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The end is in sight… or is it the beginning?

It’s the final week of my Media Enhanced Learning course (you know, the whole reason I started this blog devoted to exploring and documenting my learning about social media & technology in chemistry education). I can hardly believe the flurry … Continue reading

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More Web 2.0 tools for the classroom

I’ve been exposed to an amazing variety of technology tools that could be strategically employed to enhance teaching and/or learning in my PIDP3240 course. I wanted to highlight a few more that I am especially excited about using: BrainShark, Vialogues, … Continue reading

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Technology & Chemical Education

Technology is being increasingly used and integrated in all areas of education from K-12 through post-secondary. The use of technology can facilitate more student-centered learning, inquiry-based learning, and allow for a flipped classroom where content is covered outside of class … Continue reading

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Trends in Chemistry Education

Apparently it took me a little while to recover from a week long trip to Kauai so let’s get back on board with a look at some current trends in high school/post-secondary chemistry education. These are by no means the … Continue reading

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“Teaching Naked”, the final chapters

This is my last journal entry on Jose Antonio Bowen’s book. It was so interesting to see my perspective on “Teaching Naked” completely changed from beginning to end. I’m eager to reread it again and start pulling out resources that … Continue reading

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More web 2.0 in the classroom

I’ve spent a lot of time in the web 2.0 forum this week reading about and pondering new tools for teaching. Here’s a commentary on a few tools: FlipSnack, Socrative, and TimeToast. 1) FlipSnack lets you create a interactive flash … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the use of technology for content delivery

This is the second journal entry prepared for my PIDP 3240 class based on readings from Jose Antonio Bowen’s book, Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning. The middle section of his book … Continue reading

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Accessibility of online learning

After reading an opinionated piece in the NYTimes about why students would consider a $50,000 education when they can access the same courses online for free, I started wondering about how truly accessible online learning is. Here are some interesting … Continue reading

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Who Doesn’t Succeed In Online Classes

vs. I came across this article in the Chronicle of Higher Education that reported results from a recent study (2013) about how different demographics fared in online courses. I was especially interested in this study as it focused on students at … Continue reading

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A random collection of impressions from week 1

So I feel like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz who enters this whole alternate universe unlike anything experienced in her previous reality. As a quick rehash of this week, some things I’ve learned about or been exposed to for … Continue reading

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