Presentations and Papers. Papers and handouts from my recent talks and conference presentations.
Data Visualization to Inform Decision Making. I am currently working on a project exploring ways to present data to inform decision making. Some of these ideas are contained in the following report of a study at the Michigan Virtual High School.
Data-Driven or Discussion-Informed Decision Making. The use of data to inform business and the use of data visualization tools in science are "hot" topics. But the expression "data-driven" does not seem apt for education. Presentation to Advisory Council of the Michigan Virtual High School.) Also, online teaching and learning is growing rapidly in the K-12 sector. I encourage you to visit the Michigan Virtual University website.
and Tutorials: Tips
for MSU Instructors. Tips
for Web-Publishing. Tips
for Learning New Software.
Teachers Who Changed My Daughter's Life. A thank you note to Karen
Riggs and Melody Glick.
My listmania at Amazon shares some recommended books.
Passionate about technology? Click to read more about a special section of CEP 416 in spring semester for students who are eager to integrate technology into their teaching as part of a "fast track" to a masters in educational technology.
Student Portfolios: Notes from presentation to brown bag seminar on November 19, 2004.
College of Education Faculty Meeting Presentation on Redesign of 133 Erickson. September 22, 2004.
Spring Semester 2005.
CEP 952: Technology for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Summer Semester 2004.
I am teaching two
courses during the summer. Students in these courses publish web-based
Spring Semester 2004.
CEP 952: Technology for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Workshop at EARCOS
Three-Session Workshop at the NESA
Conference (Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools):
Fall Semester 2003.
"Design Alternatives for Technology Classrooms", Explorations in Instructional Technology Brown Bag Series, October 17, 2003.
Summer Semester 2003.
ED 870: Capstone Seminar
for the Online Master of Arts in Education .
CEP 807: Capstone Seminar for the On-Campus Masters of Arts in Educational
Spring semester 2003.
Fall semester 2002.
I am concentrating
on research on children learning with technology.
EAD 808: Exhibition , March 11, 2003 .
HALE . Students in the HALE program who are also learning to create portfolios.
EAD 854 Presentation . Students are discussing the role of portfolios in educational assessment for BetsAnn Smith's class.
TE 501 Portfolio Workshop . Traverse City.
My notes for a proseminar discussion of Larry Cuban and Roy Pea on technology in education.
On May 8th I will present papers and conduct a workshop at Beijing University on technology in higher education.
On April 1st at
the AERA conference in New Orleans, I will be presenting a paper
On March 8 at the MACUL 2002 conference in Grand Rapids, I made two presentations:
Sex! Power! Speed! A Humorous Look at Technology Advertisements
Teaching My First Course Online: What My Students Taught Me.
On February 5 and
6 I made
two presentations at the 3rd
Annual Education Symposium presented by the Michigan Virtual University
and the Michigan Virtual High School on "Leadership Strategies for E-Learning:
High School to Higher Education."
I am also writing
a paper on the power of web-based electronic portfolios from organizational
and individual lifespan perspectives. My thinking grows out of several
years of developing a model for integrating electronic portfolios into
my courses and into degree programs.
Book recommendations. Paperless office? Electronic readings? What's worth keeping? I've been cleaning my office and thinking about which books are worth keeping.
My Listmania: I created my " Top 15 " list of books I value at Amazon's Listmania.
Website recommendations. Backflip allows you to create an organized set of bookmarks on the Web, choosing which ones to make public...a nice way to share your favorite sites. My Backflipped Sites .
Fall semester 2001.
During the summer semester 2001 I taught three courses.
807: Capstone Course in Educational Technology Master's Degree
CEP 800: Learning in the Age of the Internet in Valbonne France.
During spring semester 2001 I taught two courses:
917: Technology for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
During fall semester 2000 I concentrated on our new on-campus masters degree program in educational technology, which has about thirty students, most of them currently teaching, enrolled. As part of that program, I taught a new course:
In this course and in other activiites I am exploring various issues and approaches to online learning.
More about me. Long ago and far away I taught physics, chemistry, physical science and mathematics at East Atlanta High School . I've been interested in technology in education since falling in love with an Apple II...48K of memory! In November 1983 Family Computing did an article how my then-preschoolers, Andrew and Josh , were using our Apple II+ with its 48K of memory at our home. (That's a picture of Josh at Myrtle Beach when he was about four on the wall over my shoulder above.) My children have grown up in the age of computers. As computers have become smaller and more powerful, my children have become bigger and more powerful. Andrew has grown from a serious ten-month old to an playful undergraduate on his motorcycle . Elissa is a junior at East Lansing High School and plays volleyball and soccer, among her many other pursuits, including attending spring prom.
I teach courses on cognition and technology, lifespan developmental psychology, and technology in teaching and learning.
Recently, with a
grant from the
National Science Foundation , we have been exploring issues around
preparing future faculty to integrate technology in their teaching and
learning at the university level as a necessary component of any successful
approach to preparing K-12 teachers to integrate technology into their
teaching and learning.
During spring semester, 2000, I taught two courses:
In this graduate seminar course, the students and I worked on developing personal information strategies , self-study skill learning , and sharing our learning via the Web . Each student is working on a major project and learning a skill .
On March 17th, a 32-month-old preschooler demonstrated Jumpstart Preschool in my CEP 909 class that stimulated a wonderful discussion of issues around lifespan development and technology. Her visit also took me back to when my own kids were preschoolers. Computers have changed a lot but kids are still kids.
Both of these courses are being influenced by an innovative course, CEP 813, being offered by my colleagues, Yong Zhao and Punya Mishra, in which faculty members work with masters and doctoral students as a learning community to support professional development for faculty and students in learning to integrate technology into teaching.