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Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Nerd Research Minute – July 30, 2018 – Personalizing Video

Personalizing Video: Is it necessary? Should I add my voice or relay on a robot?

Studies have indicated that the use of a conversational tone and/or including a personalized learning agent enhances learning. Also, using conversational tone and/or a personalized learning tool induces students to listen to content (Mandernach, B. 2009).

Consider the combination of evaluation and personalized video. Use your mobile phone app or laptop-resident video software to provide a quick, personalized evaluation for your students’ work. Too many students in huge classes? Consider sending a personalized message to groups of students who share a distinguishing feature (high assignment scores, by classification, etc…).

 

Source:
Mandernach, B. (2009). Effect of Instructor-Personalized Multimedia in the Online Classroom. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 10:3 (1- 19).

Found in Southard, Sheryne M. and Young, Karen (2018) “An Exploration of Online Students’ Impressions of Contextualization, Segmentation, and Incorporation of Light Board Lectures in Multimedia Instructional Content,” The Journal of Public and Professional Sociology: Vol. 10 : Iss. 1 , Article 7. Available at: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jpps/vol10/iss1/7

 

 

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Nerd Research Minute – July 16 – Wowsa Stats on the Demand for Data

A small data collection on the enormity of the data spectrum

 

*The demand for data doubles every two years.
Source: https://qz.com/472292/data-is-expected-to-double-every-two-years-for-the-next-decade/

 

*Each minute, there are 4 million YouTube video views.
Source: https://merchdope.com/youtube-statistics/  and Nat Geo

 

*The consumption of data resulted in new words to measure it such as petabyte, which is a million gigabytes or 10 to the 15th power or 10,000,000,000,000,000

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Source: http://www.bendtechsupport.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Gizmodo-Petabyte.jpg

 

*3.4 petabytes of data are consumed every 60 seconds.
Source: Nat Geo’s Drain the Oceans

 

*Let the force be with the Yottabyte which is one septillion bytes and larger than the zettabyte

 

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Nerd Research Minute – June 27 – Student Engagement

Continuing the Emphasis on Student Engagement:

“How do I engage with my students?” remains one of the top questions from faculty from K-13+.  Whether they learn online or onsite, aengaged student is more likely to internalize content and persist in their learning (Chen, Guidry, & Lambert, 2009).

In Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education, Chickering and Gamson (1987) detail education should promote 1. student-faculty interaction
2. cooperation among students
3. active learning
4. prompt feedback
5. time on task
6. high expectations
7. respect for diverse talents and ways of learning

 

 

Sources:
Chen, P. D., Guidry, K. R., & Lambert, A. D. (2009). Engaging online learners: A quantitative study of post-secondary student engagement in the online learning environment. In annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. A pdf is available at Google Scholar

Chickering, A. W., & Gamson, Z. F. (1987). Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. AAHE Bulletin, 39(7), 3-7.

 

 

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Nerd Research Minute – May 21 – Metamemory Frameworks for Online Learning

Dr. Ed Sim is a professor extraordinaire! His online courses are saturated with student views, comments, discussion insights, and participation. Dr. Sim credits Nelson & Narens’ (1990) metamemory* framework for the extensive interactivity and effective learning activities in his online classes.  Thank you, Dr. Sim, for sharing the following learning artifact.

From Dr. Ed. Sim

Figure 1: Received from Dr. Ed Sim

 

Definition: Metamemory or Socratic awareness, a type of metacognition, is both the introspective knowledge of one’s own memory capabilities (and strategies that can aid memory) and the processes involved in memory self-monitoring. This self-awareness of memory has important implications for how people learn and use memories.

Sources:

Nelson, T. O., Narens, L., & Bower, G. (1990). The psychology of learning and motivation. Metamemory: A theoretical framework and new findings.

Jameson, K. A., Narens, L., Goldfarb, K., & Nelson, T. O. (1990). The influence of near-threshold priming on metamemory and recall. Acta Psychologica73(1), 55-68. (pdf available from Academia)

 

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Nerd Research Minute – April 30 – Data Use in Higher Ed

A survey conducted by Unit 4, a systems management company that serves higher education institutions, reported that 81% of the 150 IT decision-makers respondents said their institutions invest in technology to support student success objectives, but only 37% use data and analytics to support student outcomes.

Link: https://www.educationdive.com/news/how-to-make-data-a-part-of-an-institutions-culture/518938/

 

 

 

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Nerd Research Minute – March 1 (ID w/Beaton’s)

A Key Research-based principle for instructional design:
Beaton’s five key design principles of student-centered learning

Perceived interplay between flexible learning spaces and teaching, learning and student wellbeing

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10984-017-9254-9

Abstract

In recognition of the evolving learning needs of twenty-first century school students, changes to teaching practices and the incorporation of technology are increasingly accompanied by modifications to the built classroom environment. Typically rows of desk and chairs are replaced with a range of furniture that can be configured in various ways to facilitate teaching and learning. This article explores the perceived relationship between these flexible learning spaces and teaching, learning and wellbeing outcomes. The perceptions and experiences of 12 school principals, 35 teachers and 85 students from four primary and four secondary schools in Australia were examined. Flexible learning spaces were reported to facilitate student-centred pedagogy and selfregulation, collaboration, and student autonomy and engagement. Modified spaces were reportedly more enjoyable, comfortable and inclusive and allowed greater interaction. The findings are discussed in light of Beaton’s five key design principles of student-centred learning environments to explore the connection between the physical classroom environment and teaching and learning. Self-Determination Theory is used to interpret how elements of the physical space facilitate the creation of a social environment that encourages greater motivation to learn and increases student wellbeing. The research contributes to an understanding of how flexible learning spaces are used and with what effect, thereby addressing a present gap in the literature.

Keywords

Autonomy Collaboration Engagement Learning environment Physical environment Student-centered Well-being

 

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Nerd Research Minute – February 6, 2018

Interesting information on the growth of online education:

http://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2018/01/05/new-us-data-show-continued-growth-college-students-studying?

(the table in the middle of the post is particularly interesting)

 

 

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Summer To-Do List ~ Join a Virtual Book Club

Summer To-Do List: Join a Virtual Book Club and/or Join the Summer Reading Clubs @ Your Library!

It’s officially summer and libraries across the country have summer reading clubs, groups, ‘fests, and promotions. Want to save a tree this summer? Go online and join a reading group. Goodreads has many, many, many engaging and welcoming reading clubs. I’ve blogged previously about the one I’m in and it is the best one!!

Do you prefer to kick it old school? Reading clubs are usually divided by age: (up to Grade 5), the Teen Reading Club (Grades 6-12), and the Adult Reading Club (Ages 18+) and by genre. There’s something for everyone this summer, and often you’ll have the chance to earn prizes for continuing to read during the summer break.

 

Don’t pass up on all of the great activities because, whatever you do, don’t be caught not being a part of our club!

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The 2017 STEM for All Video Showcase “Research & Design for Impact” is now live!

The 2017 STEM for All Video Showcase: “Research & Design for Impact”  is now live! Come view the videos, comment on those that interest you and vote for your favorites.

478 presenters and co-presenters have submitted 171 videos related to all areas of STEM teaching and learning. You can search for videos of interest or filter by keyword, intended audience, grade level, resource center, NSF program, organization and state. They cover a vast array of topics in STEM including broadening participation, workforce development, scientific argumentation, NGSS, citizen science, maker spaces, classroom curriculum innovations, apps and games, integration of computer science into STEM and computational thinking (to name but a few). http://videohall.com/p/942

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TCEA Session STEM & Flipped Classrooms Go Global & Mobile Wrap-up

Lots of inquiry-based discussion and informative tweets during our TCEA Convention session yesterday, “STEM & Flipped Classrooms Go Global & Mobile.”

We appreciate the sentiment in this tweet from @MathFella aka Randy Brooks:

 

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Catch up on or revisit our session:

“STEM & Flipped Classrooms Go Global & Mobile” Description:
Math is a language without geographic borders. Follow the progress of an ongoing digital maker project in the US and Africa which uses teacher and student-created videos to express mathematical and scientific structure. This NSF-supported project profoundly affects social justice for all learners and has application to your school, too.

http://tinyurl.com/TCEAFlipped

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#tcea17  #tceapepperdine2017

 

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