In my ILD831 class for Creighton University this week, my 12 students will be looking at digital tools. Using Jane Hart’s C4LPT Top 200 list as a starting point, they self-selected the following tools to explore and analyze from a leadership perspective (number indicates rank on the Top 200 list): Audacity (28) Canva (57) Clarify… Read more Other Tools to Consider
Jane Hart tweeted that her 8th annual survey of learning professionals was out for her Top Tools for Learning 2014. I always find this list interesting and a great resource to share with my students. I regularly use quite a number, and have at least played with all but 18 of the top hundred. Last… Read more My Current Top Tools
I am not at the Educause Learning Initiative 2014 conference this year, but I always look forward to the New Media Consortium‘s annual Horizon Report, in which a team of colleagues from around the world attempt to forecast six key trends, six significant challenges, and six emerging technologies that will impact teaching and learning in… Read more On the Horizon
Interesting infographic from InternetProvider.Org on the positive and negative influences of hyperconnectiveness, based on the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
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