Top Ten Tweets for Tuesday

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Here is a selection of our favourite tweets and retweets from the TEL_St_A Twitter feed this week – just in case you missed them!

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Special issue – British Journal of Educational Technology on #MOOCs : ‘disrupting’ teaching and learning
bit.ly/1SFBJtk #edtech
@tel_st_a
We ask “Did people watch this video?” rather than, “What did people learn from watching this video?” #edtech #mooc bit.ly/1e121XN @cbthomson
Create an effective online presence – Create an about me/profile page #digitalfootprint @UoEDigitalFoot #UoEDF t.co/pimixojc9b @UoEDigitalFoot
Teacher Guides – bit.ly/1CnfzCR – flipped classroom, Twitter, badges and more.
#edtech #flipclass #opened #socialmedia
@edudemic
Illuminating manuscripts for the digital age t.co/uV1eCHPFDL via @timeshighered @StA_Classics
Great infographic – Mapping Digital Skills in Irish Higher Education bit.ly/1BIZEEc @allaboardHE
@univofstandrews’s Light Box project, bringing together poetry, photography & science is now free online: t.co/54cxYqryAB @staenglish
Awesome virtual reconstruction of how St Andrews Cathedral might have looked in 1318! #edtech #virtualworlds bit.ly/1HaKk5x @tel_st_a
Tech-savvy cheats beware: Universities are banning smart watches t.co/2JETfelzlb via @mashable @jiscdigital
#highered institutions’ approach to tech is crisis driven – conflicts w/ that of potential “customers” bit.ly/1Lk8KXZ @tel_st_a
“Lecture videos. Isn’t that what the flipped classroom is all about?” #edtech #flipclass #highered bit.ly/1TzTThw @derekbruff

 

Top Ten Tweets for Tuesday

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Here is a selection of our favourite tweets and retweets from the TEL_St_A Twitter feed this week – just in case you missed them!

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Technology must be driven by purpose – applicable to education as well as business! http://linkd.in/1Bk4EP8 @briansolis
Feedback doesn’t always help? bit.ly/1GqtxaW #highered @tel_st_a
In case you missed it: QAA reviews ‘could be abolished’ t.co/joEOeygfpn @timeshighered
@StADoRep something to think about for next year? bit.ly/1KW08J4 @tel_st_a
Great post challenging a lot of received wisdom about #edtech #EDEN15 http://hackeducation.com/2015/06/10/eden2015/ @audreywatters
Are openness and privacy the same thing? http://tcrn.ch/1JVi5GK #edtech #openedu #openaccess #diglit @tel_st_a
If UK loses freedom of panorama, many images on Wikipedia, many photos on Facebook, would become breach of copyright t.co/obQCV9d8WV @wikimediauk
Want to be “mayor of a conversation”? Creating pictures of virtual crowds: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDiGl-2m868 #edtech #socialmedia @mhawksey
“If I asked you a question right now you’d google it and look it up. If a kid does that you call them a cheater.” @gcouros #r2scms15 @alicekeeler
Altmetrics – measuring the online impact of published work – www.altmetric.com/ #research #diglit #highered @tel_st_a
Primary HT sets ‘digital detox’ challenge to his pupils & their folks Deficit framing of tech in that phrase? t.co/QhWWvtcLe0 #UoDEdu @derekrobertson

 

Top Ten Tweets for Tuesday

twitter.fw
Here is a selection of our favourite tweets and retweets from the TEL_St_A Twitter feed this week – just in case you missed them!

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A teenager’s view on education technology –
t.co/0iXF6U57bF #edtech
@babyshock
What should we call non-academic skills? n.pr/1Rqvk4M
#edtech #diglit #highered
@tel_st_a
Help build a #MagnaCarta for the digital age. With 500 clauses from across the globe, vote for your favourite now! t.co/kTNzPeqhMm @McDawg
Devices in the classroom – yes or no? Some interesting approaches here: bit.ly/1SOSEuz #edtech #socialmedia @notanna1
Don’t kill Powerpoint – just use it better: bit.ly/1KmzAQT  #edtech @tel_st_a
7 researched ways ‘tablets’ can inhibit learning t.co/cOMrAwBFFn @DonaldClark
Flipping the classroom – an approach using Storify and Twitter in mental health nursing. bit.ly/1T8KDRe @sheilmcn
Social media is like learning a foreign language, so take advantage of training: bit.ly/1ALRB9c #edtech #socialmedia @tel_st_a
Great use of video & image w. audio to tell stories in history – simple and not needing specialist software #edtech bit.ly/1IseXQZ @anthkris
We’re too laissez-faire with our data – how to balance this side of digital literacy w/ creativity? bit.ly/1MEiwFf #edtech #diglit @cbthomson
Great presentation tip – especially if you’ve never thought about it before: bit.ly/1FpPIdJ #edtech #presentationskills @tel_st_a
Traditional higher education structures are about who controls learning/ systems. Students learn using multipleopen channels. #FutureEdTech @EricStoller

 

Around Campus: Engaging Students with Technology

physics.fwOn Wednesday, Prof. Andy Gavrin of Purdue University, Indianapolis, delivered a seminar in the School of Physics with the title “Engaging Students with Technology”. He outlined two initiatives that he and colleagues have been using in Physics teaching – Just in Time Teaching, and Course Networking.

Just in Time Teaching is a version of the flipped classroom approach, although it began far earlier (in the mid to late 1990s) and goes much further than the “self study” type of flipped classroom. The basic premise is that students are assigned pre-class reading, and an associated online quiz, which closes two hours before the class begins. The quizzes, crucially, are not simply multiple choice. They require students to write reasoned responses to tutor-provided examples, or to describe what is happening in a figure or diagram. The tutor then uses the two hour timeslot to prepare what will happen in the face-to-face class and adapt material accordingly. The class then becomes a dialogue based around tutor-selected excerpts from the anonymized quiz responses (both strong, and weak). The tutor, especially with large classes, does not have to read every response, but as a rough guide, if 10% of the students have a misconception about something then that would be flagged as something to address in class. The process is a constructive one: although both strong and weak responses are used, the emphasis is on improvement and development. Questions can be reused in future classes as Clicker questions, or form the basis of exam questions. Interestingly, data from a class micro-survey showed that the “warmups” (as the pre-class activities are known) have the effect of giving  students of all abilities confidence that they are keeping up with the material – and even decrease the number of able students who “cram” for exams. An archive of warmups can be accessed at http://webphysics.iupui.edu/warmup/physics_archive.html

andy_gavrin2The second, more recent, initiative described was Course Networking – an in-house social network which runs on an internal reward system based on Anar (pomegranate) seeds. It offers the usual facebook-like features such as posting, liking, polling and commenting, but in a secure institutional environment. Students can amass Anar seeds throughout the year based on their interactions with peers, and can use these for extra credit. This has proved popular with students. One example given was one of a student who started a series of “Gym Physics” videos – testing out his calculations by carrying out and videoing experiments using gym equipment. More information on Course Networking can be found here and more information about Andy himself can be found here.

 

 

Top Ten Tweets for Tuesday

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Here is a selection of our favourite tweets and retweets from the TEL_St_A Twitter feed this week – just in case you missed them!

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“Confessions of an academic on Twitter” – great summary and resources too: bit.ly/1Jj9T2R  #socialmedia #edtech @Researcher_Kate
Facebook, email and TV are dying out as #hashtag becomes children’s word of the year t.co/sNjJMIlacy @Jisc
Academic writing and wikipedia – t.co/Jm3mOxzFeq @sharonflynn
How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom | @scoopit via @NikPeachey t.co/sLb98Y6qzy @OzMark17
What’s an open badge really worth? flic.kr/p/sbUcTH
#openbadges #edtech
@tel_st_a
Why technology will never fix education: bit.ly/1FuZT3Q #edtech @hannahwhaley
Average academic article read by about 10 people – start publishing on social media? bit.ly/1IVVTJT @notanna1
Summer of V’s: Visualising movement by Urska Demsar – t.co/Z0YInue5aH @StAndrewsIDIR
 “Student Engagment” – buzzword or fuzzword? bit.ly/1ct8f1
#edtech
@tel_st_a
Report on the possible futures for digital credentials & #openbadges t.co/zmLHIQPNpy #edtech @Benjaroome

 

Around Campus: Engaging Students with Technology

physics.fwThis Wednesday 5th June sees a Seminar take place presented by Professor Andrew Gavrin of Purdue University Indianapolis, entitled ‘Engaging Students with Technology’.

The abstract reads: “Technology has been portrayed as the savior of education, and as a demon that destroys student learning and faculty time. I consider the former to be unlikely, and the later easily avoided. This talk will explore two applications of technology to teaching physics. Just-in-Time Teaching is a pedagogical technique that allows faculty to leverage the time students spend working at home to improve interactivity in the classroom. Course Networking is a new, academically-focused social media platform that enhances interactivity outside the classroom. In both cases, the underlying message is to increase communication among faculty and students.”

Come along and listen on Wednesday at 11 am in Room 338, Physics Building.