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March 01

On Teaching Online, Part V: Global is Local

GOA’s Director of Teaching and Learning, Eric Hudson, is teaching “Advocacy” this semester. Every week, he will blog about his experience designing and facilitating this online course for high school students. You can learn more about the course here. Read Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV. Follow Eric on Twitter @ericgoa. “Global Learning” is a term — like […]

February 22

On Teaching Online, Part IV: The Power of the Pivot

GOA’s Director of Teaching and Learning, Eric Hudson, is teaching “Advocacy” this semester. Every week, he will blog about his experience designing and facilitating this online course for high school students. You can learn more about the course here. Read Part I, Part II, and Part III. Follow Eric on Twitter @ericgoa. A year ago, I attended a workshop […]

February 14

On Teaching Online, Part III: How to Haunt

GOA’s Director of Teaching and Learning, Eric Hudson, is teaching “Advocacy” this semester. Every week, he will blog about his experience designing and facilitating this online course for high school students. You can learn more about the course here. Read Part I and Part II. Follow Eric on Twitter @ericgoa. I met with another GOA teacher on Skype […]

February 07

On Teaching Online, Part II: the Student as Artist and Curator

GOA’s Director of Teaching and Learning, Eric Hudson, is teaching “Advocacy” this semester. Every week, he will blog about his experience designing and facilitating this online course for high school students. You can learn more about the course here. Read Part I here. Follow Eric on Twitter @ericgoa. One of the most inspirational articles I […]

January 30

On Teaching Online, Part I: How to Begin

GOA’s Director of Teaching and Learning, Eric Hudson, is teaching “Advocacy” this semester. Every week, he will blog about his experience designing and facilitating this online course for high school students. You can learn more about the course here. Follow Eric on Twitter @ericgoa. The first week of Advocacy was both familiar and strange: there was […]

December 18

Instructional Design as Wayfinding

This is a map of the busiest airport in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta, GA As tangled as the map appears, over 95 million people a year manage to find their own way through this maze of walkways and trains and gates and escalators. Why is that? What allows an individual to navigate such a […]

October 13

The Behavioral Economics of Learning

By Eric Hudson, Dean of Instruction “People, despite their best intentions, do not always make rational decisions, even when it is in their interest to do so, because the circuitry that the human brain engages to reach decisions is hard wired and difficult to alter.” The above insight may seem obvious, but it is essential […]

April 11

Let the Learner Experience Drive Design

By Eric Hudson, Dean of Instruction The other day, I came across this photo on Twitter: The photo comes from a Pinterest page, “UX Design Explained,” dedicated to best practices in product and web design. Mastery of UX, the user experience, has become a top corporate priority, whether a company designs ketchup bottles or some […]

March 26

Community Can Build Content (and vice versa)

By Eric Hudson, Dean of Instruction Teachers agree that a strong sense of community is a critical component of any successful class. Traditionally, though, communal activities are based on course content. We find a textbook or a novel, and we have lively discussions about it. We have an important lab to complete, and we group […]