This is a really old reference, but I haven’t found anything I like as well or better to replace it. The 12 Principles of Collaboration All communities, on or off the web, adhere to basic principles in order to thrive. Mongoose Technology has codified these tenets into the 12 Principles of Collaboration which form the sociological basis of our product design. The 12 Principles function as a hierarchy. The chief principle, Purpose, is supported by the other 11 principles. Below is a brief description of each of the 12 Principles. For a more comprehensive review of the 12 Principles with … Continue reading community

Academic Integrity

The submission of work that is not the product of a student’s personal effort, or work which in some way circumvents the given rules and regulations, will not be tolerated. Having everyone post a link to their coding assignments is intended to help everyone by providing access to examples – good and bad. However, this does not mean that you can copy the work of others. That’s is Academic Dishonesty (aka CHEATING). Copying small pieces of code is acceptable. Copying an entire project and making slight modifications is NOT acceptable. Thimble and sharing coding assignments are course resources and … Continue reading Academic Integrity

course organization

Canvas doesn’t make it easy to structure a course like this. Consider this a work in progress as we have only been using Canvas for a few semesters. The course is organized in Modules that are sequentially numbered in the order they are due. Each Module is introduced on the course Home page as it is the “current” module for the next due date. There is a link to the Module header. The “next” page in the Module  is the Assignments page for the module that describes all the activities. Use the next / previous buttons to step through the … Continue reading course organization

students of the future

© Video – Educause Students of the Future. CC-BY The video is a good conversation starter. Some of the ideas are easy to implement. There are thousands of free online courses in every subject from highly regarded institutions. Other ideas are exceedingly difficult. For example, there is considerable reluctance to accept badges and other non-traditional credentials as “proof” of competence. It isn’t clear how this will be resolved anytime soon. Continue reading students of the future


Teaching Resources | CMC – California Mathematics Council online resources were selected as examples of sites that are available online for educators to use to find lesson ideas, online projects, movie clips, and/or interactive games/activities to use Math Resource Reviews tap into the most powerful feature of OER: the ability to freely adapt and redistribute materials. Inside Mathematics Collection Resources | OER Commons Illustrative Mathematics Collection Resources | OER Commons Washington OER Project | OER Commons The OER Project is creating a collection of openly licensed courseware and engaging in an awareness campaign to inform school districts about these resources. … Continue reading oer

the enemy is us…

Introduction to Open Education The Next Battle for Openness: Data, Algorithms, and Competency Mapping There is an another issue that is impacting the perception of “openness”. EdX and Coursera MOOCs are equated with “openness”. If this is what you get with “open” then many people will fail to see how this is special. What participants in the this and most other “open” courses composed of Open Educational Resources (OERs) experience is little more than the digital version of a traditional college course. In this case, the videos are short 5-7 minutes with two white guys talking to each other and … Continue reading the enemy is us…