsa.mil/News/News/Article/463488/training-with-a-bang/ labeled for non-commercial reuse LRNT 526 Activity 3 | Individual Blog Post Specific Issue Exploration A Critical Academic Reflection of the Validity of Simulated Technology My critical inquiry into the educational value of simulation originates from… Continue Reading →

LRNT 525Reflections

Image label for reuse and retrieved from https://pixabay.com/illustrations/social-distancing-virus-covid-19-4981207/  In my initial post, I discussed my appreciation of distributed leadership. I discussed the importance of distributive leadership and how Harris & Spillane (2008) point out “In the increasingly complex world of… Continue Reading →

External scan in leading change in digital learning environments.

  My current thinking on leadership in the digital environment is a planetary model where leadership has a direct interconnected relationship with the technology, people, and the change itself. Like its mechanical equivalent, one component failure is catastrophic can renders… Continue Reading →

Adaptation is key

  Photo Attributes CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication              How change models have adapted in response to advances in technology has been a progression from a specific behavior emphasis, through to a… Continue Reading →

A Personal Leadership Perspective

My approach to leadership is grounded in my experiences as a military member. Leading a section during Peacekeeper Operations had the most profound impact on my understanding of the term leadership. I took these lessons learned as a Section Commander… Continue Reading →

The Complex Linkages of Innovative Design Thinking.

The Complex Linkages of Innovative Design Thinking. When considering design innovations of educational technology, it is important to understand what constitutes an innovation in design thinking? Is our design truly innovative or just adopting new technology to old pedagogies and… Continue Reading →


Wiki are websites where the user can read, contribute, or edit the existing content.  Despite the useful promise of Wikis to revolutionize education, they have largely failed to achieve their potential to substantively influence learning outcomes and remain an underutilized… Continue Reading →

Modern Views of the Great Media Debate

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