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Archive for October, 2013

Flipped Classrooms’ may not have any impact on learning

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd October 2013

‘#FlippedClassrooms’ may not have any impact on learning – See more at: http://www.eduwire.com/technology/flipped-classrooms-may-not-have-any-impact-on-learning/#sthash.ydZEqVVD.dpuf Students reported in anonymous surveys that they either loved or hated the new model, and some said they felt the flipped classroom had a heavier workload since it required students to set aside time to watch the lengthy lecture videos. Professors, too, […]

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Pro Domo Sua: Are We Puppets in a Wired World? Surveillance and privacy revisited…

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd October 2013

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/nov/07/are-we-puppets-wired-world/ Are We Puppets in a Wired World? But while we were having fun, we happily and willingly helped to create the greatest surveillance system ever imagined, a web whose strings give governments and businesses countless threads to pull, which makes us…puppets. The free flow of information over the Internet (except in places where that flow […]

Posted in Blog, collaboration and creativity, copyright, Cybersecurity, digital citizenship, digital identity, Digital literacy, Digital rights management (DRM), Digital rights management (DRM), digital storytelling, information technology, issues, media management, mobile apps, mobile devices, mobile learning, privacy, social media, technology, technology literacy | No Comments »

7 Important Traits of a Great Mobile Learning App

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd October 2013

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2010/12/7-important-traits-of-a-great-mobile-learning-app/ The best learning apps have the following attributes: 1) They’re interactive. Touchscreens beg for touching. 2) They’re designed for shorter playtimes. 3) They’re focused narrowly by age and relevant to what they’re learning and their motor skills. 4) They’re fun, engaging children by making them laugh — but too too much. 5) They’re inter-generational, […]

Posted in hybrid learning, information technology, instructional technology, learning, media literacy, mobile apps, mobile apps, mobile devices, mobile learning, social media, technology, technology literacy | No Comments »

10 Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th October 2013

from Edutopia: http://t.co/pGPJNbncRe  What’s Inside the PDF? Keep It Real with Authentic Products Don’t Overlook Soft Skills Learn from Big Thinkers Use Formative Strategies to Keep Projects on Track Gather Feedback — Fast Focus on Teamwork Track Progress with Digital Tools Grow Your Audience Do-It-Yourself Professional Development Assess Better Together BONUS TIP: How to Assemble Your […]

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your wireless service: 20 Myths of Wi-Fi Interference

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 16th October 2013

20 Myths of Wi-Fi Interference http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps9391/ps9393/ps9394/prod_white_paper0900aecd807395a9.html Thank you Tony (Sorteberg, Anthony J. <tsorteberg@stcloudstate.edu>)

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Definitions and information on blended learning: outcomes, assessment, etc.

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 16th October 2013

On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, Patrice Torcivia Prusko wrote: Sloan defines blended as anywhere between 30-79% online, so there is a pretty wide range. (I attached a document with the reference). The following are from a Blended Workshop I attended by Dr. Norman Vaughan https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MZbe8xi-ckHjkkgJzEMKDB_JC2pNA4eFt2ZY7_vlp3Q/edit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ky_AEciMmKdbftEymD0lsZglX0uhA-DhPsMaXwvJOrI/edit More information on BL: basic definition : via YouTube http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UM_Y2NSJcmE […]

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Dropbox Due dates and End dates–what is the difference and why should I use them

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 15th October 2013

Q: How do Due Dates and End Dates work in Dropbox folders? A:  https://d2l.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1348

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ECAR STUDY OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, 2013

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 8th October 2013

Key Findings See the 2013 report for a full list of key messages, findings, and supporting data. Students recognize the value of technology but still need guidance when it comes to better using it for academics. Students prefer blended learning environments while beginning to experiment with MOOCs. Students are ready to use their mobile devices more for […]

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Adobe Fireworks – reference materials

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th October 2013

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th October 2013

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/ A Resource of educational web tools and mobile apps for teachers and educators

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