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A Short History of CRAAP
Mike nails the central weaknesses in formula procedures.

> So let’s keep that in mind as we consider what to do in the future: contrary to public belief we did teach students online information literacy. It’s just that we taught them methodologies that were developed to decide whether to purchase reference sets for libraries.

Add this: the acronym was created to *teach* how to consider sources; it provides something to practice with, not to use in practice. All such acronyms are training wheels. One an acronym is learned, it should be set aside and insight gained from practice used, not the acronym.
teaching  nonteaching  digital_literacy 
12 weeks ago by mcmorgan
Prof. Jones's wiki / Class Notes Assignment
Class notes are epistemologically weird. On the one hand, they feel quite private, but, on the other, if your understanding of what went on in class is too idiosyncratic, then you’re likely to do poorly on exams. (Also, to whatever extent a class is a shared intellectual enterprise, there should be at least *some* common understanding of what has gone on during our time together.) It can be hard to improve one’s notetaking skills, because it’s traditionally such an individual practice. Enter the wiki.
wiki  teaching  fyw  via:ccarey 
april 2012 by mcmorgan
Teaching teachers how to teach web media. - Jennifer Jones' PhD Notebook
An outlined CPD workshop with commentary worth reading. Or commentary on CPD workshops worth reading with an outline of a workshop.
CDP  teaching 
july 2011 by mcmorgan
Christine Brandel: First Year Composition in Twenty Tweets
Three notes: 1. These tweets aren't teaching; they are a teacher asserting her authority. Looks like teaching, but it isn't. 2. They aren't very good tweets. There's nothing memorable in them, nor concision, just reduction to the simplistic. 3. They sanction a misunderstanding of writing, and of teaching and learning. In a tweet, they fail to enact what they assert. And a comment: What do you do the second day of class? 
teaching  twitter  nonteaching 
december 2010 by mcmorgan
Practical Advice for Teaching with Twitter - ProfHacker
Covering organization, access, frequency, substance, archiving, and assessment
twitter  twwt  social_learning  socialpractices  socialmedia  teaching  tips 
september 2010 by mcmorgan
Consumer Report iPhone4 study flawed | Viewpoints by Bob Egan
The iPhone antenna brouhaha is proving to be a good opportunity for teaching a lot about antennas, testing, and scientific methodology. After the battle is over, it will be good to return to the flak to do a rhetorical study.
iphone  teaching  scientific_method 
july 2010 by mcmorgan
Embracing the digital book — Craig Mod
Superb primer on designing text for devices - with links. Read it
publishing2.0  books  ebooks  teaching  techwriting  ipad  Kindle  publishing 
april 2010 by mcmorgan
eLearn: Feature Article - E-learning 2.0
Starts to move elearning away from learning objects and modules and towards PLEs
PLE  learningobjects  learning2.0  pedagogy  teaching  e-learning 
march 2010 by mcmorgan
The Millennial Muddle: How Stereotyping Students Became an Industry - Student Affairs - The Chronicle of Higher Education
A close and thorough look at three or four ways of analyzing and grouping students. Opens up a general critique of the method and those who base their assumptions and actions on the results. Valuable for FYC.

""There's this expectation that your No. 1 job is to pander to this exotic alien consumer," says Mr. Vaidhyanathan, an associate professor of media studies at the University of Virginia. "At that point, you cease being a teacher and you are simply selling yourself to an audience that might not be interested in buying.""

says Mr. Vaidhyanathan. "Generational thinking is just a benign form of bigotry, in which you flatten out diversity. This is debilitating to the job of trying to work with young people."

"Some folks are using this as a template and a cookbook," Mr. Bonner says of Millennials descriptions. "It makes it very difficult to see and understand variations because people who don't fit the recipe may be viewed as outliers. That anesthetizes nuances."
fyc  socialpractices  social_learning  teaching  students_as_customers 
november 2009 by mcmorgan
Here we are…there we are going « Connectivism
A fast but insightful critique of the current thinking on open content. Learning consists of weaving together coherent (personal) narratives of fragmented information. The narrative can be now created through social sensemaking systems (such as blogs and social networks), instead of centrally organized courses. Courses can be global, with many educators and participants (i.e. CCK08).
teaching  readme 
august 2009 by mcmorgan
This Is Me: This Is Me Introduction
University of Reading. "In an environment where there are many ways to publish material quickly and easily, such as social networking sites ... and all manner of other ways of expressing yourself on the web, people can find that they have their 'web presence' spread across multiple sites. What's more, other people might post something about you without you knowing about it - and it might be done quite innocently.

We are developing a number of short exercises and learning materials to help people think about what sorts of issues there are about DI."
twitter  blogging  identity  teaching  socialpractices 
august 2009 by mcmorgan
John Lundberg: Sarah Palin, The Anti-Poet
Light-hearted consideration of Palin's speech patterns broken into phrases.
Fyc  teaching 
july 2009 by mcmorgan
The Ed Techie: Social media learning principles
Martin Weller on six principles to keep in mind while designing networked instruction.
1. <embed> is the universal acid of the web – we should build around it.
2. Simple with reach trumps complex with small audience.
3. Sharing is a motivation to participation - so make it easy and rewarding to do.
4. Start simple and let others build on top
5. Providing limitations frames input (Cf twitter, 12seconds, etc)
6. Complexity resides in the network not the application
newmedia  newliteracy  socialmedia  design  educationaldesign  teaching  coursedesign 
july 2009 by mcmorgan
Twitter in higher education
Really just a technique or two > A better model for twitter integration was suggested which I quite like. This would involve defined periods when students were encouraged to ‘tweet’. For example, 20 minutes in you say to the students “for the next 3 minutes discuss with your neighbour the issues raised so far (or have a specific question you want them to answer). Please feel free to ‘tweet’ your thoughts or questions using the tag #xxxx”. The lecturer could then choose to take a couple of minutes to respond there and then or follow up after the class.
twitter  web2.0  lecture  teaching 
july 2009 by mcmorgan
Professors experiment with Twitter as teaching tool - JSOnline
List of faculty at Marquette who are using twitter for classes and why. The usual reasons and uses. One warning to limit personal exchanges.
twitter  socialpractices  socialmedia  privacy  facebook  teaching  fyc 
july 2009 by mcmorgan
Wiki Pedaggical Potential: Dossiers technopédagogiques
A recent re-covering of mainstream ideas, but more than enough to get a fresh take on wikis.
wiki  pedagogy  teaching  social_learning 
june 2009 by mcmorgan
Brainstorm: Siva on Learning
Yes. Professors should be holding students’ hands. We should be telling them how they should or shouldn’t learn. That’s why we get paid the small bucks, after all. Students and the general public might not appreciate it, but we actually spend years trying
november 2008 by mcmorgan
Brainstorm: Siva on Learning
Yes. Professors should be holding students’ hands. We should be telling them how they should or shouldn’t learn. That’s why we get paid the small bucks, after all. Students and the general public might not appreciate it, but we actually spend years trying to master the art of teaching. Most of us get pretty good at it. Many of us get fired if we don’t demonstrate competence at it.

I am responsible for the learning environment in my classroom. I have the power to make a student leave if she has been rude. I have the power to tell students not to use mobile phones or computers. If a student does not want me to take her to a new place, push on her beliefs, expose her to new facts and arguments, or maintain an environment that can ensure the greatest learning for the greatest number, she should drop my course (and probably out of the university).
september 2008 by mcmorgan
Crossing the (Digital) Line :: Inside Higher Ed :: Higher Education's Source for News, Views and Jobs
how can faculty reveal more about themselves without compromising professional roles and responsibilities?
sl  teaching  twwt 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
The Salt-Box :: Wikified class notes
Suggestions on how to have students use wiki to create and refine class notes. Nice to see it here. I've been doing it in CWII for a year or two now.
wikis  teaching  pedagogy 
march 2008 by mcmorgan
Messaging Service Has Students and Professors Atwitter -
The significance in these uses is tying twitter to sending to and from the cell phone,
twitter  twwt  microblogging  teaching 
march 2008 by mcmorgan
Twitter for Academia - suggestions
Using Twitter to create community in the classroom
academic  twitter  twwt  teaching  microblogging  web2.0  pedagogy 
january 2008 by mcmorgan
Virtual community / knowledge base. Also organizes face to face meetings and events. Often pages are more links to other sites (some vetted better than others) than developed knowledge.
en3177  wiki  teaching  twwt 
december 2007 by mcmorgan
Weblogs as Deictic Systems
Colin Brooke. Argues for weblogs as a small world system. Touches on social practices. Ties to Will Richardson's Weblog-ed
twwt  teaching  academic  blogging  blogs 
august 2006 by mcmorgan
Wiki Brainstorming and Problems with Wiki Based Collaboration
University of York Computer Science Project
Jonathan Davies, Sept 2004
wikis  wiki  twwt  teaching  readme  research  wikistudies  datagogy 
august 2006 by mcmorgan
Teaching as performance in the electronic classroom
Doug Brent. Issues of IP, of textualizing courses for DE - course as thing - vs a course as a performance - an act. "Unless an instructor is uncommonly strong–willed, traditionalist or lazy, face–to–face courses evolve through a natural process of
teaching  fyc  de  twwt  courseware 
august 2006 by mcmorgan
evaluating newmedia assignments
Smart article focusing on metaphorical and metonymic relations between modes. good analysis, and good illustration of evalative approach
composition  writing  newmedia  teaching 
july 2006 by mcmorgan
The Professor as Instant Messenger - uses IM for office hours
appropriating e-spaces already colonized by students may not be a Good Thing. Is a podcast really gonna get through?
IM  podcasting  social_software  teaching 
february 2006 by mcmorgan
Wikiversity - Meta
using wikipedia as a model for learning: educators create the materials ("neutral" of course) projects, and cohorts of students learn from pursuing the projects.
wiki  web2.0  en3177  teaching  wikipedia  cohortlearning  twwt 
january 2006 by mcmorgan
Into the Blogosphere
collection of articles on blogging from comp/rhet perspective
blogs  erhetoric  rhetoric  teaching  twwt  academicblogging 
january 2006 by mcmorgan

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