Thursday, April 30, 2009

Field Trip to a (purchased) Paper Mill

This Chronicle feature hits a sore spot, but is an interesting expose: Journey to the Center of a Paper Mill.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Today's Chronicle and the old SQ4R

One of today's Chronicle of Higher Ed articles says recent research shows the students do well to read, then practice recall of what they just read as a retention strategy. While faculty may recommend careful reading, they were not stressing this particular step.

The studies support the old SQ4R study strategies--"Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Write, Review."

Many institutions had materials for this method listed on the web: One college's materials (I stopped counting at 30 instutions though there were many more.)So beyond the research points, another key point is that faculty also promote effective study skills for specific courses, perhaps.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

NCTE Framework for 21st Century Curriculum and Assessment

NCTE Framework for 21st Century Curriculum and Assessment

This is worth looking at. Note how it adds the use of collaborative tools, global community, and graphic as well as textual expression.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Web 3.0 explained with a stamp (pt II: techniques)

Check out this SlideShare Presentation:

Web 3.0 explained with a stamp (pt I: the basics)

Is it timely to learn more about Web 3.0?

Mobile Learning for Healthcare

Today I attended (e-tended?) an Elluminate sponsored presentation about mobile devices and healthcare--very informative. The presenters provided examples of devices that relate to patient care, billing, and continuing ed for healthcare professionals.

Key issues?Privacy, standardization of health care records and systems.

But I will stop for a minute--one example the military is using is an ICEphone--I carry it on me, it provides critical health info if something happens to me. It also contains medical contacts and is a means of communciation for a health-care professional at treating me at the scene

Here's a recording to the session and future opportunities on various topics:

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Duke held its first film festival that included tweeting with viewing, then discussions.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sue Waters' Keynote at TCC Conference

TCC is a 14 year old conference hosted by Hawaiin, Japanese colleges and sponsors like New Media Consortium. It's a worldwide conference and just a nice group of people who provide some really good presentations.

Just attended one of the opening keynotes by an educator/edublogger from Australia, Sue Waters. Her talk was about global projects that connect students to authentic global audiences--this understanding is different when we experience it. She pointed to the Net Gen Challenge and Flat Classroom Project as examples.

She advised educators to establish their own personal learning networks to learn and experience how the tools also impact/change the way we learn to "connect,communicate, collaborate,and create."

138 in attendance: Australia, Saudi Arabia,Canada, and states including AK, OH, IA, AZ, PA, HI and more.

Last, Sue Waters has a sense of humor--when the technology got fussy, she remarked she might just "burst into tears and need chocolate." It resonated with a lot of us :).

Monday, April 13, 2009

DIP's Dispatches from the Imagination Age: The Launch of a Journalistic Experiment: The Virtual Newsroom of the American University in Cairo

DIP's Dispatches from the Imagination Age: The Launch of a Journalistic Experiment: The Virtual Newsroom of the American University in Cairo

New Journalism: In addition to the actual experince (Bloggers w/ James Glassman, Bush's then Under-Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs) one comment is that international conversations among avatars in virtual space adds a new dimension to the interaction.

And wait--this somehow relates to the Aspen Institute: