So I've been thinking about #MaslowBeforeBloom, and I remembered, Bloom contributed to more than one taxonomy of learning. We're most familiar with the cognitive, right? But guess what? There are also affective and psychomotor taxonomies, and they're GOOD...

This is my favorite resource on the three taxonomies. Clear and concise.

As we plan for this #funkyfall, and as we hopefully continue to prioritize holistic, trauma-aware approaches grounded in care and adaptability, the affective and psychomotor domains might help many of you with course design and planning.


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Mar 31
Low attendance is understandable as we continue to recover from a global disaster while simultaneously experiencing repeated impacts/surges.

We have to design/adapt for this reality. Not for the fantasy of “back to normal.”

collective trauma: “a cataclysmic event that shatters the basic fabric of society”

Faculty, staff, and students should not be left in the wind like this to wonder why this is happening. It’s infuriating tbh, and #HigherEd continues to be its own worst enemy.

We have to prioritize well-being and talk about trauma.
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Feb 3
Okay here goes nothing. A new thread 🧵about #CourseHero.

My name's Karen, I've worked in #HigherEd for 20 years, and this is the absolute last thing I want to talk about today. But, I'm compelled in the face of what I see as immense harm being done to students.
Yesterday, I wrote a piece about Course Hero. You can read it here:…
I want to be as transparent as possible and encourage you to take nothing I say at face value. Don't trust me. Trust what you see.
To that end, here's how I've profited thus far from talking about Course Hero, for any who might wonder about my motivations. $1.19. Profit report from Medium s...
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Jan 24
great #OnlineLearning isn't necessarily media-rich. it's connection-rich.

the LEAST engaging online courses I've taken have been media-rich and connection-poor.
I see a lot of #HigherEd LD postings that seem to misunderstand this. That worries me.

pedagogy before tech
people before pedagogy

btw all of this is covered in the research on effective #OnlineLearning particularly the work of xu and jaggars…
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Nov 19, 2021
so I woke up thinking about the "rigor wars," as one does
and I kind of feel like the debate over rigor, not to be dramatic, but it feels symptomatic of a (the?) battle for the soul of higher education
I want to give this "what do we talk about" a v.2. -our own educational trauma -the way we were taught -lack of
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Nov 18, 2021
I don't disagree with anything in this piece. What I find really interesting is the assumption that those of us who are advocating for caring pedagogy, grounded in a balance b/t support and challenge, have at any point become less rigorous.

And that to me is the mark of #ToxicRigor. When someone points to flexibility, humanizing, and support and says, "You're dumbing things down" or "You've sacrificed rigor," there's just no evidence of that, so something else is up.

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Nov 18, 2021
I'm doing some research this morning on long-term collective traumas...
So many people are saying to me that they feel like they're at a breaking point, along with everyone around them. That they feel worse, not better. I thought this @insidehighered piece captured this really well (thank you students).…
@insidehighered This idea that while we're managing individual crises, that everyone around us seems to be too. The whole of this is greater than the sum of its parts. What do we know about collective traumas that can guide us through this?
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