Category Archives: Educational Technology

This category will contain anything to do with educational technology.

Teacher Immediacy

I enjoy being a full-time graduate student; discussing theory and research issues with fellow doctoral students and faculty in my courses, assisting faculty as a grad assistant, and working on my own research. But sometimes I miss my kids. Not … Continue reading

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From MOOC to AERA Round Table Discussion

I enrolled in Kevin Werbach’s 2012 Coursera Gamification course because I am interested in learning about anything that can be used as a tool to motivate people to learn; be they students or teachers. Little did I know it would … Continue reading

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Should social networking be a required part of the curriculum for preservice Teacher Technology courses?

Each semester there are always a few students in my Preparing Teachers to Use Technology course that have either never used social networking sites or have antipathy towards them. Given that I am an advocate of Constructivism as presented by … Continue reading

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Why Video Discussion Posts are Amazing

This post will be a bit different from the previous three, there will be no research or citations or formal writing per se. I am simply sharing a moment I had the honor to witness and explain why I am … Continue reading

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Does compartmentalizing technology under TPACK allow teachers to consider technology as “extra”?

I’ll provide some background about myself in order to put the above question in context. I am still relatively new to the game of educational technology research.  I focused on science text reading strategies for my MA in Science Education, … Continue reading

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The Need for Free MOOCs

I attended a webinar on MOOCs today conducted by the National Institute for Technology in Education (my thanks again to Joey King and Michael Nanfito again for their time). Like other higher ed schools across the country, mine is wondering … Continue reading

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