The Case for Banning Laptops in the Classroom. A colleague of mine in the department of computer science at Dartmouth recently sent an e-mail to all of us on the faculty.
The subject line read: “Ban computers in the classroom?” Successfully Implementing Mobile Learning Across an Entire Campus. We better be paying attention to mobile learning.
A short while ago, I asked Robbie Melton, the Tennessee Board of Regents’ (and WCET’s) “Appologist” about examples in her state of successful implementation of mobile learning on campus. She introduced me to our friends at Walters State Community College who agreed to write a series of three blogs about their experience. Thank you to Robbie, Lori, and the leaders at Walters State who will share their stories in a series of three blog postings. Russ Poulin About our College Walters State Community College (WSCC) is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), the 6th largest system of higher education in the nation. Walters State is a premier community college, committed to increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness through excellence in teaching and service. Is It Time To Dismantle the Lecture Hall? Big Picture | News Is It Time To Dismantle the Lecture Hall?
In this debate, the question might not be so much about whether online education is effective, but whether it could be any worse than the existing model. Education. UT-Austin psychology professors prepare "world's first" synchronous massive online course. Two University of Texas at Austin psychology professors will Thursday night take the stage for the fall semester’s first session of Introduction to Psychology.
Their audience will consist of a production crew and their equipment. In their years of working together, the professors’ research has shown their students benefit from computer-based learning to the point where they don’t even need to be physically present in the classroom. Just don’t call it a MOOC. The university styles the class as the world’s first synchronous massive online course, or SMOC (pronounced “smock”), where the professors broadcast their lectures live to the about 1,500 students enrolled. Historic Places - All Historic Places in the United States & Canada. Flipping To Adapt to Multiple Learning Styles at Minnesota State University.
Distance Learning | Viewpoint Page 3 of 4 Flipping To Adapt to Multiple Learning Styles at Minnesota State University The Power of Flipping I am very satisfied with the flipped classroom model I implemented.
Using my existing digital resources, I was able to effectively target my students in such a way that their achievement was no longer tied to being lucky enough to fall within a specific learning style. 10 Internet Technologies Educators Should Be Informed About – 2011 Update. These Technologies Are Changing Education.
Are You Familiar With Them? It’s been nearly two and half years since the publication of the first “10 internet technologies that educators should be informed about” article on this site and given the fast paced evolution of technology it’s time for an update. The start of new school year is the perfect time to refresh this list! Below you will find updated information for 5 of the technologies from the original posting, and 5 new technologies that have earned their rightful place in the list (displacing 5 other types of tech, that while still worthy, are not quite as relevant today, IMHO). This is not intended to be a definitive listing, but rather an informed resource that provides insights and raises awareness. Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom. This year, I admitted a hard truth to myself.
I wasn't having my students write enough. In an attempt to follow Kelly Gallagher’s advice that students should write more than we can assess, I decided to have them blog weekly. 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About. Steve is in the back, uploading your file We're sorry, but we could not find what you are looking for.
You see, I was picked up at Logan Airport by my old friend Michael Sandel, who teaches the famous Socratic, 1,000-student “Justice” course at Harvard, which is launching March 12 as the first humanities offering on the M.I.T. -Harvard edX online learning platform. When he met me at the airport I saw he was wearing some very colorful sneakers. “Where did you get those?” I asked. 8 Considerations for Online Text. Distance Learning | Viewpoint Page 2 of 8 8 Considerations for Online Text Imagine a screen with solid text from one side of the screen to the other and from top to bottom--what could be called a "full screen of text.
" What is Krunchd? - Krunchd. Blooms Taxonomy of Apps. Higher Education: Software Training, Support, and Course Technology Integration Tools. TweetChat. Instructional Technology Solutions. TubeChop - Chop YouTube Videos. Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles. Colorado Study finds “No Significant Difference” in Online Science Courses. A big thank you to our guest blogger, Rhonda Epper, Assistant Provost at the Colorado Community College System and past chair of the WCET Executive Council, who shares with us today a new study of online science course outcomes in Colorado.
Student Engagement in the Online Classroom - Do Your Job Better. By Errol Craig Sull Online teaching has many components, and all must come together smoothly for a productive, energetic, and enthusiastic class to result. If there is one factor more critical than others, though, it is student engagement, for without it, the entire course can be flat.
Edugraphics / Major EdTech Trends for 2013. 15 Education Technologies To Check Out in 2013. What latest gadgets and gizmos are going to change your classroom in 2013? It’s hard to know exactly what will catch on and what won’t, but the following list showcases some of the emerging new technologies, software, and platforms available. With their innovation and practicality, many of these are poised to enter the classroom and change the way students and teachers learn permanently. Celly. 7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning. Big Ideas Culture Teaching Strategies Flirck:WoodleyWonderworks Every educator wants to create an environment that will foster students’ love of learning. Because the criteria are intangible, it’s difficult to define or pinpoint exactly what they are.
Dipity - Find, Create, and Embed Interactive Timelines. Storytelling. At Temple, Twitter takes on a key role in class. While many professors at Temple and beyond ban tweeting and texting in class, Jordan Shapiro encourages it. Jordan Shapiro’s class at Temple University last week delved into a weighty discussion of Plato’s allegory of the cave and shifting perceptions of reality. Front and center on the classroom wall behind him flashed a constantly shifting series of posts on Twitter, all under the class hashtag of #Mosaic1. Putting Pinterest to the Test. CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY January 2013. More college instructors are 'flipping' the way they teach. Flipped learning helps students apply knowledge in a new context, proponents say—and they’re seeing strong results From wire service reports Read more by staff and wire services reports December 18th, 2012.
Living in a Digital World We Don’t Understand. Teaching 21st-century skills for 21st-century jobs. Education - Challenge Based Learning. 25 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Twitter. Twitter may very well be the single most important tool for teachers right now. Ultimate Tips & Social Media Cheat Sheet For Businesses. Do you feel comfortable with all the different social media outlets available today? Facebook Meets Predictive Analytics - Head Count. Last week Samford University sent a round of acceptances to applicants, and soon each of them will receive an invitation to join the Class of 2017′s Facebook group.
Students who do so will be able to make friends, form social groups, and ask questions about the Alabama university. How I Teach Calculus: A Comedy (xkcd-Dating Pool, Optimization) Teaching. Edtech-cheatsheet.jpg 500×2,264 pixels. Essay on the value of cell phones in class. When I started teaching writing at City College in 2002, I took a poll and every one of my students had a cell phone. Start-up Hopes to Be the 'Weight Watchers of College Completion' - Wired Campus. HE Disruption. CIOs Need A Workforce Literate in STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering and Math - The CIO Report. A number of studies have observed that despite the persistently high unemployment and underemployment rates in the U.S., employers are having trouble filling many positions that require technical skills.
There is a serious skills gap in the country. Not enough students are majoring in STEM fields — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Digitally Savvy Students Play Hide-and-Seek With Campus Messages - Technology. Flipped classroom boosts exam grades, flips perceptions - eCampus News. New TED-Ed Site Turns YouTube Videos Into 'Flipped' Lessons - Wired Campus. Six trends that will accelerate the adoption of technology in higher education.