I am currently reading Bill Kist’s new book, The Socially Networked Classroom. While written for all levels of education from elementary through postsecondary, he focuses on the use of social media in classes from middle school and above. As I continue to work with K-12 teachers in my graduate course, this book addresses many of… Read more The Socially Networked Student
I am about one-third the way through Charlene Li‘s and Josh Bernoff‘s 2008 book, Groundswell. The groundswell that these two analysts from Forrester Research discuss is the impact of social media on businesses. Striking a similar theme to that espoused by Clay Shirky in Here Comes Everybody and David Weinberger in Everything is Miscellaneous, Groundswell… Read more No Groundswell in Higher Ed?
. For the third year in a row, I had the opportunity to attend the University of Mary Washington‘s annual Faculty Academy with my colleagues Jeff Nugent and Bud Deihl. This was the fifteenth year in which UMW faculty have shared their creative ways of using technology in teaching and learning. It has been interesting… Read more Reflections on Faculty Academy 2010 – Part One
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?
We wrap up our Center for Teaching Excellence annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Institute tomorrow, and it has been a wonderful week of discovery for ourselves and our 18 participants. It is always fun to immerse yourself with colleagues in explorations of teaching practices built around the web and networked learning. From delicious to… Read more A Nice Touch