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    A PLE Comparison and Reflection

    One big need I have for learning is to be able to see a “big picture” of my thinking or my activity. Usually this is in the form of some kind of map or visual or a combination of both. Before creating a PLE diagram I didn’t think of the tools that I use as part […]

  • …and What Is It You Do For A Living?

    As a follow up to our week 1 essay about the definition of educational technology, I came across this 2010 article critiquing the changes AECT made to the definition. It’s also a great discussion as to why labels and definitions can be so important to a profession. (shout out to Dr. Lowenthal for sharing on […]

  • Share Your Work

    Media sharing platforms like Slideshare.net are a great place to demonstrate creative skills and design talent to the world. This slide deck, titled “What Steve Said” is a perfect example of a young entrepreneur getting his work “out there” – not only seen on a media sharing platform, but also shared out to a wider […]

  • Annotated Bibliography – Use of Audio and Video in Teaching

    EDTECH Research This week’s challenge was to create an instructional goal or objective that was relevant to my work and then conduct research to find articles that could be used to support my instructional goal and help me make a case for implementation. I decided to approach the instructional question with some ideas for professional […]

  • Going the Distance – A Reflection on a Survey

    Two issues I found interesting in this survey Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States (2011) were the findings with respect to strategic planning (in higher ed institutions) that did not include online education and the statistics related to how institutions are choosing to prepare faculty for teaching online. Regarding the question of strategic planning, I […]

  • 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 […]