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Cole Camplese

Social Media Toolkit - Social Media Toolkit - 0 views

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    Social media for Vanderbilt medical school
Derek Gittler

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

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    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.
Angela Dick

Teachers embrace social media in class - 0 views

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    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.
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.
John Dolan

Social Media's Slow Slog Into the Ivory Towers of Academia - 2 views

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    Underpinning a disdain for social media in higher education is the assumption that incoming students have an inherent aptitude for new technologies "If you took a soldier from a thousand years ago and put them on a battlefield, they'd be dead," Howard Rheingold, a professor teaching virtual community and social media at Stanford University, told me one morning via Skype.
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    A shoutout to Chris Long for finding this first!
Cole Camplese

Instagram is quickly becoming the next great social network - SplatF - 3 views

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    The stunning things to me is that this is probably the best service I use regularly on my iPhone and they only have 5 people.
Christian Johansen

Tim Tam Slam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 2 views

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    Thoroughly addictive habit. Transformation to sublime when adding Irish cream to your beverage. Definitely a go to device for The Rapture.
Cole Camplese

2010 Letter to Shareholders - 2 views

  • Invention is in our DNA and technology is the fundamental tool we wield to evolve and improve every aspect of the experience we provide our customers. We still have a lot to learn, and I expect and hope we’ll continue to have so much fun learning it. I take great pride in being part of this team.
  • nvention is in our DNA and technology is the fundamental tool we wield to evolve and improve every aspect of the experience we provide our customers. We still have a lot to learn, and I expect and hope we’ll continue to have so much fun learning it. I take great pride in being part of this team.
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    I like that statement quite a bit.  Would love to think about that as a starting point for the way we think about TLT.
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    Amazon had to invent its own technology to power its sales business. If you want to chart a new course for the ways things are done, you have to be willing to invent your own technology.
Cole Camplese

New website to unify students - The Daily Collegian Online - 3 views

  • One founder of the site, David Adewumi, said the idea was spurred by the features Penn State’s current ANGEL course management system lacks.

    “Everyone knows ANGEL is terrible for students,” Adewumi (senior-Spanish) said. “It’s about managing courses for faculty and staff. We’re making a solution that is perfect for what students need to do group things.”

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    I think all the LMS/CMS venders could use help in the social, bottom up world of collaboration around learning.
Robin Smail

Create Your Own Wiki with the WordPress Wiki Plugin - Now Available for Free | WordPres... - 2 views

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    I'll definitely be trying this plugin in my WordPress blog. You know, just as soon as I get it set up...
Cole Camplese

Dangerously Irrelevant | Big Think - 2 views

  • January 2011. Lots of mental anguish in the McLeod household. The job may be the best professional setup I’ll ever get. But it’s not the right time to move our family from Ames, Iowa. What to do, what to do? Think outside the box! Pitch UK a ‘global worker’ proposal. 90% of my work is online / electronic anyway. Can I remain in Ames and fly to Lexington a few days a month to take care of the rest? We wait anxiously, fingers and toes crossed. UK says YES!
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    Scott does really interesting work and his move to UK will have implications for our field in more ways than one.  A key to consider, is it OK for a tenured Associate Professor to set up shop at a major University and not live there?  Teaching I can working well, but that is only a piece of what one does as an academic at a place like UK or PSU.
Cole Camplese

How Facebook is Killing Your Authenticity - steve's blog - 0 views

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    I don't see fb as a broadcast platform the way the author does ... it is a broadcast platform, but what I see in fb is an attempt to be a whole other Internet of sorts.  An Internet that is constructed by much more passive users that live within the space itself.  All the links, articles, and now comments are being ingested at an amazing rate as they add more users.  How long until fb becomes one of the top search engines?  That is what I mean by "a whole other Internet."  I wonder if that makes any sense whatsoever?
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    I think he's on to something. I think the integration of Facebook with multiple services has made people rethink how it's being used. Do people want all of their information made available to all of their associates? Some will say yes, but many others not. Even college kids who grew up with this technology are not willing to give it total control, much as kids growing up watching TV are very skeptical of TV ads. Facebook may be ubiquitous, but it may lose it's personal character and become just another utility like the phone or e-mail.
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