We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. ~Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963 March on Washington
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A four-point-effectiveness checklist for continued student engagement with mobile technology in online courses is described in this paper. Designed for pre-service and in-service adult learners, the checklist reflects research in pedagogical practice of mobile learning, knowledge transfer, adult learning theory, and the TPaCK instructional framework. Data sources include the feedback artifacts of current online course facilitators who also contributed to this paper. Post-course assessment data from adult learners validates the success of best practices for student engagement with mobile technology when the syllabus can be held in the palm of your hand.
Keywords: Online Education, Online Learning, Transfer of Knowledge, TPaCK, Adult Learning Theory, Personalized Feedback
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January 12-14, 2017 are the dates for the International Conference on Mobile Technology in Teacher Education (MiTE) for educators from institutions of higher education, County Offices of Education, and schools to be held in Los Angeles. The annual Winter Conference is in its third year, attracting highly skilled professionals who are interested in the integration of innovative approaches and emerging technologies into teacher education, inquiry and productivity. Enjoy poster sessions, research-based sessions, practitioner-based sessions, plenary presentations and workshops. Converse with international like-minded practitioners and change agents to develop meaningful relationships and shape the future of education.
View the Conference Schedule at this link: https://mite2017.sched.com/
While we were celebrating the new year yesterday, Michael Minovitch celebrated his birthday.
I hope he had an out of this world birthday because he is the reason we know so much about the outer planets of the solar system. Dr. Minovitch proposed the solution to the “three body problem” that would propel the Voyager spacecrafts from one planet to the next using that planet’s gravitational power. Voyager 1 launched in September, 1977 and Voyager 2 launched in August, 1977. The Voyagers contain gold disks with “The Sounds of Earth” an idea from Carl Sagan. Click the link from “the Sounds of the Earth” to hear them.
Traveling at 50,000 miles an hour, over 10 miles a second. Voyager 1 is out in deep space is now over 11 billion miles from Earth and passed most of the power of Sun’s gravitational grasp (see the real-time distance measurement at this link.) Its twin, Voyager 2, has flown past all the outer giant planets, of Saturn, Uranus, and within 3,000 miles of Neptune in 1989.
The maths required for Voyager 2 to fly over Neptune required mathematical accuracy within one second and weather forecasting on a planet 3 billion miles away from Earth. Both Voyagers have flown farther than Pluto into interstellar space.
Now in a mission over 35 years, data from the Voyager transmiter, takes over 15 hours to arrive back to scientists at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California. And it all began with Dr. Michael Minovitch’s math of the “three body problem.”