Let’s Make Open Educational Resources Sexy
Collaboration / Commons / Education / Open Educational Resources / Social Media

Let’s Make Open Educational Resources Sexy

No Surprise The world is getting younger, in terms of young people that make up our 6.9 billion-person population.  I’ve seen figures estimating that nearly 1/3 of the world’s population is under the age of 15.  The number of youth who will be entering college or skills-training courses, and inherently producing the very content that … Continue reading

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How to Market Yourself in the Field of Educational Technology (part 1)

I received a phone call on Saturday morning from Canada.  Had no idea who it was. I ended up speaking at length with a freelance writer about the field of educational technology.  She asked about the type of training that Instructional Designers receive in a masters program and we chatted about graduate schools that have competitive Educational … Continue reading

Collaboration / Conference / Education / Presentations / Social Media

Digital Media and Learning (DML) 2012 Conference – Experience Notes

I’m writing this from my seat on the plane back to Oahu. I’ll admit that I’m pretty tired from the last few days, but greatly inspired as well. DML 2012 San Francisco was the first full conference I’ve attended, although I presented a video game concept with some colleagues at AACE’s E-Learn 2011 in Honolulu … Continue reading

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5 Tips for making your ePortfolio get noticed by Employers

Making your ePortfolio can seem like a stressful process, but these five tips will help you put together an ePortfolio that colleagues will respect and you’ll be proud to point employers to!  Let’s begin… 1) Start with a theme that fits your needs A free WordPress.com account is a simple way to get your ePorfolio moving.  Sure, … Continue reading

Schoology – A free FB-inspired LMS for courses
Classrooms / eLearning / Higher Education / Instructional Design / Open Educational Resources / Social Media / Web 2.0 Tools

Schoology – A free FB-inspired LMS for courses

What is Schoology? Schoology is a (free) learning management system and social network combined, bridging the gap between valuable course management and familiar social networking tools.  Using a Facebook-inspired user interface, instructors can create online classrooms for collaboration, online quizzes, and discussions.  Oh, and gradebook, blogging, and attendance functions are already integrated! Please see my … Continue reading