# InforMedia Services (IMS)

## Translating Constructivism into Instructional Design: Potential and Limitations.

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on December 3, 2013

Karagiorgi, Y., & Symeou, L. (2005). Translating Constructivism into Instructional Design: Potential and Limitations. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 8(1), 17–27.
p. 18 Knowledge for constructivism cannot be imposed or transferred intact from the mind of one knower to the mind of another. Therefore, learning and teaching cannot be synonymous: we can teach, even well, without having students learn
p. 19 In the traditional approach, the instructional designer analyses the conditions – such as the content, the learner, and the instructional setting – which bear on the instructional system, in preparation for the specification of intended learning outcomes. In the constructivist approach, the instructional content cannot be pre-specified. Constructivist designers avoid the breaking down of context into component parts as traditional instructional designers do, but are in favour of environments in which knowledge, skills, and complexity exist naturally.
The goal, for instance, is not to teach a particular version of history, but to teach someone how to think like a historian.
p. 19 In traditional instruction, this phase involves the design of a sequence to achieve specified performance objectives.
Yiasemina Karagiorgi

## Integrating Web 2.0 Across the Curriculum

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on December 3, 2013

Integrating Web 2.0 Across the Curriculum

Oliver, K. (2010). Integrating Web 2.0 Across the Curriculum. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning54(2), 50-60.

Blogs and wikis are among the most frequently cited Web 2.0 tools, but they are just the tip of an integration iceberg

many titles, including Web 2.0, the “read-write Web” (Richardson, 2005-2006), browser-based applications (Descy, 2007) and school 2.0 or classroom 2.0 (Lankshear & Knobel, 2007; Lehmann, 2007).

http://preezo.com/

## higher education and the information age: literature available at SCSU

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on December 3, 2013

Breivik, P. S. (1998). Student learning in the information age. Phoenix, Ariz.: American Council on Education/Oryx Press. CETL owns it
Breivik, P. S. (2006). Higher education in the Internet age : libraries creating a strategic edge / (Fully updated and rev. ed.). Praeger Publishers,. Located: St. Cloud State University MC Main Collection – Basement
Call Number: Z675.U5 B816 2006

## interactive map of Europe

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on November 28, 2013

## Language and technology: easy, social and fun

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on November 27, 2013

### I Can Haz Spanish Lessons: Cat Pictures Now Have A Purpose

and mobile devices:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id635966718?mt=8&&referrer=click%3Dc72a6e66-7cfc-45f1-8dc8-6d2836149cc3

## realted:

##### The Language Shifthttp://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/global_learning/2013/09/the_language_shift.html

also from the IMS blog entry
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/12/03/integrating-web-2-0-across-the-curriculum/
please have the following sources for language, foreign language and ESL studies:
http://quizlet.com/
https://www.mystickies.com/
http://www.eslvideo.com/
http://www.fuzzmail.org/
http://www.voxswap.com/  The social network for learning languages
http://livemocha.com/

## Educators Weigh iPad’s Dominance of Tablet Market

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on November 26, 2013

### Educators Weigh iPad’s Dominance of Tablet Market

Susan Einhorn, the executive director of the Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation, a Bellevue, Wash.-based organization that supports schools in developing and improving 1-to-1 computing programs, disagrees.

She said that “iPads are a consumer device; I don’t feel they’re really designed for education.” Ms. Einhorn favors tablets with what she calls “greater functionality,” such as Microsoft’s Surface tablet.

As a “technology-agnostic” organization, the International Society for Technology in Education does not take a position on specific devices, but CEO Brian C. Lewis observed that, “within a short period of time, tablets have become almost ubiquitous. What we forget is that, in another three to five years, another new thing will transform not only our world, but what’s happening in the classroom.”

Mr. Lewis said he has heard too many stories of schools and districts that purchased technology before planning how to use it to drive learning.

My two issues:
- why is an educational media such as “Education Week” outright advertising commerical products?

- why is “Educational Media” not bursting the bubble of such reckless purchasing of products without plan and idea?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on November 26, 2013

the use of “@” and “.” in Twitter

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## How Technology Wires the Learning Brain

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on November 23, 2013

### How Technology Wires the Learning Brain

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2011/02/how-technology-wires-the-learning-brain/

“It’s a matter of finding balance,” he said. “Upgrade the technology skills of older ‘digital immigrants,’ and help young kids improve social skills.”

On one hand, we’re trained not to think deeply about subjects when we text quick snippets, Tweet short thoughts,
On the other hand, technology trains the brain to be nimble and to process new ideas quickly. We become more open to new ideas, and communicate more freely and frequently.

## legal issues with diplomas from online/distance education

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on November 23, 2013

CORNELIUS, L. M., & CAVANAUGH, T. W. (2013). Distance Learning, Distant Courtrooms. Chronicle Of Higher Education60(12), A30.

http://chronicle.com.libproxy.stcloudstate.edu/article/Distance-Learning-Distant/143097/

We are in the early stages of distance-­specific litigation, and most rulings, thus far, have been made at the level of basic trial courts. We await precedents from more senior courts, the possibility of Congressional action, interstate compacts, and other unseen developments for more guidance. At the same time, however, it has also become clear that the new frontier of distance learning is also entering the sphere of courts and lawyers. It is not too early for distance programs and their institutions to take note. – See more at: http://chronicle.com.libproxy.stcloudstate.edu/article/Distance-Learning-Distant/143097/#sthash.xGXwBG1D.dpuf

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## Free Pinterest-Style Education Service Hosts Common Core Teaching Aids

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on November 20, 2013

Free Pinterest-Style Education Service Hosts Common Core Teaching Aids