Policing Over – Tech in the Classrom
I gave a presentation about using technology for active learning at the Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning Lilly Conference last week in Newport Beach and I knew when planning the presentation I better address some of the pros and cons of allowing technology in the classroom in the first place. Based on the other narrative out there […]
It’s not just a plain old key
Reflections on a year of CI Keys It’s hard to believe that it was just a year ago that I sat in a room with some of the “greats” (e.g. Jim Groom, Howard Rheingold, Howard Gardner, Johnston Weirth, etc.) in the world of connected open courses at UC Irvine (hosted by DML). I honestly had no clue […]
Your role in one word…
I recently co-presented a session for the Educause Learning Institute’s workshop series, How to Humanize Your Online Course. In our presentation, VoiceThread for Universal Design: Addressing the Needs of Diverse Learners, we discussed ways that faculty can use VoiceThread for facilitating Universal Design, provided recommended guidelines for using VoiceThread, and some strengths and disadvantages of the tool. […]
Farewell Dolphins, Fight on Trojans!
So I guess the name of my blog is pretty appropriate; shift happens. This is definitely not a blog announcement I thought would happen after completing only three months in a new job. I’m nearing my ninth anniversary (June 6) at CSU Channel Islands, a place that has become a second home to me. But […]
Apps I appreciate – Part I: Wunderlist
I just distributed iPads to the participants of the Blended Learning Preparation Program at CSU Channel Islands and offered to share the apps that I appreciate most for use in my day-to-day activities, work and teaching. It just seems to make sense that I share some of these apps on my blog. So here goes… apps […]
Eight lessons from two months: life as an Instructional Technologist
I’ve now been an instructional technologist for exactly two months so I thought it would be timely to share the top eight things that I’ve learned in this new role. You might recall from my last post that I have worked in three different Divisions of the University: Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and now Technology […]
Diversity in Groups: A Connected Experience
Check out my guest blog for VoiceThread and posted below —– The Idea Last summer I was inspired to dream about what could be possible if I could connect my students with students in another country in a common learning experience using technology. This was an exciting possibility both because gaining international perspectives is a key […]
You’re doing what?
My life has been quite a journey over the past few years. Here’s the Cliff’s Notes version: from June 2006 to October of 2013, I worked as a staff member in the Division of Student Affairs at CSU Channel Islands overseeing a variety of programs, but most recently, the student leadership program… all while teaching […]
A theme that makes sense for class blogging! I’m more excited than I should be about this.
It’s only taken me most of the semester to figure this out but I’ve finally found a theme that I think is perfect for class blogging. To provide some context – at the beginning of this semester I had managed to figure out how to syndicate all of my student blogs, how to use categories and…
Diversity in Groups: A Connected Learning Experience
Tue, Nov 18, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST Hangouts On Air – Broadcast for free What happens when university students in California are connected with university students in Japan to teach each other about diversity in groups? Join us to for this Hangout on Air to find out! This is a question that Jaimie…