Nathan Lowell's Blog – November 2008 Archive (2)

Doing the Familiar: SecondLife Classrooms

While I'm on the subject of last week's convention, let me kvetch about another soapbox issue: Education in SecondLife. If you're not familiar with the place, see my post on it over at Phaedrus. The New Media Consortium piece is a couple of years old now, and it's an ad for NMC, but it does a credible job of at least giving you a sense of what it looks like.

There were several sessions on SL at the… Continue

Added by Nathan Lowell on November 14, 2008 at 9:54am — 6 Comments

Podcasting and the Academy

I'm just getting back from a week in Orlando where I attended the Association of Education, Communications, and Technology's Annual Convention. I attended several sessions on podcasting and found a situation that aggravates me.

One morning a group of five educators from a large university presented the research they did on "podcasting" and student engagement in their instruction. They presented data on what kind of content they used, what purposes it was put to, and the student… Continue

Added by Nathan Lowell on November 9, 2008 at 9:21pm — 17 Comments

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