8 Apps and Ideas For Integrating Social and Digital Tech Into Your #RATraining

Integrating digital and social media tools into RA training programs can be an exciting and innovative way to hold your RAs’ attention. Below are some useful sites, apps, and services that you can use and some examples of how to use them. Have other ideas?

Named one of the “Top 50 Blogs to Follow in HigherEdTech”

“Look no further for the smartest and savviest bloggers in higher education.” I’m excited to be joining the good company of my friends and colleagues on EdTech Magazine’s 2015 Dean’s List: 50 Must-Read Higher Ed IT Blogs.  This is my first year making the list, but my perennial favorites are still there… Laura Pasquini, Josie Ahlquist, and Ed Cabellon. I ❤ these people and am so honored to be picked alongside them and many other amazing minds. Go check out the list!!!! Paul Gordon Brown Take a look at the power of social media… Read More

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…

Draft Report and Recommendations from ACPA’s Task Force on Digital Technology

The following post originally appeared on the ACPA Digital Task Force’s website.  I have been proud to serve alongside some amazing colleagues on the Task Force this year and the following represents the initial draft report of the group.  Please consider giving your feedback on the original post so we can improve it. Video from ACPA Video On Demand by Ed Cabellon and Tony Doody, Co-Chairs of the ACPA Presidential Task Force on Digital Technology On behalf of the entire ACPA Digital Task Force, we are pleased to share with you all our… Read More