Lessons Learned From a Faculty Learning Community on Blended Learning

A faculty learning community (FLC) comprised of six professors representing different disciplines was formed in 2011 to study, develop, and teach blended learning courses. As part of this project, we sought to evaluate the efficacy of blended learning on faculty (efficiency, satisfaction) using interview questions designed by Garrison and Vaughan (2011) and students (access, learning […]

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Synchronous and asynchronous video conferencing tools in an online-course:

The maturation of free ubiquitous video conferencing tools provides an opportunity for faculty members to experiment with alternatives to conventional asynchronous discussion forums commonly used in online courses. However, there continues to be debate about whether synchronous video conferencing has a meaningful role to play in an online course environment. Although the Community of Inquiry […]

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Digital Learning Spaces: Lessons from the MSc in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh

Digital Learning Spaces: Lessons from the MSc in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh  Jen Ross, University of Edinburgh Monday, April 15 Noon – 1:30 PM Seattle Pacific University Library Seminar Room Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/digitalspaces Every course design is philosophy and belief in action.  This is no less true – indeed it may be truer […]

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The SCALE-UP Project: Student-Centered Active Learning Environments with Upside-down Pedagogies

You are invited to attend a presentation by: Robert J. Beichner, Ph.D., North Carolina State University Thursday, January 31, 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Cremona 102, Seattle Pacific University Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/scaleup How do you promote active learning in a large classroom? Can students practice communication and teamwork skills in a large class? How do you boost the performance of […]

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The SCALE-UP Project: Student-Centered Active Learning Environments with Upside-down Pedagogies

You are invited to attend a presentation by: Robert J. Beichner, Ph.D., North Carolina State University Thursday, January 31, 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Cremona 102, Seattle Pacific University Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/scaleup How do you promote active learning in a large classroom? Can students practice communication and teamwork skills in a large class? How do you boost the performance of […]

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CFP: Educational Innovations in Countries Around the World

The Center for Global Curriculum Studies of Seattle Pacific University announces its Fifth Biennial Symposium: Educational Innovations in Countries around the World.  The Symposium will be held on the campus of Seattle Pacific University and on Whidbey Island, located near Seattle on the Puget Sound. The dates of the Symposium are 1-3 July, 2013. Interested […]

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Google+ as a Tool for Collaborative Learning

Emerging Technology in Online Learning Symposium Las Vegas, NV. July 26, 2012 Lead Presenter: Karissa Locke (Google, US) Tess Milligan (Google, US) Mark Green (Simpson College, US) David Wicks (Seattle Pacific University, US) Courtney Step (Seattle Pacific University, US) Kami Cottrell (Seattle Pacific University, US) Abstract: Hear from professors and students pioneering the use of […]

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Does Space Matter?

Space Matters: The Impact of Active Learning Classrooms Interactive Lecture wit D. Christopher Brooks, Ph.D. Tuesday, December 11, Noon – 1:30 PM Cremona 101, Seattle Pacific University Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/spacematters D. Christopher Brooks is a Research Fellow in Educational Technology Services at the University of Minnesota. He earned his doctorate in Political Science with a minor in Russian and […]

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First EdCamp Seattle Scheduled for November 17, 2012!

Educators are lifelong learners who continually look for ways to improve their craft. National and regional conferences can be good sources for new information but can be expensive and time consuming. Enter EdCamp, a group of “unconferences” held across the country throughout the year, putting educators in control of their own learning. EdCamps have been held […]

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Advice for mobile e-newsletter creators

When I first wake up in the morning I typically reach for my iPhone to find out what is new in  the world of educational technology. I subscribe to several e-newsletters, most of which are delivered in the middle of the night.  Some of my favorites include: SmartBrief on Ed Tech, Inside HigherEd, PadGadget, and […]

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