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Technology Instruction for St. Cloud State University

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 4th April 2015

Gregory, S. (2015). Virtual World, Varsity Sport. Time, 185(12), 44. http://time.com/3759634/virtual-world-varsity-sport/ http://login.libproxy.stcloudstate.edu/login?qurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ebscohost.com%2flogin.aspx%3fdirect%3dtrue%26db%3dmih%26AN%3d101753558%26site%3deds-live%26scope%3dsite Much like the way athletic-gear companies such as Nike and Adidas infiltrated traditional scholastic sports, video-game companies are helping underwrite the college gaming explosion. Riot Games, creator of League of Legends, is offering $360,000 in total scholarship money toplayers who make this year’s […]

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Recommendations for games and gaming at LRS

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th March 2015

Gaming and Gamification in academic and library settings (paper) Based on the literature regarding games, gaming, gamification, game-based learning, and serious games, several clear trends emerge: Gaming and gamification in the sense of game-based learning is about using games and game-like tactics in the education process, for greater engagement and better learning outcomes. However, this […]

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BYOD

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 10th March 2015

The Brutal Authenticity Of BYOD http://www.teachthought.com/trends/byod-is-shortest-path-to-student-centered-learning/ By allowing students to bring in their own devices for learning–rather than insisting that they learn both content and device in school–there is an important opportunity to connect with not just their personal lives, but their natural way of doing things. Equity While there are students who badly want […]

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The 6 Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education

Posted by Julia Robeck on 13th February 2015

Will students be wearing their tech in virtual classrooms in five years? Wearable devices, adaptive technologies, and the Internet of Things are just some of the new tech researchers say is shaping the near future of higher education. In 1 Year or Less: BYOD and the flipped classroom. “Employers and higher education institutions are finding […]

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mobile learning at schools

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 24th October 2014

Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup http://www.edutopia.org/article/mobile-learning-resources Smartphones, tablets, e-readers — today’s students have a variety of mobile technologies at their fingertips. Here’s a look at some mobile-learning resources from Edutopia and around the web. Resources by Topic: Mobile Phones in the Classroom Digital Books and E-Readers Tablets in the Classroom Mobile Apps for Learning Bring Your […]

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BYOD

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th October 2014

How BYOD Programs Can Fuel Inquiry Learning http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/01/how-byod-programs-can-fuel-inquiry-learning/ Inquiry-based learning grounded in authentic projects go hand in hand with BYOD. This shift allows teachers to address issues of digital citizenship like privacy, respecting others’ work, and standing up to improper uses on a daily basis as they arise. “If they’re using that laptop in the […]

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Of Space and Clouds: how do we manage our data and apps

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th August 2014

Jessica C., August 14, 2014: “One of my favourite things about Portable Apps is that I don’t have to pester the IT folk at work, get approvals, and wait to use the program I want to at work. It’s the best.” While FSW (http://fcw.com/home.aspx) looks beyond BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and coins a new […]

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Backchannel: is it only K12 moving that direction?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 28th May 2014

A backchannel — a digital conversation that runs concurrently with a face-to-face activity — provides students with an outlet to engage in conversation. In a recent article by Edutopia: The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom. (n.d.). Edutopia. Retrieved May 28, 2014, from http://www.edutopia.org/blog/backchannel-student-voice-blended-classroom-beth-holland the author brings yet another argument in support […]

Posted in e-learning, instructional technology, learning, learning styles, mobile learning, social media, technology literacy | 1 Comment »

Open or free learner response software (i.e. BYOD clickers)

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th February 2014

Excellent thread in the LinkedIn Higher Education Teaching and Learning discussion group: Open or free learner response software (i.e. BYOD clickers)? Dominik SeifertPh.D. Student, Experienced Software Engineer & Education Enthusiast I am currently preparing for next semester. A learner response system allows the instructor (or presenting students) to easily interact with a large audience by posing […]

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How BYOD Programs Can Fuel Inquiry Learning | Four Smart Ways to Use Cell Phones in Class. Backchanneling.

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th January 2014

How BYOD Programs Can Fuel Inquiry Learning. Backchanneling. http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/01/how-byod-programs-can-fuel-inquiry-learning/ creating a learner profile, a set of criteria the school district wanted students to learn while in school. That profile includes: seek knowledge and understanding; think critically and solve problems; listen, communicate, and interact effectively; exhibit strong personal qualities; and engage and compete in a global […]

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