Monthly Archives: August, 2017

The Hudak Rules – Stolen from Joe Calloway

In a recent class I was asked how I can make Joe Calloway’s The Three Rules from his best-seller Becoming as Category of One my own, the Hudak Rules, if you will. Here’s how I adopted the Calloway Rules to become the Hudak Rules (I like to give Mr. Calloway much, much credit); Rule 1: …

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A Beautiful Death in Fall

A Beautiful Death in Fall Stephen Hudak “…to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson To me success, like love, is hard to define and is usually felt and seen differently by everyone.  The world often see success in material things – …

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Critical Thinking and eLearning

Critical Thinking and eLearning by Stephen Hudak In the (mostly) asynchronous-autonomous eLearning environment, preparing the student for reflection and critical thinking will increase their knowledge by “making it theirs” and play to their strengths.  Using the Socratic Method, Bloom’s Taxonomy, and a sprinkling of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the learning developer and instructor (often the …

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AWAKENING JOY IN LEARNING

Awakening Joy in Learning by Stephen Hudak “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein “If there was one life skill everyone on the planet needed, it was the ability to think with critical objectivity.” ― Josh Lanyon, Come Unto These Yellow Sands Both …

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Netiquette: Is it true, kind, and necessary?

All major religions have a form of The Golden Rule, “do unto others as you would have then do unto you”.  Concerning online learning, posting, email, or any form of electronic socializing this is a simple, yet important, item to keep in mind. Act online as you would in person.  That scathing Facebook post you …

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eLearning: Work Simplified?

My favorite description of Web 2.0 comes from the Bryan Alexander article: “Ultimately, the LABEL Web 2.0 is far less important than the CONCEPTS, PROJECTS, and PRACTICES, included in its scope”.  This reminds me of William Faulkner replying to a reporter asking about the significance of the rose in his short story, “A Rose for …

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Addressing Learning Preferences in the Online Environment

Addressing Learning Preferences in the Online Environment By Stephen Hudak “Nosce te ipsum”, Know Thyself, often attributed to the Egyptian Luxor, is critical in any form of teaching.  To me this means to know my limitations, my comfort zone, and to apply my strengths in course development and teaching.  The learner comes first, it is …

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