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Educational Technologies and the Environmental Crises

2020 85% of students are forced into remote learning by school closures. The early 2020s see the highest utilization of digital learning environments ever. In response to the pandemic and other uncertain future risks, schools push for the internet as… Continue Reading →

Pioneer, Visionary, Author: Dr. Starr Roxanne Hiltz

  Dr. Starr Roxanne Hiltz is an award-winning author and pioneer in the field of virtual learning. Just one of her many significant contributions was co-authoring the acclaimed book The Network Nation in 1978 with her husband Dr. Murray Turoff…. Continue Reading →

Application of Ed Tech in Corporate Training

Through the lens of my corporate training development role, I have found significant relevance and some conflict between my experiences and the developing educational technologies discussed in Weller’s book. In this blog post, I will discuss the relevance and application… Continue Reading →

25 Years of Ed Tech by Martin Weller

In his book, Weller presents an informative history and timeline of significant developments in educational technology. Weller concedes that his choice to present the timeline by introducing one technology per year may result in some limitations and perhaps some personal… Continue Reading →

George Veletsianos Audiocast

In his 2021 audiocast addressing questions from the MALAT program cohort, George Veletsianos offered some valuable advice on conducting literature reviews. The tips offered in the audiocast break up a seemingly daunting task into a manageable process. Veletsianos addresses the… Continue Reading →

What makes a good research question?

  What makes a good research question? A good research question does not allow for a simple yes or no answer, nor can it be answered by a single resource or piece of data (Dean, 2011). For example: What is… Continue Reading →

Unit 3 Reflection

Reflecting on the Unit 3 readings, I have found clarity in identifying the types of organizational structures that make up the digital spaces I occupy. Each one providing its own value and benefits. I look at my networks as a… Continue Reading →

Visual Network Map

My visual network map displays a snapshot of my Facebook and LinkedIn connections. My map identifies personal versus professional connections. These platforms both use very similar profile tools, sharing tools, notification tools, and referral tools however, they were designed to… Continue Reading →

Digital Identity and Digital Presence Plan (DIDP)

I found the tension pairs exercise reflected upon in my previous blog incredibly valuable for identifying my starting point and creating this plan. David White explains the exercise in this video. Goals and Purpose My overall goal for cultivating my… Continue Reading →

Visitor – Resident Typology Map

Thinking about how I engage with the digital tools and platforms I currently use has helped me evaluate my current digital identity. The Visitor – Resident typology not only acknowledges the tools we use but also how we engage with… Continue Reading →

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