The Teleducator Network is our Navigational Chart to access our current educational, business, and community resources. The idea came while looking for solutions to reduce Information Overload in our online courses.
The Teleducator Network is an information and knowledge integrator where topics are organized by type of resources. Channels is about You Tube videos. Community has links to several organizations where I volunteer. Courses contain links to all courses including website companions, reading or slides. Labs are past and current project to enhance management, leadership, and systems courses and to test emerging technologies and methods. Students are involved on these labs using discussions, assignments, or team projects. Newsletters include paper.li and Scoop. Social media is an area to link to several Facebook pages, Linkedin, and Twitter. Websites & Blogs include personal and professional websites, blogs, and collaboration in other websites. The Teleducator Network is always “under construction” as new resources are constantly added.
Professors and students are invited to use and share resources, not only during a specific course, but as part of a continuous lifelong learning experience.
Browse through our online resources using the links on the left, or by using the drop-down menu at the top of this site. You can also search for specific things as well.
Facebook generation and Twitter in education. We have several years doing in our online courses. @DrLepervanche Twitter Updates in discussion forums #jCampus. Learning Edge in our Social Media Campus. www.socialmediacampus.org
LearnWorldwide provides a virtual educational network to areas in need of international development. Through LearnWorldwide, Florida State College at Jacksonville, a world leader in online and distance education is able to offer a diverse network of information and education, along with the in-person availability of faculty. Our community network allows students across all countries and regions to interact with each other, as well as teachers, breaking insularity and building a consensus and movement around higher education. While we currently offer courses that focus in ICT, business, health, and education, as our community of users develops, it is our goal to develop an advisory board, and use their valuable feedback to develop further educational networks within fields relevant to the worlds needs, such as web development, technology specialization, and executive level courses. Follow @LearnWorlwide on Twitter.
Lessons from the 23rd International Conference on Teaching and Learning. Shared with all students across my current courses regardless of the topic.
After attending the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning and presenting two times, it was good to see the evolution of online to mobile learning in the last four years. On 2009 I presented about blogs and wikis for collaborative learning, and then moved into testing new technologies for management and systems learning. Information overload hit my students and me while we started moving into tablets and smartphones for personal, business, and education.
These technologies waves have been moving up and down and several models have helped us in narrowing widgets and gadgets in our “Reduce Information Overload” movement. We are in a “learning-to-go” revolution or evolution that is bringing knowledge to our mobile devices. All generations are now attached to a device (or the opposite) that is impacting the way we communicate and gather information.
Eating at Panera Bread with my iPad while writing and posting this note before the afternoon workshop allowed me do a quick visual survey to see who was alone using a device, or eating with another person and….using a device. We are connected and disconnected on a table. I was tempted to take a picture of the table next to me where a couple had been eating and texting for five minutes…
What do you think about public use of these devices? How to take advantage of these time slots to update our social or learning connections at the same time we are enjoying some free offline time? Please share your practices and help others (and me) to optimize our online learning experience without losing our mind, sanity, eyes, and table companions.
Have a great weekend. I will be updating our courses in my “after-the-conference” weekend.
Simulations are used in Capstone in Supervision and Management course to practice teamwork, strategies, and decision making in a controlled fake company. Weekly decisions and results allow team members to improve profits, market share, and other areas of their company.