CommonCraftÂ has released yet another witty video, this one focusing on the basics of social media: new technology that makes everyone a producer and tools that give everyone a chance to have a say. You can find links to more great videos explaining new technologies in simple terms on theCommonCraft blog.
Many faculty consider live audio and visual interactions to be important elements of effective teaching and learning experiences online. Yet, such interactions can be difficult to foster in an online learning environment. NIU has arranged for a six month, campus-wide trial license of Wimba Classroom, an online collaboration suite designed exclusively for education that integrates with Blackboard and allows educators and students to engage effectively by combining interactive technologies with … Read More
This video by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University, creatively and powerfully looks at today’s students and how they are changing the world of learning and education. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o Do you find these attributes as characteristic of the students you teach? What steps might you take to engage students of the 21st century? Please post a comment with your thoughts and reflections.