Planbook — https://planbook.com/
idoceo — http://www.idoceo.net/index.php/en/
Explain Everything – students use the app to create presentations and reflections for class. Of course instructors can use to to create as well.
symbalooEDU – link management and sharing (can be embedded into blackboard) http://www.symbalooedu.com/
blendspace – digital content collection tool – students use this to create their own collection that goes into their eportfolio. https://www.tes.com/lessons
Next – Sophia Georgiakaki from Tompkins-Cortland Community College
MyOpenMath — https://www.myopenmath.com/ looks like an LMS
Next – Paul Seeburger, Monroe Community College
online lecture components:
Lecture Videos – used camptasia with TOC
OER Textbook – problems and readings aligned to lecture videos http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/DE/DE.aspx
WeBWork online homework –
Graded Written Assignments and quizzes – submitted as a single pdf
online visualization tool .. direction fields and calcplot3d
graded online discussions
student video presentations (typically between 3-8 minutes) – they are posted to a course wiki – the videos help build community, and serve as a tool for review. they are required to watch and respond to each others videos. Sometimes he uses student videos in future teaching.
includes time estimates for each component within Blackboard
At the Coursera Partner’s conference that I recently attended in Boulder, CO; one of the speakers was Ashok Goel from Georgia Tech. He got up on stage and spoke of his experiences using an A.I. agent as a teaching assistant, side by side with human teaching assistants, unbeknownst to the students in the course. There were wonderful stories and you can read some of these here at this link.
But I’m at a conference about massively scaled courses. So, the obvious tie in is the concept of scaling the instructors (I mean TAs – cough.) I think the truly interesting part will be when content experts and A.I.s start to have in depth discussions with one another about the subjects. Hopefully there will be recordings!
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If there is anything that makes me happy, it is when a new tech item actually fits into how education properly functions. Last week, we finally pulled the trigger and ordered the manufacture of a Lightboard from the SoMAS Ocean Instrument Laboratory.
This is why a Lightboard is so awesome… it lets an instructor do what they already are great at… write on a surface (traditionally a chalk board or a white board) while explaining concepts, but facing towards the students. The reason that this works, is because we are going to record this to video – not teach in front of a live audience. That way, you can point the camera into a mirror, or flip the video in post-production so that it is readable to the audience.