Diigo Links 03/22/2008

USTREAM.TV Shows: Free LIVE VIDEO, Webcam & Video Chat Rooms, Streaming Broadcast, Stream Video Clips, Internet Radio Cams, Web News Events, Watch .TV

tags: streaming-video, ustream, webvideo

  • Very cool tool being used successfully by Shareski, Couros and Injenuity to record and deliver video based content. What is really unique is that Ustream provides a chat feature for synchronous communication, allows for recording of streams for asynchronous provision and allows for comments to encourage asynchronous dialogue. A lot of potential here for education, if we don’t get in our own way first.
     – post by edventures

A vision of the mobile, connected college experience – Today in Abilene, Texas » Moving at the Speed of Creativity  Annotated

tags: college, edtech, higher-ed, iphone, university

    The video is a carefully formatted and scripted production, but still quite impressive as a vision for utilizing mobile technologies in transformative ways for learning. I was particularly interested in the comments made by ACU instructors in the video. Students were provided with choices right in class, which they responded to as polls on their iPhone right away. Students self-selected a hybrid version of a class which included both online discussions and face-to-face meetings, or a more traditional seminar-style class that met entirely face-to-face. Students were encouraged to use their iPhone as a digital voice recorder to conduct interviews, as well as take photographs for a class project. I especially picked up on the comment, by one of the students, that most of the course lectures were provided in advance of class so the face-to-face time could be utilized for discussions and interaction. This is a vision of
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    21st century blended learning
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    , powered by ubiquitous student access to iPhones as well as professors adapting their pedagogic approaches to instruction in ways which appropriately leverage the transformative learning potential of mobile devices.
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      Top News – Schools respond to iPhone’s popularity  Annotated

      tags: college, edtech, higher-ed, iphone, university

      • Educational utility of iPhone in a higher ed environment. Doubles as a Student Response System, Research tool, Alert mechanism, Polling/Survey system, etc.
         – post by edventures
      Campus officials roll out programs to take advantage of the iPhone’s potential as a converged, mobile learning device

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