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April 22, 2016 Google has recently launched a new interesting website called Computer Science Education to help students learn coding and computer science.
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Humanities scholars have always been good at conveying the importance of their work through stories, writes Paula Krebs for Inside Higher Ed, but they have been less successful at using data to do so. This need not be the case, adds Krebs, who recounts a meeting with faculty members, local employers, and public humanities representatives to discuss how to better measure the impact of a humanities education on graduates. Krebs offers a list of recommendations and concrete program changes, such as interviewing employers about their experiences with hiring graduates, that might help humanities programs better prepare students for postgraduate life.
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a list of the skills that we think graduates have cultivated in their humanities education:
As part of our list, we also agreed that graduates should have the ability to:
Then we asked what we think our graduates should be able to do but perhaps can’t — or not as a result of anything we’ve taught them, anyway. The employers were especially valuable here, highlighting the ability to:
e-Campus news offers a proctoring model: http://www.ecampusnews.com/whitepapers/5-step-guide-to-how-clemson-university-online-is-centralizing-online-proctoring/ conveniently presented in a 5-step outline, webinar and “case study” paper.
According to them, you just “Follow their story and learn how the team at Clemson Online implemented RPNow, and how they’re planning to centralize remote proctoring to increase student convenience, faculty efficiency and reduce the costs of exam administration.”
It is, of course, sponsored by the company, who will be paid for the proctoring
Here are my issues with the proposal:
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HSTRY Timeline Creator.
HSTRY is a multimedia timeline creation tool that will work on your laptop, Chromebook, iPad, or tablet. With a HSTRY account you can build timelines in a vertical scroll format similar to that of a Facebook feed. To start the process pick a topic and upload a cover photo. To add events to the timeline just click the “+” symbol and select the type of media that you want to add to your timeline. You can add videos, images, audio, and text to the events on your timeline.
There are two features of HSTRY that make it stand-out from the crowd. First, as a teacher you can create an online classroom in which you can view all of your students’ timelines. Second, as a teacher you can build questions into timelines that you share with your students. You can even build-in explanations of the answers to your questions.
For other timeline creation tools, check out this chart.
My note: HSTRY could be a great tool, if the organizers were not that greedy. Their plan + kicks in way to early and does not allow participants to collaborate. E.g., Zaption allows teachers / students to “share” their presentations, but HSTRY asks right away to upgrade. Thumb down!
Free Online Tools for Creating Timelines – Richard Byrne – FreeTech4Teachers.com
|Multimedia options||Collaboration options||Registration required||iPad/ tablet compatibility||Output/ publishing|
|Timeline JS||Text Images Videos||Yes, if you collaborate through Google Spreadsheets***||Google Account required.||Display: yes Creation: no||Embed code for posting on blog / website.|
|RWT Timeline||Text Images||No.||No.||iPad app bitly.com/1vMTI7C Android app bitly.com/1vOcZEB Web app bitly.com/1ym46nY||PDF.
Image saved on camera roll.
|TimeGlider*||Text Images||Yes.||Yes.||Display: yes Creation: yes||Embed code for posting on blog / website. Direct link to TG page.|
|Dipity**||Text Images Videos||Yes.||Yes.||Display: yes Creation: no||Embed code for posting on blog / website.|
|MyHistro||Text Images Videos||No.||Yes.||Display: yes Creation: iOS||PDF.
*TimeGlider’s basic plan is free for students. A paid subscription is required to activate collaboration tools.
**Dipity’s basic plan is free for students. The basic account is limited to three timelines.
***Timeline JS utilizes Google Spreadsheets as the basis of timeline event creation. Students collaborate on a spreadsheet to build timelines. A video of the process is available at http://bitly.com/1zRLdr5
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1. Can you find apps and sites suitable for all students’ devices?
2. Can your network handle the number of devices that will be added to it?
3. Are you going BYOD to save money by not providing computers to students?
4. How are your students going to share files and or print files?
5. How will you handle inappropriate use of mobile phones?
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