TalkTech Episode 26 recorded January 29thm 2010 is now available in iTunes U. Thanks everyone and especially Joseph Ugoretz for a great show.
We are looking forward to our guest on Thursday, Joseph Ugoretz. He gave a great presentation at WordCamp 2009. His email signature follows:
Joseph Ugoretz, PhD
Director of Technology and Learning
William E. Macaulay Honors College (CUNY)
35 West 67th St.
New York, NY 10023
At WordCamp, he spoke articulately and passionately about the use of WordPress as an ePortfolio system at Macaulay. Check them out here http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/
Vassar’s current ePortfolio system is more traditional product that the college leases. I was impressed by the model at Macaulay where students ccan use WordPress to document their work as part and parcel of their experiences as undergraduates. Instead of the ePortfolio being something you suddenly undertake as you enter the job market, it could be something that is built into your experience year to year. This seems like an excellent way for students to share their work.
Since I’m continually behind schedule regarding posting links after the show, I’m employing a new strategy of posting links beforehand. Sorry for the “notes-ey” quality of this post. These are literally my notes.
We have a special guest today, Dr. Mikhail Gershovich, who works for Baruch College, which part of CUNY.
He is the director of the Bernard L Schwartz Communication Institute, Coordinator, Writing Across the Curriculum
Some of these fine sites from CUNY may be part of our discussion:
CUNY WordPress Applications
AT&T dissuade data users
Opening up of data sets
Google Apps leads in University Emailhttp://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/edu/appsatschool.html#utm_campaign=gonegoogleuni&utm_medium=oa&utm_source=en-oa-na-us-gonegoogleuni-chronicle-it&utm_term=chronicle-it-CPCC
Social GO –
Talk Tech in Social Netorking:
Facebook Rolls Out New Privacy Settings
Computer Labs on the wane
Lost University Opens
Online School going underhttp://chronicle.com/blogPost/Online-University-Struggling/9148/
Music / Entertainment:
Guy Finishes WoW
I attended a presentation this week in an Education class where several Vassar students presented how WordPress sites could be to augment the educational experience.
Blogs to encourage writing workshops for students.
Every Day Biology
- increase vocabulary
- increase concept mastery and confidence in subject
- increase parent child interaction
- break out of teaching to the test
- comments weren’t searchable – impeded the dictionary
- evaluating sources – not covered, assumed
Education Through Discussion Christopher Doscher
Facebook for education
supports video chat
Ethical Issues in Science
Students are using internet and computers at home, when they come to school and work on non-networked computers it isn’t as relevant, nearly everyone is on facebook, teachers don’t know what facebook is.
Incorporating new technologies into the class day would connect home and school life
The blog can spark that connection.
The goal was to integrate science, technology, literacy and ethical issues.
How do you think wordpress could be used to improve the Vassar writing program or the experience at Vassar?
Great to make cross disciplinary connections and to archive work (eportfolios), open up the discussion past the “make a post about this topic” in Moodle or blackboard.
It would have been great if the class had gotten this far halfway through the semester so they could put their theories to the test. It was time well spent and everyone in the class has a greater portfolio of technology tools to dip into should they become teachers.