Topical Presentations and Course Projects

Kudos to all on some wonderful topical presentations. I was very pleased with the overall quality and level of engagement in the topical presentations. I hope everyone found them useful. I hope to have the presentations all graded by the end of this week.

I'm hopeful that everyone is using this time to develop some outstanding course projects. The course projects are worth 500 points towards your final grade. Please do not procrastinate on your project!

Please let me know if I can help.

Kendall Hartley 11/20/2014 - 15:48

Topical Presentations Begin This Week

Please insure that your Topical Presentation is available on the Monday of your respective week. The discussion will proceed as our reading discussions have with it beginning on Monday and concluding midnight Sunday.

The objective here is to take advantage of the expertise we have in the 'room' as it relates to Distance Education. Each week 2 or 3 presenters will post or host a presentation that will lead to a short discussion. Most of the projects are asynchronous and the discussion will take place in the respective discussion board. Janet is planning a synchronous presentation/discussion on Wednesday 10/29 at 7pm. While I believe Janet will have a recorded session available for viewing later, it would be great to have the whole class available for the synchronous session.

Please review the Topical Presentations rubric sometime this week to insure you are completing all of the necessary tasks. The rubric includes information regarding your participation in other presentations.

All of the presentations should be available via the schedule page.

Please let me know if you have any questions. — Kendall Hartley 10/21/2014 - 07:42

ScreenCast Software

Just in case anyone is wondering . . .

Jing and Screenr only allow 5 minutes for a narrative. Screencast-O-matic allows for 15 minutes. It is pretty easy to use and free.

Cindy Bezard

Researchers: MOOCs as Effective for Learning as Traditional Courses

Cindy shared this article with me. The story and the discussion posts are very interesting. There is a healthy debate as to whether the data supports the claim made in the title.

Researchers: MOOCs as Effective for Learning as Traditional CoursesKendall Hartley 10/02/2014 - 07:33

Topical Presentations Sign Up

Reminder: Topical presentation proposals are due by the end of this week.

Also, if you have submitted a proposal, you can claim a spot in one of the four weeks we have dedicated to topical presentations by editing the page on the schedule. Please, no more than three presentations per week. — Kendall Hartley 10/01/2014 - 16:16


Math Student Cartoon - Answer Downloading

Add Google Glass to this picture. It makes you wonder.

Kendall Hartley 09/22/2014 - 12:48


If you have not already done so, please update your Participant page. This was one of the week one assignments. It does not have to be real elaborate. You can even use the same text you posted to the welcome discussion board. Let me know if you need any help.


Welcome Video