dan lasota's masters in education portfolio for online innovation and design

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Article Reviews

3 June 2012

Reading articles and writing reviews was my favorite part of the online pedagogy class. I was very motivated to find research that pointed to best practices in online education. What I learned is that most of the material out there only incrementally pointed to better practices. As the semester progressed I did find what I considered more helpful material and became more accustomed to finding relevant articles and being able to use critical thought to apply what I could to my own education and work environment.

... The kind of experiments that are made available to remote students can point the way to developing additional interactive remotely controlled apparatus for distance learners. The eight criteria which the authors developed for what constitutes a good RCL were excellent and would prove useful to a team of educators, designers and engineers who might ...
... Only very general recommendations can be taken from the authors' survey given that they solicited input from only two universities. It was also interesting to note that the response rates in the survey were low for students and faculty, 17% and 34% respectively ...
[R3] Chinnappan (2006)
4 March 2012
... I have already started collaborating on ways we can make the material relevant to the elementary educators. Reviewing the concept of socio-constructivism and Zones of Proximal Development was also helpful. I think looking into the issues around indigenous people in Australia must have some parallels to education in rural Alaska. I hope to read more from Chinnappan's research ...
[R2] Zhang (2006)
20 February 2012
... I also took noted that (Zhang et al., 2006, p. 16) presented their “theoretical foundation” with a brief overview of two theories of learning, cognitivism and constructivism. They claim that “Cognitive information processing theory is an extension of the constructivist model” (p. 16). This was not my understanding after reading (Ally, 2008) ...
[R1] Beynon (2007)
11 February 2012
... I believe Beynon (2007) fails to properly address the broader claim that he makes that, "digital technology's impact on education has been limited". He does not touch upon such things as the advances in communication that is possible between learners and remote sources of information or even the impact of word processing software on writing ...