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  • 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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    Connectivism, PLNs, CoPs – in a few words

    The purpose of this Week 1 assignment for EdTech 543 was to create a non-linguistic representation based on my understanding of the three main topic areas – connectivist learning theory, personal learning networks (PLNs) and communities of practice (CoPs).  I created this graphic of concentric and overlapping color sections with faint lines spreading out from the center […]

  • Where Has All the Creativity Gone?

    Don’t get me wrong…I liked school when I was a kid. And I was good at it. But nothing I experienced back then can even compare to what is out there now on the Internet for someone who wants to learn something new. I know education in general, and higher education in particular has taken […]

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    A Personal Image Challenge

    One of the tasks in EDTECH 506 is to create a personal image using whatever digital software we wanted to experiment with. Since I didn’t take that class, I was curious as to what I would come up with IF I had. There are some cool 3D features in the newer version of Photoshop, so […]

  • 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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    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 […]