Published on July 10, 2007
Where do we go from here? What Wordpress, Twitter, and Second Life Can Teach Us about Moving beyond the Course Management System Martha Burtis University of Mary Washington
A Continuum of Questions to Contemplate Practical Philosophical What is our CMS costing us in dollars ? What is our CMS costing us in innovation ? What is our CMS costing us in “character” ?
A Continuum of Questions to Contemplate Practical Philosophical What is our CMS costing us in dollars ? What is our CMS costing us in innovation ? What is our CMS costing us in “character” ? Important Very Important Essential
A Question of Cost $$$ Basic Enterprise Integration with * Student Info * Faculty Info * Course Info * Calendar * Identity Mgmt. Enhanced Features * Discussion Forum * Content Grouping * Chat/Synchronous Tools “Extensibility” E-Portfolio/Content Mgmt.
Faculty Use of CMS Features “ bread from heart buchanan” by hodgers at Flickr “ The ultimate Swiss Army Knife for sale in Interlaken” by redjar at Flickr
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ In the end, what have we paid for? $$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$
A Question of Innovation eHub's (Web 2.0) Category Listings eHub's eLearning Listings Bb BB: Freeware Bb BB: Open Source Bb BB: Shareware WP Plugins
A Question of Innovation “ The ultimate Swiss Army Knife for sale in Interlaken” by redjar at Flickr “I wouldn't want to use it to cut down a tree.” -- Jerry Slezak
A Question of Leadership
A Question of Character “ Quadrangle inside Trinity College, Cambridge” by DanieVDN on Flickr
“ Soulforce at Gordon College – PDR” by Zach A at Flickr
“ ASL Clas” by Trevor D on Flickr
“ Hanging out during the REI college” by Casey Serin on Flickr
“ Herberger Gallery” by cogdog on Flickr
“ Just a silo” by eqqman on Flickr.
'Wordpress tshirt' by Stefanos Titanas on Flickr.
Sylvia Plath Independent Study ELS Blogs
“ I was mildly worried that my innevitable ranting about Plath and not so much the blog would take would make my presentation irrelevant to the situation, but it turns out that technology has been absolutely key in my success with this project. I truly would not have been able to recreate this experience without the blog, and I've come to rely on it more than i'd even realized. . . I love having this resource that allows me to share and record my thoughts and findings quickly but then stores and organizes them forever. I also really like the idea that i'm conversing with or addressing people through this medium. . . It’ll be nice to have people maybe mention my blog on their blogs and then even if I don’t get publishing rights, at least my ideas will be spread beyond my relatively small circulation.” -- Amanda, March 2007
Globalization Freshman Seminar Loaded Learning
What is education? “ Education is being instructed in something or learning something” How would you define education? “ Learning” What is higher education? “ A learning experience that is more thought intensive such as college courses” What is the purpose of higher education? “ To grow and expand the thought process and to possibly understand oneself better and the world ” -- Shannon, September 2006
What is education?
“ Education is being instructed in something or learning something”
How would you define education?
What is higher education?
“ A learning experience that is more thought intensive such as college courses”
What is the purpose of higher education?
“ To grow and expand the thought process and to possibly understand oneself better and the world ”
-- Shannon, September 2006
“ . . .after going through my first semester of college I have a completely different perspective on a higher education. On the surface the degree is important in getting a job and now it is hard to get a good job without one but I wouldn't say that is all that it's good for. It is hard to put it into words but anyone who is going through or has been through college realizes that the degree means a lot more. Its not only the accumulation of knowledge that gets you the degree it is the discipline, hard work, motivation to learn that ultimately pushes you to get the degree. Simply put, at college you learn to learn. As a wise professor once told me, "The point of real education is to learn how to make sense out of the world, which is a lifelong goal. College is merely the beginning where, if we 're successful, we learn how to go about it." -- Shannon, Jan 2007
Globalization Freshman Seminar Loaded Learning
My Twitter Page A Tweet from Joe A Tweet from Andy
“ Second Life Flag” by Zatzai in Flickr.
Collaborative Architecture in Second Life
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