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:
Frequency distributions – FLC:
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:
This interesting documentary (in four parts) covers a lot of ground – mobile, mapping, augmented reality, and all of that. You should watch it.
Geospatial Revolution from Penn State Public Broadcasting
Here’s the trailer:
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:
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.
People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want.
The world of work is increasingly collaborative, giving rise to reflection about the way student projects are structured.
The technologies we use are increasingly cloud-based, and our notions of IT support are decentralized.
Here’s the “convert Word documents (properly structured) to D2L question format for import” tool:
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.
New report from the folks @ Pew about the demographics of Twitter users. Minority Internet users are more than twice as likely to use Twitter than are white Internet users. Another opportunity for faculty to reach out to historically/statistically (at least in the Los Rios district) underperforming students?
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?
Great interface for easy QR code creation for all the usual stuff – url, sms, etc. – but also things like email and vcalendar.
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…
diagram I developed to demonstrate how to use a single Twitter feed + hashtags to update multiple D2L course accounts.