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 […]

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There is hope….

The more I learn about the American education system, the more I worry about the future. The system is riddled with inequity and a solution is virtually unimaginable. The disparities we see across ethnic and social group’s rates of application and enrollment in college and subsequent graduation originate before children EVEN start school. Basically, students…

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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 […]

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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. […]

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VoiceThread Wordle

  I recently co-presented a session for the Educause Learning Institute’s workshop series, How to Humanize Your Online Course. In our presentation (provided below), 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…

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