Innovation ▪ Ethic of Care
Gamification ▪ Enactive eLearning
“Our technologies, modes of learning, and forms of education, involve much more than individual selves taking action or people interacting. The most effective and cutting-edge education is enactive, ecological and emergent teaching and learning. Educational pioneers realize that to promote deep learning and educate for social change, eLearning must be: infinitely engaging; allow students to customize their learning experience; learn-on-the-go on phones, tablets and laptops; and enable learners to be skilled critical thinkers and better people.” – Dr. Cael Cohen
Hello! Welcome! I'm Cael Cohen, award winning university educator, eLearning expert, philosopher, educational researcher, passionate storyteller, rock drummer and birder. (To avoid confusion, thought you should know that in June 2015, I legally changed my name from "Cael Diane Zorn" to "Cael Cohen.") I design and teach dynamic, interactive, engaging undergraduate courses using: gamification, bring your own device technologies, rich media, advanced internet technologies, podcasting, social media (such as, Facebook and Twitter), Moodle, Camtasia, Adobe Connect, and video streaming. My courses promote deep learning and educate for social change while helping students and life-long learners become better critical thinkers, undergo their own personal growth, customize their learning experience and learn on-the-go, in blended, fully online, and in-person, learning environments. Check out the "Course User's Manual" and "Conventional Course Outline" for my innovative new, first-year, undergraduate, critical thinking, role playing game, choose your own adventure course offered through York's Department of Philosophy that begins on May 9, 2016. Blended Learning Course User's Manual. Blended Learning Conventional Course Outline. The design for this fun, interactive new course is research-based and pedagogically sound (five years in the making). Check out my eLearning innovations and publications, attend one of my free, public, outdoor, critical thinking workshops in High Park, Toronto, beginning May 14, or stick with me via my blog and tweets. Happy life-long learning!