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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Symposium: Educational Innovations and Reform in Countries around the World

June 29-30 and July 1, 2011 — Seattle Pacific University — Seattle, Washington This three-day symposium will feature 25-30 presenters from around the world who will speak to innovations and reforms in their respective countries.  Using a roundtable format, the symposium allows presenters 30 minutes to present their papers, followed by dialogue and Q & […]

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Snow Day eLearning Tools

The Seattle Pacific University Dean’s Cabinet asked me to put together a list of eLearning tools that faculty can use if classes are cancelled due to inclement weather. Instructional Technology Services provides training and support for all of these tools. In most cases, there are already professors in each school using these tools. Here is […]

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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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