Daily Archives: February 3, 2010

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Finding My Tribe – A Report from EDUCAUSE Learning Initiatives

I have a new post at ALA Techsource about attending EDUCAUSE Learning Initiatives last month: http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2010/01/finding-my-tribe-at-educause.html Keynoter John Palfrey, co-author of Born Digital, gave a thoughtful presentation on his work studying Digital Natives. The revelation that the room should have been filled with librarians as well as faculty and IT staff came when Palfrey acknowledged the issue of information overload facing the natives as well as all of us and noted that the wealth of information out there now available to young people via mobile device presents a key challenge for librarians: “In a world of information overload, who are […]

Utilizing Emerging Tools to Extend the Classroom

Links from my Dominican “Technology Bytes” session tomorrow: Finding My Tribe at EDUCAUSE LI WordPress as a Learning Management System – Move Over, Blackboard Slides: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/239835/TechnologyBytesSessionStephens.pdf Links from ALA Techsource Post: Born Digital: http://www.educause.edu/Resources/BornDigital/196238 ELI2010 Presentations: http://www.educause.edu/Resources/Browse/ELI2010/37186 Gardener Campbell’s Blog: http://www.gardnercampbell.net/blog1/ Google Moderator: http://moderator.appspot.com/ Michael’s Hyperlinked Campus:http://www.educause.edu/Resources/CreativeCollaborationandImmers/196260 Twitter Symbiosis: http://www.educause.edu/Resources/TwitterSymbiosisALibrarianaHas/196234

WordPress as a Learning Management System – Move Over, Blackboard

Don’t miss this interview with the Kyle Jones all about the WordPressMU/BuddyPress sites he’s developing for my classes at http://wpmu.org/wordpress-as-a-learning-management-system-move-over-blackboard/ Q: What are the pros and cons of using BuddyPress in an educational / classroom environment? A: No other LMS that I’m aware provides such a human touch on learning. We really see the students personalities show in BuddyPress – they open up to each other, they open up to the world. We get to read their academic reflections on their blogs and are provided insights into their thought process on their wire posts. If you’re an instructor and you’re […]