PRESENTATION VIDEO: Flipping Out: Concepts of Inverted Classrooms for Teaching and Training

I had the pleasure of presenting with Dr. Susan Marine, one of my fellow faculty members at Merrimack College, on concepts of classroom flipping.  What is flipping?  Here’s a useful definition from Wikipedia: Flipped classroom is an instructional methodology and a type of blended learning that delivers instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom and moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom. In a flipped classroom model, students watch online lectures, collaborate in online discussions, or carry out research at home and engage in concepts in the classroom… Read More

Checklist: Selecting Technology for Learning [REBLOG]

Originally posted on techKNOWtools:
With so many possibilities for digital learning, selecting media and technologies for appropriate course instruction is a very complex process. Although there are a wide range of options in the ed tech realm, pedagogical considerations should always come first. Instructors should reflect on the learning objective and desired outcomes for their subject matter before identifying identifying technological applications for the course. The SECTIONS model, developed by Tony Bates (2015), is a pedagogical framework for determining what technology, specifically how this technology will be appropriate for instructional approaches. This might include identifying and determining…

#NASPA15 Presentation: Flipping Out: Concepts of Inverted Classrooms for Teaching and Training

One of my fellow faculty members in the Merrimack College Higher Education Program, Susan Marine, and I collaborated to create a session about the concept of flipping learning environments.  Susan is using an example from her teaching and I created an example for a training event.  It is appropriate for both faculty and professions.  Come join us and/or follow the twitter back channel #SAflipped! Tuesday, March 24, 2015 2:30pm – 3:20pm Convention Center R02 Abstract Flipping is a relatively new and innovative approach to teaching and training enabled by new new digital technologies.  The flipped… Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Use PollEverywhere To Create Instant Audience Polls

For my first Wednesday spotlight, I wanted to showcase a tool I personally use in my teaching and presentations, Poll Everywhere.  Poll Everywhere allows individuals to create quick polls, quizzes, and interactive message boards that can be integrated into presentation software for gathering feedback on the fly.  Individuals can access and answer the polls via a website on any device with a browser, or use SMS texting.  If you’re looking for a way to bring interactive elements to your classroom or next talk, give Poll Everywhere a look.  They have a number… Read More