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  • Read this…tomorrow?

    Wow, I was a little late getting the 501 stuff done this week.  Hmmm…wonder if I have a procrastination problem? Well, I WAS working on another project with an instructor in the College 110 course. He teaches a unit on procrastination and mind-fullness and we came up with this infographic to define six types of […]

  • Tech Trends – Response to Horizon Report

    TECH Trends I focused my attention and work this week on one trend -evolution of online learning – and one closely related solvable challenge -low digital fluency of faculty -mentioned in the 2014 Horizon Report for Higher Education. The report identified the evolution of online learning as a long-range trend that will continue to drive […]

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    Windows Opened – Reflection on EdTech 543

    As the social networking course ends, it’s time for me to step back and look at several new windows of knowledge and what I’ve learned over the past 8 weeks. One of the biggest changes in my thinking has been the ability to work effectively with a group or community and how that was facilitated […]

  • What is Connectivism?

    I first heard about the theory of connectivism after reading some posts on a blog called  elearnspace.org. Largely curated by George Siemens, the Associate Director of R&D LTC at University of Manitoba, CA. , he also blogs at http://www.connectivism.ca/ He, along with Stephen Downes, who works for the National Research Council of Canada and blogs at http://www.downes.ca/, […]

  • Evaluation of Technology Use – Edtech 501

    Evaluation of Technology Use This week I had the chance to evaluate the technology maturity of my institution using the Technology Maturity Benchmarks. We looked at the use of technology through several different filters and rated aspects of behaviors and resources for each category. I tried not to be biased in my evaluation of each […]

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    Got An Example of That? Teaching & Learning with Social Media

    I’ve been spending some significant time this week searching out examples of use of social media and networking tools in higher education. My curated content is available here on Scoop.it! http://www.scoop.it/t/teaching-with-social-media-case-studies I have to say that it is harder than it should be to find detailed examples of how a professor designed assignments or whole […]