Wednesday, July 16, 2008

An adjunct faculty person and I are creating a Wiki we plan on using in some of our classes. We hope this will be a great resource created in a large part by our students that will benefit the campus community.

Interested in contributing - contact me

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


the internet archive, in addition to providing tons of public domain movies, music etc, has an archive of open educational resources

Monday, October 02, 2006

Sunday, October 01, 2006

use of wikipedia

interesting discussion on digg about the use of wikipedia for school projects...

my opinion echoes that of some of the commenters - and what, iirc, was said by henry jenkins in his book CONVERGENCE CULTURE... wikipedia makes a great first source, but a lousy final source. i find wikipedia a good way to get some very general background info before beginning looking into a topic in depth...

what are your thoughts?

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

back after summer vacation...

while Teaching the Civil War Through Technology & Cognition Across the Curriculum! is geared for younger students, it is a great example of the use of technology in the classroom, and ought to be an inspiration to all of us. The site creator, Paul Gigliotti, a teacher atShiloh Middle School, Parma Ohio and a consultant with ETB was a classmate of mine in Cleveland State's Masters of Ed Tech program

Monday, April 03, 2006

Web 2.0

There has been a lot written about "Web 2.0". It is a catchy buzzword that is an umbrella for a number of different concepts. While some have dismissed it as hype, and others claim it is just a new word for concepts that have been around for a while, the truth is that there has recently been a large shift in terms of web applications and the way people use the web.

Here is a great, comprehensive post about what Web 2.0 is.

Here is an excerpt:
But one important ingredient, perhaps the key ingredient, is that it describes the inversion of control of information, processes, and software wholesale over to the users of the Web. This is because users now generate the majority of content these days and they also provide the attention that drives almost everything online financially (particularly advertising). And all of us have a uniquely equal access to the global audience of the Web; each and every one of us now has our own world-class pulpit (in the forms of blogs, wikis, and other mechanisms) that is amazingly the equal of any other person on the Web.

This is something that educators must acknowledge and deal with. It raises a number of issues (Should a student be able to cite Wikipedia as a reference?, for example) and offers the opportunity for unprecedented communication (blogs, for example)