I recently attended the Educational Technology Organization of Michigan (ETOM) Fall Conference held at Mid Michigan Community College in Mt. Pleasant. The keynote speaker was Dr. Karen Swan, the Stukel Professor of Educational Research and a Research Associate in the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service (COLRS) at the University of Illinois Springfield. Dr. Swan… Continue Reading Improving Social Presence in Online Learning
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If you aren’t closely involved with a college student who is far from home, that might seem like a funny topic for a teaching blog. However, that’s not a rhetorical question. Semester after semester, I have my students create a blog. Their first entry includes a short bio and video sharing something they love to… Continue Reading Have you Facetimed your pet lately?
In relation to NMC students, what technology is important and what about technology is important? How do our students compare to national data? During fall semester 2016, we surveyed NMC students about their technology use and recently, national data was released by the Educause Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR). Some highlights of both study… Continue Reading Student Technology Use and Adoption
PoodLL Widgets allow you to easily add items like tabs, accordions, stopwatches, lightboxes and more to a Moodle course page. Several PoodLL Widgets are now available. These tools can be a great way to spice up the way you’re delivering content in your course, enrich content that you’ve already created, or make content more interactive.… Continue Reading Cool Moodle PoodLL Tools: Now Available
GoPRO’s serve many instructor and student needs Jason Slade has met the assessment challenge by using GoPRO’s (cameras that attach to your body) with his RAM120 robotics students. He has figured out all kinds of uses for the GoPro that help not only students but instructors as well. Check it out his Sharing Showcase video.… Continue Reading Sharing Showcase – Jason Slade Using GoPro’s