[5 enlaces][5 links] Carnaval educativo y digitalización: twitter teaching, moodle 2.0, siemens, neo-liberalism pedagogic y recession y educación
Hacía mucho que no traíamos nada a nuestra sección de [5 enlaces][5 links], así que hoy que es el último día de la feria de sevilla, y de nuevo no la he pisado ;-) os traemos un variaito de pescaito frito ... por otros claro!!! ... que iniciamos con una clase on line desde cai ... chirigota del maestro corrigiendo el habla de sus chiquillos, con los participios de los verbos... que se suenan los mocos con la manga y... se ríen del profe ... aprendizaje vía humor... esta escuela está más cerca de las vuestras de tos los días... o de la dos punto cero? ... cuando pensemos en la escuela 3.0 o escuela se-mántica (y lo de ZP de 1 ordenador por niño y la digitalización del sistema educativo) nos .. nos vamos a acordá de sus moríos...? .... no!!! ...sus m...
viva el carnavá!!! ... lo siento la feria es consumo el carnaval de-sumo -)
1) Professors experiment with Twitter as teaching tool en JSonline
Facebook may be the social medium of choice for college students, but the microblogging Web tool Twitter has found adherents among professors, many of whom are starting to experiment with it as a teaching device.
People use Twitter to broadcast bite-sized messages or Web links and to read messages or links posted by others. It can be used as a source of news, to listen to what people in certain groups are talking about, or to communicate with experts or leaders in certain fields.
2) Martin Dougiamas et Moodle 2.0 en Aprendre à distance societé grics.
La première conférence était celle de Martin Dougiamas, le fondateur de Moodle. Il est venu nous présenter l’évolution de Moodle, de la version 1.0 à 1.9, mais surtout nous faire connaître ce qui sera fait pour la tant attendue version Moodle 2.0.
Je dois dire que je l’ai trouvé fort sympatique et déterminé à rassurer son auditoire sur l’avenir de Moodle. Voici donc un résumé de sa présentation avec quelques captures d’écran de ses diapositives. Beaucoup de bonnes nouvelles !
What is Media Literacy? Media literacy is the ability to bring critical thinking skills and about asking pertinent questions about what's there, and noticing what's not there. And it's the instinct to question what lies behind media productions - the motives, the money, the values and the ownership— and to be aware of how these factors influence content. In our world of multi-tasking, commercialism, globalization and interactivity, media literacy isn't about having the right answers - it's about asking the right questions. (Source: Jane Tallim)
Photo credit: lumingopereira
Inside this Media Literacy Digest:
- Community Information Hubs - Finding relevant information about a local community is challenging in a sea of global information.
- How Social Media Is Changing College Admission - Instead of marketing to 100,000 students at once (mainstream media model) they now focus on connecting to groups of 10-20.
- Visualization and Search - Searching and finding useful information really shouldn’t be as difficult as it is today.
- Technology as Philosophy - Technology is a philosophy and we MUST understand what it embodies, discuss its future impact, and explore what we are becoming.
- LearnTrends - Jay Cross hosted a 24-hour learn-a-thon this week.
- Pay Attention! - ...attention is a skill that must be learned, shaped, practiced; this skill must evolve if we are to evolve.
- Rough Week for Higher Education - Established institutions like higher education are increasingly targeted as bloated, inefficient, and thoroughly corrupt.
We came across to CCCC (Conference on College Composition and Communication) blog where Joyce Middleton writes about Vorris Nunley's work. Professor Nunley is interested the intersections of rhetoric, space, and episteme. He works as an assistant professor of English at the University of California, Riverside.
The studies on Rhetorical and Critical theory, public pedagogies and composition, visual culture, neo-liberalism and African American expressive culture of Nunley are based in part on Henry Giroux’s notion of the neo-liberalism as public pedagogy:
At this point, I ask readers not to misread my critique: Compositional diversity is important. It carves out a space for marginalized folks to have a job in the academy and elsewhere. In the classroom, it allows previous, backstage student voices (to borrow Erving Goffman’s term) to occupy center stage. And if neo-liberal diversity is merely about center staging marginalized academic and student voices so that they can be slotted into the normative political rationality, then let’s celebrate the inclusive dance, but not the illusion of a transformative political rationality that seduced many of us to purchase admission tickets to the diversity ball in the first place.
5) Recession, online technology renews interest in education en houston.bizjournals.com
A recession combined with online technology has many professionals re-thinking their options regarding additional education.
Attributing a recent rise in online enrollment to increases in both commuting costs and access to technology, Steve Malutich, president of American InterContinental University Houston, says online courses make higher education more accessible for more people.
“We’re seeing more students juggling the demands of working a full-time job and caring for a family while pursuing an education,” he says. “As a result, I expect more universities will begin offering an online component to their programs.”
Before joining AIU in 2008, Malutich was executive director of the Texas School of Business East Campus in Houston. He also spent 27 years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a colonel in 2001.