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My Learning Journey …

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Beginning to Focus … Managing the Hose …

The first summer residency is complete in my learning journey at The University of Calgary, Doctor in Education (EdD) program. I have re-read my first blog post where we were asked to state our goals, questions, and why we were in this program.

There has been amazing learning, which brings about change. That was one of my goals. The change has been launched …

My SymbalooEdu webmix for Grad Studies is full and I have started a second which I am now re-organizing to focus my thinking. It is linked here as I am conscious of sharing my learning and want to do that with you.

Our cohort has formed a Community of Inquiry, modelling our learning (Garrison, 2011). You will see that there is a link to our Facebook Page in the webmix linked above. Please share with us, ask questions of us, and give us ideas!


My iPad is set with pdfs for deeper reading and questioning (Jacobsen, Brown & Lambert, 2013), (OECD, 2010), (Oliver, 2013), and (Parchoma, 2014)) during my flights and drives to various places in the next few days. I cannot leave the learning because immediacy of action is important in change. While I may stop briefly at the ‘rest stop’, I am on my learning journey and eager to see the challenges that will arise.


Jacobsen, M., Brown, B., & Lambert, D. (2013). Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments in Higher Education: A Review of the Literature. A Literature Review for the Learning Technology Task Force, University of Calgary, November, 60 pages.

OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development). (2010). Inspired by Technology, Driven by Pedagogy: A systemic approach to technology-based school innovations.  Online: http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/education/inspired-by-technology-driven-by-pedagogy_9789264094437-en#page1

Oliver, M. (2013). Learning technology: Theorising the tools we study. British Journal of Educational Technology , 44 (1), 31-43.

Parchoma, G. The contested ontology of affordances: Implications for researching technological affordances for collaborative knowledge production. Computers in Human Behavior (2014), http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0747563214002428