Category Archives: Student Engagement

Collaborative Learning & Piazza


Last week in my technology and education class, one of the instructors introduced us to a site where anyone with a .edu email address can create an interactive learning space where the students can connect and ask and answer questions. Piazza allows … Continue reading

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Educate or perish!


My technology and education class has spent considerable time in recent weeks discussing how people learn, what constitutes learning, and what we, as educators, can do to facilitate learning. We analyzed different taxonomies of learning that ranged from a simple … Continue reading

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Curation of Information


A recent class session centered on educators’ role as curators of information.  I had never really considered teachers and professors to be aggregators of knowledge, but rather disseminators thereof.  Upon further reflection however, it became apparent that with the explosion … Continue reading

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Twitter for Academics


I have been perusing a variety of resources extolling the benefits of incorporating Twitter into the academic environment.  One such resource is an article by K. Walsh in EmergingEdTech.  This article provides links to several other articles that tout the … Continue reading

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The Plaid Avenger!


A recent class discussion centered on how to engage students in the educational process.  It seems that one professor from Virginia Tech has come up with an interesting twist on engagement by employing a multi-pronged approach to learning the topic … Continue reading

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