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Cole Camplese

Learning Technologies - Yammer - 2 views

  • Yammer enables co-workers to discuss ideas, post news, ask questions, and share links and other information. It’s your virtual watercooler that helps you get things done faster. Find answers to questions, connect with colleagues and learn more about what is going on around ECU on Yammer.
Cole Camplese

Simply Speaking - Teaching and Learning with Technology - 5 views

  • Simply Speaking is a series of brief videos created by Teaching and Learning with Technology that explain technology topics in everyday language and with a little humor. They are modeled after the "... in plain english" videos that explain more general technologies such as Google Docs.
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    "Simply Speaking is a series of brief videos created by Teaching and Learning with Technology that explain technology topics in everyday language and with a little humor. They are modeled after the "... in plain english" videos that explain more general technologies such as Google Docs."
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    A new page to show all of the Simply Speaking videos that we have created over the past couple of years. Other ideas for similar videos like this are in the works, such as one to explain the importance of open educational resources and another talking about the ideas behind flipping a course.
Emily Rimland

The TOMORROW'S COLLEGE series: Don't Lecture Me - 2 views

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    This was a great radio documentary that aired this Sunday on WPSU. Did anyone else catch it?
    Really great info about how professors are changing the ways they teach, moving away from lectures to techniques like peer instruction even in large classes. I was also excited to hear it mention the classroom idea we are implementing in the Knowledge Commons in the library. A classroom where there is no "front" as another way to change up traditional teaching.
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    Great stuff. Hannah Inzko shared that with me last week before we did an ETS Talk episode about Flipping the Classroom (http://ets.tlt.psu.edu/podcast/ets-talk-63-flipping-the-classroom/)
gary chinn

Think You're An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Scientists Say It's Unlikely : Shots - Heal... - 0 views

  • When he reviewed studies of learning styles, he found no scientific evidence backing up the idea. "We have not found evidence from a randomized control trial supporting any of these," he says, "and until such evidence exists, we don't recommend that they be used."

    Willingham suggests it might be more useful to figure out similarities in how our brains learn, rather than differences. And, in that case, he says, there's a lot of common ground. For example, variety. "Mixing things up is something we know is scientifically supported as something that boosts attention," he says, adding that studies show that when students pay closer attention, they learn better.

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    along with the whole generational differences in learning (netgen, etc) angle, learning styles have always seemed suspect. perhaps it's the way it has been communicated, but regardless I thought this story was an interesting one.
Cole Camplese

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning | In "Piglet mode?" Break open a New Fac... - 4 views

  • I thought my husband was a little crazy the day he bought bags and bags of emergency preparedness items for our home. We’re talking flashlights, a solar/battery/wind-up weather radio, bandages, blankets…you name it…all tucked into the closet under our stairs.
  • I tell that story because I think it’s applicable to new faculty. New faculty get thrown into the day-to-day course prep, research, advising, working with students, committee work, etc. and they don’t have time to prepare for the unexpected. Whether the unexpected is a minor flesh wound or a storm that damages nearby neighborhoods, new faculty may not be ready for those circumstances.
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    Really smart idea ... might be worth considering as a partnership between TLT and Schreyer Institute?
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    It's a creative idea. It reminds me of the finals week survival kits that parents could buy for their kids (through Residence Life). I like that it includes key phone numbers and a dry erase marker.
Cole Camplese

ELearning Platform Reviews - ETS - 3 views

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    In early 2010, Cole Camplese, then Director of Education Technology Services at Penn State, created a Web site (hereafter referred to as the OCDM wiki) that invited University Park learning designers and administrators to provide a summary of their unit's online course development models in order to capture a snapshot of practice at Penn State's main campus. In Summer 2010, an invitation was sent to the entire learning design community at Penn State to elicit the same information for other campus locations.  In January 2011, Ann Taylor, Assistant Director of the Dutton e-Education Institute in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and Chair of the Senate Outreach Committee, joined Camplese in his efforts to gather and analyze information about University-wide course development models. Several additional invitations were made to the University community, asking learning designers and administrators to update and/or to add their unit's online course development model summary to the OCDM wiki.
gary chinn

Now You See It: How the Science of Attention is Changing Work and Education | Brain Pic... - 1 views

  • Davidson uses the insights from these experiments as a lens through which to examine the nature and evolution of attention, noting that the educational system is driven by very rigid expectations of what “attention” is and how it reflects “intelligence,” a system in which students who fail to meet these expectations and pay attention differently are pigeonholed somehow deficient of aberrant, square pegs in round holes. Yet neuroscience is increasingly indicating that our minds pay attention in a myriad different ways, often non-linear and simultaneous, which means that the academy and the workplace will have to evolve in parallel and transcend the 20th-century linear assembly-line model for eduction and work.
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    am currently reading 'brain rules' & 'how learning works,' and I think this book might be a good addition to the list.
Erin Long

Teaching with the Cloud -- Campus Technology - 3 views

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    He demonstrated the cloud-based SlideRocket slide-show tool and the CoverItLive live blogging software. He explored cloud-based storage with Dropbox and Pogoplug. He created an easy, cloud-based recording with Screencast-O-Matic, which is billed as "the original online screen recorder. He demonstrated the cloud-based mind-mapping application Mindmeister. And he explored advanced classroom applications of Google Earth.
Erin Long

Desire2Learn Learning Suite Gaining Google+ Integration -- Campus Technology - 1 views

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    Desire2Learn adds Google+ to its list of profile linking tools that already includes Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Jamie Oberdick

Garden Rant: Forget Gen Y. Make way for Generation G. - 0 views

  • I spent a lot of time talking with and learning from gardeners from many different backgrounds and age groups who would no more hire a landscape designer than I would hire a personal stylist.
  • I feel even more strongly that many Gen Yers take a holistic approach to gardening and are comfortable reinterpreting the definition of what a garden can be.  For example, their commitment to the environment, their passion for figuring things out for themselves and their tendency to rely on the internet rather than on books
  • Whether it’s trading in lawn for meadows, ornamentals for edibles or chemicals for compost, the gardening world seems more open to change and innovation than ever before.
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  • And in true Gen Y fashion, when we asked where she got her ideas, she explained most came from browsing Flickr (which coincidentally, is where we found her).
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    There are many parallels to how learning is changing and how gardening is changing. The concept of a gardener some may have as a fogey in a big floppy hat is as quaint as the concept of a knitter being an elderly lady with a cat or a professor being John Houseman in the Paper Chase. 

    Note how younger gardeners are learning - not from books. I see this constantly. They reject the idea of manicured lawns as not only old but of questionable morals given effects on environment. They believe in eating META local. They believe in collaboration and community. This is continuing adult learning, and it's blended learning.  Note where Emily Goodman got her idea for her garden design - not from a book.

    And guess what - it's not limited to age. Just interesting to me how stuff like this is happening in so many aspects of the world outside higher ed. I think this offers more evidence we need to keep up. 
bartmon

The seduction secrets of video game designers | Technology | The Observer - 2 views

  • Central to it all is a simple theory – that games are fun because they teach us interesting things and they do it in a way that our brains prefer – through systems and puzzles
  • "An effective learning environment, and for that matter an effective creative environment, is one in which failure is OK – it's even welcomed,"
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    Interesting read on some of the hooks game designers use to keep people motivated and engaged, with a few plugs from educators on how we can use things like autonomy and agency to better engage.
Jamie Oberdick

Online learning: The necessity and promise - 1 views

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    "Rows of desks, teacher lectures, and passive learning won't lift us into the future. We need a serious, national discussion on what the 21st century classroom can and should look like, acknowledging the variety of ways that students learn, the multitude of tools they use to interact with the world, and the growing use of online learning."
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