Education

Great Resource for Making Instructional Videos

Link to “They Came for the Carbs, and Stayed for the Collaboration: Engaging Library Workers across Units to Deliver Meaningful Learning Objects” and questions about what makes an effective instructional video.

Higher Education

The Points Don’t Matter: MOOCs, Resumes, and Learning

“The Points Don’t Matter: MOOCs, Resumes, and Learning” by Derek Bruff. Apparently, employers are starting to assign value to the SoAs they see on job applicants’ resumes. Coursera is worried that if this continues, there will be less incentive for students to pay for “verified certificates” on Coursera’s Signature Track

Education

Where Do We Learn?

Reflecting on teaching this semester and what I’ve learned throughout my life, a simple question came to mind: where do we learn? The quick answer may be school. But, it’s so much broader than school.

Education

Video: Teaching with Twitter – Pedagogy & Practice

In this video, Dr. Robert Williamson, Jr. (@rwilliamsonjr) of Hendrix College talks about how he teaches with Twitter. The video was created from a Google Hangout, Social Media in the Classroom: Extending the Learning Community, between Dr. Robert Williamson, Jr. and Dr. Amanda Hagood (@ACSLearning) as part of the Associated Colleges of the South’s Blended… Read more »

Higher Education

Link: Late March – the calm between two storms

My title, “The calm between two storms”, is designed to place the audience in a weird spot. Some will feel surprised, considering our own time to be one not of calm, but rapid change. Others will see themselves as having successfully weathered storms economic and/or technological, and not be delighted at the onslaught of new ones.