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Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Posted March 11 2015 7:23 p.m.

I have just added a few new edublogger feeds to my RSS reader. One discovery was Learnlets by Clark Quinn. His postings are brief and thoughtful, and oftentimes deal with knowledge sharing in organizations or among (instructional design) professionals. My … http://panke.web.unc.edu/2015/03/11/culture-eats-strategy-for-breakfast/">Continued


correlation≠causation: How to get over the threshold of false assumptions

Posted December 3 2014 3:59 p.m.

Recently, I have become interested in threshold concepts – also highlighted in the innovating pedagogy report. I am particularly interested in the crossroad between thresholds and assessment. [slideshare id=33855377&doc=keynote-april23-140423104550-phpapp02] For anyone involved with gathering, interpreting, reviewing or simply reading quantitative … http://panke.web.unc.edu/2014/12/03/correlation%e2%89%a0causation-how-to-get-over-the-threshold-of-false-assumptions/">Continued


‘Innovating Pedagogy’ Report 2014

Posted December 2 2014 5:39 p.m.

The Open University has released the 2014 edition of its ‘Innovating Pedagogy‘ report, the third edition of an annual educational technology trend report. While the timelines may remind you of  the Horizon Report, the methodology for gathering the trends is … http://panke.web.unc.edu/2014/12/02/innovating-pedagogy-report-2014/">Continued


E-Learn 2014 Presentations

Posted November 13 2014 4:20 p.m.

From  October 27-30, I attended the 19th annual, international conference AACE E-Learn in New Orleans. Here are the slides for my talks:  


‘The algorithms that dominate our world’- and the platform that will dominate digital storytelling?

Posted July 29 2014 2:17 p.m.

I cam across this posting about ‘the algorithms that dominate our world‘ and loved the accessible writing and great visual presentation – It led me to discover a new social media platform with a fascinating concept: Medium is platform where … http://panke.web.unc.edu/2014/07/29/the-algorithms-that-dominate-our-world-and-the-platform-that-will-dominate-digital-storytelling/">Continued


Adding Character to Your Presentation

Posted July 7 2014 2:08 p.m.

Here is a brief video tutorial on how to create characters based on a person’s photographs in PowerPoint, using standard functionality such as shapes and the drawing tool. I have used this technique (photo-based characters) in the past, to develop … http://panke.web.unc.edu/2014/07/07/adding-character-to-your-presentation/">Continued


The MOOC Rollercoaster – Resources – Special Issue of JOLT

Posted May 28 2014 8:41 p.m.

This is definetely on my reading list. http://jolt.merlot.org/currentissue.html Foreword to the Special Section: MOOCs – Evolution or Revolution? Sir John Daniel i-iv * Research Papers * Challenges to Research in MOOCs Helene Fournier, Rita Kop, and Guillaume Durand 1-15 Participants’ … http://panke.web.unc.edu/2014/05/28/the-mooc-rollercoaster-resources-special-issue-of-jolt/">Continued


Big data: White House Report

Posted May 5 2014 3:31 p.m.

The White House has just released a report on “Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values” (85 pages, PDF) along with a collection of supporting documents. The report is the culmination of a 90-day review by the Administration, spearheaded by Counselor … http://panke.web.unc.edu/2014/05/05/big-data-white-house-report/">Continued


Colorless green ideas sleep furiously…

Posted May 5 2014 3:17 p.m.

An interesting article on automated essay grading and the potential and limitations of parsing programs: http://chronicle.com/article/Writing-Instructor-Skeptical/146211/


Open Textbook ‘Teaching In A Digital Age’ by Tony Bates

Posted March 6 2014 3:36 p.m.

See more at: http://www.tonybates.ca/2014/02/18/my-vision-for-an-open-textbook/ and here: http://www.tonybates.ca/2014/03/03/getting-started-in-writing-an-open-textbook/ What Tony Bates describes sounds like an exciting project and an English counterpart to the open textbook initiative L3T in the German speaking areas. This collaborative textbook on learning and teaching with technology is … http://panke.web.unc.edu/2014/03/06/open-textbook-teaching-in-a-digital-age-by-tony-bates/">Continued