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The Technology Literate Professoriate: Are We There Yet?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd April 2013

The Technology Literate Professoriate: Are We There Yet?http://www.theideacenter.org/sites/default/files/Idea_Paper_43.pdf

Students may know how to navigate the Internet and use other forms of digital technology for purposes of their own learning, but do they know how to take full advantage of those technologies for learning at the university level?


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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st April 2013

Assessment based on test scores only are hurting US education:
http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/04/in-an-era-of-global-competition-what-exactly-are-we-testing-for/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29

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excellent source for organizing your F2F/hybrid/online course

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 17th April 2013

Faculty in a need of neatly organized road map how to construct, teach and archive their course, might be willing to consider the following link:

More sources on this topics? Please share at this blog.

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digital storytelling

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd February 2013

Excellent article regarding MOOCs and digital storytelling:

http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/ds106-not-course-not-any-mooc

Come to our discussion on digital storytelling this coming Friday, March 1, 2013, 2PM, Miller Center 205

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TechEd Soiree Teaching with D2L: Lockers versus Dropbox

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th February 2013

What are Lockers:
The Locker is an electronic storage area for you to store your files. You can upload and download files from any computer and use them in D2L or transfer them from one computer to another. Only the owner of the Locker can view its contents unless the owner decides to mark something as public. If something is public than anyone that is in a D2L Course Site the owner is also in can see this file.
https://mnsite.ims.mnscu.edu/shared/_instructor_and_coursedesigner_help/learningenvironment/locker/about_locker.htm

What is Dropbox: https://mnsite.ims.mnscu.edu/shared/_instructor_and_coursedesigner_help/learningenvironment/dropbox/about_dropbox.htm  http://web.mnstate.edu/instrtech/scmodules/d2l/students/dropbox/dropbox_print.htmlThe Dropbox provides a convenient way for students to electronically submit individual and group assignments and is a great way to have a paperless or nearly paperless course. You can provide feedback, assign grades, and return submissions with track changes all from a single location.

Overlap: students can submit assignments in their lockers and mark them public and instructor can set up a group dropbox, where students can see each other assignments.

Dropbox is much more “potent” tool to handle assignments (one can leave feedback, connect with “grading” etc.)

Both lockers and dropbox are used in a close conjunction with “Groups,” which will be discussed in our next TechEd Soiree

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