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ECAR Survey Finds That Colleges Are Missing Technology Opportunities with Undergraduates


These findings here were heartbreaking to me, but not surprising:

  • Less than 25% of students think their institution uses technology effectively, frequently, and seamlessly.
  • Over 50% of students feel they know more about technology than their instructors.
  • 31% of students say that instructors require student help to get technology working in the classroom.

In the survey, students practically begged for something other than PowerPoint. One student said, “Something, anything, to make it more enjoyable to learn would be wonderful.” Instructors are using technology, but still using it to deliver lectures instead of integrating it into the learning process to enrich the experience. The survey found that even minimal technology in a lecture style class, when used to enhance learning, greatly increased a student’s positive perception of the class. We have to start thinking outside of the lecture box and start teaching in meaningful ways.

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To Skype or Not To Skype.

This webinar presentation at the University of Maryland was an intro into skype and using it on campus in our capture enabled classrooms. I had the pleasure of working with a faculty member set up a bonafide skype session as a learning technology for the duration of his Israeli Studies course and that prompted the webinar topic.

Playing with technology to help faculty solve problems is fun. Especially, when you use them in unconventional ways.

Technology du jour :

- Panopto (camera for skype)

- Skype for Mac

- Bootcamp

Wiki Wiki Teaching: The Art of Using Wiki Pages to Teach (Remix)


Even with my hyperbole, I’d still end up understating what a great resource this is for anyone interested in teaching with wikis. Take a look if it’s something that even remotely interests you. This is a great experience dump of all sorts of great advice picked up through years of experience.

FairTest responds to the Administration's dangerous "flexibility" proposals to change NCLB.

In “From the Frying Pan to the Fire While Adding Gasoline,” FairTest
responds to the Administration’s dangerous “flexibility” proposals to
change NCLB

From the Frying Pan to the Fire, While Adding Gasoline:

Comments on, with Excerpts from, the Education Department’s

ESEA/NCLB Waiver/Flexibility Provisions

Monty Neill, Executive Director

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