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Cole Camplese

Social Media Toolkit - Social Media Toolkit - 0 views

    Social media for Vanderbilt medical school
Cole Camplese

Social Media Toolkit - Mobile Apps - 0 views

  • This centralized resource was set up in order to avoid duplication of resources, to ensure consistency of quality and user interface/experience and to be sure branding guidelines are followed.
    Resource from Vanderbilt for getting an iOS app in the App Store.
Derek Gittler

The Perils of Classifying Social Media Platforms as Public Utilities | Mercatus - 1 views

    Social Media are not essential facilities. Those who claim that Facebook is a "social utility" or "social commons" must admit that such sites are not essential to survival, economic success, or online life. Unlike water and electricity, life can go on without social networking services.
Cole Camplese

Rands In Repose: Hacking is Important - 2 views

  • “We’re barbarians, not bureaucrats!”
  • Hackers are allergic to process not because they don’t understand the value; they’re allergic to it because it violates their core values. These values are well documented in Zuckerberg’s letter: “Done is better than perfect”, “Code wins arguments”, and that “Hacker culture is extremely open and meritocratic”.
  • Reasonable people are often scared by the new. This is because reasonable people are not Barbarians and they are not hackers. They appreciate the predictable, profitable, and knowable world that comes with a well-defined process, and I would like to thank each and everyone of them because these people keep the trains running and on time. No one likes Barbarians because the Barbarian strategy is one at odds with civilization.
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  • Having never sat with one of these projects, I can only infer how they work, but when you see the results, you know for certain - these guys and gals are hacking. Their projects are the definition of ambition, you’ve never heard their names, they are small and fast-moving, and they are outsiders in their own company. Sound familiar?
  • Yes, there is internal jealously about the teams performing the wizardry that resulted in products like the iPad, the iPhone, and AppleTV. There are people wondering, Why wasn’t I invited to the hacking? Yes, this did create some elitism, but, for better or worse, the secrecy kept this discussion out of the mainstream.
  • Don’t for a moment think I don’t value these people, because I happen to be one of them, but I am also intimately aware that the people who grow the company are not same people who found it.
  • someone outside the company will invade, because they know what you forgot: hacking is important.
Angela Dick

Teachers embrace social media in class - 0 views

    As social media become nearly inescapable on college campuses, a pair of recently published studies supports what many professors already have concluded: Students using Facebook or text messaging during a lecture tend to do worse when quizzed later. But wait: Faculty who build Twitter into classwork may be helping students learn better, a 2010 study suggests.
Emily Rimland

Tools of Change Conference, Day 2 - 0 views

    A good review of trends in ebooks, e-readers and tablets...also talks about what publishers are doing
Angela Dick

Google Jockeys in the Classroom - 0 views

    This may be a K-12 article but I could see some of these strategies being used within higher ed. Google Jockeying BYOD (bring your own device) might really work well with Clickers. It may even work well with a Flipped Classroom approach.
Emily Rimland

Alison J. Head on Modeling the Information-Seeking Process of College Students in the D... - 0 views

    "What is it like to be a college student in the digital age? Alison Head - lead researcher for the national study, Project Information Literacy, Berkman Fellow, and Research Scientist in University of Washington's Information School - presents a working typology of the undergraduate information-seeking process, including students' reliance on and use of Web sources."

Strategies for Blog-Powered Instruction -- Campus Technology - 2 views

  • It's all too easy to fall into the trap of seeing blogs as a substitute for online discussion boards or a new delivery system for traditional academic writing.
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      Faculty support issues arise when they try to use blogs like this. It leads to frustration on the faculty and student's part. 
    Best practices for using blogs to supplement coursework and enhance student learning.

Games and Accessibility - 0 views

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  • The AbleGamers Foundation, an organization focused on providing disabled peoples with information and technology that allows them to more easily enjoy video games, has awarded Star Wars: The Old Republic its 2011 Accessible Mainstream Game of the Year Award for launching with "colorblind friendly options, full subtitles, and control options to let those with mobility impairments play the game as easy as possible."
    Interesting blurb about the new Star Wars game winning an award for accessibility.
Emily Rimland

Google's and Facebook's facial recognition opt-in policies are a smokescreen. - Slate M... - 1 views

    Great article that's about ethics of online technologies. Many of the analogies stuck me as similar to making sure technology enhances learning and not using it just for technology's sake.
gary chinn

MIT Will Offer Certificates to Outside Students Who Take Its Online Courses - Technolog... - 3 views

    MIT steps into credentialing world. sounds like they are adding interactive pieces, a la stanford's growing portfolio of courses, but also offering certificates for fee. interesting on many levels.

A 'Moneyball' Approach to College - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 2 views

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  • Think of it as higher education meets Moneyball.
  • Today, half of students quit college before earning a credential. Proponents feel that making better use of data to inform decisions, known as "analytics," can help solve that problem while also improving teaching.
  • In April, Austin Peay debuted software that recommends courses based on a student's major, academic record, and how similar students fared in that class.
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  • One analytics tactic—monitoring student clicks in course-management systems—especially worries critics like Gardner Campbell, director of professional development and innovative initiatives at Virginia Tech. He sees these systems as sterile environments where students respond to instructor prompts rather than express creativity. Analytics projects that focus on such systems threaten to damage colleges much like high-stakes standardized testing harmed elementary and secondary schools, he argues.
  • Mr. Mazur argues that his new software solves at least three problems. One, it selects student discussion groups. Two, it helps instructors manage the pace of classes by automatically figuring out how long to leave questions open so the vast majority of students will have enough time. And three, it pushes beyond the multiple-choice problems typically used with clickers, inviting students to submit open-ended responses, like sketching a function with a mouse or with their finger on the screen of an iPad. "This is grounded on pedagogy; it's not just the technology," says Mr. Mazur, a gadget skeptic who feels technology has done "incredibly little to improve education."
  • By the eighth day of class, Rio Salado College predicts with 70-percent accuracy whether a student will score a C or better in a course.
    Great article on Learning Analytics. I respectfully disagree with Gardner Campbell's quote, but I do see where he's coming from and that is something that universities need to be careful of.

Bastion - Chrome Web Store - 0 views

  • Bastion is an action role-playing experience that redefines storytelling in games, with a reactive narrator who marks your every move. Explore more than 40 lush hand-painted environments as you discover the secrets of the Calamity, a surreal catastrophe that shattered the world to pieces. Wield a huge arsenal of upgradeable weapons and battle savage beasts adapted to their new habitat. Finish the main story to unlock New Game Plus mode and continue your journey! Also included is the all-new 'No-Sweat Mode', offering unlimited chances to continue.
    This is pretty wild. Google managed to reproduce several top mobile and PC games in chrome, but nothing of this scale yet. Bastion is up for all sorts of awards this year, cool to see Google managed to port this to a browser at such an extreme level of detail.
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