Each week we meet via Twitter for #IOLchat to discuss current issues related to online learning. Participants include students, instructors, advisors, counselors, eLearning companies, schools, publishers, and instructional designers.
It’s officially summer! Many of us plan to catch up during this time of year and usually have a few projects in mind, including reading. This week we collected suggestions for online students and instructors.
Books, Blogs, and More
- Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age by Steven Johnson was suggested by ISTE attendees this week.
- Faculty eCommons, “a social learning ecosystem for faculty” including blogs, resources.
- The ID CaseBook: Case Studies in Instructional Design for a range of education and training scenarios ranging from K-12 to corporate.
- Edutopia blogs covering online learning topics.
- Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice by Maryellen Weimer
- More great blogs from EdTechMagazine-HigherEd, Edudemic, FacultyFocus, and The Evolllution.
- And don’t forget a little fiction. New research suggests cognitive benefits related to creative thinking and open-mindedness.
Organize Your List
- Try a Pinterest Board! Check out Dina Moati’s example: Must Read Books.
- Create a wishlist with your Amazon account.
- Use a tool (like Feedly) to collect RSS feeds including blogs and news services.
Beyond the Reading List
- “This summer, fail at something – best lessons are from failure, and don’t be scared. Try something new.”
- “Check out a MOOC. If nothing else, it’s a great way to engage/meet others with low risk and your choice on effort.”
- Add to your Twitter network: Follow @laurapasquini for “amazing links and info on a variety of higher ed tech topics.”
- Join a book club. @LrnBk, a Twitter reading group, is starting The Power of Habit on July 9th.
What is your all time favorite read? Add your recommendations to the list through the comments area.
Thanks to @TheresaHarper, @dinamoati, @ODU_DL, @HOLScience, @crazyknit68, and @jshamsy for their contributions! For more from the most recent session, review the chat feed below. Our past chats can be found on the archives page.