Blogging in the 13th Module

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, […]

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Monogamous Book Club – Design and Agonism

A path of least surveillance traced in Manhattan (courtesy of the Institute of Applied Autonomy). via Defining Adversarial Design I had recalled a bit about defining adversarial design, but I found myself equally challenged to think about it again as I read this chapter. The author goes through quite a bit of detail to separate […]

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book on table with tea cup and fireplace in background

Monogamous Book Club – Forward

Pavan Trikutam About a month ago Jim Groom posted an invite on his blog, Bavatuesdays, to join a monogamous book club. The underlying idea being that sometimes you need a little motivation or a reason to carve out specific time to get to your reading list. I know I need that anyway. The idea of […]

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We’re rebuilding

If you are looking for the Module 13 site we are currently restructuring. You can find the old site here https://skitsi.module13.ca/blog/skitsi-wooden-pens-pencils/

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Hopping on the Open Pedagogy Train

Open or Closed flickr photo by cogdogblog shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license   Having attended the last two Open Ed Conferences, engaging in conversations in a few Canadian higher ed institutions, and working on a large OER development project through Alberta OER, I have struggled to resolve what “open” or “OER” mean. By […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Reclaimed – Site Visits and Mölkky

Well if I continue to write short books as posts I’ll never keep up so please forgive the next few for being shorter. We started the day with site visits. We met in Ihana Kahvila, which is the best coffee shop I have been in in Helsinki. Main floor is a University shop and down […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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