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.

Join the Program for Online Teaching Facebook group:

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:

We’ve talked a lot about the boundaries between personal and professional use of social media, so I thought you would find this article interesting:

Those who use their Twitter accounts for both personal and professional purposes often find themselves wondering whether they are damaging their credibility with funny anecdotes or social tweets. According to a study published in the March issue of Learning, Media and Technology, however, the answer to that question is a resounding “no.”

Turns out that humanizing your Twitter presence makes you more credible.

Read the rest…

I stumbled upon an interesting way to search for anonymous edits to the Wikipedia originating from inside of the LRCCD network.


Once you’re there, you can select “diff” for any of the articles to see the actual changes and compare them to the prior state of the document. As would be expected, the edits consist of a mix of spelling and grammar tweaks, earnest factual edits, and (often hilarious) vandalism.

It would be interesting to analyze these to determine if any of the changes map to course content. Were students so inspired by their Philosophy class that they felt compelled to edit the Wikipedia entry on Existentialism? We may never know…

For the nerds in the audience…
For security reasons, the LRCCD network “masks” real IP addresses. That is, all of the traffic coming out of ARC appears to originate from the IP address Traffic from CRC appears to originate from, and so on. Couple this with the fact that Wikipedia records IP addresses for anonymous edits, and you have an interesting view into the edits originating from the LRCCD network, by college.