Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-17

  • @Suhaifa it’s an easy walk, easier than lions head, don’t stress 🙂 #
  • Daily Papert http://t.co/vJQhrNh4. We can’t solve the world’s problems with the same thinking that created them #
  • Critical Thinker Explains Skepticism vs. Cynicism http://t.co/Zmxh81m9 via @zite #
  • RT @engadget: MobiUS smartphone ultrasound hits the market two years too late for relevancy http://t.co/DaWRQqXo #
  • Stephen’s Web – Free learning: essays on open educational resources and copyright http://t.co/b8d7fDXK via @zite #
  • The atomic method of creating a Powerpoint presentation http://t.co/1ikf4gBO via @zite #
  • The Complexity Of Learning http://t.co/YSJfJwkq via @zite #
  • @USMCShrink Focus in education is that tech is good 2 get more content 2 more students in less time 4 less money, which misses the point #
  • A Tablet for the Blind? – Technology Review http://t.co/jBqyDK0R. Elegant and clever solution #
  • What’s Behind the Culture of Academic Dishonesty http://t.co/UuTvlENW. Cheating doesn’t help if learning matters more than grades #
  • #Zite now my favourite news reading app on the iPad. Flipboard not iterating fast enough #
  • Ask the Students: Their Wise Wishes for Improving Education http://t.co/KUDtKP6p. I keep saying that health education needs more art #
  • @USMCShrink its about not making the assumption that technology in education is automatically a good thing #
  • @USMCShrink I just highlighted a quote, so it was out of context. Did you read the rest of the post? #
  • “technology will be used…for the profit of corporations rather than…the benefit of children” http://t.co/RLAjJI5u #
  • If you are a clinician who supervises or teaches healthcare students, consider completing my survey http://t.co/x1MXf3AJ. Please RT #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-11

  • Twitter, Teaching, & Impersonality – http://bit.ly/eWDgur. Sharing some “personal” information with students creates a trusting environment #
  • eLearn: Opinions – Academic Honesty in the Online Environment http://bit.ly/gYQfHk #
  • The Daily Papert http://bit.ly/i2Shy7. Video games can be “…fast-paced, immensely compelling, and rewarding” forms of learning #
  • Professors With Personal Tweets Get High Credibility Marks http://ow.ly/1snR57 #
  • E-portfolios – taking learning out of the shoebox: a reply to Donald Clark http://ow.ly/1snR1D #
  • Don’t Wait for Permission to Innovate http://ow.ly/1snOel. If you don’t ask, they can’t say “no” #
  • IRRODL call for papers on Emergent Learning, Connections, and Design for Learning http://bit.ly/hQJawp #
  • @sarah_blc I think it’s hard to acknowledge non-institutional learning, mainly because our curricula / assessments don’t value it #
  • How To Use An Apostrophe – The Oatmeal http://bit.ly/fCUE8g. Should be required reading for everyone #
  • The Politics of Queering Anything http://ow.ly/1smRO2 #

Posted to Diigo 04/07/2011

    • “How can you be sure students are not cheating?”
    • Do we naturally assume if we cannot see students as they complete an exam, then they are sharing answers or having someone else take their exam?
    • One thing I started doing several years ago was having students pledge “academic honesty.” Before the first exam, I send students a message requiring them to acknowledge receipt before taking the first exam. I outline the official university academic honesty policy, and I ask my students to acknowledge that they understand the exam should be completed independently. Of course, the student who really wants to cheat will do so regardless of agreeing to the policy. However, I hope making students more aware of the consequences of cheating it will go a long way toward preventing unethical behavior.
      • There is some evidence that when students are asked to behave ethically / honestly, they will, regardless of whether or not they “believe” in what they are promising. Dan Ariely’s book comments on this.
    • Perhaps the key for all of us—regardless of where and how we teach our course—is to really rethink just what assessment means, because no matter where the class takes place, someone who wants to behave in a dishonest way will probably figure out how to do so.