Monthly Archives: September 2008

C-Map after weeks 1 and 2

Yes, I realize this is near the end of week 3 of the connectivism course, but I’ve fallen a little behind. Still, I want to make an effort to keep up with the course and its assignments and activities, so … Continue reading

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Appy Trails

The Google Apps bus came to Charlottesville yesterday and I was there! For more information about the Appy Trail, you can go to the official site.

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Dino Maniacs and Social Objects

Regular readers of this blog know that I teach an  online course about Instructional Technology for an audience of pre-service teachers at Brigham Young University.  I’ve taught the face to face version of the course twice before and have been interested … Continue reading

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Focused Conversations for Schools

The Art of Focused Conversation for Schools describes a questioning method for facilitating classroom (or faculty meeting) discussions.  I found the book pretty light-weight. It only takes a few pages to describe the method, which revolves around four levels of … Continue reading

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Educational uses of wikis

Image via CrunchBase, source unknown Jude Higdon in an article entitled “Teaching, Learning, and Other Uses for Wikis in Academia” defined wikis as websites that are “fully editable from a Web browser.”  Higdon intentionally omits any mention of multiple authors … Continue reading

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Becoming part of Wikipedia

David Wiley suggested that my New Media classmates and I try improving a Wikipedia article.  At first I couldn’t think of a topic that I wanted to write about that would be appropriate for an entry in an encyclopedia (I … Continue reading

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Learning Networks

During the winter semester of this year, I took a course on distance education and discovered Learning Networks: A Field Guide to Teaching and Learning On-Line by by Linda Harasim, Starr Roxanne Hiltz, Lucio Teles, and Murray Turoff.  I finally … Continue reading

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