Learning Technologies is offering two classes for Fall Quarter 2011. There are no prerequisites and all majors are welcome. BISMCS 234 – Working with Video (2 credits) BISSKL 402 – Art of Teaching and Learning with Digital Media (3 credits) See the time schedule for more detailed information and hours.
At the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, students enrolled in the course Social Media Optimization & the New Web learn and become “experts” on web applications such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. They stay up-to-date on the latest trends on the Internet by reading and thinking critically about the industry and reporting on the changes that are occurring.Read more about Social Media Class Skypes with Internet Celebs[…]
A backchannel is the use of networked computers to maintain several side-conversations while the main conversation is occurring concurrently. In higher education, a model of this would be an instructor lecturing about a topic with students collaborating in small groups at the same time. The Twitter Experiment at UT Dallas is an example of conducting a backchannel throughRead more about Using Backchannels in the Classroom[…]
The following blog posting from EdTechDev brings up an interesting point on the commonly used terms “digital natives” and “digital immigrants”. I guess I never blogged this before, but I keep seeing references to the 10 year old distinction between digital natives vs. digital immigrants as it relates to educational technology. This is the idea thatRead more about Distinction between “digital natives” and “digital immigrants” Dying[…]
According to a study done by student researchers at the University of New Hampshire, there is no correlation between the amount of time spent on social networking and the grades that students received. The study defined people with light social media usage as using social media for less than 31 minutes per day and heavy users were defined asRead more about Social Networking and Grades[…]