Rebecca J. Hogue

Being an exploratory, participatory, pragmatic researcher

In talking with my amazing friend Maha Bali (@bali_maha), I realized the connection between my skills as an instructional designer/technical writer and my desire to be a participatory researcher. I’ve always been challenged doing technical writing or instructional design projects where I cannot be the subject matter expert. It was one of the biggest frustrations…

Introductions (or not) #clmooc

The first activity in #clmooc is to create an un-introduction – or really a re-introduction – that is to introduce yourself in a different way. A way that involves making and remixing. At the moment, introductions are one of the hardest things I do. I have no clue even where to start … Hello, my…

The new person experience in #clmooc

So, technically, #clmooc starts tomorrow, and yet my Facebook stream seems to be flooded with posts from people doing stuff for #clmooc. I’m actually rather lost in this whole process. I have no clue what #clmooc is. I don’t have a sense of what it involves, or what I need to do for it. Since…

Why does learning have to be fun? #minimedschool

Why does learning have to be fun? Why isn’t informative enough? I am taking a MOOC (free massively open online course) called Mini Medical School, available on the Canvas Network (http://canvas.net), hosted by the University of Colorado at Denver. I found the first week of video clips to be very well done and informative. The…