Pallotta TED talk. Discussion. Solutions.

In 2011 when I first read Dan Pallotta’s book, Uncharitable, I created a concept map to outline the chapters. After his TED talk… in spring 2013 I updated it with links to places on the Internet where this is being discussed. Continue reading

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Faculty Satisfaction with Teaching Online Courses

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The demand for online courses has increased dramatically–so has the number of faculty teaching online. Online pedagogy has evolved over a short period of time, creating challenges with changing delivery methods, training, support, and course ……

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AcaWiki: Free Summaries of Peer-Reviewed Articles

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Help Grow AcaWiki!
AcaWiki is support by a small group of volunteers, and they need our help! In efforts to reignite activity on the site, contribute your own summaries and encourage students, too. Share AcaWiki with ……

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Information Literacy and EdTech: Using the Web Wisely

I just discovered I am the worse internet researcher on the planet.  This last application assignment has set my braincells on fire! Help. In my current  masters level course, I’m learning about information literacy, the “science” of research.  I’ve learned how the world of the internet has changed the way we research information.… Continue reading

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The Power of Misconception

“Misconception” is one of those words that makes you slump your shoulders and sigh. It’s not inspiring like “creativity” or “glee.” In fact, in education circles we often resort to “alternate conception” so we’re not starting the conversation at a bad place.…

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Academic Partnerships Announces Research Grant Recipients

 
 
Academic Partnerships (AP), one of the largest representatives of public universities’ online learning in the United States, today announced that it has awarded eight grants to researchers from five universities who will be studying the …… Continue reading

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Research in a World of Constant Connection – #AERA13

Research plays an integral part in the archetype of a college professor.  At state and select private universities (often known as Research I schools), a professor’s research record is as important as their teaching and service records, often more so.  At mid-major and liberal arts colleges, research may not be as integral but it is still important and relevant.…

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The Ups and Downs of Interpreting Graphs

Here’s a graph showing some guy’s position as he’s out for a walk:

This graph shows the position of a guy out for a walk. Can you tell what he's doing?

This graph shows the position of some guy out for a walk. Can you tell what he’s doing?

Take a moment and describe in your own words what he’s doing.…

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MOOCs: Where’s the Lit Review?

One of the purposes of research is to establish a foundation of prior knowledge for future experiments to engage and extrapolate before proposing a new design that will further the field.  This is important; without an understanding of what came before, research runs the risk of reinventing the wheel, or even (worse yet) coming up with something more rudimentary than the wheel.…

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Infographics to Enable Teaching and Learning

The opinion mill may be churning–some sources suggest infographics are dead, while others say we should move on to more appealing “story-telling agents.” But don’t yet discount their place in the classroom. Regardless of their web trend status, infographics’ ability to visually present complex data has stood the test of time.…

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