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HigherEd BlogCon » teaching

transforming academic communities with new tools of the social web

Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 17:05:43 +0000


Welcome to HigherEd BlogCon

Thu, 01 Jun 2006 21:00:26 +0000

Welcome to the HigherEd BlogCon. During April 2006, participants from around the world posted more than 40 articles, screencasts, videos, and mp3’s on new media in academia. Join us via Skypecast each Friday where we discuss, debate, remix, and raise new issues. Here’s an easy way to access the presentations and conversations posted here [...]

HigherEd BlogCon sponsored Skypecast

Thu, 01 Jun 2006 19:56:54 +0000

Here’s the mp3 of the May 26, 2006 Skypecast series entitled Conversation Strategies in Higher Education, a free-ranging open-mic call, this time exploring the need for social media in the world of non-profits. Participants included Bob Robertson-Boyd, Elaine Nelson, Kevin Guidry, Dimitri Glazkov, Karine Joly, Paul Baker, David Phillips, Dan Karleen and others [...]

HigherEd BlogCon Next Steps

Mon, 01 May 2006 15:33:53 +0000

HigherEd BlogCon 2006 has ended. Our thanks again to our section chairs and presenters for an enlightening look at major issues and opportunities posed to higher education by the rapid move to “social computing.” In the end, we posted 41 screencasts, podcasts and papers by 51 presenters. More than 12,000 visitors attended the month-long event on [...]

Special: Links to More Applications of New Media in Higher Education

Fri, 21 Apr 2006 12:02:11 +0000

Many thanks to those of you who have written to tell us about your new media resources or applications. Today we are highlighting a few of these on this page. Feel free to share more applications by leaving a comment below. Communications and Alumni Advanced Organizational Communication is a team blog by Walter Carl’s class at Northeastern [...]

The Impact of New Tools on Teaching

Fri, 07 Apr 2006 10:05:31 +0000

April 3-7, 2006 Many thanks and congratulations to the presenters who helped get this week’s dialogue going, and to Jean-Claude Bradley of Drexel University and his team for their work in organizing the week. A huge thanks, as well, to those who have offered comments for presenters and blogged about the event. If you enjoyed [...]

Blogs as personal learning environments

Fri, 07 Apr 2006 09:49:05 +0000

James Farmer Deakin University This presentation examines the potential and existing applications of blogs as Personal Learning Environments (PLEs). As digital natives have begun to enter our higher educational institutions and non-digitally native staff have increasingly begun to engage with teaching and learning through the web, existing Learning and Courseware Management Systems (LCMSs) have failed to meet the [...]

Teaching information literacy: Who’s teaching the teachers?

Fri, 07 Apr 2006 08:12:27 +0000

Ewan McIntosh University of Stirling, Scotland For many educators, “information literacy” is just another buzzword with little meaning for their day-to-day teaching and the learning of their students. So far, it’s fallen to IT departments and librarians to teach students the intricacies of university email systems or library catalogs. Information literacy in the 21st century, however, is less [...]

The Science of Spectroscopy: Collaborative curriculum development using a Wiki

Fri, 07 Apr 2006 07:29:33 +0000

Stewart Mader Brown University A Wiki can be thought of as a combination of a Web site and a Word document. At its simplest, it can be read just like any other web site, with no access privileges necessary, but its real power lies in the fact that groups can collaboratively work on the content of the [...]

Nomadic desktops: What? How? Why?

Thu, 06 Apr 2006 10:00:08 +0000

Owen James International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan Professional blog Class blogs This presentation focuses on how to develop, use, and apply a nomadic desktop ( to daily teacher tasks and to ongoing, personal professional development anywhere the teacher is online. View the presentation (HTML; will open in a new window).

An empirical test of blogging in the classroom

Wed, 05 Apr 2006 10:00:22 +0000

Nicole Ellison Telecommunications, Information Studies, & Media, Michigan State University Yuehua Wu Telecommunications, Information Studies, & Media, Michigan State University Blogs are exciting to many educators, who argue that they can be integrated into learning activities to achieve a variety of pedagogical goals. For instance, Oravec (2002) argues that weblogs can reduce plagiarism and can help [...]

Blogs for Learning: A case study

Wed, 05 Apr 2006 09:46:14 +0000

Ethan Watrall Telecommunications, Information Studies, & Media, Michigan State University Nicole Ellison Telecommunications, Information Studies, & Media, Michigan State University Blogging in an academic setting is starting to receive significant attention as a tool for increasing student engagement, active learning, and peer-to-peer learning. However, significant barriers exist, primarily technical. The goal of Blogs for Learning is to support instructors [...]

International marketing: Chinese and American students learn from each other

Tue, 04 Apr 2006 09:05:26 +0000

Tyler Magee Saint Martin’s University and Wuhan University of Technology In three weeks how do you get Chinese International Trade Juniors at Wuhan University of Technology in China—who had never had a marketing course before—to successfully select/adjust and approach marketing a Chinese product in America? A blog seemed a good solution, so I developed this class using it [...]

How the integrated use of blogs and Blackboard can improve a university public relations class: A case study

Tue, 04 Apr 2006 08:05:57 +0000

Ric Jensen, PhD Instructor, Journalism Department Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana This case study discusses how the integrated use of blogs and Blackboard can improve a distance learning-based public relations class taught through Northwestern State University. In addition to scheduled web chats and message board discussions within Blackboard, students are provided supplemental information in a blog, which has [...]

Giving the students what they want: Short, to-the-point e-lectures

Mon, 03 Apr 2006 05:26:45 +0000

Mark E. Ott Jackson Community College This presentation discusses two methods of web lecturing: podcasting and screencasting. What are the pros and cons of each? What is the best approach for students? Podcasting is starting to catch on as a way to deliver class lectures, but screencasts containing slides, onscreen examples, and an audio track covering the [...]

Legal issues in podcasting the traditional classroom

Mon, 03 Apr 2006 05:01:30 +0000

Elizabeth Townsend Gard London School of Economics, Stanford Law School Colette Vogele Stanford Law School Colette Vogele and Elizabeth Townsend Gard will explore the legal aspects of podcasting in teaching and higher education. Colette is the author of the new Podcasting Legal Guide (soon to be available at Creative Commons and the Center for Internet and Society) and Elizabeth [...]