Connections, couches, and scholarship

I was a connected-person before I became a connected-scholar. Which makes me wonder if there is a personality trait or something that makes some of us more connected than others? Is it inherent or teachable? Back in my undergraduate days, I discovered the Internet (before the Web). For first attempted at connection was through Unix Read More …

Do live streaming apps like Meerkat and Periscope change the classroom?

As I explore more the power of live streaming apps like Meerkat and Periscope, I find myself wondering how this might affect classroom teaching. I don’t see a direct use for the tools in my everyday teaching. I’d rather record a presentation that my students can then playback as many times as they need. I’m Read More …

A surprise outcome which reminds me why I love teaching

Friday I taught the only face-to-face class in my Emerging Technologies and Learning course. The remainder of the course is online; however, I will likely offer a few face-to-face tutorials for those students who want a little extra coaching with new technologies. The three hour class included introductions and an overview of the course material. Read More …

Simulation as a Learning Tool

Storify by Rebecca Hogue Tue, Jan 07 2014 06:05:56 Simulation as a Learning Tool Simulation is the use of imitation of real-world activities. Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email Simulation is often used in Health Professions education (Nursing and Medicine in Read More …

Going Mobile: Part 3 Mobile Ecosystems

Ecosystem refers to the combination of hardware, operating system, and application purchasing method. There are currently four common mobile ecosystems: Apple, Android, Blackberry, Windows.  By far, the two most common are Apple and Android. The images below describe the different components of the Apple and  Android ecosystems. Choosing an ecosystem – For organizations The two Read More …

Going Mobile: Part 1 Getting Connected

This blog post is part of a series of posts based on a couple of 90-minute hands-on technology workshops for education grad students. The first workshop, Going Mobile introduced students to mobile technologies that would help support their learning. The second workshop Getting Your Head in the Cloud introduced the concept of the Cloud and a few Read More …

Looking for advice on class collaboration tool

I am designing an online course for a college certificate program on Engaging Mobile Learners. One of the activities in the course is to have learners investigate different mobile learning pedagogies, based upon the framework I start to described here – specifically – pedagogies that: replace, enhance, or transform learning activities.  What I'm looking for is Read More …