You may have heard of terrible tornados that touched down creating havoc in Texas in the past few days. One of our first hybrid cohort members was exactly there. I am much relief to report that Tim Xeriland is okay.
Check out the photo he took as the tornado was following him in his car: Tim Xeriland's picture of the tornado
Added by Robin Kyburg Dickson on April 5, 2012 at 3:28pm —
Sometimes ideas don’t sink in just because I am aware of them. It takes a new experience or a different setting to help me gain a deeper appreciation of them. That was the case for me over the last two weeks when I was teaching in Manila, The Philippines.
The idea is this:
Technology blurs the boundaries between peoples, cultures, and countries.
Two key experiences made this idea more real to me. The first was watching people with a variety of… Continue
Added by John Bell on November 2, 2011 at 3:28pm —
The EPET Student Research Group has been meeting every other Wednesday here on campus. As always, we are happy to Skype in any hybrid friends. Recognizing that not everyone can attend the synchronous sessions, however, we are trying to leverage the technology to let folks know what we discuss and keep an archive of links, tools, and ideas that come up in our sessions.
For agendas and all of our resources, including notes from the meetings:… Continue
Added by Andrea Zellner on October 19, 2011 at 12:08pm —
Please join me in extending warm congratulations to Dr. Kim Maier and the hybrid PhD students currently enrolled in the award winning CEP 933 - Quantitative Methods in Educational Research II! This course has been selected as Best Fully Online Course in the 2011 MSU-AT&T Instructional Technology Awards Competition
. Recognition is due to all participants as it has been a collaborative effort by all concerned. A distinguishing characteristic of this course is Dr. Maier's… Continue
Added by Robin Kyburg Dickson on April 13, 2011 at 8:59pm —
Please help me to congratulate Robin Fowler on her poster presentation of her CEP 951 Project! …
Added by Robin Kyburg Dickson on February 20, 2011 at 2:36pm —
Sorry for the title, but I can't help but feel a bit "bound-up", so to speak, in terms of my written voice. If you look at my next most recent post, it's been a few months since I've posted anything. Punya Mishra, my doctoral advisor (see http://epetphd.ning.com/), has suggested on numerous occasions to blog daily for a period of time until you feel that "regularity" that we all desire. His own web… Continue
Added by Lawrence Bruce on January 22, 2011 at 11:30pm —
Today marks the beginning of the Spring term. With snow on the ground here in East Lansing, let's hope that Spring comes soon. In any case, classes begin today, and for the EPET hybrid cohort, that means the start to CEP 933 - Quantitative Methods in Research Methods II. Dr. Kim Maier has created the first-ever online version of this course packed with engaging lectures, homework assignments, and activities sure to help students develop their educational research skills.
Best of luck… Continue
Added by Robin Kyburg Dickson on January 10, 2011 at 1:48pm —
Dear friends --
This year, as in the past couple of years, the entire family joins in to create a video new year's greeting. These videos are created in our basement with whatever tools and things we have lying around, or we can easily drum up.
Take a look at "The Power of the Shadow"…
Added by Punya Mishra on December 30, 2010 at 12:11pm —
I just bought our stats text for next semester for $17 (including shipping) on half.com, and Robin D. suggested I should share that site with you all (www.half.com) just in case you're looking for a used option for buying texts.
You also might be interested to know that Robin suggested it'd be fine to have the older version (half.com also carries the newer edition, but it's $100).
Added by Robin Fowler on December 13, 2010 at 2:57pm —
Hi everyone! Does anyone know how to do a screencast in Skype? It seems like the Skype menu differs between Mac and PCs. My husband wants to do one on a PC at work (he's an educator) so I thought I would ask the technology experts.
Here is another cool thing I wanted to tell you about....an 8th grade computer teacher in Clio has developed a sort of hybrid course where students learn completely online, but they are in the classroom with the teacher. The teacher figures that… Continue
Added by Karen Bedell on December 9, 2010 at 7:55am —
Hello, my Ed Tech friends. If you know any technology types with backgrounds in PHP, technical training and writing, programming, and/or LMS expertise, MMCC has a couple of positions that may be of interest.
We are currently seeking a Title III Instructional Technology Coordinator that will serve as a programming consultant and technology systems trainer that will work in concert with our existing technology teams. It's a grant-funded position that would be an outstanding opportunity… Continue
Added by Jessica Wicks on December 3, 2010 at 4:18pm —
I found this fascinating and thought others might, too... it's a new kind of media I can't even describe-- report on visualization.
This media (video plus annotations plus links for more info) is almost like how I would imagine an ideal online textbook might work...http://datajournalism.stanford.edu/
Added by Robin Fowler on November 5, 2010 at 7:06pm —
It's too late to apply this year (they have narrowed it down to finalists, and it's a popular vote at the end), but some of you bloggers might want to look into this for next year...http://www.collegescholarships.org/our-scholarships/blogging.htm
(I'll vote for you!)
Added by Robin Fowler on November 5, 2010 at 4:03pm —
I am interested to hear your words of wisdom on managing class discussions. How do you facilitate engagement and voice in quiet students? How do you handle it when the same people do all of the talking? What bothers me most about the latter is often the speaker is not saying anything helpful or substantial; mostly gaining the spotlight. I look forward to hearing from the voices of experience!
Added by Karen Bedell on October 26, 2010 at 10:08am —
looking at motivation as a reason the China and India are outperforming the USA. Interesting to consider how the points raised would impact the criteria used for encouraging country's evolutionary "fitness".
Added by Tracy Russo on October 20, 2010 at 1:23pm —
Last Tuesday October 5, 2010 Chris Glass held a workshop for College of Education graduate students titled "Getting Inside the Grant Process." The materials presented at the workshop are available online from the Institute for Research on Teaching & Learning:… Continue
Added by Robin Kyburg Dickson on October 11, 2010 at 3:30pm —
United Nations Millennium Development Goals
This puts our US goals in a different perspective and gives good framework for the material in the "Economics on Education" material referenced last week.
Added by Tracy Russo on October 5, 2010 at 11:39am —
Interesting article from Roanoke.
Related to last week's lecture, the reading Overused
and my own experiences balancing home and work technology with three kids and their school technology, I do wonder about how we evaluate short term ROI vs. long-term ROI with every tech/time investment.
Added by Tracy Russo on October 5, 2010 at 11:00am —
I came to this program for many reasons, just like all of you. A few years ago, I was teaching 3 or 4 classes each term, the maximum for adjuncts. Suddenly, the work stopped coming as "my" classes were moved to the online college. "How can anyone learn Human Relations online?" I asked. I was a little indignant. To teach online at my school, one requires a PhD.
I'm thinking a lot as a result of our second week in CEP 951. I'm wondering what can be taught online and what can't. Who can… Continue
Added by Karen Bedell on October 1, 2010 at 3:42pm —
Added by Karen Bedell on September 28, 2010 at 5:01pm —