Introductory and community-building discussions in online courses

This blog post was originally written by Dr. George Veletsianos, a professor at Royal Roads University and Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning. We would like to thank Dr. Veletsianos for allowing us to repost his blog. Link to original post: https://www.veletsianos.com/2020/09/11/introductory-and-community-building-discussions-in-online-courses/ Link to Dr. Veletsianos’ Twitter: https://twitter.com/veletsianos The beginning of the (unique) Fall semester…

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Facilitating Creative Learning Series – Part 4

In previous posts on Creative Learning, I summarized the spiral process of creative learning and the 4P’s: Projects, Passion, Peers and Play by Mitchel Resnick.  In this post, I would like to contextualize some strategies that you can use to foster creative learning. Don’t forget to check out this open online course: Learning Creative Learning…

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August 16, 2019 | by

Facilitating Creative Learning Series – Part 3

In the previous post on Creative Learning, I summarized the first two concepts of 4P’s: Projects, Passion, Peers and Play by Mitchel Resnick.  In this post, I would like to introduce the other two concepts: Peers and Play. Don’t forget to check out this open online course: Learning Creative Learning created by Lifelong Kindergarten at…

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August 9, 2019 | by

Facilitating Creative Learning Series – Part 1

Nine months ago, one of my mentors suggested that I should check out Learning Creative Learning created by Lifelong Kindergarten at MIT Media Lab.  I hesitated for a moment because I was not sure if I would be able to complete this open online course. After all, the average completion rate of MOOC courses is…

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