For six years now, Jane Hart has annually compiled the Top 100 Tools for Learning. She does this by crowdsourcing the list and having learning professionals in the field provide their top ten tools. One can submit their top ten tools via Twitter or Facebook or a survey. The 2011 list has had over 160,000 views on her… Read more Top Tools for Learning (at the present moment)
Infographics seem to be the rage right now, but I was impressed by one published today by Ryan Glass (a blogger at Frugal Dad): Source: FrugalDad Thoughts?
My wife was shopping at Jo-Ann‘s Fabrics this afternoon, which meant I was across the street with a cup of coffee and my Nook ereader. I have just started Larry Rosen’s 2010 book Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn. So far, I am only up through Chapter 2, but I came across… Read more Sorta Like the Sky
Our office has a new iPad and we are taking turns playing…I mean exploring its instructional uses. But I could not help notice the fingerprints after I turned it off (they are not ALL mine!) : – )
Michael Bugeja’s opinion piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education, “Reduce the Technology, Rescue Your Job,” struck a nerve today. He started by noting that for “most of this decade, professors embraced the pedagogy of engagement, wooing students via technology and ignoring the costs because traditional methods, from textbooks to lectures, purportedly bored students who… Read more What Walls Need Tearing Down?
I just finished reading Curtis J. Bonk’s new book, The World is Open: How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education. In the spirit of full disclosure, I will tell you that Wiley, the publisher, emailed me after I reviewed Dan Willingham’s book in a previous post and asked if they could send me Bonk’s book for… Read more Faculty Development in An Open World
Yesterday was the final day of Blackboard World 2009. It was an enjoyable conference. I met some interesting colleagues who are all grappling with best ways to teach online. It was great seeing old friends from Georgia Virtual Technical College. Twitter as a backchannel was going strong, and I added quite a few new contacts… Read more Final Day of BbWorld09
I thoroughly enjoyed this second day at Blackboard World 2009. Bud Deihl and I presented this morning on weaving the social web into learning while still using the Blackboard learning management system for the things for which it was good. We used the class that Jon Becker and I taught last spring as an example. … Read more BbWorld09 Day Two
Just completed the first day at BbWorld 2009 in Washington DC. The setting has been wonderful – the new Gaylord Resort in National Harbor. Bud Deihl and I are attending together and it has been fun hearing his perspective on the various sessions. There has been an active Twitter backchannel linked here, so check that… Read more Unicorns in a Balloon Factory
In the past three posts, I have covered the first 39 “rules” from Alan Webber’s Rules of Thumb.: 52 Truths For Winning at Business Without Losing Your Self (2009). I found this book to be relevant not only for entrepreneurs in business, but for those changing the paradigm of teaching by moving online. This post… Read more The Fourth and Last Set of Rules