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Innovations in College Teaching
This is a collection of the guest posts I have written for Cisco's GETInsight blog. GETInsight is part of the GETideas.org network, a global community of innovative education leaders.
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Learning From Life: How Heart Surgery Transformed My Teaching

Learning From Life: How Heart Surgery Transformed My Teaching | Innovations in College Teaching | Scoop.it

Learning From Life: How Heart Surgery Transformed My Teaching

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Personalized Learning: Are You Ready?

Personalized Learning: Are You Ready? | Innovations in College Teaching | Scoop.it

The data from the 2011 Speak Up survey  demonstrates that by very young ages, students are using digital and, more increasingly, mobile technologies to collaborate with their peers.

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How Learning Changes When Students Become the Teachers

How Learning Changes When Students Become the Teachers | Innovations in College Teaching | Scoop.it

This past year, I embarked upon a teaching experiment in my online History of Photography class ...

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Motivating College Students with Social Media and Web 2.0

Motivating College Students with Social Media and Web 2.0 | Innovations in College Teaching | Scoop.it
I was intrigued to see the paper series about Student Motivation published by the U.S. Center on Education Policy shared as a resource on GETideas.org.
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21st-Century Reflections on Gender and Technology

21st-Century Reflections on Gender and Technology | Innovations in College Teaching | Scoop.it
 
Last summer, three girls swept the first-place awards for all age groups in Google's first science fair. I have to admit, I was one of the women cheering them on from the virtual sidelines. But according to the National Science Foundation ( ...
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Does Social Media Violate Student Privacy?


For the past few years, I have been teaching a course for college professors titled Building Online Community with Social Media.
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From Grades to Badges: Tracking Lifelong Learning

From Grades to Badges: Tracking Lifelong Learning | Innovations in College Teaching | Scoop.it

Digital media and lifelong learning are transforming the possibilities of how we assess learning.
 
HASTAC (the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaborative) recently announced its fourth Digital Media Learning grant comp ...
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Wake Up! It's Time for an Online Learning Reality Check

Wake Up! It's Time for an Online Learning Reality Check | Innovations in College Teaching | Scoop.it
This month, I attended the 17th Annual Sloan-C Conference for Online Learning in Orlando, Florida (U.S.), and, as I reflect on my experience, I am both excited and energized about the future landscape of higher education -- but I'm also concerned...
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"I'm Not Stupid": How Open Educational Video Resources Will Change the Future of Education

"I'm Not Stupid": How Open Educational Video Resources Will Change the Future of Education | Innovations in College Teaching | Scoop.it

For more than a century, we've viewed colleges and schools as the pathway to learning.
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Learning in the Social Web: Increasing Retention Rates with the Human Touch

Online classes are continuing to open the door to more college and university students across the US and beyond.  There's no arguing about the fact that online learning has resculpted the higher ed enrollment landscape.  In the U.S.
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Teaching Lifelong Learning Skills with Twitter: A Lesson for Leaders

Teaching Lifelong Learning Skills with Twitter: A Lesson for Leaders | Innovations in College Teaching | Scoop.it

For the past five years, I've been on a journey through the world of social media.
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Does Global Learning Really Occur in College? Reflections on the Global Education Conference

If you were to spend a semester or a quarter on any college campus and you would be bound to experience at least one wonderful, interdisciplinary event focused on celebrating global awareness.
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Teaching in the Age of Participation

Michael Wesch is at it again.The Kansas State anthropology professor, made famous in 2007 by his provocative YouTube video...
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Video: Our Most Misunderstood Teaching and Learning Asset

Video: Our Most Misunderstood Teaching and Learning Asset | Innovations in College Teaching | Scoop.it
The medium of video has been through a revolution in the past decade.  How we create it, how we share it, how we access it, and how experiencing it affects our lives has transformed multiple levels of our society, as well as reshaped the values an...
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Imagining a Social University

Imagining a Social University | Innovations in College Teaching | Scoop.it
In the industrial era, organizations became more powerful by being bigger; in the Social Era, companies can also be powerful by working with others.
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Reflections on the "Khan-troversy"

Reflections on the "Khan-troversy" | Innovations in College Teaching | Scoop.it
The higher-education learning landscape is changing.
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Community Colleges' Commitment to Open Access: Sharing Your Story at a Defining Moment

Community Colleges' Commitment to Open Access:  Sharing Your Story at a Defining Moment | Innovations in College Teaching | Scoop.it

This post illuminates the importance of these conversations and stresses the critical role your story plays in defining the nature of community college success.

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Don't Take My Stuff: Examining the Value of Sharing in Education

As social media continues to pave inroads into college classrooms, it's worth pausing to consider some of the ways it can illuminate and, in turn, question deeply embedded academic values.
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Fueling Teaching Innovation with Help from Grassroots Leaders

Fueling Teaching Innovation with Help from Grassroots Leaders | Innovations in College Teaching | Scoop.it

 
College leaders certainly have a full-plate of challenges these days as our processes have one foot rooted in tradition and one foot moving swiftly into the 21st century. Managing difficult, even tragic, budget scenarios; responding to chan ...
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Why Social Networking Matters to College Leaders

Why Social Networking Matters to College Leaders | Innovations in College Teaching | Scoop.it
College completion rates are rising in all industrialized countries, except the United States.  The U.S.
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Is Mobile Learning Smarter Learning? Using Mobile Devices for Multisensory Learning and Assessment

Is Mobile Learning Smarter Learning? Using Mobile Devices for Multisensory Learning and Assessment | Innovations in College Teaching | Scoop.it

It seems that an educational system focused on learning outcomes would pay particularly close attention to research about how the human brain learns best.
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Why Social Networking Matters to College Leaders

College completion rates are rising in all industrialized countries, except the United States.  The U.S.
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Integrating Online Teaching into the Campus Culture

Last month’s post, Learning in the Social Web, touched upon how recent growth in online education has reshaped the higher education enrollment landscape. More than doubling from just over 1.5 million in 2002 to nearly 4 million in 2007, online stu...
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Building Your Classroom without Walls

Imagine if you were to randomly select a college, visit the campus and enter a class in progress. Close your eyes and, for a few seconds, visualize what you'd expect to see. 
 
Chances are you envisioned a large room, a professor standing at one ...
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Tracing the Possibilities of Mobile Learning in College

 The ushering in of a new year is always a time to reflect on recent shifts and changes. To me, 2010 stood apart from others as the “The Year of Mobility.”  Around the globe, lives were changed as more and more people tapped into the internet t ...
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