Author: jmlittlejohn

Elba, NY

Copyright and Course Content

Break time between semesters is a great time to review and update course materials. It’s easy to grab images and articles from the web, but, how can we be sure to do so legally? Here are some guidelines and resources to help ensure you are not breaking any laws when adding images, articles, videos, power…

Checklist for Digital Content Accessibility

All digital content – on websites, in courses, in blogs, everywhere – must be accessible. Accessibility is not difficult; it requires attention to detail and a bit of patience until you grow accustomed to using heading styles and alt tags. It can, however, be stressful if you feel that you have no idea what needs…

About Metacognition

Thinking about One’s Thinking |  Putting Metacognition into Practice   by Nancy Chick Thinking about One’s Thinking Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one’s thinking.  More precisely, it refers to the processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one’s understanding and performance. Metacognition includes a critical awareness of a) one’s thinking and learning, and b) oneself…

About Bloom’s Taxonomy

Background Information In 1956, Benjamin Bloom with collaborators Max Englehart, Edward Furst, Walter Hill, and David Krathwohl published a framework for categorizing educational goals: Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. Familiarly known as Bloom’s Taxonomy, this framework has been applied by generations of K-12 teachers and college instructors in their teaching. The framework elaborated by Bloom and…