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Mostar. One City, One River, One Bridge…Two Communities

 

2014 Mostar Bridge Poster

Coming soon to #DrJoseCampus. Another #GlobalLearningAdventures’ presentation. Our journey to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mostar, a city divided by a river and connected by a historic bridge. Two communities living in both sides of the city reconstructing their lives, city and country after a war.

We visited Bosnia and Herzegovina and went to Medjugorje and Mostar. We started on Italy and crossed Slovenia and Croatia before arriving to Medjugorje. We visited Mostar in a rainy day and we were able to visit downtown, a mosque, and a catholic church. We crossed the Old Bridge and talked to locals. We crossed the street that separated both sides during the was and we were able to see buildings with bullet holes.  Our Mostar presentation explores post-conflict reconstruction, projects, businesses, and government.

I attended a presentation about history of Bosnian-Serbian relations by Dr. Andrew Holt. The frame of reference was the book “The Bosnia List” and part of FSCJ “The Authors’ Series”. It was great to learn about the history I was able to live during our visit to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

#‎GlobalLearningAdventures‬ ‪#‎ExploringMostar‬ ‪#‎ExploringBosnia‬

See our Mostar Flickr photo album.

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TED Knowledge Workshop: How to Create TED Ed Lessons (Recorded session)

Here is the first recorded TED Knowledge Workshop we did for our college faculty. A video is also coming soon. Professor Jose Lepervanche hosts “TED Knowledge Workshop: How to Create TED Ed Lessons.” Learn to embed TED and TEDx Talks in Blackboard online courses and create your own TED Ed lessons. Interested in a live or online workshop in English or Spanish?, please let me know.

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TECHKnowledge & TEDxFSCJ Learning Adventures: Online Education and Technology using TED-Ed Lessons

Wednesday, Apr 1st. 8:10am – Tournament Hall A Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa | Ponte Vedra Beach. I will be presenting at 26th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning.

TECHKnowledge: Online Education and Technology: Using TED-Ed Lessons and Social Media Learning to Enhance Online Learning Experience TECHKnowledge: Device-Oriented Learning combining technology and knowledge with TED-Ed lessons and social media learning are used to expand online and offline discussion in different management courses. Combined discussions allow students from different sections to participate.
Discussions can be hosted in TED-Ed platform, or personal or professional social media networks.
http://www.lepervanche.com/techknowledge.

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TEDKnowledge Workshop: How to create TED Ed Lessons

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TEDKnowledge Workshop:
How to create TED Ed Lessons

Learn to embed TED and TEDx Talks in Blackboard online courses. Learn to create TED Ed lessons using TED and TEDx Talks or your own videos.

A TED Ed Learning Adventures interactive workshop.

Workshop presentation coming soon to http://guides.fscj.edu/tedxfscj

See slides used in live workshop:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.758916127490124.1073741844.194693233912419&type=3

Facilitator: Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche FSCJ Professor of Supervision and Management. TEDxFSCJ Organizer. TED Ed Lessons Creator

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Presentation of Certificates Ceremony. Department of Meta English Program. UNAD. CEAD Acacias.

Prof. Flor Ramirez Lepervanche, Director of Unad Florida English and Virtual Program for the Department of Meta, Colombia. A project of UNAD and the Department of Education of Meta. She went to Acacias and towns around Meta to deliver certificates, and facilitate workshops in 12 elementary and high schools.

Presentation of Certificates

Ceremony. Department of Meta English Program. UNAD. CEAD Acacias.

Flor Lepervanche, Director of Unad Florida English and Virtual Program for the Department of Meta, Colombia
Prof. Flor Lepervanche, Director of UNAD Florida English and Virtual Program for the Department of Meta, Colombia
Representatives from UNAD Colombia, UNAD Florida, Meta Dept. of Education, and Direcotrs of Meta Schools.
Representatives from UNAD Colombia, UNAD Florida, Meta Dept. of Education, and Directors of Meta Schools.
Teachers and students of Meta's English and Virtual Program
Teachers and students of Meta’s English and Virtual Program
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TED-Ed, TED and TEDx Talks to Enhance Classroom Learning Experience

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TED, TED-Ed, and TEDx Talks have been used to enhance instruction beyond our classrooms. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading that started bringing together people from three worlds—technology, entertainment, and design. TED’s scope has become ever broader. The Web Media Lab (www.webmedialab.org) has tested several widgets and gadgets to bring new ideas to classroom and online learning. TED videos have been embedded into discussions, announcements, and newsletters to generate online discussions, small group discussions, and postvideo assignments. Thanks to these activities and more, the first TEDxFSCJ (www.tedxfscj.com) event is being planned for Fall 2014.

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Outdoors University. Learning moments and activities outside the classroom

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Learning moments and activities outside the classroom. Resources for outdoors learners. The university is outdoors. This is our latest project based on many teachable moments found during our trips and outdoors activities. We ant to share what the communities are doing to teach their citizens about the environment, energy, information systems, and technologies.

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Social Media Learning: Blogs, Twitter, and Pinterest in the Classroom.

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25th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. Interactive Workshops.

Social Media Learning: Blogs, Twitter, and Pinterest in the Classroom.
Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche
Dr. Lepervanche’s Learning Edge Technologies

An engaging open forum on social media networks that can be used to enhance student learning experience. Participants are invited to share their own favorite tools.

Topics:
1. Overview of popular social media networks (personal, professional, news, videos, picture boards, blogging)
2. Domain registration, blogs setup, newsletters, news integrators, TED Ed, and information hubs.
3. Integrating social media networks inside Blackboard
4. Sharing best practices in computers and mobile devices.

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CyberChronicles: Piloting Canvas in online waters

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I have been piloting Canvas (www.instructure.com), an open-source learning management system, in my Florida State College at Jacksonville (www.fscj.edu) courses since Summer 2012. This is my log of the features I “like” and those that I would “like” to have. This post will be updated as I explore new features. Updates follow a Twitter format. Follow @DrLepervanche and #CanvasFSCJ hashtag.

I like…

1. Import feature from Blackboard. It was easy to import old content from old Blackboard courses. In some courses courses it did not work smoothly. I had to manually import each component due to deadlines. I will try again next term.

2. Ipad and smartphones applications. I can read discussions and emails in all courses. Limited features so far in interactivity. I am sure it will improve.

3. Front Page. I like the options to include links, videos and guide students to other pages.

4. Integrated Inbox. Checking all pending emails from all courses at the same time is a cool feature to reply to students in less time.

5. Due dates page. Easy to read page with all discussions, exams, and assignments deadlines and it is linked to calendar.

6. Recent Activity. It displays all recent activities from all courses in one page.

7. SpeedGrader. Easy to read papers and to add rubrics.

8. Conference. Professor and students can set specific conference times if needed.

9. Gradebook. To Do list with pending grading. It reminds professors to finish grading.

More coming soon…

 

I would “like”… (maybe they are available and I have not used yet)

1. Color codes for different courses. It will help to identify each course in a multiple course screen (recent activities, inbox)

2. Improve Import feature. If you manually import content from Blackboard, you have to eliminate references to BB and work on the code.

3. SpeedGrader. Waiting for feature to add comments to papers.

4. Groups. Some students says it is confused on their side. Still checking.

More coming soon…

Here is a detailed comparison between Blackboard and Canvas.

 

 

 

 

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Teleducator Network. A navigational chart to integrate online learning resources

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.

 

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