June, 2011

522: A Glog About TinyChat

June 24, 2011 Justin Miscellaneous

TinyChat is a web-based collaboration tool that integates video, audio, and text-based chat, plus some features such as collaborative whiteboarding and multi-user document authoring, similar to Google Docs. One of my gripes about Skype has always been that it doesn’t allow multi-video chat sessions. TinyChat is a good solution for those who require this, but […]


1 edtech522, tinychat, web 2.0,

522: Online Faculty Professional Development

June 21, 2011 Justin Miscellaneous

As online education continues to grow, it is increasingly necessary that faculty members are trained in the appropriate instructional practices. Adjunct faculty, with their diverse skills and backgrounds, comprise the fastest-growing group of higher education employees. McDaniel & Shaw (2010) emphasize the importance of a focus on evaluating teacher performance and determining if instructors are […]


0 edtech522, professional development,

522: Shifting Toward Best Practices in Online Learning

June 14, 2011 Justin Miscellaneous

Utah Senate Bill 65 was recently passed, which establishes a statewide online education network, where students can earn credits from different schools. As a result, our attention has shifted toward fully online courses and how we can implement them, and how we can improve our existing hybrid courses. There are a good number of teachers […]


6 E-learning, edtech522, education, Moodle, professional development,

522: A Quality Learning Experience

June 9, 2011 Justin Miscellaneous

Halfway through my first semester of the EDTECH program at Boise State, I realized that I was going to have a high-quality online learning experience, because online teaching is a chunk of what the program is about. The professors practice what they preach. The two ingredients for me that have made the program a success […]


1 constructivism, Distance Learning, E-learning, edtech522, education,

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