This week I have created a Webmix on Symbaloo in order to share my commonly used sites. My Webmix contains a mixture of both educational and technology tools that I use in my daily life as a Software Developer, as well as in my educational studies towards my Masters of Education at Liberty University. Click below to check it out!
How can we use social media in education? In today’s video blog post, I answer that question with some suggestions of how we can use Facebook and Twitter in the education process. Our churches can use social media in the same ways, to promote a sense of community, a quick method of communication, and to share important, time-sensitive information. I also discuss a concern that many educators have expressed regarding incorporating social media into their classes.
Casey, G., & Wells, M. (2015). Remixing to design learning: Social media and peer-to-peer interaction. Journal Of Learning Design, 8(1), pp. 38-54.
Churcher, K. A., Downs, E., & Tewksbury, D. (2014). “Friending” Vygotsky: A social constructivist pedagogy of knowledge building through classroom social media use. Journal Of Effective Teaching, 14(1), pp. 33-50. Retrieved from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1060440.pdf.
Evans, C. (2014). Twitter for teaching: Can social media be used to enhance the process of learning? British Journal Of Educational Technology, 45(5), pp. 902-915.
Junco, R., Elavsky, C. M., & Heiberger, G. (2013). Putting Twitter to the Test: Assessing Outcomes for Student Collaboration, Engagement and Success. British Journal Of Educational Technology, 44(2), 273-287.
Wenger, E., White, N., & Smith, J. (2009). Digital habitats: Stewarding technology for communities. CP Square Press.
Here are some thoughts about the most useful educational applications I learned about in our app review this week.
Rosenberg, Marc (2006). Beyond E-Learning. Pfeiffer: San Francisco, CA.
In this blog, I talk about how we are using technology in education today.
Selwyn, N., Boraschi, D., & Ozkula, S. M. (2009). Drawing Digital Pictures: An Investigation of Primary Pupils’
Representations of ICT and Schools. British Educational Research Journal, 35(6), 909-928.
Dimitrios and I completed our Literature Review on the topic of Gamification and Game-Based Learning. Though studies have been done regarding this topic, very few were found which focused on the results of game-based learning. Our research proposal focuses on the effectiveness of game-based learning. Watch for the details!
de Byl, P. (2013). Factors at play in tertiary curriculum gamification. International journal of game-based learning, 3(2), 1-21. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.liberty.edu:2048/login?url=http:go.galegroup.com.ezproxy.liberty.edu:2048/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA429812318&v=2.1&u=vic_liberty&it=r&p=CDB&asid=6d0fbedd577555c2dc4a5c4ca331dc98
As I worked on our collaborative Wiki Literature Review, I recorded the following reflections:
As I read and listened to this week’s presentations, I found a few points to be puzzling. Listen to my video post for more information.
Rosenberg, Mark (2006). Beyond E-Learning. Pfeiffer: San Francisco, CA.
Moore, S. & Ellsworth, J. (2014). Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology. Springer Science+Business Media: New York, NY.