Using iAnnotate to take notes on my iPad

As a Ph.D. student I read a lot of journal articles. In order to effectively takes notes while reading, I used to have to print them. One of the reasons/justifications for my ipad purchase was to reduce the amount of printing. After a bit of experimenting I've finally figured out how to effectively use my Read More …

Mobile blog post

I'm experimenting with the idea of moblogging, that is blogging from my mobile phone. The theory is that I can use my phone to blog from anywhere and that the device camera will let me easily capture content wherever I happen to be. If it is not too difficult to do the I can see Read More …

Open course reflections (#eduMOOC)

In my investigations about MOOCs and open courses, I came across the article in EDUCAUSE "Through the open door: Open courses as research, learning, and engagement" by Cormier and Siemens. It was a pretty easy read (not an academic treatise) and provided a good overview of the goal of open courses. One thing that struct Read More …

Curation and hosting MOOCs (#edumooc)

Ever since the May 5th #lrnchat (lrnchat is a twitter-based open discussion between learning professionals that occurs once a week during the school year, and once a month in the summer), I've thought lots about what it means to be an educator. On that particular chat, the discussion surrounded our role as educators and used Read More …

Mobile Learning Design Principles (#edumooc)

Jakob Nielsen, the usability expert, defines three classes of mobile phones, specifically: Feature phones (regular mobile phones), with tiny screens and a numeric keypad. SmartPhones with midsized screens and a keyboard. Touch-screen phones with device-sized screens and touch gesture input. I think this is a very useful categorization for mobile learning design principles. I just Read More …