When Daniel J. Cohen went to work at George Mason University in 2001, its Center for History and New Media boasted a name and little else. Run from the office of its founder, Roy Rosenzweig, the center soon graduated to a modular trailer jokingly called "the van in the parking lot with the fiber-optic line running into it." Raccoons took refuge beneath it.
Today the center is a well-oiled machine with more than 100 Web projects, which reach 16 million people. Its staff works in an office suite that feels like a dot-com, Nintendo station included. And Mr. Cohen's specialty of digital humanities—thinking about how technology can advance scholarship in fields like history—is ascendant, with popular-press write-ups and a growing presence at major academic conferences.
BISG has learned how to pack enriched expert presentations into a 3-and-a-half-hour session that provides useful perspectives, allows for productive networking and a savory luncheon, and for the rest of the day to catch up on business. Pitched...
Google Moderator allows you to create a series about anything that you are interested in discussing and open it up for people to submit questions, ideas, or suggestions. These are called submissions. Anyone can come to the site and submit a question, idea, or vote, and anyone can vote. Google Moderator shows you a question in the box with the blue background. This is called the Featured Question.
It's kind of ridiculous when researchers actually have to pay to read journal articles about their own research online, but that's how academic publishing works. Even worse, the costs of access are obscenely high, limiting the readership to...
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Social bookmarking with Diigo blends many web 2.0 powertools into on comprehensive program that 'lives in the cloud' making it accessible from any computer. It's a great way to manage and share information. This video tutorial will give you a solid conceptual overview of Diigo.
"If we look at what students “want” from assessment (and “need”), they do ask much of us. Seriously…they do not really care that much about reliability, validity and fitness-for-purpose (they are things we have to worry about…and worry about them we should)!
…if we take a quick look at the research, and contrary to all the “folk wisdom” that students just want “easy exams”, all they really want is:
*Unambiguous expectations…because they value, and expect, transparency in the way they will be assessed
*Authentic tasks…because they value assessment that they perceive as “real”
*Choice and flexibility…because they value the opportunity to showcase their particular talents in the best light"
Schoology Announces $1 Million Investment from For-Profit Education Company in Malaysia That Uses Its Collaborative Learning Platform Investment from Cempaka Schools Underscores Schoology's Competitive Advantages
"The economy has changed, probably forever. School hasn't.
School was invented to create a constant stream of compliant factory workers to the growing businesses of the 1900s. It continues to do an excellent job at achieving this goal, but it's not a goal we need to achieve any longer.
In this 30,000 word manifesto, I imagine a different set of goals and start (I hope) a discussion about how we can reach them. One thing is certain: if we keep doing what we've been doing, we're going to keep getting what we've been getting. Our kids are too important to sacrifice to the status quo."
Best selling author and prolific blogger, Seth Godin has written such a though provoking manifesto...I read and re-read to gather my own thoughts. A must read for all!
Students today have unprecedented access to information. According to educator Karl Fisch, in one week of reading The New York Times, an individual will encounter more information than people in the 18th century would have had access to during the entire course of their lives.
It is not surprising that in this atmosphere, students appear to be growing increasingly dogmatic and are less able to engage in civil discourse with others with whom they disagree. Perhaps this is because they cannot accurately explain what people who oppose them actually believe. In truth, they often lack consistency in their own beliefs as well.
This is a great tool for creating graphs from your own data. You can them embed the graphics it produces into reports or webpages using the embed code. You do need a Twitter or Facebook account to sign up though.
I decided that this very quick guide, developed by thinking aloud with my Twitter PLN, counts as useful info on augmented collective intelligence. A personal learning network IS a tool for augmented collective intelligence. -- Howard
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