ED 650 Discussion: Integrated Tech Skills Instruction

Prompt: Should there be ‘Technology Standards’ and outcome assessments similar to other core subject contents? Or, should technology skills be integrated into everything that takes place in a learning environment and thus be ‘invisible’ expectations?” My Response: Though I don’t have K-12 experience, I have experienced a phenomenon in higher education that I think is relevant to this discussion. As a librarian, I work closely with the promotion of information literacy. At UAA information literacy is one the core student Continue reading ED 650 Discussion: Integrated Tech Skills Instruction

ED 650: Evidence-Based Practice and Emerging Educational Technologies

Evidence-Based Practice and Emerging Educational Technologies: ED650 Current Issue Paper 1 In recent years, I have become increasingly aware of conversations regarding emerging technologies in the higher education and library fields. I have attended workshops and conference sessions on the topic, read annual NMC Horizon Reports (Higher Education and Library editions), followed the conversations of my colleagues online and off, and taken this graduate course on current issues in educational technology. Through these avenues, I have learned of many exciting Continue reading ED 650: Evidence-Based Practice and Emerging Educational Technologies

ED 431 Assignment: Mobile Tools

*** Please note that my ED 431 course requires us to post our assignments in draft form for classmates to provide feedback. The following entry is a draft. I encourage all criticisms of content or style. Thank you!*** Smartphones in College Classrooms I got my very first smartphone while in graduate school in 2009. The cell phone prior to that was old and very basic. I could text, call, and while technically it did take pictures, it was a feature Continue reading ED 431 Assignment: Mobile Tools