Monogamous Book Club – Revealing Hegemony

Hegemony and Information Design Information Design In reverse order from the title, let’s start with information design (something I presume should be readily transferable to the work of instructional design). DiSalvo explains here that information design concludes in the creation of artifacts that render data. Artifacts can include any combination of elements such as: type, […]

That’s not making…is it?

I’m still thinking about all of the great conversations heading to, during, and heading home from the ETAD Summer Institute this year, the theme of which was Makerspaces. I’ve seen Tweets and blogposts for a couple of years now. I recall a somewhat recent experience where an enthusiastic undergraduate education student asked if anyone in […]

Reclaimed – “The Nokia Formula”

A picture of the classroom we were in today will be coming soon. A neat concept, it has two SmartBoards and a television using an xbox connect. Today is our last day for awhile with Kirsti Lonka from University of Helsinki. This had been a week full of learning, both content and soft skills. Her […]

Reclaimed – Class is in session?

I put the question mark there because there are some unique aspects to the space and proceedings in class. As I mentioned before I am at the Helsinki Summer School and engaging in a course titled: Designing Teacher Education for the Future; what can we learn from the Finnish experience? Before attending this class I […]

Reclaimed – Opening Day

  Today I picked up a walking tour book from the information desk and toured the oldest part of the city. Beginning at Senate square I was taken through approximately 56 destinations from the “Dome Church” (Helsingin tuomiokirkko) past the senate building, through Katajanokka (a small island by the harbour) and back into the city […]