You are what you tweet

This week’s EdSurge newsletter shared a site called Visual.ly that plans to offer a tool allowing users to make custom infographics. For now you can share your Twitter handle and it will make an infographic that “explains” your Twitter stats.  It is interesting to learn that I am 28.17% interesting.

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Professional Development Through Twitter

Seven Steps to Free and Continuous Professional Development Through Twitter Follow active and content-focused colleagues in your discipline Join a “chat” community Monitor hashtags related to your field Establish a social bookmarking account to store your “gold” Automate your social bookmarking posts Reflect on your learning Reciprocity – Give back Part of an online workshop […]

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Audioboo in Education

As an instructor, do you have thoughts to share with your online students but would prefer to share them using your voice instead of written words? Or maybe you want to provide an alternative format for students to share their work since they are already writing lots of reflections. Finally, do you want your students […]

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Learning how to assess learning portfolios

David Wicks, Assistant Professor, Director of Instructional Technology, Seattle Pacific University Andrew Lumpe, Professor, Associate Dean, School of Education, Seattle Pacific University Abstract: When institutions switch from a program assessment system to individual learning portfolios, students spend more time reflecting upon, personalizing, and documenting their work. During such a transition, assessment design becomes more challenging. […]

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