New Technology Allows Breakout Sessions for Large Online Video Classes
Zoom Breakout Rooms will allow instructors in video classes as large as 200 students to break into as many as 50 smaller groups. By Michael Hart 12/01/15
Student’s relationship with technology is complex. They recognize its value but still need guidance when it comes to better using it for academics.
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Sqworl, like Delicious and Diigo, is a bookmarking tool that can be useful in the classroom. Sqworl takes a screenshot of the sites you bookmark and opens each bookmark in the same browser tab for easy navigation.
Richard Byrne demonstrates Sqworl’s visual bookmark features in his video below.
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MIT recently released its final report on what the school’s future will look like, education-wise.
As with any disruptive technology, MOOCs have been viewed with enthusiasm in many quarters and skepticism in some. However, the underlying facts are inarguable: that the rising cost of education, combined with the transformative potential of online teaching and learning technologies, presents a long-term challenge that no university can afford to ignore.
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Track relevant hashtags on twitter (I use Hootsuite)
Like causes/companies and track on Facebook
Open a doc for good question you receive; use for future blogs
5 Impact Strategies
Blog at least weekly about what you learn
Tweet 5-10/day about what’s catching your attention
Follow people doing good work
Use hashtags/handles when you tweet
Capture contacts in a CRM database for easy sharing
5 Leadership Strategies
Write a weekly staff blast
Publish a weekly community blast
Make contact information available publically
Create multiple points of entry
Create opportunities for discussions and feedback
5 Brand-Building Strategies
Use simple crisp graphics
Create a clean easy to navigate homepage
Add Facebook & Twitter icons to homepage
Blog weekly and make it easy to share
Keep branding between all channels cohesive
5 Survival Strategies
Carve out learning and sharing hour every morning
Don’t obsess the rest of the day
Haters will hate; pick your battles
Clear your inbox twice daily; flag/prioritize follow ups
Turn it all off and go for a walk