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Carol Imani

View Content - E-Learning For Educators-FA12-901C-2195 - Stout - 5 views

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    I love this possibility on Think Quest.  Member classes can collaborate with other classes around the world on learning projects.  I just wish that this wasn't only for K-12 students, but I imagine that somewhere on the web is a similar opportunity for older students.  Probably many, in fact.
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    Note, this link will work IF you are logged into the class. Those from outside this specific class will not be able to see the link. Regardless, using Diigo to bookmark D2L content can be a great organizer for any grad student.
Debi Griggs

The Negative Effects of Facebook on Communication | Social Media Today - 2 views

  • Facebook and other social media channels are redefining how and what we communicate with potentially equally neg ative consequences
  • In Mickey D’s case, that has meant coming to value convenience, low cost, and potentially taste, over nutrition, with enormous consequences for the health of our country. For Facebook and other social media channels, by contrast, it has meant fundamentally shifting, perhaps even bastardizing, how we communicate
  • We’ve seen sentences communicating complete thoughts devolve into esoteric sound bites laced with a dizzying array of fragments and acronyms.
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  • Perhaps most importantly, we are witnessing how social media is helping to foster a society that values frequent communication more than meaningful communication.
  • We are now also communicating different types of information that are often are far more personal in nature
  • Just as we’ll gobble up any new item on the menu at McDonald’s, with little regard to what we’re actually eating, we’ll seemingly share any information that Facebook gives us a new and novel way to communicate no matter how personal.
  • For example, today our communications need to be shorter and more frequent, since people increasingly value quick hits that allow them to glean important information and then quickly move on.
  • Similarly, our communications need to be far more visual to capture our shrinking attention spans, a reality that is playing itself out in the form of infographics, viral videos, and picture-oriented social media sites such as Instagram. Our content also needs to be more personal to appeal to a new generation that has come to expect access to more intimate information.
  • As social media continues to alter our communication, the long-term implications, particularly for those young enough to never have known anything different, could be significant.
  • So, the next time you’re at McDonald’s, consider passing on the fries. And, the next time you’re on Facebook, think about paying a bit more attention to what you’re communicating and how. After all, the negative effects of Facebook may be far greater than you realize.
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    Interesting ideas about how the "consumption" of FB could leave the country as under nourished as eating full time at Micky D's.
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    I agree the article is interesting. I like the analogy. After refusing to join FB for many years I joined about 9 months ago and continue to ponder how it is used. Thanks for posting it.
Kristina (Kris) Peachey (AAS/NZAS)

Rapid City-area schools revamp technology policy | The Daily Republic | Mitchell, South... - 1 views

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    I'm wondering do most online courses have clear policies about communication? I use email qiute a bit with my students and only CC a supervisor in a 'touchy' situation. What kind of policies should there be for those who work online?
Maggie Rouman

Communication 101: How to Make a Well-Thought-Out Point Online | Online Universities - 4 views

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    "Some things never change. What you say and how you say it defines you in an on-campus class, and this is even truer in an online class because all you have to show for yourself are your words. Though video communication is now easier and more widespread, text and words will be always be predominant because they are so efficient if used properly in expressing an idea. All modern electronic media, from film, to radio, to television, to games, begins with someone sitting down and writing words, which are then translated for various media. First impressions are lasting, and as an online student most first impressions are made in a chat session, on Twitter, Facebook, or email - so the words you choose are even more important."
Dennis OConnor

Communication Barriers: Keeping the Walls Down in the Online Classroom | Getting Smart - 0 views

  • I frequently run into students who have “issues” with fellow classmates because of disrespectful behavior or a feeling of being picked on by others.  In other situations, one student might not understand the question or responses provided by another student.
  • Here are four ways to maintain quality communication in an online classroom:
  • Use “netiquette” and avoid flaming. 
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  • Consider tone
  • Be respectful.
  • Be aware of colloquialisms
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    Simple rules: significant results
Anne Carlson

Google Custom Search - Cultural Differences in E-Learning - 3 views

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    This search engine is designed to assist online instructors in understanding the role of culture in online learning.
E Nelson

Emerging Technologies PSE - 3 views

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    It really doesn't seem all that long ago that Powerpoint was THE new, cool thing to use in teaching. These days it seems that 80% of the time a teacher starts to use it the students get glazed over eyes. It is often too easy for us as teachers to take on a new technology but never develop the skill beyond the basics. Could this be the future of online learning as well?!? It's just too hard to keep up with all the new stuff! But instead of using that as an excuse to never try new things, we should regularly see what is available and incorporate one or two new things at a time. ESPECIALLY if we are going to be effective online teachers. This PSE allows the user to search for lists, explanations, and tutorials of current and up-and-coming technologies on the online-learning scene.
E Nelson

Promoting Synchronous Interaction in an eLearning Environment -- THE Journal - 4 views

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    Communication is critical in online courses. Synchronous tools really improve it.
Rosanne Ragnacci

Desire2Blog: New Netiquette Guidelines for LSC Online - 0 views

  • Check your writing for errors by reviewing what you’ve written before submitting it.
  • Review all discussion postings before posting your own to prevent redundancy.
  • Understand that we may disagree and that exposure to other people’s opinions is part of the learning experience.
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  • c. Avoid sweeping generalizations. Back up your stated opinions with facts and reliable sources.
  • . Ask classmates for clarification if you find a discussion posting offensive or difficult to understand
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    Lone Star College (LSC) developed alist of netiquette guidelines for the faculty to use when teaching on-line courses.
Rosanne Ragnacci

Improving School Communication with Google | Edutopia - 0 views

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    • Rosanne Ragnacci
       
      A good resource.
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    This article provides some hints for using Google to communicate with parents. More importantly, there is a sign-up for a weekly newsletter that is delivered via email. This newsletter covers different topics each week and is a good resource
Frank Cuda

Anybody Out There - 0 views

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    On this site you can post something that you want to talk or learn about and the site will find you like minds from around to world to communicate with. Could be a fantastic resources for students and teachers.
Lisa Riehle

Netiquette Discussion - 0 views

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    "http://online.uwc.edu/technology/onletiquette.asp "According to the University of Wisconsin web page for On line Colleges there are basic guidelines to follow when using on line etiquette.
Kara Johnson

ePals Global Community - 3 views

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    Collaboration from around the world
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    collaboration from around the world
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    This Web 2.0 tools makes it easier to connect with classrooms around the world! From a book club to joint projects, there are many ideas around how to form those global connections.
Nina Levine

The Johari Window - Creating Better Understanding Between Individuals and Groups - Mind... - 0 views

  • Developed by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham (the word "Johari" comes from Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham), there are two key ideas behind the tool: That individuals can build trust between themselves by disclosing information about themselves; and That they can learn about themselves and come to terms with personal issues with the help of feedback from others.
  • Tip 1: Don't be rash in your self-disclosure. Disclosing harmless items builds trust. However, disclosing information which could damage people's respect for you can put you in a position of weakness.
  • Tip 2: Be careful in the way you give feedback. Some cultures have a very open and accepting approach to feedback. Others don't. You can cause incredible offence if you offer personal feedback to someone who's not used to it. Be sensitive, and start gradually.
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  • In most cases, the aim in groups should be to develop the Open Area for every person.
  • The Open Area is the ‘space’ where good communications and cooperation occur, free from confusion, conflict and misunderstanding.
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    Gives an overview of the Johari window with implications for effective communication and dissemination of information.
anonymous

Ning - Create a Social Networking Site with Ning, the Best Social Site Platform - 3 views

  • Create a New Social Network
    • Dave Kunkle
       
      It's social networking, but you invite the audience. No creepers, only those people you invite.
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    Good for setting up a safe social networking location for students in a class. Students must be invited to join and you, as the instructor, are the only one to send out invites. Great for student blogging.
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    Ning is a social networking site that offers either a private or public place to communicate. I like to look at it as Facebook on steriods.
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    This is a social networking site like Facebook, but you can create either a public or private networking site.
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    Make sure you use that license agreement....must be at least 13 years old.
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    Ning is a social networking site. This would be great to use in the classroom since you can set up a private social network. Can be used with any grade level to help share interests and information.
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    "Create a perfect social website to bring people together. With your own look and feel, and choice of social integration, Ning opens new doors to revenue and involvement."
Jen Pfeffer-Dittes

Teaching Critical Thinking through Online Discussions - 4 views

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    Includes a succinct definition of "critical thinking" and helps to translate social-constructivist concepts into behavior.
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    This brief article contains a list of Socratic questioning prompts that could be useful and outlines some discussion formats.
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    This article addresses how online facilitators play a key role in promoting critical thinking among students in online learning. It also provides examples of questioning techniques that are helpful for online instructors.
Marissa Wilson

Classroom 2.0 - 11 views

  • The topic this Saturday (March 28) is "Using Moodle in the Classroom" with special guest Tomaz Lasic. Please join us to talk about innovative ways to use Moodle in the classroom. Our Newbie Question of the Week will be "What are ways I can use Moodle in the classroom with students?" More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you're new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE site and show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Elluminate and how to navigate the site to find the archives of previous shows and resources, including the recent "Using Moodle in Education" with guest Miguel Guhlin. Each show begins at 11am CDT/12pm EDT.
  • social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in education
  • discussions here, to receive event notifications, and to find and connect with colleagues.
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  • click here to join the Beginner Group
    • Karen Ditmer
       
      This network has a beginner group to help those who are new to the community become comfortable.
  • Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. We especially hope that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog.
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      Support and networking. Two great tastes that taste great together
  • Classroom20.com, the social network for those interested in  Web 2.0, Social Media, and Participative Technologies in the classroom
  • WELCOME!
  • The topic for Saturday, February 4th will be "Using Evernote" featuring Wiliam Stites.
    • Maggie Rouman
       
      Classroom 2.0 live shows seem like a great way to learn how to use tools. -Blackboard collaborate used -next event sat. 2/5
  • Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. We especially hope that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog.  
  • Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. We especially hope that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog
  • Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. We especially hope that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog
  • Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. We especially hope that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog.  
  • Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. We especially hope that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog.
  • Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. We especially hope that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog.
  • Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. We especially hope that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog .
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    The topic this Saturday (March 28) is "Using Moodle in the Classroom" with special guest Tomaz Lasic. Please join us to talk about innovative ways to use Moodle in the classroom. Our Newbie Question of the Week will be "What are ways I can use Moodle in the classroom with students?" More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com . If you're new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE site and show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Elluminate and how to navigate the site to find the archives of previous shows and resources, including the recent "Using Moodle in Education" with guest Miguel Guhlin. Each show begins at 11am CDT/12pm EDT.
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    Another social networking site for teachers.
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    This is a Ning social networking site created for people interested in Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in education. Includes discussions, live workshops and PBS and Classroom 2.0 live webinars.
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    Connect with colleagues and learn about web2.0 and the 21st century classroom. Join this free, community supported network to discuss, teach and learn through common experiences.
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    website with tons of stuff to investigate
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    Thanks, Shavonne! Found this link on your e-portfolio. Mary in Cedarburg
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    "Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. We especially hope that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog. " While this isn't is a Web 2.0 tool, it looks like it might be a helpful group for beginners like me. Living in Laos, I like how international the group looks. Does anyone else have suggestions of this kind of support group for beginners?
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    " Classroom20.com, the social network for those interested in Web 2.0, Social Media, and Participative Technologies in the classroom"
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    A tool for teachers
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    Resources like Classroom 2.0 are what a lot of my "beginners" would benefit from. A community supported network aimed at easing one into the technology discussion and learning some cool resources along the way. I encourage teachers who want to find some level of comfort with technology to engage it through sites like Classroom 2.0
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    A social media site for those interesting in gaining knowledge about web 2.0 tools. 
Chelle Barnaby

Send Group Messages (Mostly Free) | Notifu - 0 views

  • Send a message to an individual or group, know if the message was received, and gather responses to make quick decisions.
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    Send messages to a group and know if they have been received and read. Great for last minute reminders to students! Good for quick scheduling changes, due date reminders, or last minute collaboration plans.
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