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Gamification: Upgrading the Learning Environment

Overview: The same elements that make games enjoyable also make them ideal learning environments. Gaming is especially useful for simulating real-world career scenarios and training students how to respond. Several prestigious institutions now incorporate gaming into their graduate programs. “Keep sitting there staring at that screen. Atari will rot your brain as fast as Fun…

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xMOOC or Publishing Paradigm?

Originally posted: November 14, 2012 – Blog rebuilt: April 20, 2014 I have been pondering the current School as a Service (SAAS) shake up with the purchase of Embanet-Compass by Pearson and the purchase of Deltak by Wiley. Then I learned that McGraw-Hill is being acquired (perhaps) by Apollo Group (not the University of Phoenix).…

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M-Learning – Readiness

Are institutions of higher education ready for mobile learning? What factors need to be considered prior to launching mobile learning? The research shows an increasing number of students in developed countries are ready for mobile learning, however, institutions, faculty, and educational delivery systems are not. With the explosion of handheld technology and the pervasiveness of…

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Role of the Instructor – evolving or dissolving?

In a technology-focused educational climate, what do you believe the role of the instructor to be today? The instructor MUST balance between being the sage on the stage and being the guide on the side.  While the argument has been made that instructors should remove themselves from the stage, I contend that rather there should…

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Designing educational experiences for the mobile device

Given where the field of educational/learning technologies has been over the last several decades, where do you believe it will go next? I have read for years that learning would become more personalized.  What’s more personal than the device in your pocket or purse?  Mobile learning (M-learning), which is defined as learning methods and materials…

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Learning Technologies Bias?

What is learning and teaching to me? Learning occurs all around us, in coffee shops, while talking on the phone, while searching for answers online, and yes, in classes (online and face-to-face).  I do not believe that teachers are needed in order for learning to occur, however, teaching is evolving into a facilitation role of…

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