Saturday, June 11, 2011

Online Learning Notes (weekly)

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Online Learning Notes (weekly)

  • "Nursing school doesn't really teach you how to be a nurse, it just gives you a glimpse into the world of nursing and the NCLEX gives you a license to learn. If you're smart, you'll learn something new every day of your career. If you're very smart, you'll learn how to handle those moments when you're very, very stupid."

    This is cool - I saved it from Readability - it was written in green Comic Sans on's website with too many colorful flashing ads - horrible. But Readability makes it... erm, readable!

    tags: nursing health learning mistakes ethics

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

iPods and School

I'd like to try a little persuasive writing challenge - here's the topic:

Should iPods (or other mp3 type players) be allowed in class? Why or Why Not?

Your job is to try to convince me of practical, constructive, educational reasons to allow iPods. Or the reverse. Be specific! When should they be allowed, and when shouldn't they? For what purposes? Is there research backing up your opinions? Please cite at least two different sources with examples of positive educational uses of iPods in class, or conversely, problems related to their use.

If you can convince me with enough evidence and examples, I may try it - so be persuasive and back up your talk with sources!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Online Learning Notes (weekly)

  • Interesting article!

    tags: screencast, thought, brain, memory, education, learning

    • But she also finds that if you are primed with sounds that are close to those you’re trying to remember
    • The brain, as it traverses middle age, gets better at recognizing the central idea, the big picture.
    • If kept in good shape, the brain can continue to build pathways that help its owner recognize patterns and, as a consequence, see significance and even solutions much faster than a young person can.
    • “We need to know stuff. But we need to move beyond that and challenge our perception of the world. If you always hang around with those you agree with and read things that agree with what you already know, you’re not going to wrestle with your established brain connections.”
    • As adults we have all those brain pathways built up, and we need to look at our insights critically,” he says. “This is the best way for adults to learn. And if we do it, we can remain sharp.”
    • After all, I can Google a simple name.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Some links of interest for online teaching and learning

From Diigo, one of the great research, bookmarking, annotating, and sharing tools online, here are some recent articles I've saved:
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