Mark your calendars for April 19th at 3PM PST for a live hangout with our colleagues from the Program for Online Teaching.  Details to follow.

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What technologies our students use, own and want.
LRCCD Student Communication Survey 2011 – Executive Summary :  EdTech2011_ExecSummary

Frequency distributions – All LRCCD:  LRCCD_FREQ_EDTech2011

Frequency distributions – FLC:  FLC_FREQ_EDTech2012

Frequency distribution by college, in case you want to see how our sister colleges compare (Note – This link will only work from “inside” the network):

The Flipped Classroom infographic:


Smithsonian 3D Initiative:

Quadrotor Swarm:

Here it is.

New options for comment, discussion, critique, etc.  Continuing on some of the themes from last year’s report, particularly with regard to mobile, key trends are:

  1. The abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the Internet is increasingly challenging us to revisit our roles as educators in sense-making, coaching, and credentialing.
  2. People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want.
  3. The world of work is increasingly collaborative, giving rise to reflection about the way student projects are structured.
  4. The technologies we use are increasingly cloud-based, and our notions of IT support are decentralized.

Discuss. 🙂

Here’s the “convert Word documents (properly structured) to D2L question format for import” tool:

Other things:

  • Skype allows up to 10 simultaneous video chat participants, although they recommend no more than 5 for performance reasons.  Anyone want to help Kent test this out?
  • EdTech approved proposals for Google Apps, a WordPress pilot, an opt-in to text messaging program for students, and a top-to-bottom review of institutional readiness as it relates to mobile.


These are flyers posted in a couple of places at FLC.  Is this the message we want to be sending?  Given that smartphones are handheld computers, do we really want to prohibit our students from using computers?  Is “Students having loud, disruptive conversations…” too nuanced for a sign?


Got a message from a colleague at another college. He’s working on mobile tech as it relates to library systems, and wanted to test his system on various devices. Seems to work fine on iOS, Android and RIM. Having these devices in the IC makes R&D so much easier…