Feed on

For the first time that I’m aware of, we are participating in ELI online as a team (paid for one registration, invited faculty to join us, which the organizers encourage) & so far, it’s going well.  Very impressive to see the investment in the effort to deliver a whole conference online.  Hashtag: #eli2013.

Key takeaways from day one:

Why Intervention and Impact Evaluation Is Critical for Improving Student Learning
J. D. Walker, Research Fellow University of Minnesota
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Specialize, Learn from others, Compare, Understand mechanisms
Great resource:

Raymond Fleming, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

U-pace method: http://www4.uwm.edu/upace/about.html – great resource,  including free training & a syllabus to get started.

Use info about the student that’s recorded in the LMS to monitor what they are & are not doing, intervene quickly.
Leveraged Bloom’s revised taxonomy

Great talk, great quotes, I love the vision (though perhaps overstated at times, you might say). If you have thoughts, leave a comment below…

2 more MOOCs…

I registered for 2 more Moocs I’m sure I won’t keep up with, but it’s interesting to see how they are organized & if I don’t at least post them here, I probably won’t ever even find them again, so here there are:

Learning Design For 21st Century Curriculum (OLDS Mooc): http://www.olds.ac.uk/the-course

Intro to Databases: http://class2go.stanford.edu/db/Winter2013

Happy to be spending the day at a “Flipping the classroom” Nercomp SIG
today. Especially happy to see two of my faculty colleagues here & a full session – maybe 100 people. I have the attendee list in email, but don’t want to violate everyone’s privacy by posting it here.  Very interesting group of folks.

I’m taking notes in Notability on iPad, instead of in this post as I’ve done in the past, I don’t see any real advantage in the wifi is good.

My notes from the day.

Agenda:  http://nercomp.org/index.php?section=events&evtid=204&eventsubpage=flip_agenda



There’s a new faculty-initiated group at Tufts called STREAM (Sharing Technology for Research, Education, and new Media) & my colleagues & I will join their meeting this afternoon.

Rather than print out resources (this is supposed to be NEW media, after all, right?) I thought I’d just post them here, so here they are – just a small collection of items that I think will contribute to the discussion & the group.

A few annotation-specific resources
Open Annotation Community Group
Group working “towards a common, RDF-based, specification for annotating digital resources.” http://www.w3.org/community/openannotation

Digital Library Federation – Session on Using Open Annotation (scroll down for slides)

Working With Text In A Digital Age
Just-published article in our Teaching, Learning, Research (TLR) newsletter by Chris Strauber, Humanities Research and Instruction Librarian, Tisch Library. https://wikis.uit.tufts.edu/confluence/display/TLR/Fall+2012+-+Working+with+Text+in+a+Digital+Age

Some general resources for faculty about teaching & learning

Teaching at Tufts
Site created & maintained jointly by CELT & ESTS, designed to provide teaching and learning resources for faculty at different stages of their careers and across diverse disciplines and fields at Tufts. http://sites.tufts.edu/teachtufts/

Carnegie Mellon, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Technology for Education
Great teaching & learning resource for higher education faculty. http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/index.html

University of Illinois, Center for Teaching Excellence
(Blessedly) short list of books, journals, listservs, & other resources for University faculty. cte.illinois.edu/resources/books.html

POD-IDEA Center Notes on Learning
Succinct papers to “to support improved student learning”. http://www.theideacenter.org/research-and-papers/pod-idea-center-notes-learning

Overview paper about active learning:

Active Learning Strategies in Face-to-Face Courses
Great short overview of the why, what, & how of active learning. http://www.theideacenter.org/research-and-papers/idea-papers/53-active-learning-strategies-face-face-courses

Another MOOC

Just signed up to “participate” in my third MOOC, thanks to inspiration from my colleagues. I wonder if I’ll do more than watch this one go by & appreciate access to resources (since that’s mostly all I did with the last two). Interesting experiment in what it takes to engage me. At least I have the links all in this blog, so if I remember to look here, I’ll be able to find them later.


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