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Using Mobile Apps and Social Media for Online Learner Generated Content

Here is a Web-based version of my presentation at the 10th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014  conference: Using Mobile Apps and Social Media for Online Learner Generated Content http://www.programhouse.com/webpres/phml2014pres.pdf This Web-based Adobe portable document (.pdf) player software presentation describes initial, anecdotal findings about … Continue reading

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Following in the Footsteps

On my second pilgrimage in Spain – this time from Tui to Santiago de Compostela along the Camino Portugues – I became aware of the importance of this prayerful walk as one in which I was not alone, even though … Continue reading

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On becoming digital learning collaboratives

Unless we possess interdisciplinary knowledge and skills as individuals, we cannot fully address our needs to improve teaching and learning through the strategic use of digital resources. For those of us whose primary professional background is in IT, we may … Continue reading

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Untethered on the Camino

As someone who has been tethered to computers via the Net for many years doing my online teaching and consulting work, I have come to realize the need to create a balance between the connected self and disconnected self. To … Continue reading

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Moving from “opt-out” to “opt-in” culture

“We’re here for consumers. Why, without them, we’d have nobody whose privacy we can invade so that we can exploit them to advertisers.” Comment about Google under user comments on: http://www.winrumors.com/google-claims-microsoft-and-apple-are-partners-in-a-patent-war-against-android/ Teaching courses on digital marketing and ethics in information … Continue reading

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Social media for political good

In my treatment of online social media for social good in previous blog posts, I have touched upon the use of these online social platforms to promote communication for social change as witnessed in what we now call the Arab … Continue reading

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Make a joyful noise

Psalms 98:4 “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth; make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.” In my treatment of online social media for social good in previous blog posts, I have touched upon the … Continue reading

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The Heart and Soul of Social Networking

Amid our ethical concerns about the downside of computer technology in general and social networking in particular, I celebrate the example that people provide in their charitable work, especially in how that work is helped by leveraging the power of … Continue reading

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Working memory: recognizing our cognitive limits

Working memory and chunking – without understanding these vital concepts in human terms, we cannot design information systems interfaces that will work with people’s ability to retain only so much at one time in memory. If the interface does not … Continue reading

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Collaborative reasoning with a social strategy

In my previous posts on the value of mental and physical models, I suggested that it is the dialog that we create between these two types of reasoning that helps us tackle the discovery of what is novel and complex: … Continue reading

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