Electronic Portfolios as Pedagogy: Using bPortfolios for Authentic Assessment of Teacher Knowledge and Skills in the U.S.

Web 2.0 technologies, such as blogging, allow for locally developed, cost-effective, and holistic alternative portfolio assessment systems. By enhancing critical reflection and fostering social interaction, blogging portfolios or bPortfolios become integral formative and summative assessment tools for all teacher education students enrolled in a university program. Blogging platforms such as WordPress.com are free to use […]

SPU Offers New Digital Learning Degree for Educators

Blended learning. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Flipped Classrooms.How are teachers keeping up with new trends in learning? To help educators and those who support them become leaders in the ever-changing world of educational technology, Seattle Pacific University is now offering a graduate program in digital education leadership. Students in the Digital Education Leadership MEd […]

How to submit a WordPress blog post in Canvas

In my Computer Authoring course, I ask students to share Clear and Unclear blog posts each week, reflecting on what they learn and do not understand in the module. I use Canvas’ group feature to have them share the URL for their blog post with blog buddies.  I ask them to give their blog buddies feedback on each new […]

Digital Citizenship Poster – Created Using Glogster

This is a simple example of a digital citizenship poster that my students create to demonstrate competency on ISTE NETS for Teachers Standard 4.  Students work through a short WebQuest where they review digital citizenship elements and then create a Glogster poster that they can share with students or parents.  Glogster has a feature to […]

What I tweeted about in 2011

Here is a tag cloud created with Tagxedo showing what I tweeted about in 2011.  My Twitter handle is dwicksspu.  I shared lots of links using the hashtag #mlearning as I prepared for several presentations on mobile learning.  My role as co-chair of the MacLearning.org Steering Committee had me frequently using the tag #maclearning and the […]

Student perception of collaborative small group projects using synchronous and asynchronous tools

This Sloan-C 2011 session will report on findings from a three-year study that explored how different communication tools may impact small group collaborative learning projects in an online course. The primary goal of this session is to share successful techniques for organizing and facilitating small group collaborative projects in online and blended courses. Student perception […]

“Playing” with Technology All Day Long

Each school year predictably begins with Seattle Pacific University professors asking me one of two questions: What new technologies are you examining? Or, How do you keep up with all the changes? Professors who ask the first question usually follow up with a statement about how fun my job must be to be able to […]

bPortfolios: Blogging for Reflective Practice

bPortfolios: Blogging for Reflective Practice Seattle Pacific University School of Education  David Wicks, Andrew Lumpe, Henry Algera, Kris Gritter, Helen Barrett, Janiess Sallee  Abstract/Summary of Effective Practice Web 2.0 technology, such as blogging, allows for locally developed, cost effective, and holistic alternative portfolio assessment systems. By enhancing critical reflection and fostering social interaction, blogging portfolios are seen as an […]

bPortfolios: Blogging for Reflective Practice

bPortfolios: Blogging for Reflective Practice Seattle Pacific University School of Education  David Wicks, Andrew Lumpe, Henry Algera, Kris Gritter, Helen Barrett, Janiess Sallee  Abstract/Summary of Effective Practice Web 2.0 technology, such as blogging, allows for locally developed, cost effective, and holistic alternative portfolio assessment systems. By enhancing critical reflection and fostering social interaction, blogging portfolios are seen as an […]

Instructional technology, then, now, and in the future

Instructional technology, then, now, and in the future This is a presentation I gave at the 2011 Seattle Pacific University Faculty Retreat. During the presentation I facilitated a discussion on the successes and challenges we faced in instructional technology ten years ago. We compared that with where we are today, and where we appear to be […]