Answers to Four Questions about iTunes U

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AQu-aC2B_A] In this screencast, David Wicks addresses four common questions faculty have about iTunes U. The questions are: What is iTunes U? How do you access iTunes U? What resources can be found on iTunes U? How can iTunes U be used in your instruction? Link to this video on iTune U

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Blended Learning – Learning Community Project

In July, I will work with five other professors on a year-long Blended Learning project that will have us all create at least one Blended Learning course. This infographic provides a quick overview of current happenings in the world of Blended Learning. Knewton Blended Learning

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What’s the Story with Mobile Learning in Edu and at SPU?

In a recent post I wrote about eBooks being one of six emerging educational technologies to keep an eye on in the near future. Continuing with that theme, I would like to share about the current status of mobile learning or m-learning in higher education and at Seattle Pacific University. The 2011 Horizon Report predicted […]

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What’s the Story with Mobile Learning in Edu and at SPU?

In a recent post I wrote about eBooks being one of six emerging educational technologies to keep an eye on in the near future. Continuing with that theme, I would like to share about the current status of mobile learning or m-learning in higher education and at Seattle Pacific University. The 2011 Horizon Report predicted […]

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