Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Small Planetary Diversion

Sadly, it lookS like I won't be able to get to see the Ruth Clark workshop in Toronto on the 29th. Sometimes circumstances just don't work in one's favour.

But I'm still hopeful to get to the mlearning workshop in Ottawa at the end of April.

I may be a little quiet for the next two weeks but rest assured I'm not going away.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Politics and "Business" of learning, Part 2

Here's the second installment of some posts to my Assessment & Evaluation learners.

Small-p politics is a always such a meaty subject and one that can sometimes become polarizing. So, I'm relieved on two fronts: first, that there's a real richness of commentary here; and, two, that the polarization seems to be almost non-existent. However, there are some additional things I'd like you to consider before this phase of the discussion wraps up.

The Politics and "Business" of learning, Part 1

I posted the bulk of this entry to the forum for one of the two courses I'm currently teaching.  The learners were sharing their observations and frustrations about politics and undue influence in supposedly objective evaluation frameworks.

So, mostly unedited, here is the first part for your perusal.