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Actually Going to Class? How 20th-Century. - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Interesting to think how this relates to primary and secondary education.... not just tertiary.....
"In an era when students can easily grab material online, including lectures by gifted speakers in every field, a learning environment that avoids courses completely—or seriously reshapes them—might produce a very effective new form of college.
That was the provocative notion posed here recently by Randy Bass, executive director of Georgetown University's Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, during the annual meeting of the Educause Learning Initiative.
He pointed out that much of what students rate as the most valuable part of their learning experience at college these days takes place outside the traditional classroom, citing data from the National Survey of Student Engagement, an annual study based at Indiana University at Bloomington. Four of the eight "high-impact" learning activities identified by survey participants required no classroom time at all: internships, study-abroad programs, senior thesis or other "capstone" projects, or the mundane-sounding "undergraduate research," meaning working with faculty members on original research, much as graduate students do."
education  teaching  future  college  classrooms  technology 
march 2011 by katieday
College the Easy Way - NYTimes.com
"A provocative new book, “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses,” makes a strong case that for a large portion of the nation’s seemingly successful undergraduates the years in college barely improve their skills in critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing."
usa  college  universities  books  education 
march 2011 by katieday
What book mesmerized you in college? - - Slate Magazine
2005 article where famous people talk about the books they loved in college
books  recommendations  articles  college  imported_from_delicious 
october 2010 by katieday
college - The Academy and the You-niverse
The Academy and the You-niverse: college search & fit in the internet age -

Lead Learner: Shelley Krause /
Lead Learner Affiliation: Rutgers Preparatory School, Somerset, NJ
college  secondary_school  wikis  resources  imported_from_delicious 
march 2010 by katieday
What Do
great visuals used as essay/application writing prompts - NYT slideshow:
images  prompts  writing  applications  essays  college  visuals  metaphors  imported_from_delicious  from twitter
november 2009 by katieday
Screenr - @shamblesguru: Shambles website mini tour .... topic ... supporting students leaving k-12 and looking for a college
A screencast showing all the resources Chris Smith has collected re kids going off to university/college -- internationally-minded
links  university  college  admissions  international  imported_from_delicious 
october 2009 by katieday
'Teach Naked' Effort Strips Computers From Classrooms - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Excellent article... down on the dependence of Powerpoint in the classroom... up on interaction and using technology to help kids prep for the classroom experience... << More than any thing else, Mr. Bowen wants to discourage professors from using PowerPo
teaching  technology  college  university  powerpoint  effectiveness  lectures  learning  education  classroom  computers  academic  imported_from_delicious 
july 2009 by katieday
Recent publicity for me and CASTLE - Edutopia, T.H.E. Journal, Fort Dodge Messenger, ISU Talk About IT & College of Human Sciences
Thought I’d share some recent publicity that CASTLE and I have gotten. I’ve been sitting on some of these for a while and wanted to get them all out so I can focus on NECC ‘09!

Edutopia

Quick: Name ten excellent Web sites related to the grade level or subject area you teach.

Scott McLeod, coordinator of the educational-administration program at Iowa State University, recently posed that question on his blog, Dangerously Irrelevant. Many of the comments his readers left echo McLeod's assertion that the Internet delivers "a paucity of high-quality online resources for educators."

McLeod and others don't deny the abundance of online resources teachers have at their fingertips. The challenge is sifting through all that stuff to find what you need -- and then knowing how to incorporate the gems into your curriculum. 

Read more…

T.H.E. Journal

SCOTT MCLEOD SAYS the great sin in the way professional development is provided in this country is one of omission. On his blog, McLeod, an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University and the coordinator of the department's Educational Administration Program, writes, "Most of our school leaders have received no training whatsoever when it comes to 21st-century schooling."

It is not totally their fault, he says. Few higher ed programs for administrators even have a course dealing with digital technology, and if they do, the course generally covers basic software, not leadership. Neither school districts nor professional organizations offer workshops in the area either. As a result, no movement can be made toward 21stlearning environments: When leaders are clueless about technology and the impact it can have in classrooms, they are powerless to change their school or district into one that provides tech-enabled instruction for students.

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Fort Dodge (IA) Messenger (this link might expire?)

In a world where so much revolves around technology, high school students often only have the opportunity to use technology as part of their in-school learning process for an average of 30 minutes per week.

That is something that Scott McLeod, associate professor of educational leadership at Iowa State University, would like to see change in Iowa classrooms.

McLeod was the keynote speaker Tuesday afternoon at the Iowa Central Summer Science Institute at Iowa Central Community College, where he addressed a group of 25 high school and college science instructors on how they can implement technology in the classroom and why it is so crucial for students to be able to develop workplace skills and remain engaged in their course work.

Read more…

ISU Talk About IT

See the original here…

ISU College of Human Sciences

See the original here… (pp. 18-19)

Happy reading / viewing!
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june 2009 by katieday
100 Best Lifehack Lists for Recent College Grads | OEDb
Recent college graduates tend to be anxious and excited about the new adventures that face them, but even the most capable grads can have a hard time adjusting to moving across the country alone, dealing with rejection on the job front, and maintaining a
life  advice  tips  college  imported_from_delicious 
december 2008 by katieday
The Thinker - Profile of Kelly Jolley, chairman of the philosophy dept. at Auburn Univ in Alabama -- NYTimes.com
"Jolley says he thinks of his relationships with his students less as teacher-student than as master-apprentice. His goal, as he sees it, isn’t to teach students about philosophy; it is to show them what it means to think philosophically, to actually be a
philosophy  academic  college  liberal_arts  teaching  best_practice  imported_from_delicious 
september 2008 by katieday
Unigo - Find, Review, and Explore America's Colleges
"Unigo is the world’s largest platform for college students to share reviews, photos, videos, documents, and more with students on their campus and across the country.

It’s also the best place for high school students to find out what life is really like
reference  college  university  reviews  USA  admissions  imported_from_delicious 
september 2008 by katieday
The College Issue - The Tell-All Campus Tour - NYTimes.com
This month his Web site, called Unigo.com — a free, gigantic, student-generated guide to North American colleges for prospective applicants and their families — went live for the benefit of tens of thousands of trepidatious high-school students as they tr
college  university  admissions  website  social_software  imported_from_delicious 
september 2008 by katieday
David Foster Wallace on Life and Work - WSJ.com
Adapted from a commencement speech given by David Foster Wallace to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College. Mr. Wallace, 46, died last Friday, after apparently committing suicide.
david_foster_wallace  suicide  speech  philosophy  truth  writing  advice  life  college  graduation  imported_from_delicious 
september 2008 by katieday
AHS Chemistry Podcasts
I first ran across the idea of podcasting Chemistry lectures about three years ago. Jean-Claude Bradley at Drexel University posted this:A new way to teach. Having an archive of lectures available gives me a lot of added flexibility. This term I have assigned the archived lectures (podcasts and screencasts) and instead of lectures I run workshops during class time. I have the chance to interact one on one with every student who needs help with the specific problems that they have. I can use other modalities such as watch them play games or build molecular models from kits. In other words, I can be a teacher again, instead of a parakeet.He also has a wiki with some links to his own and other university lectures that are podcasted.I'm pretty sure I shared that with the folks in my staff development at some point and probably commented on how at least some university professors were trying to take advantage of some of the new technologies. And I recall a conversation with some folks where I mentioned this and talked about how it allowed the professor to offload the necessary (but routine) parts of his chemistry class so that he could get to the "good stuff" in class; the really interesting parts of Chemistry that he thought would grab the students' attention, but he often never had time for because he had to spend it on delivering the basics. And, as he blogged about, he wasn't worried so much about the attendance factor:Attendance. It seems strange to me almost every article or comment on lecture podcasting assumes that a decreasing attendance is obviously a negative outcome. As educators we should be focusing on education, not counting bodies. If students are doing just as well and not attending class then that tells me that my multimedia channel is effective. This is exactly what I have observed in my online optional classes (using podcasting and screencasting), where attendance dropped to 10-20% by the last lecture.Now flash forward to last year when Brian Hatak, one of the teachers at our school, came to me and said he had heard about these high school chemistry teachers in Woodland Park, Colorado podcasting their chemistry lectures and was wondering if we could do that. After some lengthy discussions about both the technology and the pedagogy, Brian decided to give it a shot this year:Podcasts. Yes, chemistry podcasts.For the past few years, I have felt frustrated with how my classroom was working. I would ask the students to read and they would act like they did, and perhaps some of them did, and then I would lecture over the material on the next class day. It seemed that the students were learning that they did not have to read since I would be covering the exact material in class. Then they would struggle on the homework problems and ask in class and earn average grades on the tests.However, I felt as though I was doing a lot more of the problems then the students were. So, I started looking for a way to fix this.Much like Jean-Claude Bradley at Drexel, Brian decided to try to offload the, umm, sometimes less than exciting (for some students) - but still very necessary - chemistry lecture/information delivery to outside of class. He found that he could "deliver" the necessary information in a relatively compact and cogent form via video podcast/screencast. He could take his time (and this does take some time up front) to fine tune it to make sure he hit all the points he wanted to, yet still take much less time than he used to in class (he's hoping most of the videos will be between 5 and 15 minutes, although a few will undoubtedly be longer). And, the students could watch it - or parts of it - multiple times if they needed to. Instead of frantically writing down notes in class and then later looking at them and understanding step 1 and step 3 but not having any idea of how he got from step 1 to step 3, they now could watch, pause, reflect, and re-watch until they felt pretty comfortable with the material. And, of course, they could come back to it as often as they needed to when they needed to review.Previously Brian had been frustrated - like most teachers - with never having enough time in class. He felt like by the time he got done "covering" the material he didn't have enough time left to effectively answer student questions. He'd send them off to do homework on their own where he wasn't around to help them when they got stuck, and then feel frustrated when he'd have to go over it all again in the next class period. (Note: I think both Brian and I agree that it's not always a bad thing to struggle, but if the material is so difficult that students get frustrated and then give up - and lose their interest in Chemistry - then that's a bad thing.) So Brian decided to try to do almost the exact opposite of what he'd been doing before - have them do the lecture as homework and use class time to work with the students (much like Jean-Claude Bradley at Drexel appears to be doing). He could use class time to work with students in small groups or one-one-one, and also hopefully give him the time to explore some of the more interesting aspects of Chemistry. (Note: Our chemistry classes meet three times a week for 58 minutes on MWF, and then they have a two-hour lab once a week on either Tuesday or Thursday.)Now, we just started school about two weeks ago, so we don't have any definitive results to share yet, but I think this shows a lot of promise. I've embedded one podcast below, but you can also visit Brian's TeacherTube channel to see all of them. He's just getting started, so still getting the hang of how to do this, but I think it's a good start.As he progresses through the school year, Brian's also going to ask students to record some of their lab work and how they work out problems and share that out with the other students. He's really hoping to develop a community of learners, all helping each other - and future Chemistry students - learn the material.I thought this was blogworthy in and of itself, but the story gets just a little bit better. Before the school year even began, Brian received an email from Ben, one of our students that was going to be in Brian's class. Ben had discovered what Brian had already uploaded:I am personally very excited about the way you have decided to use technology to fundamentally change the way you run your class. The way you perceived an issue and saw how technology could be used to effectively address it is a prime example of how the expertise of teachers is key to effectively integrating technology into a class.The screencasts you have a created are available on teachertube, which is a convenient way to view them. However, I thought that it would be even more convenient if your screencast was also a podcast. For this reason, I used several tools to turn the videos you post on teachertube into an iTunes subscribable podcast.At this url, I have created a blog where the videos are reposted. It is the process of reposting that syndicates them into an XML format iTunes or other video podcast readers can understand. They are also available for download individually in a format that can be transferred to an iPod or viewed with Quicktime. The "PODCAST HELP PAGE" link on the sidebar goes to a website I quickly assembled that describes how to subscribe in iTunes, download episodes, or even view online with an iPhone or iPod Touch.One of the reasons I am sending you this email is to make sure that this is acceptable to you. The screencasts are your intellectual property, after all. If it is acceptable, hopefully this will become a valuable way to access the content.Well. Okay. Did I mention that it was still summer when this email came in?Brian shared this with me and I suggested he email Ben so that Ben could teach us exactly how he was doing this (I was curious how he was getting the mp4 to be part of the RSS feed from Blogger so that iTunes would pick up on it) and so that Brian could give him the original mp4's so that Ben didn't have to convert them. Ben emailed us back with the details, and we are going to hopefully meet sometime next week to see what other ideas we might be able to brainstorm to make this work more effectively for the students. Ben has also given Brian rights to the blog so that he can post directly.So give Brian some feedback on his post if you have suggestions (plus you can read about how he's having students use their cell phones instead of purchasing clickers). I'm also hoping Brian will blog soon about how he's modified a Wii to create a homemade - and much less expensive - whiteboard. As for me, I need to go mess up Ben's transcript so that he never graduates. At least he's only a Junior . . .
video  podcasts  student_centered  constructivism  jean_claude_bradley  chemistry  teacher_tube  wii  college  brian_hatak  iTunes  Drexel  screencast  science  clickers  from google
august 2008 by katieday
Supply-Side Education - What explains the growing gap in wages? - ChronicleReview.com
"In the early 1970s," Tyson said, "a college graduate earned something like 45 percent more than a high-school graduate. Today a college graduate earns 84 percent more than a high-school graduate." Why?
education  usa  history  economics  technology  college  university  articles  imported_from_delicious 
august 2008 by katieday
The Pmarca Guide to Career Planning, part 1: Opportunity -- by Marc Andreessen
The first rule of career planning: Do not plan your career. The second rule of career planning: Instead of planning your career, focus on developing skills and pursuing opportunities.
careers  education  future  life  college  learning  risk  change  skills  imported_from_delicious 
july 2008 by katieday
The Pmarca Guide to Career Planning, part 2: Skills and education - by Marc Andreessen
"I am not trying to malign anyone else's choice of career or education path. These are simply the things I would want to be told if I were entering college today."
college  advice  education  future  skills  learning  life  careers  imported_from_delicious 
july 2008 by katieday
Ten Commandments for Game Development Education
Ernest W. Adams 2008 Game Developers’ Conference Education Summit Keynote Address
gaming  literacies  programming  software  teaching  education  college  courses  future  creativity  imported_from_delicious 
march 2008 by katieday
VuFind: the library OPAC meets Web 2.0
free opensource library system, being formally launched by Villanova University in May 2008
libraries  opensource  free  software  OPAC_2.0  web2.0  college  cataloging  imported_from_delicious 
march 2008 by katieday
Booksthatmakeyoudumb
Plots favorite books against average SAT scores .... Books <=> Colleges <=> Average SAT Scores
books  college  data  reading  SATs  imported_from_delicious 
january 2008 by katieday
PRIMO -- Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online -- for university/college libraries
PRIMO, a committee of the ACRL Instruction Section, promotes and shares peer-reviewed instructional materials created by librarians to teach people about discovering, accessing and evaluating information in networked environments.
information_literacy  technology  lesson_ideas  academic  college  teaching  resources  libraries  imported_from_delicious 
december 2007 by katieday
Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams
Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, who is dying from pancreatic cancer, gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007
college  education  dreams  lessons  life  videos  teaching  imported_from_delicious 
november 2007 by katieday
Firefox Campus Edition
Interesting... they claim to offer built-in tools to help students LISTEN, THINK, DISCOVER...
firefox  college  tools  imported_from_delicious 
october 2007 by katieday
The Process of Research Writing -- by Stephen D. Krause
a web-based research writing textbook (or is that textweb?) suitable for teachers and students in research oriented composition and rhetoric classes.
writing  research  teaching  college  tutorials  imported_from_delicious 
august 2007 by katieday
iTunes U
iTunes University -- audio and video curriculum content from Apple / Education
audio  college  lectures  learning  videos  online  resources  imported_from_delicious 
august 2007 by katieday
Kiplinger's College Sort program
Allows you to sort public colleges by various criteria
college  imported_from_delicious 
january 2006 by katieday
Biz Wiki
Ohio University library's Business wiki -- which replaced an online subject guide
wikis  college  business  libraries  imported_from_delicious 
january 2006 by katieday
ACRLog
Blogging by and about academic and research libraries
librarians  college  blogs  imported_from_delicious 
january 2006 by katieday

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