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Learning Objectives - FIU Online Mobile

How to Write Great Learning Objectives

Using Huddleboards and CopyCams


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Suffering with the fact my Blackberry connection is flaky now

Oh, how quickly we become addicted...

Virtual Worlds (photorealistic) - - - - - - Typed by thumb and sent from my St. Thomas BlackBerry Wireless Device

LiveScribe pens and "community notes"?

I've yet to see a LiveScribe pen in action and I don't like the idea of being stuck with specialized paper... but a faculty member mentioned a couple weeks ago that a student had one and took notes with it during the entire semester. That got me thinking: Can you play back LiveScribe notes as a "movie", with animated writing paired up with the audio recording? If so... could you tie multiple note-taking movies together (merge them on one screen?) so that you can see what different people were jotting down at the same time? Related articles by Zemanta Cool Gadget - Cool Prizes: LiveScribe Developer Challenge (

Circular prayers? The "Catholic Meal Prayer" A colleague of mine mentioned that he and his wife argued over the grammar of: "Bless us, O Lord! and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord." Because, doesn't that seem redundant or something to pray to the person you received something through, yet mention that person "in the third-person"? "Thanks, Eric, for the pencil you gave me, and for the eraser that Eric gave with it?" I said that I assume the first "Lord" is God the Father... and that we have to be careful about our Trinitarian theology as we ponder these things. :)

The Twitter back-channel?

I've always wondered if this would be useful in classes; Phil Wilson disagrees... But most presenters can't hang a grade over their audience's heads. Topic starts about 30 minutes in. Podcast Title: Minnov8 Episode: Minnov8 Gang 67: Is Google Buzz a Taser or Cupid???s Arrow? Media URL: if (FlashDetect.installed) { $('flash_embed-tzFklJBtck').show(); $('quicktime_embed-tzFklJBtck').hide(); } else { $('quicktime_embed-tzFklJBtck').show(); $('flash_embed-tzFklJBtck').hide(); } Podcast feed URL:

A Minnesota Online High School - BlueSky Online School Who's the target audience for this? Hmmm...

Wi-Fire High Gain USB WiFi Adapter - - - - - - Typed by thumb and sent from my St. Thomas BlackBerry Wireless Device

Happiness isn't lost...just misplaced.

How to grow?

We all want to grow, right? Even the most "inclusive" learning community would encourage personal growth. But doesn't "growth" require that we leave/shed something that was wrong/bad and then pursue something different? Even if you say, "Sure, but that's different for each person..." You still have individuals "confronting" people with something that is "wrong" in their lives, right? More to come...

1 Corinthians 3:6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. "Partnering" with God?

To quote myself...

In a conversation today I said, "There's got to be a happy medium between arrogant suburban evangelicalism and hip emergent cluelessness... But I've not found it yet." Hey, since you're reading this (yes, YOU), do you have any advice or suggestions for me?

Jim Collins interview

I never knew that my life philosophy was called The Stockdale Paradox! Podcast Title: EDUCAUSE | Podcasts Episode: EDUCAUSE Now - #21 - 1) Jim Collins on What Not To Do 2) Lawrence Lessig on Fair Use for Educators Media URL: if (FlashDetect.installed) { $('flash_embed-ztAitiByhD').show(); $('quicktime_embed-ztAitiByhD').hide(); } else { $('quicktime_embed-ztAitiByhD').show(); $('flash_embed-ztAitiByhD').hide(); } Podcast feed URL: