Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

Google+ as a Tool for Collaborative Learning

December 14, 2012 2 comments

Emerging Technology in Online Learning Symposium
Las Vegas, NV. July 26, 2012

Lead Presenter: Karissa Locke (Google, US)
Tess Milligan (Google, US)
Mark Green (Simpson College, US)
David Wicks (Seattle Pacific University, US)
Courtney Step (Seattle Pacific University, US)
Kami Cottrell (Seattle Pacific University, US)

Hear from professors and students pioneering the use of Google+ for collaborative learning, discuss best practices, and leave equipped to enhance your Google experience with Google+.

Original version of video posted on YouTube by Karissa Locke.

Recommended Martin Luther King Day To-Do List for SPU Faculty

January 15, 2010 Leave a comment

I sent the following message to Seattle Pacific University faculty in hopes that they will submit a grant application to me by Monday night:

Suggested To Do List for Monday, January 18, 2010
  1. Wake up.
  2. Have some coffee and breakfast.
  3. Download and listen to several of the Martin Luther King lectures from SPU’s iTunes U collection (27 possible choices dating back as far as 1975).
  4. Read the just-released 2010 Horizon Report to become informed about emerging technologies predicted to have an impact on teaching and learning in higher education within the next five years.
  5. Complete your online application for the 2010 Teaching and Technology Grant and submit it by midnight. Keep in mind that CIS sent out a message saying that SPU Internet access may not be available between 6-10 PM on Monday because of an upgrade.
  6. Go to bed.
(Note: If you finish your grant application earlier in the day there may be time for other activities, including other meals or teaching your night class.)

Do older teachers use technology differently?

April 27, 2009 Leave a comment

Technology generation gap at work link to external website

The Technology Generation Gap at Work is Oh So Wide – ReadWriteWeb link to external website

A study (identified in the links above) finds a significant difference in how people from different generations think about and use technology in the work place. This may have implications for technology integration in the classroom.  The study states that older workers are more likely to be distracted when co-workers use laptops or PDAs in meetings. Could this mean that older teachers have less tolerance for students who bring a laptop to class? I don’t think so.  Of the professors I know who don’t allow students to use laptops in class, about half are belong to Gen X or Gen Y.

(delicious tags: technology teacher digitalnatives)

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Happy Birthday Macintosh!

January 26, 2009 Leave a comment

Here’s a short video of Steve Jobs introducing the Macintosh computer to the world 25 years ago. The crowd goes crazy over a word processor, a paint program, and a synthesized voice. Fun stuff.  My first sustained exposure to Macintosh was in 1986 as a student teacher in St. Joseph, Missouri.  I was fasinated by the WYSIWYG editor and mouse.  No more Ctrl KG to save a document.

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Quest Atlantis

National Science Foundation funded project by the University of Indiana that uses a multi-user game-like environment to engage 9-15 year-old students in educational tasks.

(delicious tags: digital Education eLearning Games learning science Technology virtualworlds Gaming K-12)

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Drunk driving & facebook, Online Cheating Legislation

Here’s a reminder to think twice before posting something on a social networking site. It doesn’t appear as if the people mentioned in this article were thinking at all.

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You have to be kidding me. Congress wants proof that online students are who they say they are. Has any of them ever taken an online course from an accredited institution? It would cost a lot of money to hire someone to take one of our online courses. There is so much student-student and student-instructor interaction that it would be very difficult and costly to have someone else do all of your work. We have successfully used proctors for online exams for ten years.  How does congress plan to address this issue with the growing number of online K-12 students?

(delicious tags: cheating e-learning Education eLearning higher_ed online Technology)

Would mini laptops be a good choice for your school?

California school district buys about 10,000 mini-laptops. This may truly be “the fall to go small.”

(tags: 1:1 OLPC mini-laptops one-to-one)

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