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What I’ll be reading tomorrow

Just picked up an a great looking set of links from twitter. To late to fully check out tonight.

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Using Twitter for eLearning: 8 Pros and 6 Cons to Consider

eLearning_IndustryUsing social media as eLearning platforms is a well known practice for most eLearning professionals, nowadays, as social media have become almost everyone’s second nature and they can offer opportunities for sharing eLearning techniques, promoting information and exchanging opinions, views and comments.

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Appsmashing with Teacher Candidates

A little while ago I blogged about Appsmashing. You can read that post about what appsmashing is and how to do it with your iPad here. 

This past semester I tried appsmashing with my class of teacher candidates. It was the end of their first term in PDP (the teacher education program at SFU) and I wanted to give them a project where they could share some of their learning/understanding of our module theme with the class.…
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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 3.1

QMIt’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard.

Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standards 3.1.

General Standard 3 addresses the inclusion of assessments that evaluate learner progress in achieving the stated learning objectives or mastering the competencies.

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What the Researchers Got Wrong About Their ‘Sesame Street’ Education Study

Last week, Melissa Kearney of the University of Maryland & Phil Levine of Wellesley College received a great deal of media attention for their in-process paper Early Childhood Education by MOOC:  Lessons from Sesame Street.  Asserting that research on Sesame Street & educational efficacy is lacking and has failed to engage beyond the immediate or short-term results, Kearney & Levine designed an apparatus in an attempt to find a correlation between exposure to Sesame Street and longitudinal outcomes such as high school graduation or post-school labor gains.  …

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Faculty Spotlight: Spring 2015 Faculty Research Grant Recipients, Part 4

Dr. Thillainatarajan Sivakumaran

Dr. Thillainatarajan Sivakumaran

Over the last few weeks, we have spotlighted the recipients of the Spring 2015 faculty Research grants. This is the last installment of these spotlights. Get to know these distinguished faculty members below!

Names: Thillainatarajan Sivakumaran, Ph.D., Holly Hall, J.D., APR, & Annette Hux, Ph.D.

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RSS is an Answer

Last evening I noticed on twitter:

And jumped in without thinking too much.

Rich (@richardtape) was providing drop in support on a Google Hangout.…

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Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast #053: Peer Instruction

Last week, I did something really cool: Bonni Stachowiak interviewed me about peer instruction for her Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. I was a bit nervous about talking on the phone, knowing I would be recorded, but Bonni is so knowledgeable and friendly, it turned into a great conversation between colleagues.…

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Internet Friends

It’s worth the six minutes necessary to watch the reflections from this young person as she discusses the biases and stigmas we often hear related to acquiring and maintaining Internet friendships. Much of her monologue relates well to the development of personal learning environments and Jurgenson’s notion of “digital dualism”.…

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