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Mathieu Plourde

Students multitask (on things unrelated to course work) more in online settings, study ... - 0 views

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    ""In other words," the researchers wrote, "students who have positive attitudes about multitasking and prefer to multitask appear to better control this academically disadvantageous behavior in face-to-face courses." They attribute the students' "control" heavily to what Lepp called the "norms of the classroom" -- essentially, pressure from peers or the instructor not to multitask."
Mathieu Plourde

Technology for Student Support Abounds, but Implementation Remains an Obstacle - 0 views

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    "These aren't necessarily a "yellow brick road to student success," - yet - the report noted; completion and retention rates for institutions reporting adoption of guided pathways were lower than those not reporting adoption of this approach."
Mathieu Plourde

The Fall of Google+ - 0 views

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    "Within a year, I had developed a number of great relationships with people on Google+. These weren't the school friends I followed on Facebook or work associates I was connected to on LinkedIn. These were people I didn't already know who shared my interest in various topics. By early 2012, I'd come to the conclusion that Google+ was something very different from Facebook's social network. It represented an intersection between relationships with people and connections to ideas. It was, in short, a "shared interest network." I even put together a slide show using Google+ images to explain this idea. It went viral and people on the Google+ team told me privately that I'd nailed the essence of their network"
Mathieu Plourde

Digital Divide - A critical analysis - 0 views

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    "The evaluation of the factors leading to the digital divide can be summarised as the gap between 1) older generation and the digital natives, 2) level of education, and 3) high income - low income groups. These factors are further influenced by the geographical location Rural-urban divide, and Governmental policies. All these factors determine the level of skills of an individual and the quality of access of ICTs which determines their position in the digital divide."
Mathieu Plourde

Leveraging Technology to Create Social Readers | EDUCAUSE - 0 views

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    "Using annotation tools that leverage 21st-century technology to bring social reading back to its traditional roots, instructors can help their students develop critical thinking, digital literacy, and collaboration skills."
Mathieu Plourde

The importance of collaboration between faculty and administrators and the roadblocks t... - 0 views

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    " You can throw all kinds of software and data at a problem, but if faculty aren't brought in early to the process in a collaborative way, effective change is unlikely to happen. Unfortunately, demands from outside actors like legislators and federal bureaucrats can often lead to friction between groups on campuses and thwart their ability to collaborate. I found that external mandates and the need to focus on compliance issues related to accreditation have stymied innovation."
Mathieu Plourde

Alt-texts descriptions: 5 characteristics of best alt-texts - 0 views

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    "For a student who is visually impaired, alt-text descriptions are very important pieces of information. And when these descriptions are well-written, they can provide information just as effectively as the image they describe. So what makes an alt-text description effective? Here are five important characteristics they share:"
Mathieu Plourde

Educational Hip-Hop Songs & Videos for All Subjects, K-12 - 0 views

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    "Making learning accessible, engaging and relevant. Every classroom. Every lesson."
Mathieu Plourde

Technical ignorance is not leadership - 0 views

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    "Decisions are only as good as the implementation that results. Marketing isn't a plan, it's a system of feedback loops from the market that need to be adjusted in real-time. It's one thing for politicians to sign a bill into law, but another to ensure that the bill's intentions are actually encoded into the software that powers government."
Mathieu Plourde

A Great Tool to Automatically Collect and Save Tweets to Google Sheets - 0 views

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    "You can use Twitter Archiver to save tweets for instance, for brand mentions, tweets from a specific person, trending hashtags, geotagged tweets, and even to back-up your own tweets. Besides the actual tweet text mentioning your keywords, Twitter Archiver also captures other data related to the tweets include: details about Twitter user (e.g. their name, number of follows and followers, location, bio, profile image, verified or not), a link to the original tweet, date and time of the tweet,  the app from which the tweet was shared, number of retweets, and many more. 'The add-on is free though you can upgrade to premium edition to capture more search terms. The premium version also includes supports and polls twitter more frequently (every 10-15 minutes) to download new tweets."
Mathieu Plourde

On being a futurist - 1 views

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    "Campus Technology just published an article of mine about my futures work and methods.  I introduce trend analysis, environmental scanning, scenarios, and science fiction, then tie it all together with practical tips for campus technology offices."
Mathieu Plourde

Here's How the End of Net Neutrality Will Change the Internet - 0 views

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    Be prepared for a slow-lane Internet unless you can pay up...
Mathieu Plourde

What Is the Next Generation? - 0 views

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    "If we want to see our digital learning environments evolve quickly and in a particular direction, we need to understand what evolution means. What are the generational changes that have happened so far, and what were the drivers for those changes?"
Mathieu Plourde

Updating the Next Generation Digital Learning Environment for Better Student Learning O... - 0 views

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    "An exciting path forward in achieving the NGDLE vision is a next generation learning system designed to create great learning experiences that improve learning outcomes. This learning system will understand learning outcomes, learner assessment, the learner record, and how to launch the right learning moments for each student."
Mathieu Plourde

UNF - Center for Instruction & Research Technology - resource_online-course-template - 0 views

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    "To streamline online course development, the ID Team at CIRT uses course templates to develop online courses for programs transitioning to fully-online."
Mathieu Plourde

Next Generation Digital Learning Environment Initiative | EDUCAUSE - 0 views

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    "To enable learning environments of greater quality, scale, and power, with continuous and instantaneous digital connections to information, services, and communities, the learning management system of today must be reimagined. New systems are needed that capitalize on the transformative possibilities of technology to personalize instruction and integrate the diverse resources that support learners."
Mathieu Plourde

Anthropologist studies why professors don't adopt innovative teaching methods - 0 views

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    "An anthropologist who had the unenviable task of sitting through academics' meetings and reading their email chains to find out why they fail to change their teaching styles has come to a surprising conclusion: they are simply too afraid of looking stupid in front of their students to try something new."
Mathieu Plourde

What is Digital Literacy? - The Edvocate - 0 views

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    "Digital literacy, by this definition, encompasses a wide range of skills, all of which are necessary to succeed in an increasingly digital world. As print mediums begin to die out, the ability to comprehend information found online becomes more and more important. Students who lack digital literacy skills may soon find themselves at just as much of a disadvantage as those who cannot read or write."
Mathieu Plourde

Learnosity | Online Assessment & Testing Software - 0 views

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    A 3rd party tool to author and track learning activities.
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