Friday, December 11, 2009
This slidecast (PowerPoint + audio narration podcast) was a presentation to the Dean and the Advisors at the University of Notre Dame College of First Year of Studies by G. Alex Ambrose, Academic Advisor.
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Below are the presentation notes and annotated bibliography of the links and resources listed in order in which they were mentioned:
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Marc Prensky - Writing See Digital Natives Digital Immigrants (original 2001 article)
Understanding Digital Children - Ian Jukes (excellent video and eReport)
Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
3 Essential Questions:
2) How could refocusing our education technology on student-centered assessment change our paradigm?
3) How are you using e-portfolios and Google Sites in your classrooms? Best practices, examples?
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b) Network and discuss on the K12 Ning Forum:
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Presenter Bio & Googlio
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
A Personal Learning Environment (PLE) is not a tool or single technology it is a place, learner-centric system of networks, personal portal (webdesk, dashboard, e-portfolio), where a learner organizea their tools, communities, contacts, resources, and services for the purpose of learning (content and process).
“…a collection of tools, brought together under the conceptual notion of openness, interoperability, and learner control. As such, they are comprised of two elements – the tools and the conceptual notions that drive how and why we select individual parts.” (George Siemens, “PLEs – I Acronym, Therefore I Exist,” 15 April 2007 blog entry)
“An ecosystem of connected educational resources facilitated by a (large) set of tools and fueled by collaboration opportunities facilitating the consumption of content that enables an increased understanding of specific knowledge domains.” (Lee Kraus, PLE: not personal and not learning, 14 June 2007 blog entry)
"A Personal Learning Environment (PLE) is a collection of free, distributed, web-based tools, usually centred around a blog, linked together and aggregating content using RSS feeds and simple HTML scripts." http://seanfitz.wikispaces.com/creatingyourple
"a Personal Learning Environment is a facility for an individual to access, aggregate, configure and manipulate digital artefacts of their ongoing learning experiences."http://members.optusnet.com.au/rlubensky/2006/12/present-and-future-of-personal-learning.html
"Essentially, they are a collection of tools, brought together under the conceptual notion of openness, interoperability, and learner control."http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/archives/002884.html
"PLE are very personal both in the sense of being independent of the university or employer and in the sense of being hand-crafted — although a bit necessarily too hand-crafted today. Even with a more ideal integrative application, PLE will still be highly customized to the needs and preferences of the learner. Portions of even the software application PLE will be kept behind our personal firewall. Learning is deeply personal, AND social." http://blog.simslearningconnections.com/?p=50
"A group of people who can guide your learning, point you to learning opportunities, answer your questions, and give you the benefit of their own knoweldge and expereience” –Daniel Tobin, Ph.D.
PLE pedagogy= it offers a portal to the world, through which learners can explore and create, according to their own intersts and directions, interacting at all times with their friends and community. the student creates not the instuctor!
personal learning environments, PLE, personal knowledge management, PKM, personal information management, PIM, personal learning toolkit, PLT, online learning environment, Personal Work and Learning Environment (PWLE), OLE, social software, self-directed learning, life-long learning, informal learning, learning ecosystems, learning networks, personal knowledge management, e-portfolio, virtual learning environment, VLE, digital lifestyle aggregator, DLA, continuing professional development, CPD
Great list of PLE Diagrams
Great blog posts of links and resources
7things about PLE
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
See these two video to show you how to build a concept map from scratch rather than using the smart art auto templates:
PowerPoint can also be used as a basic photo editor as well. Once you make your concept map don't forget you can then take a screen shot and upload your image into another document or up on the web.
Friday, October 30, 2009
*New England Association of Colleges and Schools
*Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
*Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
*Western Association of Schools and Colleges
*North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (the easiest, that is why Phoenix is accredited even though they are physically based in the SW)
UPDATE: The Council for Higher Education Accreditation http://www.chea.org/ has a database that you can look up any school with to see their accreditation status (make sure it matches one of the 6 mentioned above)
See also: The Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Virtual Revolution Is Brewing for Colleges
New York Times:
Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
EdVibes has started Project CC. Here you will find a list of some of the best directories, search engines, and links for finding safe to use creative commons content (image and audio). One of my new favorite image search engines is Yahoo's Advanced Image Search. Yahoo just knocked off Google Image Search because of their nice "search only creative commons licesend content" feature. See screenshot below.