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Archive for November, 2013

easy, cheap and cloud-based way to harvest information: beyond Surveymonkey

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 16th November 2013

http://mashable.com/2012/02/16/web-form-builders/ 8 Web Form Builders for Your Site 1. Google Docs 2. Wufoo - only 3 msgs for free. Just lost one of the five possible stars 3. FormSite 4. FormAssembly 5. Formstack 6. Gravity Forms 7. JotForm 8. reFormed

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Meagan Oakleaf leading a workshop on Library Assessment

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 16th November 2013

Per my tweets to the SCSU Technology (@SCSUtechinstruc) entries of today: #MeaganOakleaf #LibraryAssessment https://vine.co/v/htK3KDvATYq  #LibraryAssessment and #Faculty http://ow.ly/i/3JH11  http://ow.ly/i/3JHeB  #MeaganOakleaf #MeaganOakleaf #pm #retention and #LibraryAssessment http://ow.ly/i/3JGos  #AssessmentManagementSystem http://ow.ly/i/3JFZJ  Students acquire information literacy skills but assessments are scattered… #pm ##LibraryAssessment #pm #LibraryAssessment further on #value http://ow.ly/i/3JESN 

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How to make slides containing many formulas? Powerponit or Word?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 15th November 2013

Complete LinkedIn discussion here: How to make slides containing many formulas? Powerponit or Word? Excerpts: F. Jordan F. Jordan Srour Assistant Professor at Lebanese American University LaTeX with the Beamer package is the only way to go for equations in slides, in my opinion! Here’s a good quickstart reference on Beamer: http://www.math.umbc.edu/~rouben/beamer/ For working with LaTeX, [...]

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Google Chrome issues with D2L discussion: Scroll window is small and have to scroll down to see all the posts

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th November 2013

Q: Customer was having problems with D2L in Google Chrome. Client was not able to see discussion posts in D2L. However, it seems to be fine in Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. Scroll window is small and have to scroll down to see all the posts A: This is a known issue with Chrome. To [...]

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Python as the programming language at SCSU

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 12th November 2013

  From: scsu-announce-bounces@lists.stcloudstate.edu [mailto:scsu-announce-bounces@lists.stcloudstate.edu] On Behalf Of Rysavy, Sr. Del Marie Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 12:50 PM To: scsu-announce@stcloudstate.edu Subject: [SCSU-announce] course in programming for beginners Our beginning programming course, CNA 267, is now using Python as the programming language.  Students learn to work with decision and loop control structures, variables, lists (arrays) and [...]

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Teaching Online and Its Impact on Face-to-Face Teaching (from #POD13)

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th November 2013

Teaching Online and Its Impact on Face-to-Face Teaching Friday, Nov 8, 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM, 35-Minute Research Session B http://wikipodia.podnetwork.org/pod-2013-conference/presentations-2013/lkearns

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Death by PowerPoint (from #POD13)

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th November 2013

what is it: http://www.slideshare.net/thecroaker/death-by-powerpoint http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2013/08/death-by-powerpoint-2/ http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/f/felder/public/Columns/PowerPoint.pdf http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerdooley/2012/10/11/death-by-powerpoint/ how it could be: Nancy Duarte: The secret structure of great talks http://www.ted.com/talks/nancy_duarte_the_secret_structure_of_great_talks.html Cheating Death by PowerPoint: Analyze and Synthesize http://my.brainshark.com/Cheating-Death-by-PowerPoint-Analyze-and-Synthesize-738618804 how to do storytelling: How to tell a story (6 talks)  http://www.ted.com/playlists/62/how_to_tell_a_story.html 

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Matter of control: Alan November: Teachers and Tech Let Students Take Control

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 9th November 2013

Alan November: How Teachers and Tech Can Let Students Take Control http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/02/alan-november-how-teachers-and-tech-can-let-students-take-control/ HI, I am honored that you have written this piece about some of my ideas about preparing students for their future. Here is a link,http://novemberlearning.com/re… to an article where I describe the detail of various jobs that we can now give students. Of course, [...]

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is the era of cliff notes officially starting? the Summly app

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 9th November 2013

http://summly.com/index.html The app D’Aloisio designed, Summly, compresses long pieces of text into a few representative sentences. How Teen Nick D’Aloisio Has Changed the Way We Read http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303376904579137444043720218?goback=%2Egde_2754444_member_5804719978766680064#%21 Call me old fashioned but I would rephrase the title to this article as: How our diminished desire to read made the Teen D’Aloisio to change how we [...]

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Online Learning: MOOC – resources and ideas

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 8th November 2013

http://chronicle.com/section/Online-Learning/623/ A MOOC Platform Based on Engagement: http://campustechnology.com/articles/2013/11/06/a-mooc-platform-based-on-engagement.aspx COLLEGE UNBOUND: THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR STUDENTS Posted on November 5, 2013 by Jeffrey Selingo http://www.knewton.com/blog/knewton/education-technology/2013/11/05/college-unbound/

Posted in mobile learning, MOOC, mooc, online learning, open learning, student-centered learning | 1 Comment »