Indiana University, School of Education
IU-Bloomington (Section 17594)
Optional Synchronous Weekly Meetings in Breeze (as arranged)
Instructor: Curt Bonk, Professor, Instructional Systems Technology Dept.
See online syllabus at http://php.indiana.edu/~cjbonk/Syllabus_R685_Spring_of_2011.htm
Breeze Meetings (tentative): http://breeze.iu.edu/worldisopensping2011/
Curtis J. Bonk, Ph.D., CPA
Office: 2238 W. W. Wright Education Bldg.
Phone: 812-856-8353 (W) (cell phone preferred and available upon request)
Office Hours: As arranged
Abdullah Altuwaijri: firstname.lastname@example.org
Miguel Lara: email@example.com
Cynthia Svilar: firstname.lastname@example.org
Table of Contents
2011: R685 Topical Seminar, The World Is Open with Web Technology, 3 Credits 1
"The World is Open with Web Technology" 1
Course Description and Rationale: 2
Course Goals and Objectives 3
Required Texts 3
Tentative Tasks and Grading 3
Projected Seminar Weekly Topics 3
Class Tasks 4
A. Weekly Participation in Oncourse or Webinars and Tidbits (90 points) 4
B. Weekly Personal Web 2.0 Reflections (90 pts: Due April 25th) 5
C. Midterm Assignment Reality Check (MARC) (50 pts—Due March 7th) 6
D. Web 2.0 Final Project (70 points--April 18th) 8
Final Class Project Sharing: (20 Points or 5 pts for each dimension for all options above) 10
Final Project Examples: 8-10
Note: Alternative Readings Option: 10
Weekly Reading Requirements 11
Projected Seminar Weekly Topics: 11
Week 1. (January 10) Intro to the World Is Open and Neo Millennial/Web 2.0 Learners 11
Week 2 (January 17) Digital Literacy Skills 13
Week 3. (January 24) The Sudden Explosion of E-Books and E-Book Readers 15
Week 4. (January 31) The Continued Expansion of Blended and Fully Online Learning 18
Week 5. (February 7) The Movement toward Free and Open Source Software 22
Week 6. (February14) Open Educational Resources (OER) and OpenCourseWare (OCW) 23
Week 7. (February 21) Connectivism, Social Knowledge, and Participatory Learning 27
Week 8. (February 28) Wikis, Wikipedia, Wikibooks, and Collaborative Writing 29
Week 9. (March 7) YouTube, TeacherTube, and the Future of Shared Online Video 31
Week 10. (March 21) Interactive and Collaborative Learning 34
Week 11. (March 28) Alter Reality Learning: Massive Gaming, Virtual Reality, & Simulations 37
Week 12. (April 4) Mobile, Wireless, and Ubiquitous Learning 39
Week 13. (April11) Educational Blogging 41
Week 14. (April 18) Podcasting, Webcasting, and Coursecasting 42
Week 15. (April 25) Networks of Personalized Learning (e.g., language learning, tutoring) 43
Some Extra Resources: 46
Some recent technology books that might interest students—no need to buy any: 46
Twenty free online journals and magazines: 49
Institutions and Organizations with Web Technology Interests and Reports: 49
Need Additional Resources?: More Bonk: 50
When it comes to perspectives on teaching and learning, the Web 2.0 has changed everything! Don’t believe it? Back in December 2006, Time Magazine named “you” as the person of the year. The Web 2.0 (also called the Read-Write Web) empowers learners to generate ideas and comments online, rather than simply read or browse someone else’s. In effect, instead of passive consumption-based learning, we are living in a participatory age where learners have a voice and potentially some degree of ownership over their own learning. Here at the start of the twenty-first century, emerging technologies – such as online photo albums, blogs, wikis, podcasts, ebooks, YouTube videos, massive multiplayer online games, simulations, virtual worlds, and wireless and mobile computing – are generating waves of new opportunities in higher education, K-12 schools, corporate training, and other learning environments.
And today’s millennial learner, immersed in an increasingly digital world is seeking richer and more engaging learning experiences. Amid this rising tide of expectations, instructors across educational sectors are exploring and sharing innovative ways to use technology to foster interaction, collaboration, and increased excitement for learning. Unfortunately, as any high school student will tell you, this is far less common than most would hope. In response, it is time to take advantage of the new participatory learning culture where learners build, tinker with, explore, share, and collaborate with others online. It is also time to exploit free and open educational resources, opencourseware, learning portals, and open source software across educational sectors and income levels. This course, therefore, will be a journey into the learning technologies (i.e., nature), pedagogical opportunities (i.e., nurture), and the people, societies, and cultures where this is happening now! Some of you will create and publish a cross-cultural Wikibook on Web 2.0 technology; others will create video blogs, and still others will design YouTube-like videos. We will explore the motivational and educational value of YouTube and other online videos and create a few of our own. Of course, we will also blog on our experiences.
In an age when eyeball-to-eyeball learning is no longer necessary, effective online instructors do not simply teach, but moderate, coach, and assist in the learning process. Today a teacher, trainer, professor, or instructional designer often assumes the role of concierge with a wealth of freely available tools and resources to guide her learners. The mantra in this class is that today, “WE-ALL-LEARN” with Web technology. But designated “instructors” or “teachers” are not always today. In this more open twenty-first century learning world, anyone can learn anything from anyone else at any time. Importantly, strategies discussed and modeled will address learning in all formats—K-12, higher education, corporate, university, military settings, etc. You too can participate.
After the course, students should be able to:
1. Define and use different Web 2.0 technologies;
2. Explain and demonstrate the educational benefits of podcasts, wikis, blogs, virtual worlds, simulations, social networking software, etc.
3. Critique articles related to emerging learning technologies and associated pedagogy with them.
4. Use, recommend, or create online resources and portals in a variety of educational settings.
5. Design an innovative research or evaluation project related to online learning;
6. Successfully submit research, grant, or other proposals related to learning technologies, the Web 2.0, e-learning, or systemic change in education to conferences, foundations, summits, or institutes.
7. Recognize and potentially contact many of the key players and scholars in the field of online learning and Web 2.0 learning technologies.
8. Consult with organizations to evaluate the effectiveness of e-learning courses, programs, and events as well as Web 2.0 technologies.
9. Make recommendations regarding online learning initiatives, programs, and strategies.
10. Obtain a model, guide, or framework for thinking about new technology tools and resources in education. Use this framework for strategic planning reports, retreats, consulting, and other places or situations where a macro lens on learning technology and educational reform is needed.
None!!! The world of learning should be FREE!
(Note: see optional “World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education” (2009) book and Website (http://worldisopen.com/) below under “Alternative Syllabus”)
90 pts A. Weekly Readings, Attendance, Discussion, and Any Online Participation (Due: Each Week)
90 pts B. Weekly Personal Web 2.0 Reflections (Due: April 25)
50 pts C. Midterm Assignment Reality Check (MARC) (Due: March 7)
70 pts D. Web 2.0 Final: Wikibook, YouTube Video, Second Life, or Podcasts (Due: April 18)
300 Total Points
Total points will determine your final grade. I will use the following grading scale:
A+ = high score B- = 240-249 points
A = 280-300 points C+ = 230-239 points
A- = 270-279 points C = 220-229 points
B+ = 260-269 points C - = 210-219 points
B = 250-259 points F/FN = no work rec'd or signif. inadequate/impaired
Week 1. (January 10) Intro to Open World and Neo Millennial/Web 2.0 Learners
Week 2. (January 17) Digital Literacy Skills
Week 3. (January 24) The Sudden Explosion of E-Books and E-Book Readers
Week 4. (January 31) The Continued Expansion of Blended and Fully Online Learning
Week 5. (February 7) The Movement toward Free and Open Source Software
Week 6. (February 14) Open Educational Resources (OER) and OpenCourseWare (OCW)
Week 7. (February 21) Connectivism, Social Knowledge, and Participatory Learning
Week 8. (February 28) Wikis, Wikipedia, Wikibooks, and Collaborative Writing
Week 9. (March 7) YouTube, TeacherTube, and the Future of Shared Online Video
Week 10. (March 21) Interactive and Collaborative Learning
Week 11. (March 28) Alternate Reality Learning: Massive Gaming, Virtual Reality, and Simulations
Week 12. (April 4) Mobile, Wireless, and Ubiquitous Learning
Week 13. (April 11) Educational Blogging
Week 14. (April 18) Podcasting, Webcasting, and Coursecasting
Week 15. (April 25) Networks of Personalized Learning (including online language learning)
Tidbits: Besides reading 3-4 assigned articles each week, during the semester I want you to read at least 30 tidbits from the list of readings below (preferably more than 40) and watch at least 5 videos (typically these are very short online news or magazine articles). On April 25th, you will turn in a 1-3 page summary of the tidbits that you read and indicate what you read from worse to best in order and briefly state why the top 10-20 were your favorites. Post it to your Oncourse dropbox. This is due April 25th.
Discussions and Small Group Activities Related to the Readings: Each week, we will have discussions or the readings using different types of instructional activities (debates, role play, best 3 questions, article quotes, etc.). You will also lead and moderate such activities at least once during the semester. You may be asked to bring a set of questions based on one or more articles to class. Perhaps a few times during the semester this discussion will extend to Oncourse. Starter discussion posts have been made for each week (Note: posting to Oncourse forums is required each week unless specifically referred to by the instructor for a particular week that it is optional).
Cool Resource Provider: One or two times week during the semester, you must bring one educational YouTube video or other online learning resource related to the topic of that week to show in class for 5-10 minutes in your role as the “cool resource provider.” The moderator will also post these resources to Oncourse in the appropriate discussion thread called “Cool Resources.” Such resources might come from YouTube, TeacherTube, CNN News and Videos, BBC News and Video, Fora TV, Academic Earth, or some similar video sharing site (see my portal of shared online video sites: http://www.trainingshare.com/resources/Summary_of_Ways_to_Use_Shared_Online_Video.htm). Your cool resources might also include animations, simulations, technical reports, white papers, e-books, Web portals, or other technology tools. Discussion in this thread is voluntary or optional unless directed by the instructor as required for a particular week.
Synchronous Session: We will have weekly (if possible) synchronous class session in Adobe Connect Pro (formerly known as “Breeze”). These synchronous sessions will be scheduled at different times (mostly at night) so as to give you options in attending them. They will involve instructor lectures on the content, guest experts from around the world, class discussions and questions, and various course-related administrative matters.
Participation Grading Recap: In terms of class attendance, it is your responsibility to do the readings and experience the unique activities that will be incorporated into each week. A combination of article readings, verbal and written reactions to ideas, observing demonstration tools or videos, cool resources discussions, tidbit rankings, synchronous session attendance, and other weekly participation in Oncourse will determine your participation grade. Some of it will be quantitative and some of it will be qualitative. Keep in mind that I want to hear from you! Participation is encouraged at all times.
Instead of a large class discussion forum, in this option, you would create a Weblog (i.e., a blog) to reflect on your personal article readings and ideas related to class. A minimum of 15 posts (30 points). You might create a Blog using Pitas.com, Blogger.com, Movable Type, LiveJournal, Diaryland, Free-Conversant, WordPress, or some other blogging tool. A 2-4 page single-spaced reflection paper on this activity is due April 25th with your blog postings attached (40 points). Post it to your Oncourse dropbox.
Christy Wessel-Powell (Read Aloud blog and podcasts): teacherchristy.tumblr.com
Elke Morgan: http://olive0912.blogspot.com/
Cesur Dagli: http://webtechlearnteach.blogspot.com/
Yue Ma: http://mayue998.blogspot.com/
Shuya Xu: http://xushuya.blogspot.com
Julie Rust: http://newmediapower.blogspot.com/
Link to Class of 2007 blog postings: http://mypage.iu.edu/~cjbonk/Blogs-R685-Fall-2007.htm
Link to Class of 2008 blog postings: http://mypage.iu.edu/~cjbonk/friends.htm
Link to Class of 2010 blog postings: http://mypage.iu.edu/~cjbonk/Student-Reflection-Options-and-Critical-Friends.htm
Instead of blogging, you could create a weekly 4-8 minute reflection in YouTube of your learning in this class. In that reflection, you would detail what you learned and concepts, research, or ideas that interested you. A 2-4 page single-spaced reflection paper on this activity is due April 25 with a summary page of links to your videos (40 points). Post it to your Oncourse dropbox.
YouTube Video Reflection Example:
Abdullah Altuwaijri: http://www.youtube.com/user/allusersaregone?feature=mhum
Justin Whiting: http://www.youtube.com/juswhiti#p/a/u/0/TtVYRnQ77I4
Instead of blogging or video reflections, you could create a weekly 5-10 minute podcast reflection of your learning in this class. In that reflection, you would detail what you learned and concepts, research, or ideas that interested you. A 2-4 page single-spaced reflection paper on this activity is due April 25 along with a summary page of links to your videos (40 points). Post it to your Oncourse dropbox.
Elliot Jordan ((see IST projects: R685): http://mypage.iu.edu/~ellijord/
Hesham Alsarhan: http://halsarhan.podbean.com/
Jia-Sheng Lin: http://jl941013.blogspot.com/ (this one is a blog that became a podcast)
Carrie Donovan (Oify your life—future of HE libraries): http://2point0ify.blogspot.com/
Critical Friends: You will be assigned a critical friend to give feedback to on their postings each week. You are asked to give a minimum of 15 feedback posts (30 points or 2 points per post). Keep in mind that students should avoid doing all their blog posting or video or podcast productions at the end of the semester. If you do that, your critical friend partner cannot give you any feedback. Students tend to get frustrated and complain when this happens so please be considerate of your partner.
Sample Grading Criteria (30%--60 Points; 10 points each):
1. Relevancy to class: meaningful examples, relationships drawn, interlinkages, connecting weekly ideas.
2. Insightful/reflective: interesting reflections, self-awareness & learning displayed, coherent, informative.
3. Creative/Design: cool blog, podcast or video created, originality, design, uniqueness, interesting.
4. Completeness: thorough comments, detailed reflection, fulfills assignment (or quality video).
5. Learning Depth/Growth: takes thoughts along to new heights, exploration, breadth & depth, growth.
6. Diversity: some variety in ideas, some breadth to exploration, can see other perspectives, flexible.
In this option, you are to find 15-30 articles related to your area of interest and summarize them into mini1-2 paragraph abstracts and notes. Turn in a 3-4 page single-spaced reflection paper on the direction of your project and your learning to date. Why is the topic important and interesting? You might use this work in your final project. Post it to your Oncourse dropbox.
In this option, I want you to interview at least one instructor who is teaching or has taught online courses, workshops, or events as well as a student who has taken such a course. Or, interview an instructor who has used Web 2.0 technologies in teaching and a student who has used Web 2.0 technologies in learning. Interviewees might come from corporate, K-12, military, government, or higher education settings. Interviews can be live (face-to-face), via phone or videoconferencing, or conducted through email. You might also perform case studies, focus group sessions, or pilot observations of instructors or learners using online learning tools in a school, workplace, or informal learning setting. You are to document their life as a Web 2.0 user or online participant (timeframe up to you). In effect, I want you to gather their life histories as a technology learner or instructor and compare these to their online experiences. Then I want you to create a visual representation that compares or relates your stories from both the online instructors and students. Please include interview questions in an appendix. In your report, I want you to reflect on what you learned about e-learning from this assignment. How might you put some of their ideas to use in training programs or in your own teaching? Have these interviews opened your eyes? What might you have done differently? Your reflection paper should be 5-7 single-spaced pages (plus any visuals including tables, charts, figures, models, etc.). Post it to your Oncourse dropbox.
Option 1 and 2 Grading (10 pts for each of the following dimensions)
1. Relevance (clarity, content related to class, organized, facts, data, relevant, style)
2. Resources, Effort, & Digging (citations/refs, linkages to class concepts, extensive)
3. Completeness & Coherence (depth, clear, complete, practical, detailed, important, logical)
4. Creativity and Richness of Ideas (richness of information, elaboration, originality, unique)
5. Knowledge of Topic (learning breadth & depth, growth, displays understanding of topic)
Sometime people struggle to make sense of all the changes in learning technologies. They need models and frameworks that simplify and explain things. In this option, I want you to create a visual that summarizes some key aspect of your learning in this course or that uniquely organizes some of the information. This visual representation might be in the form of a timeline, model, framework, acronym, figure, diagram, a comparative flowchart, taxonomy, a Venn diagram, or a comparison and contrast table or matrix. Include a 4-5 page single-spaced reflection paper with this visual.
Option 3 Grading (10 pts for each of the following dimensions)
1. Relevance (clarity, content related to class, organized, facts, data, relevant, style)
2. Resources, Effort, & Digging (citations/refs, linkages to class concepts, extensive)
3. Completeness & Coherence (depth, clear, complete, practical, detailed, important, logical)
4. Creativity and Richness of Ideas (richness of information, elaboration, originality, unique synthesis)
5. Visual Display (creative design, integrative, learning breadth & depth, growth, displays understanding of topic)
Find and evaluate a strategic plan of a company, university, non-profit organization, school, state, province, country, or region related to the Web 2.0 or e-learning and critique it. For instance, you might pick the state or country where you were born or perhaps where you plan to live after graduation. You might find the strategic plan online or request a hardcopy version. I want you to not simply read and critique the report but to also interview someone who created it or is/was affected by that report. You might discuss and critique the online learning technologies highlighted, proposed pedagogical plans, intended training methods, targeted skills or competencies, or evaluation methods detailed. You might visit the institution or organization or write someone an email. What might this organization do differently in planning for e-learning or using the Web 2.0? What are its competitors doing, for instance? Has there been an update? You are encouraged to work in teams on this report. When done, you will present an overview of the report to the class. Testimonials, graphs and trends of indicated growth, comparisons, and other data or handouts are welcome. You are also encouraged to directly contact the organization that developed the report or plan and receive additional product information (e.g., CDs, brochures, white papers, technical reports, product comparison sheets, videotapes, company annual report, customer testimonies, data sheets, Web site information, etc.). Your critique should be 4-6 single-spaced pages (excluding appendices). Post it to your Oncourse dropbox.
Option 4 Grading (10 pts for each of the following dimensions)
1. Review of Plan or Document (clarity, related to class, organized, facts, data, relevant, style)
2. Relevant Resources and Digging (citations/refs, linkages to class concepts, extensive)
3. Soundness of Critique (depth, clear, complete, practical, detailed, important, coherence)
4. Creativity and Richness of Ideas (richness of information, elaboration, originality, unique)
5. Knowledge of Topic (learning breadth & depth, growth, displays understanding of topic)
In this option, you help with a Wikibook related to emerging technologies. Two years ago, students from five universities designed a wikibook on “The Web 2.0 and Emerging Learning Technologies” (The WELT); see http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Web_2.0_and_Emerging_Learning_Technologies. If you write a unique chapter for the WELT, it should be a minimum of 2,000 words. A 2-3 page reflection paper on what you learned from this wikibook activity is due April 18th (70 points). Attached to your reflection paper will be documentation of what you contributed to the wikibook, including your chapter (with highlights or special notations of your contribution), highlights to the chapters worked on, and perhaps even print outs of the wikibook chapter editing history.
Sample Fall of 2010 Wikibook chapter additions:
1. Jia-Sheng (Jason) Lin: The Open Source and the Open Education Movement: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Web_2.0_and_Emerging_Learning_Technologies/The_Open_Source_and_Open_Education_Movement#Portals_for_learning
2. Hesham Alsarhan: Web 2.0 and Collaborative Learning: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Web_2.0_and_Emerging_Learning_Technologies/Learning_Theory
(Prezi presentation related to chapter: https://prezi.com/secure/3771064d8c53e36fca75de3bfb9b979da5bb522a/ )
Wikibook Grading (50 Total Points or 10 pts each dimension):
1. Chapter and reflection paper relevance: Contribution is meaningful to class, we learn from it
2. Chapter and reflection paper coherence: flow, well organized, good layout, enjoyable to read
3. Chapter and reflection paper completeness: Sufficient coverage of info, extends topic and class
4. Overall chapter creativity: Original and distinctive ideas, insightful points, something unique in it such as a figure, model, graph, timeline, comparison chart, acronym, quote or set of quotes, etc.
5. Overall reflection paper insightfulness, depth of thought, flow, informational content, etc.
So you want to be cool? You want to be creative? In this option, you are to create a shared online video (e.g., YouTube) related to this class. You cannot be the only person in it. What does the Web 2.0 and participatory learning mean to you? Alternatively, you can design a YouTube video for someone else. You should post this video of at least 5 minutes in length by April 18th. You will turn in a 2-3 page single-spaced summary reflection of your design. Your video and paper will be graded for: (1) insightfulness, creativity, and originality; (2) design and visual effects; (3) coherence and logical sequence; (4) completeness; (5) relevance of content. Post it to your Oncourse dropbox.
YouTube Video Final Project Examples (from R685 Spring and fall of 2010):
I like options and challenges and I bet you do too! Instead of a regular old blog, in this option, you might experiment with a video blog. When done, I want you to write a paper wherein you reflect on why you selected your particular blog topic and associated videos. You might discuss the benefits of video plus text. Also comment on any feedback you have received. You might mention what you might do differently and where your efforts might be headed. Do you think that your topic was effective? Why or why not? You will turn in a 2-3 page single-spaced summary reflection of your design by April 18th. Your blogging activities and associated reflection paper will be graded for: (1) insightfulness, creativity, and originality; (2) design and organization; (3) coherence and logical sequence; (4) completeness; (5) relevance of content. Post it to your Oncourse dropbox.
Video Blogging Example:
Justin Whiting (video blogging): http://www.youtube.com/juswhiti#p/a/u/0/TtVYRnQ77I4
In this option, you are to create an educational application, activity, or use within Second Life or some other virtual or 3D world. Why did you create this activity? What is the purpose and potential? Who is the audience? How does it relate to this class? You will turn in a 2-3 page single-spaced summary reflection of your design by April 18th. Your Second Life design and paper will be graded for: (1) insightfulness, creativity, and originality; (2) design and visual effects; (3) coherence and logical sequence; (4) completeness; (5) relevance of content. Post it to your Oncourse dropbox.
In this option, you are to create at least 2 podcasts related to topics from this class of at least 8 minutes in length. I prefer that you create a series of podcasts on a theme or a podcast show. In addition, you cannot be the only person in the podcasts. The topic or theme only needs to be related to this class. Be creative and unique. When done, I want you to write a paper wherein you reflect on why you selected that topic. Also comment on any feedback you have received. You might mention what you might do differently and where your efforts might be headed. Do you think that your topic was effective? Why or why not? What might you do differently if you were to do it over? You will turn in a 1-2 page single-spaced summary reflection of your design by April 18th. Your podcast show and paper will be graded for: (1) insightfulness, creativity, and originality; (2) design and visual effects; (3) coherence and logical sequence; (4) completeness; (5) relevance of content. Post it to your Oncourse dropbox.
Podcast Series Example:
Christy Wessel-Powell (Read Aloud blog and podcasts): teacherchristy.tumblr.com
You might design your own final project or combine some of these together into something truly unique (i.e., a mash-up). Or you might volunteer to create a usable class product (e.g., an online glossary, a Web site for the class, a database of articles on different class themes, organize a class mini-conference or real conference symposium, review a key journal in the field for major themes or trends and share that research with the class, etc.) or you might demonstrate a Web 2.0 or e-learning tool to the class. Such a tool may have relevance in K-12, military, corporate, or higher education settings or perhaps in more informal settings such as a museum, zoo, or computer club. See the instructor about the possibilities of demonstrating a particularly interesting e-learning tool you have found. You might have other task option preferences. Or you might trade a task for a major problem-based learning project related to this class with a company, organization, or institution. You make the contact and find out what needs to be resolved and then get it approved by the instructor. It might be a Web 2.0 or distance learning evaluation project. It might involve the design of e-learning tools and resources. It might entail the creation of a strategic plan, white paper, or vision statement. Whatever the problem or task, it must be an authentic activity and turned in by April 18th. You will present the final project at the end of the semester. The grading scheme will be project specific. Post it to your Oncourse dropbox.
Student Selected Option Example:
Abdullah Altuwaijri (Prezi on class): http://prezi.com/8h7grxlyaymv/the-world-is-open/
Class Sharing of Final Projects: Our April 18th synchronous session will include a display of final projects for the class. In addition, we will discuss these final projects in Oncourse during the week of April 18th. In a word, we will share. There are 20 points allocated for this week of final project sharing and celebration.
You can skip all the above readings and, instead, read one chapter per week from both volumes of my most recent book, “The World is Open” and “The World is More Open” as well as the book prequel and postscript (see the World is Open book website: http://worldisopen.com/). If interested, just ask me for a copy. If you want to alternate between the book and the weekly articles, that is fine too; just let me know.
Bonk, C. J. (July 2009). The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint. See: http://worldisopen.com/
Bonk, C. J. (in preparation). The World Is More Open: Extension of “The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education.” Available soon at: http://worldisopen.com/
We will read 3-4 main articles and 2-3 tidbits per week—it is your choice what to read.
Week 1 Tidbits:
a. Special Issue of Scientific American on the Web Turning 20 Years Old (Note: Each article counts as a tidbit)
i. Sir Tim Berners Lee (2010, November 22). Long Live the Web: A Call for Continued Open Standards and Neutrality, Scientific American. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=long-live-the-web
ii. Mark Fischetti (2010, November 23). The Web Turns 20: Linked Data Gives People Power, Part 1 of 4. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=berners-lee-linked-data
iii. Mark Fischetti (2010, November 24). The Web Turns 20: Social Machines Redesign Democracy, Part 2 of 4.
iv. Mark Fischetti (2010, November 25). The Web Turns 20: Free Bandwidth Connects the Masses, Part 3 of 4. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=berners-lee-free-bandwidth
v. Mark Fischetti (2010, November 26). The Web Turns 20: Web Science Reveals Human Interactions, Part 4 of 4. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=berners-lee-web-science
b. Special Issue of the New York Times on Technology in Education (2010, September).
of Technology for Teaching (2010, September 15). NY Times,
ii. Sara Corbett (2010, September 15). Learning by Playing: Video Games in the Classroom. NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/magazine/19video-t.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=magazine
iii. Jaron Lanier (2010, September 16). Does the Digital Classroom Enfeeble the Mind? NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/magazine/19fob-essay-t.html?src=me&ref=magazine
Kelly (2010, September 16). Achieving Techno-Literacy
By Kevin Kelly, NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/magazine/19FOB-WWLN-Kelly-t.html?ref=magazine
v. Clive Thompson (2010, September 16). The Pen That Never Forgets, NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/magazine/19Livescribe-t.html?ref=magazine
c. Jeffrey Young (2010, July 24). Reaching the Last Technology Holdouts at the Front of the Classroom. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Reaching-the-Last-Technology/123659/
d. Dennis Pierce,
Editor, eSchool News (2010, May 5). Survey reveals gaps in school technology
District administrators more likely to support certain technologies than teachers; pre-service teacher education lagging in 21st-century instructional methods.
e. Addy Dugdale
(2010, March 22). Tim Berners-Lee to Head Up Institute of Web Science in U.K.
as Britain Goes for Broke on the Web. Fast Company.
g. Becta (2007). Learning in the 21st Century: The case for harnessing technology. Coventry, UK. http://foi.becta.org.uk/content_files/corporate/resources/foi/archived_publications/learning_21c_case_ht.pdf
h. Bowen, J. A. (2006). Teaching naked: Why removing technology from your classroom will improve student learning, The National Teaching & Learning FORUM, 16(1), Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.ntlf.com/html/ti/naked.htm
i. Jeffrey Young (2009, September 14). What Traditional Academics Can Learn From a Futurist's University. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/What-Traditional-Scholars-Can/48369/
j. Vannevar Bush (1945, July). As We May Think. The Atlantic Monthly; Volume 176, No. 1; pages 101-108. http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/flashbks/computer/bushf.htm
k. Richard Florida (2008. March). “In Praise of Spikes,” Fast Company. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://creativeclass.com/rfcgdb/articles/FastCompany_March_2008_In_Praise_of_Spikes_excerpt.pdf
l. Richard Straub (2008, April). “Is the World Open?” Global Focus 2, no. 10, http://www.elig.org/files/repository/web_content/elig_contents/5-Resources/2-Articles%20&%20Presentations/GF_4trichardstraub-Open.pdf .
m. Chris Anderson (2008, February 25). “Free! Why $0.00 is the Future of Business,” Wired, http://www.wired.com/print/techbiz/it/magazine/16-03/ff_free (Note: play video in article!)
n. Infed on Ivan Illich: Deschooling, conviviality and the possibilities for informal education and lifelong learning. http://www.infed.org/thinkers/et-illic.htm (Ivan Illich. Deschooling Society (New York: Marion Boyars. 1970).
Week 2 Tidbits:
a. Ann Blair (2010, November 28). Information Overload, Then and Now, November 28, 2010, Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Information-Overload-Then-and/125479/
b. Jaron Lanier (2010, August 9). The First Church of Robotics. The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/09/opinion/09lanier.html
c. Joshua Kim (1010, August 9). Highlights of President Obama’s Speech on Higher Education. Inside Higher Education. http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology_and_learning/highlights_of_president_obama_s_speech_on_higher_education
d. Marco R. delia Cava (2010, August 3). Attention spans get rewired: Are we adapting or losing our focus with always-on technology? USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/life/20100804/netbrain04_cv.art.htm
e. Jennifer Howard (2010, August 2). Blended Librarian Talks Information Literacy. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/blogPost/A-Blended-Librarian-Talks/25938/?sid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en (the Blended Librarian portal: http://blendedlibrarian.org/)
f. Caitlin Roper (2010, June 27). Book reviews: 'Cognitive Surplus' by Clay Shirky and 'The Shallows' by Nicholas Carr. How is the Internet affecting us, socially and individually? And is it helping? Two authors survey the situation. La Times. http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jun/27/entertainment/la-ca-carr-shirky-20100627
g. Steve Weinberg (2010, June 21). 'The Shallows' by Nicholas Carr: The Internet warps you. USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/money/books/reviews/2010-06-21-shallows21_ST_N.htm
a. Jeffrey Young (2010, June 13). The Souls of the Machine: Clay Shirky says the Internet revolution has only just begun. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/The-Souls-of-the-Machine-Clay/65827/
b. John Hudson (2010, June 6). Clay Shirky: What I Read. The Atlantic Wire. http://www.theatlanticwire.com/features/view/feature/Clay-Shirky-What-I-Read-1359
c. NPR (2010, June 2). 'The Shallows': This Is Your Brain Online. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127370598
d. Maya T. Prabhu
(2010, April 2). New test measures students’ digital literacy. eCampus News.
e. Author Nicholas Carr (2010, May 24). The Web Shatters Focus, Rewires Brains. Wired. http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/05/ff_nicholas_carr/
f. Foster, Andrea (2007, March 9). Information Navigation 101. New programs teach undergraduates how to use the Internet and the online card catalog in search of the best sources. Chronicle of Higher Education, 53.27 http://chronicle.com/free/v53/i27/27a03801.htm (subscribers only)
g. Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy (by Andrew Churches): http://www.techlearning.com/techlearning/archives/2008/04/AndrewChurches.pdf
(Note: only one listed main reading this week + AERA 2011 proposal)
Class Note: Curt Bonk to share with students AERA symposium proposal on E-textbook research for April 2011, New Orleans, LA.
Week 3 Tidbits:
a. Jefferson Graham (2010, December 7). Could Google eBooks rob Kindle of a happy ending? USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/2010-12-07-googlebooks07_CV_N.htm
b. Edward C. Baig (2010, November 18). New Nook Color is a page-turner with novel features, USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/edwardbaig/2010-11-18-baig18_ST_N.htm
c. Jeffrey R. Young (2010, November 14). As Textbooks Go Digital, Campus Bookstores May Go Bookless. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/College-20-As-Textbooks-Go/125363/
d. Jenna Wortham
(2010, November 11). Social
Books Hopes to Make E-Reading Communal, New York Times.
e. David Pogue (2010, November 4). The Trouble with E-Readers. Scientific American. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-trouble-with-e-readers (Note: browse through the comments if you read this one).
f. Jeffrey Young (2010, October 24). To Save Students Money, Colleges May Force a Switch to E-Textbooks, Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/The-End-of-the-Textbook-as-We/125044/
g. AFP (2010, September 25). Japan to pilot digital textbooks in classrooms, The Independent, UK. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/japan-to-pilot-digital-textbooks-in-classrooms-2089488.html
h. Jeffrey Young (2010, September 21). What South Korean Schoolchildren Can Teach Colleges About E-Textbooks. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/blogs/college20/what-south-korean-schoolchildren-can-teach-colleges-about-e-textbooks/27085
i. Dian Schaffhauser (2010, September 14). U Texas San Antonio Opens Bookless Library. Campus Technology. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/09/14/u-texas-san-antonio-opens-bookless-library.aspx
j. Beth Marklein (2010, August 10). Can college students learn as well on iPads, e-books?, USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2010-08-10-ebooklearning10_CV_N.htm?csp=hf
k. Jefferson Graham
(2010, August 10). Flipboard pretties up social-media updates
Facebook statuses and tweets feed into magazinelike format in free app for iPad. USA TODAY. http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/money/20100811/flipboard11_st.art.htm
Baig (2010, July 29). Amazon unveils 3rd-generation Kindle e-book reader.
USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-07-29-amazon29_ST_N.htm
m. Edward Baig (2010, July 29). Volume of Kindle book sales stuns Amazon's Jeff Bezos; USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-07-29-amazon29_VA_N.htm
n. Chronicle of Higher Education (2010, June 13). Do you like your e-reader? Six takes from academics. http://chronicle.com/article/Do-You-Like-Your-E-Reader-/65840/
o. Marco R. della Cava (2010, June 7). Does iPad have the magic to bring people together? USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2010-06-07-ipadculture07_CV_N.htm
p. Jennifer Demski (2010, May). The device versus the book. Campus Technology. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/05/01/the-device-versus-the-book.aspx
q. San Antonio Business Journal (2010, April 5). Texas educational software company seeks to break into iPad market. http://sanantonio.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/stories/2010/04/05/daily3.html?surround=etf&ana=e_article
r. Emily Peters (2010, May 1). Technology in schools: Districts want an app for that. Abiline Reporter News. http://www.reporternews.com/news/2010/may/01/districts-want-an-app-for-that/
s. Jeffrey Young
(2010, April 7). A Test for the iPad: Will It Bring the Internet to the
Beanbag Chair? Chronicle of Higher Education.
t. Brandon Griggs and John D. Sutter (2010, April 5). First iPad buyers excited, curious. CNN Tech. http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/ptech/04/03/apple.ipad.sale/index.html
u. John D. Sutter
(2010, April 2). Before you buy: 12 things to know about the iPad.
v. Calvin Azuri (2010, March 31). More students looking to learn using their iPhones: Study. TMCnet. http://www.tmcnet.com/voip/ip-communications/articles/80399-more-students-looking-learn-using-their-iphones-study.htm
w. Dennis Sellers (2010, March 30). Study: College iPhone integration increases motivation, learning. Macsimum News. http://www.macsimumnews.com/index.php/archive/study_college_iphone_integration_increases_motivation_learning/
x. Jill Laster (2010, March 30). Seton Hill to Offer iPads to Fulltime Students. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Seton-Hill-to-Offer-iPads-to/22153/
y. Jill Laster (2010, January 28). Elsevier Introduces New Features for Online Health-Science Textbooks, Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Elsevier-Introduces-New/20894/?sid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en
z. Ji-eun Seo
(2010, January 13). Korea Digital Books. JoongAng Daily.
aa. Andrew Nusca (November 10, 2009). Gartner: 2010 will be the year e-book readers take off. ZDNet. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/gartner-2010-will-be-the-year-e-book-readers-take-off/27113
bb. Lewin, T. (2009, August 9). In a digital future, textbooks are history. The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/education/09textbook.html?_r=2&emc=eta1
cc. David Lieberman (2009, December 11). Tension mounts in e-reader saga: Publishers aren’t happy with Amazon’s pricing, USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/money/20091211/ebooks11_cv.art.htm
dd. Edward Baig (2009, December 10), Wrinkles mar the arrival of Barnes and Noble’s Nook, USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/edwardbaig/2009-12-10-baig10_ST_N.htm
ee. E-book News: http://www.e-book.com.au/news.htm (extensive and current!)
ff. Office of the Governor (2009, May 6). Gov. Schwarzenegger Launches First-in-Nation Initiative to Develop Free Digital Textbooks for High School Students. Press Release, Sacramento, California. http://gov.ca.gov/press-release/12225/
gg. Dana Hull (2009, June 16). “Gov. Schwarzenegger wants California's schools to adopt digital textbooks,” Mercury News. http://www.californiacurriculum.org/pdfs/cc/061609%20Mercury%20News,%20Gov%20Schwarzenegger%20wants%20California%20schools%20to%20adopt%20digital%20textbooks.pdf
hh. Maya T. Prabhu, “California Considers Open Digital Textbooks,” eSchool News (May 21, 2009), http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/index.cfm?i=58861.
ii. Small, Flat, and Crowded, Campus Technology (e-books), http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2009/07/01/IT-Directions.aspx;
jj. Steve Ember. (2009, August 26). Going Digital: The California Digital Textbook Project. VOA News. http://www1.voanews.com/learningenglish/home/a-23-2009-08-26-voa4-83141077.html
kk. California Schoolbooks Going Digital (2010, June 9). http://www.physorg.com/news163768856.html
ll. Free Textbook Plan Costly: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/03/MNPP17VN0R.DTL
mm. California Open Source Digital Textbook Plan Faces Barriers (2010, June 3). http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/05/california-launches-open-source-digital-textbook-initiative.ars
nn. Terminating Text Books. Teach Hub. http://www.teachhub.com/discussions/blogs/cat/16/item/216
oo. Dave Rosenberg (2009, March 26). Maker of 'open,' free textbooks raises $8 million. Cnet News. http://news.cnet.com/8301-13846_3-10205734-62.html
E-Book Resources and Companies (mobile ones too):
1. Beyond Textbooks: http://beyondtextbooks.org/
2. Bookyards: http://www.bookyards.com/
3. CK-12 Foundation: http://about.ck12.org/
4. Flat World Knowledge: http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/
5. GetYa Learn On: http://www.getyalearnon.com/
6. The Global Text Project (creating books for underdeveloped countries): http://globaltext.terry.uga.edu/
7. GoKnow: http://www.goknow.com/
8. Google Books: http://books.google.com/books
9. International Children’s Digital Library. http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ (Note: The ICDL collection includes 4452 books in 54 languages; users come from 228 different countries.)
10. The Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/index.php
11. Korean Digital Textbook Project: http://www.dtbook.kr/eng/
12. LibiVox: http://librivox.org/
13. ManyBooks.net: http://manybooks.net/
14. NetLibrary: http://www.netlibrary.com/
15. NY Public Library Portal to Children’s e-books: http://kids.nypl.org/reading/Childrensebooks.cfm
16. OCLC (Online Computer Library Center): http://www.oclc.org/us/en/global/default.htm
17. Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
18. Questia: http://www.questia.com/Index.jsp
19. Rethink Books: http://rethinkbooks.com/
20. Rosetta Books: http://www.childrensbooksonline.org/ABC_Bicycle_Book/index.htm
21. Seeds of
Empowerment (Paul Kim, creating tools for the underdeveloped world; e.g., iPhone
applications for storytelling and social entrepreneurship)
22. Tumblebooks: http://www.tumblebooks.com/
23. World Public Library: http://worldlibrary.net/
Revised September 2010: http://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/tech/evidence-based-practices/finalreport.pdf
Week 4 Tidbits:
a. Marc Parry (2010, December 12). Colleges Lock Out Blind Students Online. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Blind-Students-Demand-Access/125695/?sid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en
b. Susan Sawyers,
The Hechinger Report (2010, November 26). Students can make up credits online
(i.e., credit recovery for high school students), USA Today.
c. Eric Kelderman
(2010, November 21). Technology Gives Blind Students a Better View of Music.
Chronicle of Higher Education.
d. Travis Kaya, (2010, November 16). Enrollment in Online Courses Increases at the Highest Rate Ever. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/enrollment-in-online-courses-increases-at-the-highest-rate-ever/28204?sid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en
e. Staff Report (2010, November 16). Growth of online instruction continues, though unevenly. eSchool News, Staff Report. http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/11/16/growth-of-online-instruction-continues-though-unevenly/
f. Trip Gabriel (2010, November 5). Live vs. Distance Learning: Measuring the Differences. New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/05/us/05collegeside.html?_r=2&emc=eta1
g. Special Report from the Chronicle of Higher Education, Online Learning 2010. Virtual Learning Goes Mainstream (2010, October). http://chronicle.com/section/Online-Learning/491/?inl, Special issue includes:
a. Faculty Views About Online Learning (2010, October 31). This set of charts shows results of a survey in 2008-9 of 10,720 faculty members at 69 colleges and universities, Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Faculty-Views-About-Online/125200/
b. Salmon Khan (2010, October 31). YouTube U. Beats YouSnooze U., Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/YouTube-U-Beats-YouSnooze/125105/
c. Mark David
Milliron (2010, October 31). Online Education vs. Traditional Learning: Time to
End the Family Feud. Chronicle of Higher Education.
d. Julie Meloni (2010, October 31). Technologies for Teaching: Strategies and Pitfalls. http://chronicle.com/article/Technologies-for-Teaching/125109/
e. Marc Parry (2010, October 31). Such a Deal? Maybe Not. Online learning can cost more than traditional education, Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Such-a-Deal-Maybe-Not/125103/
f. Ben Gose (2010, October 31). Learning the Art of Virtual Instruction: Traditional colleges offer training, along with incentives, for wary professors, Chronicle of HE, http://chronicle.com/article/Learning-the-Art-of-Virtual/125108/
g. Dalton Conley (2010, October 31). Steal This Education: Abbie Hoffman said a revolutionary's first duty was to get away with it. Now you can. Chronicle of HE. http://chronicle.com/article/Getting-Away-With-Free/125118
h. Katherine Mangan (2010, October 31). At the U. of Phoenix, Instructors Learn (Online) to Teach Online, Chronicle of HE, http://chronicle.com/article/Learning-Online-to-Teach/125110/
i. Marc Parry (2010, October 31). Tomorrow's College: The classroom of the future features face-to-face, online, and hybrid learning. And the future is here, Chronicle of HE. http://chronicle.com/article/Tomorrows-College/125120/
h. Special Report from Education Week. E-Learning 2010: E-Educators Evolving (2010, September). http://www.edweek.org/ew/collections/e-learning-2010_fall/index.html?Intc=EL102AP (many articles, including those below)
a. Ian Quillen (2010, September). Ed. Schools Lag Behind in Virtual-Teacher Training. Education Week. http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/09/22/04edtech_teachprep.h30.html?tkn=SXOF8nJIT8Ih9pn7ZOv4bJAf7hM/ecDBCefv&cmp=clp-edweek&utm_source=fb&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mrss
i. Steven Overly (2010, September 27). Online education evolves as advances in technology make major impact, The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/24/AR2010092405983.html
j. Jeffrey Young (2010, September 24). Amid Cows And Cacophony, an Online University Expands Its Global Reach, Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Amid-CowsCacophony-an/27186/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
k. Jeff Young (2010, September 21). S. Korean Colleges Aim to Prosper in Worldwide Online Education. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/S-Korean-Colleges-Aim-to/124558/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
l. Jeff Young (2010, August 9). Bill Gates Predicts Technology Will Make 'Place-Based' Colleges Less Important in 5 Years. Chronicle of Higher Education, See embedded video of Bill Gates. http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Bill-Gates-Predicts-Technology/26092/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
m. Jamal Eric Watson (2010, August 9). Indiana Launches Western Governors University Program. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. http://diverseeducation.com/article/14023/indiana-launches-western-governors-university-program.html
n. Larry Dignan (2010, August 3). Can the Internet lower college costs. SmartPlanet. http://www.smartplanet.com/business/blog/smart-takes/can-the-internet-lower-college-costs/9511/ (includes TED video by Chris Lehmann, principal of the Science Leadership Academy (SLA) in Philadelphia; see: TEDxNYED - Chris Lehmann - 03/06/10http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FEMCyHYTyQ ).
o. Jennifer Demski (2010, July 1). A Better Blend. Campus Technology. http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2010/07/01/A-Better-Blend.aspx?p=1
p. Cushing Anderson (2010, June 27). The Medium is the Message. Chief Learning Officer. http://clomedia.com/index.php?url=articles/view/the_medium_is_the_message
q. Paul Basken (2010, June 22). New grilling of For-Profits Could Turn Up the Heat for All of Higher Education. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/New-Grilling-of-For-Profits/66020/
r. Kelly Field and Jennifer Gonzalez (2010, June 15). Education Dept. Will Release Stricter Rules for For-Profits but Delays One on ‘Gainful Employment.” Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Will-Release/65958/
s. Marion Lloyd (2010, June 16). Mexico's Monterrey Tech Pushes E-Learning, as Some Worry It Won't Solve Region's Burgeoning Need. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Mexicos-Monterrey-Tech-Pushes/65967/
t. Josh Keller and Marc Parry (2010, May 9). U. of California Considers Online Classes, or Even Degrees: Proposal for virtual courses challenges beliefs about what an elite university is—and isn't. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/In-Crisis-U-of-California/65445/
u. Robin Wilson (2010, February 7). For-Profit Colleges Change Higher Education's Landscape: Nimble companies gain a fast-growing share of enrollments. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://www.chroniclecareers.com/article/For-Profit-Colleges-Change/64012/
v. Bill Gates (2010, January). 2010 Annual Letter from Bill Gates: Online Learning http://www.gatesfoundation.org/annual-letter/2010/Pages/education-learning-online.aspx
w. Curtis J. Bonk (2010, January 11). Overcoming the Technology Resistance Movement, Inside the School (http://www.insidetheschool.com/), Magna Publications, Madison, WI. Available: http://www.insidetheschool.com/articles/overcoming-the-technology-resistance-movement/
x. Curtis J. Bonk (2009, December 11). R2D2: A Model for Using Technology in Education, eCampus News. Available: http://www.ecampusnews.com/top-news/r2d2-a-model-for-using-technology-in-education/ or http://www.ecampusnews.com/top-news/r2d2-a-model-for-using-technology-in-education/print/
y. Curtis J. Bonk (2009, November 23). Benefits and Audiences of Online Learning in K-12 Environments, Inside the School (http://www.insidetheschool.com/), Magna Publications, Madison, WI. Available: http://www.insidetheschool.com/articles/benefits-and-audiences-of-online-learning-in-k-12-environments/
z. Curtis J. Bonk (2009, October 19). The Wide Open Learning World: Sea, Land, and Ice Views. Association for Learning Technology (ALT) Online Newsletter, Issue 17, Available: http://newsletter.alt.ac.uk/g57hhv01ses15pbvrjm4bf
aa. Charles R. Graham (2006). Chapter 1: Blended learning systems: Definition, current trends, future directions. In C. J. Bonk & C. R. Graham (Eds.). Handbook of blended learning: Global Perspectives, local designs. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer Publishing. http://mypage.iu.edu/~cjbonk/graham_intro.pdf
bb. Obama Urges Investment in High-Tech Education, CNN Money, September 21, 2009: http://money.cnn.com/2009/09/21/news/economy/obama/index.htm
cc. Thomas Benton (September 14, 2009). Online Learning: Reaching Out to the Skeptics, Chronicle of HE, http://chronicle.com/article/Online-Learning-Reaching-Out/48375/
Week 5 Tidbits:
a. FM (1998). FM Interviews with Linus Torvalds: What motivates free software developers? First Monday, Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/583/504
b. Jane Hart (2008, April) 25 Tools every learning professional should have in their toolbox—and all for free! E.Learning Age Magazine. http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/articles/25tools.html
c. Lessig, Lawrence (2006, September). Free, as in beer. Wired Magazine, Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.09/posts.html?pg=6
d. Free Software Foundation. (2006). The free software definition. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.fsf.org/licensing/essays/free-sw.html
e. GNU Bulletin. (1987). What is Free Software Foundation? GNU Bulletin 1(3). Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.gnu.org/bulletins/bull3.html#SEC1.
f. Hilton, J. L. (2005). In praise of sharing. EDUCAUSE Review, 40(3), 72-73. Also available at: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERM05310.pdf
g. Stallman, R. (1983). Initial announcement. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.gnu.org/gnu/initial-announcement.html
h. Stallman, R. (1985). The GNU project. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.gnu.org/gnu/thegnuproject.html
Open Source Initiatives:
1. Open Source Initiative. (2007). Open Source Initiative (OSI). http://www.opensource.org/
3. Sakai Web site: http://sakaiproject.org/
4. List of Open Source Tools: http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/tools.htm
6. Giving knowledge for free: The emergence of open educational resources. OECD Publishing: Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. (2007). (153 pages). http://www.oecdbookshop.org/oecd/display.asp?SF1=DI&CID=&LANG=EN&ST1=5L4S6TNG3F9X and http://22.214.171.124/oecd/pdfs/browseit/9607041E.PDF
Week 6 Tidbits:
OpenCourseWare (OCW), Open Access Contents, and Open Educational Resources (OER)
1. OER Handbook, WikiEducator: http://wikieducator.org/OER_Handbook
2. A Vision for Global (online) Education: http://youtube.com/watch?v=RRymi-lFHpE; Richard Baraniuk Rice University
3. Hewlett Foundation OER Resources and Grants: http://www.hewlett.org/programs/education-program/open-educational-resources
4. Hewlett OER Blog called OERderves: http://www.oerderves.org
5. Educational Resources Center for California: http://grou.ps/oercenter/
6. WikiEducator: http://www.wikieducator.org/Main_Page
8. The Open Knowledge Foundation: http://www.okfn.org/
9. MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Project: http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html
10. OpenCourseWare Consortium: http://www.ocwconsortium.org/
11. Intute (to find best resources for study and research): http://www.intute.ac.uk/
12. OER Commons: http://oercommons.org/
13. Free Rice: http://www.freerice.com/
14. Global Text Project: http://globaltext.org/
15. David Wiley,
Utah State University, fall 2007 class about OER - syllabus online
16. David Wiley’s blog: http://opencontent.org/blog/
17. MERLOT: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm
18. Connexions from Rice University: http://cnx.org/
19. Jorum: http://www.jorum.ac.uk/
20. IIEP-UNESCO (wiki of repositories and resources): http://oerwiki.iiep-unesco.org/index.php?title=Repositories
21. WolframAlpha: http://www.wolframalpha.com/
22. EveryStockPhoto.com: http://everystockphoto.com/photo.php?imageId=571578
23. Open Course in Education Futures: http://www.edfutures.com/
24. OCW Search: http://www.ocwsearch.com/
25. OCW Finder: http://www.ocwfinder.org/
26. iBerry (Open Courseware (OCW) Directory): http://iberry.com/
27. Open Knowledge Initiative: http://www.okiproject.org/
28. Opensource Opencourseware Prototype System (2005). OOPS website. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from: http://oops.editme.com/
30. Japan OCW Consortium: http://www.jocw.jp/index.htm
31. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s OCW: http://ocw.jhsph.edu/
32. Tufts University’s OCW: http://ocw.tufts.edu/
33. Vietnam Fulbright Economics OCW: http://ocw.fetp.edu.vn/home.cfm
34. The Rai Foundation Colleges OCW project in India: http://www.raifoundation.org/aspirations.html (Note: Google and Firefox look at this as badware and so may not work)
36. Federal Resources for Educational Excellent project (see http://free.ed.gov/).
37. Free-Reading.net: http://free-reading.net/index.php?title=Main_Page
38. NASA Learning Technology site (see http://learn.arc.nasa.gov/)
39. The Museum of Online Museums: http://www.coudal.com/moom/
41. Ontario Educational Resource Bank: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/elearning/
42. Squidoo: http://www.squidoo.com/
43. Public Library of Science: http://www.plos.org/
44. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: http://plato.stanford.edu/
45. Yahoo! Education: http://education.yahoo.com/
46. Online Dictionaries: YourDictionary: http://www.yourdictionary.com/; Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary: http://www.m-w.com/; Dictionary.com: http://dictionary.reference.com/; MSN Encarta Dictionary: http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictionary/dictionaryhome.aspx
47. Encyclopedia of Life, Reuters, August 23, 2009: http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSTRE57M13Y20090823; http://www.eol.org/
48. Jeffrey Young (2010, July 12). Microsoft Research Unveils Online Observatory of NASA Images of Mars. Chronicle of Higher Education.
i. http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Microsoft-Research-Unveils/25458/ http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/mro/ (NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter )
ii. http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/Home.aspx (computer as a virtual telescope)
49. Timeless Hemmingway: http://www.timelesshemingway.com/
50. Jane Austen: http://www.janeausten.org/
51. The Jane Goodall Institute: http://www.janegoodall.org/
52. Federal Resources for Educational Excellence: http://www.free.ed.gov/
53. BBC (2009,
November 30). The Royal Society 350th anniversary celebrations puts historic
papers online (Captain Cook, Sir Isaac Newton and Benjamin Frankin).
54. Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online: http://darwin-online.org.uk/
55. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/
56. Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore: http://www.eapoe.org/
57. Einstein Archives Online: http://www.alberteinstein.info/
58. Brian Stelter (2010, March15). C-Span Puts Full Archives on the Web, New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/16/arts/television/16cspan.html
59. C-Span: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/videoLibrary/
60. Book-TV Archive: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/browse?browse=series&id=5
61. Book-TV: http://www.booktv.org/
62. Scitable: http://www.nature.com/scitable (from Nature magazine)
63. Foldit: http://fold.it/portal/ (protein unfolding)
Free and Low Cost Higher Education:
1. Free Learning (list from Stephen Downes): http://www.downes.ca/freelearning.htm
2. University of the People: http://www.uopeople.org/
a. New York Times, On the Internet: A University Without a Campus, February 5, 2009, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/25/technology/25iht-university.4.19660731.html
b. Donald Clark blog post, University of the People, September 21, 2009, http://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/2009/09/university-of-people.html
c. Marc Parry, Chronicle of HE, August 26, 2009, New Tuition-Free University of the People Tries to Democratize HE, http://chronicle.com/blogPost/New-Tuition-Free-University/7831/
3. Peer 2 Peer University: http://p2pu.org/
a. Back to School: Peer 2 Peer University and the Future of Education (an interview); September 1, 2009 interview: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/17323
b. University of Manitoba (?), August 12, 2009: http://openedconference.org/archives/414
c. P2PU., An Experiment in Free Online Education, Opens for Business, Chronicle of HE, August 19, 2009, http://chronicle.com/blogPost/P2P-U-an-Experiment-in-Free/7739/
4. Straightline: http://www.straighterline.com/
Carter (2010, September 21). Free online school coming to some in Haiti
Earthquake that killed more than 200,000 also ravaged universities, leaving few educational options. eCampus News, By Dennis Carter, Assistant Editor. http://www.ecampusnews.com/technologies/free-online-school-coming-to-some-in-haiti/
4. Nixty: http://nixty.com/
a. Sophia Li (2010, July 23). Online Course Construction Gets a 'Do-It-Yourself' Web Site. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Online-Course-Construction/25732/?sid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en
3. Nicholas Carr (2008, July/August). Is Google Making Us Stupid? Atlantic Monthly. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/google
Week 7 Tidbits:
a. Lev Grossman
(2010, December 15). Person of the Year 2010, Mark Zuckerberg.
Time (magazine). http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2036683_2037183,00.html
b. Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing), Web 2.0 Summit 2010: Mark Zuckerberg, "A Conversation with Mark Zuckerberg." (2010, November 17). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czw-dtTP6oU&feature=player_embedded
c. Grossman, L. (2006, December 13).Time’s Person of the Year: You. Time Magazine Person of the Year, 168(26), pp. 38-41. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1569514,00.html
d. Marc Parry (August 5, 2010). The Open, Social, Participatory Future of Online Learning. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/blogPost/The-Open-Social/26000/
e. Jon Swartz (2010, August 2). Time spent on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube grows, USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-08-02-networking02_ST_N.htm
f. Marc Parry (2010, May 4). Most Professors Use Social Media. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Most-Professors-Use-Social/23716/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
i. Summary of findings from Pearson study: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/05/prweb3960844.htm
g. Mark Vernon (2010, July 27). Is true friendship dying away? USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2010-07-27-column27_ST_N.htm
h. Jeanie Meister and Karie Wilyerd (2010, April). Social Learning Unleashed. Chief Learning Officer. http://www.cedma-europe.org/newsletter%20articles/Clomedia/Social%20Learning%20Unleashed%20(Apr%2010).pdf
i. George Siemens, Articles, Retrieved on June 25, 2010, eLearningspace: Everything E-learning, from http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/index.htm
j. Jutta Pauschenwein and Anastasia Sfiri, Graz, Austria (2010, 5(1)). Adult Learner’s Motivation for the Use of Micro-Blogging During Online Training Courses. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (JET). http://online-journals.org/i-jet/article/view/1041/1291
a. George Siemens (2008). Connectivism & Connected Knowledge: Open Online Course, http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/connectivism/
b. Benson, Heidi (2005, November 22). A man’s vision: World Library Online. San Francisco Chronicle, A-1. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/11/22/MNGQ0FSCCT1.DTL
c. Scholarship in the Age of Participation, George Siemens, Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/journal.htm
d. Connectivism, Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.connectivism.ca/about.html
f. George Siemens, The Changing Nature of Knowledge (4 short videos):
i. The Conflict of Learning Theories with Human Nature: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTgWt4Uzr54&feature=related
ii. The Changing Nature of Knowledge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMcTHndpzYg&feature=related
iii. The Impact of Social Software on Learning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grI_h88vs3g
iv. The Network is the Learning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpbkdeyFxZw&feature=related
Sample Web 2.0 tools and companies:
1. Dotsub: http://www.dotsub.com/ (create subtitling text in online videos and films).
2. Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/
3. Mailbigfule: http://www.mailbigfile.com/
4. Scrapblog: http://scrapblog.com/(create a scrapbook of pics.)
5. VoiceThread: http://voicethread.com/ (add audio to pics--I tried it and it worked great)
6. Voxopop (formerly Chinswing): http://www.voxopop.com/ (constructive communication is the goal of this tool; converse with other people about different topics)
7. YackPack: http://www.yackpack.com/ (email an audio file)
8. Meg Lloyd (2010, May). 18 Web 2.0 Tools for Instruction. Campus Technology. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/05/01/18-web-20-tools-for-instruction.aspx
9. Tools for creating videos of animated characters and creating cartoonish videos:
1. Bitstrips: http://www.bitstrips.com/landing;
2. Digital Films: http://www.digitalfilms.com/
3. GoAnimate: http://goanimate.com/
4. Xtranormal: http://www.xtranormal.com
10. Link to Various Web 2.0 tools: http://www.go2web20.net/
11. ***Curt Bonk’s list of “Popular Web 2.0 and related Technology Tools (useful for K-12 schools and teachers)” http://www.trainingshare.com/resources/Web_2.0_possibilities_for_K-12-1_pager.php
a. Wikibook from Dwight Allen class (Old Dominion University) on Social and Cultural Foundations of Education: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Social_and_Cultural_Foundations_of_American_Education/Educational_Change/Theory
b. Wikimania Conference 2009 presentation (worth watching for 10-20 minutes): http://wikimania2009.wikimedia.org/wiki/Proceedings:309
Week 8 Tidbits:
a. Jeffrey Young (2010, May 28). Crowd Science Reaches New Heights. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/The-Rise-of-Crowd-Science/65707/
b. Stewart Mader (2009, January). Your wiki isn’t Wikipedia: How to use it for technical communication. Intercom. http://www.ikiw.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/stc_intercom.pdf
c. Giles, J. (2005). Internet encyclopedias go head to head [Electronic Version]. Nature, 438, 900-901. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.u.arizona.edu/~trevors/nature_15dec2005_wikipedia.pdf or http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v438/n7070/full/438900a.html (Note: this may cost money to acquire).
i. Encyclopedia Britannica (2006, March). Fatally flawed: Refuting the recent study on encyclopedic accuracy by the journal Nature. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://corporate.britannica.com/britannica_nature_response.pdf#search=%22Refuting%20the%20recent%20study%20on%20encyclopedic%22
d. Seven things you should know about Wikipedia (2007, June). Educause, Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7026.pdf or http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7026.pdf
a. Seven Things You Should Know About (Wikipedia, Podcasts, Facebook, etc.) (from Educause): http://www.educause.edu/content.asp?page_id=7495&bhcp=1
e. Piotr Konieczny (2007, January). Wikis and Wikipedia as a teaching tool. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Education, 4(1), 15-34. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://itdl.org/Journal/Jan_07/article02.htm
f. A Web of Connections: Why the read/write Web changes everything: http://willrichardson.wikispaces.com/ (Wikispaces of Will Richardson)
1. Peter B. Kaughman and Jen Mohan (2009, June). Video Use and Higher Education: Options for the Future. http://library.nyu.edu/about/Video_Use_in_Higher_Education.pdf
2. Pew Internet and American Life Project.
a. Mary Madden (2009, July). The Audience for Online Video- Sharing Sites Shoots Up. Pew Internet and American Life Project. http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2009/The-Audience-for-Online-Video-Sharing-Sites-Shoots-Up.pdf
c. Lee Rainie (2008, January 9). “Pew Internet Project Data Memo: Video Sharing Websites,” report (Pew Internet and American Life Project. http://fe01.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2008/Pew_Videosharing_memo_Jan08.pdf.pdf
3. Kristen Purcell (2010, June 3). The State of Online Video. Pew Internet & American Life Project. Pew Internet & American Life Project. http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2010/PIP-The-State-of-Online-Video.pdf
4. Stephen Downes (2008). “Places to Go: YouTube,” Innovate: Journal of Online Education, http://innovateonline.info/pdf/vol4_issue5/Places_to_Go-__YouTube.pdf
6. Bonk, C. J. (2008, March). YouTube anchors and enders: The use of shared online video content as a macrocontext for learning. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2008 Annual Meeting, New York, NY. http://www.publicationshare.com/SFX7EED.pdf
Week 9 Tidbits:
a. Verne G. Kopytoff, (2010,
December 20), Skype Adds Video Calling to iPhone App, NY Times blog, http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/30/skype-adds-video-calling-to-iphone-app/
or Jon Swartz (December 20, 2010). USA Today.
b. Jefferson Graham
(2010, December 17). Free music video site Vevo eyes iPad, other mobile
possibilities, USA TODAY.
c. Melanie Swan
(2010, December 3). US teenage teacher inspires future educators
The National. http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/education/us-teenage-teacher-inspires-future-educators (note: This article is about a TED conference for kids; TEDxRedmond is a TEDx event organized by kids, for kids, Sept 18, 2010
http://tedxredmond.com/; see for example: TEDxRedmond: Interview with Rethinking Education Speaker Priya Ganesan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BVZRNAY-lA&feature=channel or TEDxRedmond: 10-year-old Perry Chen Film Critic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sgdnp5Xr0FU&feature=channel or TEDxRedmond: Priya Ganesan Interviews Her Sister Maya
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnAkaQakPQQ&feature=channel or TEDxRedmond: Lessons From Children - Celebrating Our Youngest Teachers
November 24, 2010; Ardith Davis Cole, teacher, author, literacy consultant
d. Dian Schaffhauser (2010, September 15). College Students on Streaming Video: Get Me Outta Class! Campus Technology. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/09/15/college-students-on-streaming-video-get-me-outta-class.aspx
e. Marc Parry (2010, August 8). Mass Video Courses May Free Up Professors for More Personalized Teaching. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Mass-Video-Courses-May-Free-Up/123781/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
f. Jeffrey Young (2010, June 6). College 2.0: A Self-Appointed Teacher Runs a One-Man 'Academy' on YouTube: Are his 10-minute lectures the future? Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/A-Self-Appointed-Teacher-Runs/65793/
g. Olivia Barker (2010, March 31). It's not the Jetsons' video chat anymore, thanks to technology, Olivia Barker, USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2010-03-31-videochat31_CV_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip
b. Michael Wesch, Anti-Teaching: Confronting the Crisis of Significance." Education Canada 48(2):4-7. Jan 2008. http://www.scribd.com/doc/6358393/AntiTeaching-Confronting-the-Crisis-of-Significance
c. Michael Wesch, From Knowledgable to Knowledge-Able: Learning in New Media Environments, Academic Commons, http://www.academiccommons.org/commons/essay/knowledgable-knowledge-able, September 7, 2009.
d. Henry Jenkins. “Learning from YouTube: An Interview with Alex Juhasz,” Confessions of an Aca-fan. Weblog of Henry Jenkins (February 20, 2008), http://www.henryjenkins.org/2008/02/learning_from_youtube_an_inter.html
e. Guaranteach (short 1-2 minute math videos): http://www.guaranteach.com/
f. Livestream: http://www.livestream.com
g. Maangchi (Korean food recipe site): http://www.maangchi.com/
h. Charles McGrath. “A Private Dance? Four Million Web Fans Say No,” New York Times (July 8, 2008), http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/08/technology/08iht-08dancer.14321276.html?pagewanted=all
i. Laura Devaney. “‘Coursecasting’ Now a Higher-education Staple: Universities Increasingly Turning Lectures into Podcasts,” eSchool News (December 19, 2007), http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/?i=51181;_hbguid=0b8af8f9-649b-4696-98c2-f4366bd7aa00
j. Jeffrey R. Young. “Thanks to YouTube, Professors are Finding New Audiences,” Chronicle of Higher Education (January 9, 2008), http://chronicle.com/article/Thanks-to-YouTube-Professo/381/
k. Jeffrey R. Young. “‘Big Think’ Video Site not Attracting Much Reedback?” Wired Campus: Chronicle of Higher Education (February 8, 2008), http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/2730/big-think-video-site-not-attracting-much-feedback
l. Yi-Wyn Yen. “YouTube Looks for the Money Clip,” Fortune (2008), http://techland.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2008/03/25/youtube-looks-for-the-money-clip/
m. Brock Read. “Scientists Get a YouTube of Their Own,” Chronicle.com (2007), http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/2323/scientists-get-a-youtube-of-their-own
n. Jeffrey R. Young. “Professors on YouTube, Take 2?” Wired Campus: Chronicle of Higher Education (January 29, 2008),
o. John Battelle. “A Brief Interview with Michael Wesch (The Creator of that Wonderful Video),” John Battelle’s Searchblog (February 18, 2007), http://battellemedia.com/archives/003386.php
Same YouTube videos related to education:
1. Khan Academy: http://www.khanacademy.org/
2. LearningTalks - a series of short, free, video interviews on learning. The MASIE Center (mainly from corporate training world) http://www.learning2010.com/Videos/jonathankopp.htm
3. EduTube (best educational videos on the Web): http://www.edutube.org/
4. YouTube (Michael L. Wesch) Web 2.0…The machine is us/ing us. YouTube. Retri Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gmP4nk0EOE
5. A Vision of Today’s Students http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o; (3.7 million views)
6. Michael Wesch, A Vision of Today’s Students, Encyclopedia Britannica Blog: http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2008/10/a-vision-of-students-today-what-teachers-must-do/
7. World Simulation Project: http://mediatedcultures.net/worldsim.htm
8. An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube (presentation at the Library of Congress; 1.1 million views): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPAO-lZ4_hU&feature=channel
9. A Portal to Media Literacy (University of Manitoba, 88,000 views): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4yApagnr0s
10. Prometeus: The Media Revolution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj8ZadKgdC0&feature=PlayList&p=4D86E029460FE12B&index=12
11. An Anthropologist Explores the Culture of Video blogging: http://chronicle.com/article/An-Anthropologist-Explores-the/11951 (from the Chronicle of Higher Education)-- Michael L. Wesch (Note: this article can be found free at: http://www.connexxcreen.com/pb/wp_2649bae4.html?0.5)
12. Did you know; Shift Happens; globalization; information age: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljbI-363A2Q
13. Did You Know 2.0: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMcfrLYDm2U&feature=related
14. Did You Know 4.0: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrEWe8&feature=related
15. Voices from the New American Schoolhouse: http://youtube.com/watch?v=rgpuSo-GSfw
16. Introducing the book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFAWR6hzZek (also called medieval help desk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ&mode=related&search= ; clearer to see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pyjRj3UMRM&mode=related&search=
17. Fair(y) Use Tale: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJn_jC4FNDo (Eric Faden).
18. My Kind of High School (Project-based learning; Project Foundry): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX1bv30rYIk
19. Pay Attention: http://youtube.com/watch?v=aEFKfXiCbLw
20. RSS in plain English: http://youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU
21. Wikis in plain English: http://youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
22. Second life from Ohio University: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFuNFRie8wA
24. Sugata Mitra (2010, September 26). Can computers take the place of teachers? Special to CNN (a TED talk). http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/09/26/mitra.technology.learning/index.html?hpt=C2 or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk60sYrU2RU&feature=channel
Week 10 Tidbits:
a. Ursula Lindsey (2010, December 5). Online Program Connects Students Across Cultural and National Borders. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/A-Virtual-Exchange-Program/125601/ (more on program is here: http://www.soliya.net/?q=connect_program)
b. Les Watson (2010, August 11). Learning Landscapes in Higher Education. Online Newsletter of the Association for the Advancement of Learning Technologies (ALT), Issue 20, UK. http://newsletter.alt.ac.uk/wxjt53kw6dr
c. Bridget McCrea (2010, August 5). “Remaking the College Campus.” Campus Technology. Available: http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2010/08/05/Remaking-the-College-Campus.aspx?Page=1 (3 pages) or full version printable at: http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2010/08/05/Remaking-the-College-Campus.aspx?Page=3&p=1
d. Jennifer Demeski
(2010, August). Web 2.0: 3 for 3. Ed Tech Experts Choose Top Tools
Which web 2.0 tools are best suited for enabling collaboration in teaching and learning? A trio of ed tech experts offer up their top three choices apiece, 07/28/10, THE Journal, 37(7), pp. 32-37. Available: http://thejournal.com/articles/2010/08/01/3-for-3.aspx
http://thejournal.com/Articles/2010/08/01/3-for-3.aspx?p=1 (print full article)
e. Matt Villano (2010, June). “7 Tips for Building Collaborative Learning Spaces.” Campus Technology. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/06/01/7-tips-for-building-collaborative-learning-spaces.aspx
f. Jeremy Rifkin
(2010, May 30). Empathic Education: The Transformation of Learning in an
Interconnected World, Chronicle of Higher Education.
g. Dian Schaffhauser (2010, March 30). Being there: The case for telepresence. Campus Technology. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/04/01/being-there-the-case-for-telepresence.aspx
h. Maria Glod (2009, June 24). Students Without Borders. The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/23/AR2009062303440.html (also see associated video: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2009/06/15/VI2009061502411.html?sid=ST2009062400918 and list of schools and programs: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/education/w/GLOBETEACH_SIDE.html?sid=ST2009062400918
i. Educause (2008, April). 7 things you should know about Ning. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7036.pdf
j. Shi, Shufang, & Morrow, Blaine Victor (2006). E-conferencing for instruction: What works? Educause Quarterly, 29(4), pp. 22-30. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/EConferencingforInstructionWha/157428 and http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/EQM0646.pdf
k. Chickering, A. W., & Ehrmann, S. C. (1996). Implementing the seven principles: Technology as lever. AAHE Bulletin, 49(2), 3-6. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.tltgroup.org/programs/seven.html
l. Andrew J. Milne (2007, January/February). Entering the interaction age: Implementing a Future Vision for Campus Learning Spaces . . . Today. Educause Review. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume42/EnteringtheInteractionAgeImple/158107 or http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERM0710.pdf
m. Communities of Inquiry, University of Calgary: http://commons.ucalgary.ca/documents/Comm_of_Inquiry.pdf
n. Learning Commons at the University of Calgary: http://commons.ucalgary.ca/
o. World Vision Canada: http://www.worldvision.ca/Pages/welcome.aspx
Tools for Collaboration:
1. Adobe Connect Pro: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html
2. Collanos: http://www.collanos.com/
3. ConceptShare: http://www.conceptshare.com/
4. Google Groups: http://groups.google.com;
5. Google Docs: http://docs.google.com
6. Diigo: http://www.diigo.com/
7. Dimdim: http://www.dimdim.com/
8. Elluminate: http://www.elluminate.com/
9. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/
10. GoToMeeting: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/
11. GroupTweet: http://www.grouptweet.com/
12. Ning: http://www.ning.com/
13. PBworks: http://pbworks.com/
14. SlideRocket: http://www.sliderocket.com/
15. Skype: http://www.skype.com/
16. StartWright (virtual teams): http://www.startwright.com/virtual.htm
17. TwitterGroups: http://twittgroups.com/index.php
18. TypeWithMe: http://typewith.me/
19. Twibes (Twitter Groups): http://www.twibes.com/
20. Twiddla: http://www.twiddla.com/
21. Twitter: http://twitter.com/
22. Twitter Groups: http://twittgroups.com/
23. Ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/
24. Virtual Edge for Teams: http://www.virtualteams.com/
25. WebEx: http://www.webex.com/
26. Wet Paint: http://www.wetpaint.com/
27. Wikispaces: http://www.wikispaces.com/
28. Windows Live Groups: http://groups.live.com/
29. Writeboard: http://writeboard.com/
30. Yahoo! Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com;
For more tools, see:
1. MissiontoLearn: http://www.missiontolearn.com/; has lists of free collaborative tools; see: http://www.missiontolearn.com/2009/08/free-online-collaboration/
2. Mashable (old but extensive list of collaborative tools): http://mashable.com/2007/07/22/online-collaboration/
Videos and Resources of New or Remodeled Academic Buildings for Collaboration:
1. Grand Valley State University. Virtual Tour of New GVSU Library. (2009, November 11). YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbuDPopJxg0 and report at: http://www.uic.edu/depts/accc/lets/content/learnlab_intro.pdf
2. JISC - Designing Spaces: A campus for the 21st century: City Campus University of Wolverhampton. (2008, December 8). YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp3sWu_5rb0&feature=related
Landscapes in Higher Education.
Case Studies: http://learninglandscapes.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/case-studies/
4. Ohio State’s New Library: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak7FEQjxqBY
5. Saltire Centre at Glasgow Caledonian (Scotland): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBsGeDa44ic&feature=related
7. Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning. http://www.scil.nsw.edu.au/
8. tlc@bedford library - Royal Holloway, University of London, UK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klouRhl_VpA
9. Union Street Residence Center Learn Lab, Indiana University. http://uitsnews.iu.edu/2010/12/07/new-experimental-learning-spaces/
10. Yonsei Library, Seoul, Korea
i. The New Library (Seoul, Korea): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LstQ8H0AAYw&feature=related
ii. Yonsei Library: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLbVIZZ5OoI
Week 11 Tidbits:
a. Jon Swartz (2010, November 18). Zynga sees new 'CityVille' building on 'FarmVille' success, USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-11-18-zynga18_CV_N.htm
b. Elliott Masie (2010, November 17). Gesture-Based Learning. Learning TRENDS #647 - Updates on Learning, Business & Technology. 55,195 Readers - http://www.masie.com - The MASIE Center. http://gesture.masie.com/; http://trends.masie.com/archives/2010/11/17/647-gestures-and-learning-video-report-from-masie-learning-l.html
c. Sophia Li (2010, June 20). ‘Augmented Reality' on Smartphones Brings Teaching Down to Earth, Sophia Li, Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Augmented-Reality-on/65991/
d. Jeffrey Young (2010, February 14). After Frustrations in Second Life, Colleges Look to New Virtual Worlds: The hype is gone, but not the interest, and professors think some emerging projects may have instructional staying power. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/After-Frustrations-in-Second/64137/
e. Catherine Price (2008, July 31). Sex Ed in Second Life: Could a Virtual Island Teach Students about Real-world Sex? Salon.com. http://www.salon.com/mwt/broadsheet/2007/07/31/sex_in_second_life/print.html
f. Distance in 2nd life (Nick Yee) http://www.npr.org/blogs/bryantpark/2007/05/dont_stand_so_close_to_me.html
g. Paul Wasley (2008, August 8). U. of Phoenix lets students find answers virtually. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/free/v54/i48/48a00104.htm (Note: this article can be located free at http://www.docstoc.com/docs/39482837/U-of-Phoenix-Lets-Students-Find-Answers-Virtually)
h. Oishi, Lindsay (2007, June 15). Surfing Second Life. From Technology and Learning (TechLearning). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://techlearning.com/story/showArticle.php?articleID=196604483
i. Korzeniowski, Paul (2007, March 27). Educational video games: Coming to a classroom near you? TechNewsWorld. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.technewsworld.com/story/56516.html
Virtual Worlds and Computer Games:
1. Active Worlds: http://www.activeworlds.com/
2. Civilization: http://www.civilization.com/
3. Kaneva: http://www.kaneva.com/
4. OpenSimulator: http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Screenshots
5. Rome Reborn: Retrieved on June 26, 2010, from http://www.romereborn.virginia.edu/
6. Scratch Website: http://scratch.mit.edu/; Watch video in “Turning programming into Child’s Play” by Jeffrey Young, Chronicle of Higher Education (2007, July 16): http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Turning-Programming-Into/3180
7. Second Life: http://secondlife.com/
8. SimCitySocieties: http://simcitysocieties.ea.com/
9. SmallWorlds: http://www.smallworlds.com/login.php
10. Spore: http://www.spore.com/
(More from same issue):
Week 12 Tidbits:
a. Sharon Jayson (2010, December 30). The year we stopped talking. USA Today, Dec 30, 2010. http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20101230/1ayear30_cv.art.htm
b. Roger Yu (2010, November 16). Samsung cranks up creativity as it focuses on mobile Net, USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-11-16-samsung16_ST_N.htm
Parry (2010, October 10). Will Technology Kill the Academic Calendar?
Online, semesters give way to students who set their own schedules, Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Will-Technology-Kill-the/124857/
Young (2010, September 9). Those wanting to learn more English…
Campus Tech in China: Impressions From 3 Campuses.
e. Stephen Shankland (2010, September 2). Samsung: Galaxy Tab has leg up on Apple iPad, CNET. http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20015400-264.html
f. Harmeet Shah Singh (2010, July 23). India unveils $35 computer for students. CNN World. http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/07/23/india.thirty.five.dollar.laptop/index.html?npt=NP1&hpt=Sbin
g. CNN Video. $35 iPad wanabee. CNN Is India's $35 iPad knockoff for real? CNN's Fareed Zakaria says it could change the world. http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2010/08/01/gps.last.look.ipad.cnn?hpt=T2
h. Mike Prospero (2010, May 27). OLPC, Marvell Join Forces, Announce sub-$100 Tablet by December 2010. Laptop. http://blog.laptopmag.com/olpc-marvell-join-forces-announce-sub-100-tablet-by-december-2010
i. Eva Vasquez (2010, June 18). Adults as likely to text while driving as teens, study says. CNN Tech. http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/mobile/06/18/pew.adults.text.driving/index.html
j. Chris Cameron (2010, June 1). Museum of London's Streetmuseum App Puts Historic Photos in Perspective. ReadWriteWeb. http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/museum_of_londons_streetmuseum_app_puts_historic_photos_in_perspectives.php
Jones (2010, May 25). Mixed feelings greet on-the-go Net access
As jets, trains add Wi-Fi, travelers check in - or out. USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/money/20100525/businesstravel25_st.art.htm
l. Anya Kamenetz (2010, April 1). A Is for App: How Smartphones, Handheld Computers Sparked an Educational Revolution. Fast Company. http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/144/a-is-for-app.html (and related slideshow of kids: http://www.fastcompany.com/pics/app)
m. Zachary Wilson (2010, April 1). Log on and Learn: Devices, Sites and Apps for Kids. Fast Company. http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/144/game-on.html
n. Marco R. della Cava (2010, March 31). It's an app world, and it could swallow all computing. USA TODAY. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/2010-03-31-1Aappworld31_CV_N.htm?obref=obnetwork
Brown (2010, March 11). Your Learners ARE Mobile: Is Your Learning
p. Free Response System (on mobile phones; VotApedia): http://www.urvoting.com/
q. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (2009, June). Press Release No 54/2009. Information Note to the Press. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.trai.gov.in/WriteReadData/trai/upload/PressReleases/687/pr1june09no54.pdf
r. Marcus, M. B. (2009, October 5). Pull yourself from that iPhone and read this story. USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/life/20091005/appaddiction05_st.art.htm?loc=interstitialskip
'One Laptop Per Child' program collides with reality
By GEOFFREY YORK, Toronto Globe and Mail, Oct 15, 2009, from http://scrippsnews.com/content/one-laptop-child-program-collides-reality
t. Thea Payome. “Making Good Use of Mobile Phone Capabilities. Interview with John Traxler,” (E-learning Africa Conference, 2007), http://www.elearning-africa.com/newsportal/english/news70_print.php
u. John Traxler: http://wlv.academia.edu/JohnTraxler). Learning in a Mobile Age: http://wlv.academia.edu/JohnTraxler/Papers/83099/Learning-in-a-Mobile-Age; Current State of Mobile: http://wlv.academia.edu/JohnTraxler/Papers/95201/Current-State-of-Mobile-Learning
v. Playaway: http://store.playawaydigital.com/
w. Handschooling, Judy Breck: http://handschooling.com/
x. Seeds of Empowerment (Paul Kim): http://seedsofempowerment.org/index.html
y. One Laptop Per Child (OLPC): http://wiki.laptop.org/
More Tidbits Videos: The Past and the Future of Mobile (including mobile music)
1. 1981 primitive Internet report on KRON: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WCTn4FljUQ&feature=player_embedded
2. Future Rolltop Computer: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=7H0K1k54t6A
3. Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense (TED, March 2009; 8:45): http://www.ted.com/talks/pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense.html
4. Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology (TED November 2009; 13:51): http://www.ted.com/talks/pranav_mistry_the_thrilling_potential_of_sixthsense_technology.html
Gaga - Poker Face by Applegirl (ver. I-Phone Apps) (2010, March 23).
Rocks Christmas Tunes on iPads and iPhones (2010, December 10). PadGagget.
North Point's iBand - Feliz Navidad (2010, December 8). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcexJQM-8W0&feature=player_embedded
7. Jefferson Graham (2010, November 10). Smule adds Magic Fiddle to its Ocarina and Magic Piano apps, USA TODAY. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/2010-11-10-Smule10_ST_N.htm
8. Music instruction goes virtual: Trend could have a huge impact on how professors teach and students learn (2010, September 17). eSchool News. http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/09/17/music-instruction-goes-virtual/
ALL the "Glee" Songs with Your iPhone or iPad! – AppJudgment (April
10. Eric Whitacre's Virtual
Choir - 'Lux Aurumque' (2010, March 21).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7o7BrlbaDs (note: combines 185 voices).
Week 13 Tidbits:
a. Downes, Stephen (2003, May). More than Personal: The Impact of Weblogs (includes comprehensive listing of Blogging software, tools, and resources). http://www.downes.ca/post/31449
b. Richardson, W. (2004). Blogging and RSS — The "what's it?" and "how to" of powerful new web tools for educators. MultiMedia & Internet@Schools, 11(1). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.infotoday.com/MMSchools/jan04/richardson.shtml.
c. Meg Sullivan (2008, June 25). “Dig In, Archaeology Fans! UCLA Blogs to Offer Front-Row Seat at Archaeology Digs,” UCLA Newsrooms. http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/dig-in-archaeology-fans-52202.aspx
Tools for Blogging and Microblogging:
1. Blogger: http://www.blogger.com/
2. Edmondo: http://www.edmodo.com/
3. LiveJournal: http://www.livejournal.com/
4. Movable Type: http://www.movabletype.org/
5. Posterous: https://posterous.com/
6. Soup.io: http://www.soup.io/
7. Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/
8. Twitter: http://twitter.com/
9. WordPress: http://wordpress.org/
10. Xanga: http://www.xanga.com/
Week 14 Tidbits:
a. Jeffrey Young (2010, March 7). College 2.0: More Professors Could Share Lectures Online. But Should They?, Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/More-Professors-Could-Share/64521/
Example of Educational Webcast and Podcast Shows:
1. Worldbridges: http://worldbridges.net/
2. EdTechTalk: http://edtechtalk.com/
4. Erica Naone. “Learning Language in Context: Startup Live Mocha Leverages Social Networking to Teach Foreign Languages,” Technology Review (October 5, 2007), http://www.technologyreview.com/Biztech/19484/?a=f
5. Steve Lohr. “Hello India? I Need Help with My Math,” New York Times (October 31, 2007), http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/31/business/worldbusiness/31butler.html?pagewanted=print
6. The Horizon Reports (i.e., technology on the horizon)
Week 15 Tidbits:
a. Doug Gross (2010, December 27). The top 10 tech trends of 2010, CNN Tech. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-12-17-vevo17_ST_N.htm
b. Pete Cashmore (2010, December 23), Tech predictions for 2011: The winners and losers, CNN Tech. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-12-17-vevo17_ST_N.htm
c. Marc Parry and Jeffrey R. Young (2010, November 28). New Social Software Tries to Make Studying Feel Like Facebook. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/New-Social-Software-Tries-to/125542/
d. Joshua Norman (2010, November 15). Boomers Joining Social Media at Record Rate, CBS News. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/11/15/national/main7055992.shtml
e. Brian Solis (2010, November 10). Who are All of These Tweeple? http://www.briansolis.com/2010/11/who-are-all-of-these-tweeple/
f. Kevin Pearson (2010, September 25). HEMET: High school uses Facebook, texting to teach. The Press-Enterprise. http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_D_etahquitz26.3136eac.html (Note: includes a podcast of the article).
g. Jeff Young (2010, September 15). Another Benefit of Robot Teachers: No 'Moral Problems.’ Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Another-Benefit-of-Robot/26941/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
h. Jon Swartz (2010, August 2). Time spent on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube grows. USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-08-02-networking02_ST_N.htm
i. Kristin McGrath (2010, July 21). Status update: Facebook logs 500 million members. USA TODAY, http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-07-21-facebook-hits-500-million-users_N.htm
j. Jeanne Meister and Karie Willyerd (2010, July). Looking Ahead at Social Learning: 10 Predictions, ASTD. http://www.astd.org/TD/Archives/2010/Jul/Free/1007_LookingAheadAt.htm
k. Audrey Williams June (2010, April 4). Some Papers Are Uploaded to Bangalore to Be Graded, Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Outsourced-Grading-With/64954/
A. Taub (2010, January 27). The Web Way to Learn a Language, NY Times.
m. Jeffrey Young (2009, November 22). Teaching with Twitter: Not for the Faint of Heart. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Teaching-With-Twitter-Not-/49230/
n. Jon Swartz (2009, October 15). For social networks, it’s game on. USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/gaming/2009-10-15-games-hit-social-networks_N.htm
o. Harriet S. Schwartz (2009, September 29). Facebook: The New Classroom Commons, Chronicle of Higher Education, Harriet S. Schwartz, http://www.womenscolleges.org/story/facebook-new-classroom-commons
p. Neal Starkman “ELL Spoken Here,” T.H.E. Journal (April 2008): 32-35, & 36, http://www.thejournal.com/articles/22396
q. Anne Eisenberg. “Learning from a Native Speaker, Without Leaving Home,” New York Times (February 17, 2008), http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/17/business/17novel.html
r. Pratima Harigunani. “Livemocha Eyes One Million Users This Year,” CIOL News (2008), http://www.ciol.com/News/News-Reports/Livemocha-eyes-one-million-users-this-year/1408104872/0/
s. Ken Carroll (2008, April 20). “Constructionism Works,” Ken Carroll’s Weblog: Here Comes Everybody. http://ken-carroll.com/2008/04/20/constructionism/
t. Jeffrey, R. Young (2008, June 17). “Who Needs a Professor When There’s a Tutor Available?” Wired Campus: The Chronicle of Higher Education, http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/3095/who-needs-a-professor-when-theres-a-tutor-available?utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
Some Language Learning Sites:
1. About.com (from the New York Times)
a. ESL: http://esl.about.com/
b. French: http://french.about.com/
c. German: http://german.about.com/
d. Italian: http://italian.about.com/
e. Japanese: http://japanese.about.com/
f. Mandarin: http://mandarin.about.com/
g. Spanish: http://spanish.about.com/
2. BBC Languages: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/
3. Babbel: http://www.babbel.com/
4. ChinesePod: http://chinesepod.com/
5. Coffee Break Spanish: http://radiolingua.com/shows/spanish/coffee-break-spanish/
6. EnglishPod: http://englishpod.com/
7. FrenchPod: http://frenchpod.com/
8. German Online: http://www.dw-world.de/dw/0,,2547,00.html
9. ItalianPod: http://italianpod.com/
10. iTalkie: http://www.italki.com/
11. Japanese Online http://japanese-online.com/
12. KanTalk: http://www.kantalk.com/
13. Korean Online http://learn-korean.net/
14. LanguageLab (in Second Life): http://www.languagelab.com/
15. Livemocha: http://www.livemocha.com/
16. LoMasTV (online Spanish immersion TV): http://lomastv.com/
17. Mango Languages: http://www.mangolanguages.com/
18. The Mixxer (uses Skype): http://www.language-exchanges.org/
19. Palabea: http://www.palabea.net/
20. PalTalk: http://www.paltalk.com/
21. SpanishPod: http://spanishpod.com/
22. Voxopop: http://www.voxopop.com/
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6. Online Learning Video Primers
Produced and Hosted Online Video Series for Teaching Online, Indiana University, School of Education
and produced a series of 27 brief (7-10 minute) videos related to teaching
online. This highly popular video (or video podcast) series, “Video Primers
in an Online Repository for e-Teaching and Learning” (V-PORTAL), covers
topics for both novice and more expert online instructors and educators. Watch
them and learn how to engage learners with Web 2.0 technologies, build
instructor presence, prepare highly interactive and relevant online activities,
access free and open course resources, plan for the future of e-learning, and
“Video Primers in an Online Repository for e-Teaching and Learning” (V-PORTAL)
1. Watch & Find Resources (Firefox preferred): IU School of Ed Instructional Consulting Office): http://www.indiana.edu/~icy/media/de_series.html
2. For faster access, watch in Bonk’s YouTube Channel (use any browser): http://www.youtube.com/user/TravelinEdMan
3. Read about Possible Uses: http://www.trainingshare.com/keynotes.php#tasel
1. Planning an Online Course
2. Managing an Online Course: General
3. Managing an Online Course: Discussion Forums
4. Providing Feedback
5. Reducing Plagiarism
6. Building Community
7. Building Instructor and Social Presence
8. Online Relationships: Student-Student, Student-Instructor, Student-Practitioner, Student-Self
9. Fostering Online Collaboration/Teaming
10. Finding Quality Supplemental Materials
11. Blended Learning: General
12. Blended Learning: Implementation
13. Blended Learning: The Future
14. Online Writing and Reflection Activities
15. Online Visual Learning
16. Using Existing Online Video Resources
17. Webinars and Webcasts
18. Podcasting Uses and Applications
19. Wiki Uses and Applications
20. Blog Uses and Applications
21. Collaborative Tool Uses and Applications
22. Hands-On/Experiential Learning
23. Coordinating Online Project, Problem, and Product-Based Learning
24. Global Connections and Collaborations
25. Assessing Student Online Learning
26. Ending, Archiving, Updating, and Reusing an Online Course
27. Trends on the Horizon
Note: These 27 video primers designed during 2009-2010, finalized and announced October 2010.
Important Acknowledgment: I want to
acknowledge and publicly express thanks to the School of Education at Indiana
University in Bloomington which funded this highly valuable and momentous
production effort. In particular, the IU School of Education Instructional
Consulting office and the Instructional Systems Technology (IST) Department
played key roles in their planning, generation, and dissemination.
Permissions Note: You have permission to make a Web link to these videos, share information about these contents with others, or translate the contents to another language, as long as the contents (i.e., the movies) included here are used for non-profit educational purposes. As a courtesy to the Indiana University School of Education and Dr. Curt Bonk, the host of the 27 video primers, please send an e-mail to Professor Bonk (email@example.com) to let him know how you are using these learning resources (i.e., the intended purpose) as well as who is using them. Thank you.
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