Different Generations of eLearners

INTRODUCTION I am a Gen X (born in the mid-seventies). About 98% of students I teach are a mix of Millennials and Generation X students. The generational cohort is said to significantly influence one’s developmental years, shaping the way an individual interacts and experience the world (Holyoke & Larson, 2009). Thus, identifying the era a … Continue reading

State of the Field of Educational Technology: Through a Cultural Lens

1.      INTRODUCTION 1.1 Historical Evolution of the Field Educational technology is a diverse and an evolving field. Cuban (1986) presents evidence on how educators used technology based media such as film, radio, television in the classroom from the turn of the 20th century. During the 1960s educational technology was synonymous with audio visual based media. The first … Continue reading

HotSeat – Social Networking-Powered Mobile Web Application – For Classroom Collaboration

This is a new mobile application that will allow collaboration in the classroom.  It works similar to a clicker but is free and versatile. Check this video out to find out the experience of Purdue University in using HotSeat in the classroom. http://www.itap.purdue.edu/studio/hotseat/

Teaching with Ipads

Hey Folks This is an interesting read. As a user of an Ipad myself, I have become to realize the value of this new mobile technology tool. Check this article out to see some insights how the Ipad could be used for teaching and learning. http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume46/iMobilePerspectivesOniPadsibrW/226163

Horizon Report 2011 – Technlogy Trends in Higher Ed

Each year, the Horizon Report (published by EDUCAUSE) describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education and creative expression over the next one to five years. The areas of emerging technology cited for 2011 are: Time to adoption: One Year or Less Electronic Books Mobiles Time to adoption: Two … Continue reading

Web 2.0: A Medium to Shape Teaching and Learning

Can Web 2.0 as a Medium Shape Teaching and Learning in a Significant Way?     1.Introduction     Starting in 2004, Web 2.0 becomes a collective term for a mass movement in society: a movement toward new forms of user engagement supported by Web based tools, resources, services and environments. Just as the WWW in the first … Continue reading