Check out: You Suck At PowerPoint! by @jessedee

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From my inbox, “How to win at academic presentations: top tips on what to say and how to say it”

Check out the following blog post titled “How to win at academic presentations: top tips on what to say and how to say it” by Sarah Knowles

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Checkout “Vlogging about school on YouTube: An exploratory study” by Chareen Snelson

A colleague just published some research on Vlogging. The following came from an UPDATE post:

“Chareen Snelson has published an article titled “Vlogging about school on YouTube: An exploratory study” in the March issue of New Media and Society. Vlogs, or video blogs, can be thought of as a form of video commentary, which often involve everyday people recording their thoughts about whatever they wish to talk about and share with others online. Vlogs are common on YouTube.

The study involved a newer research method called online ethnography, which builds on more traditional forms of ethnography for the study of online cultures. Public YouTube videos served as the primary data set.

The most prominent group of vloggers were teens with many of them recording in classrooms or their homes to talk about their school day, experiences with teachers and their interests. Nursing students were the second prominent group, and teachers and student teachers were the smallest group in the sample of YouTube vlogs.”

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Video: A Discussion with Prof Kathy Charmaz on Grounded Theory

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From my inbox, Tracking Online Education in the U.S.

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From my inbox: 2015 Campus Technology Innovators: Deadline Extended

I got the following email today:

2015 Campus Technology Innovators: Deadline Extended


Campus Technology Innovators Awards 2015


We seek exemplary colleges and universities, their visionary technology project leadership, and their innovative vendor partners who have deployed extraordinary campus technology solutions to campus challenges. Is your innovative technology project a model for others to follow? Nominate your institution, technology project leader(s), and vendor partner(s) by March 2! The awards are open to both US and international entries, and multiple submissions are welcome. There is no entry fee. Winners will be announced on our Web site on June 1.

Click here for the online entry form. A text version of the entry instructions is available here for reference purposes only.

Your peers will help decide

Entries will be reviewed by our Innovators Judging Committee of higher ed tech leaders, many of whom are former Campus Technology Innovators award winners. Final winners will be selected by our expert team of editors.

Winners will be recognized with:

  • A special feature in our July issue and on our Web site
  • Award ceremony at the Campus Technology 2015 conference in Boston, MA, July 27-30, 2015.
  • 1 free registration to Campus Technology 2015 for the project lead
  • Discounted registration for project team members
  • Opportunity to share your project in a poster session or Innovator Tech Talk at Campus Technology 2015
  • Other special recognition for vendor partners and project contributors

We are seeking innovators in the following categories:

  1. Teaching and Learning (including, but not limited to: learning design/instructional design; immersive technologies; social software, Web 2.0; mobile learning; teaching in the smart classroom; collaboration tools; student assessment; student ePortfolios; lecture capture; eLearning)
  2. Student Systems and Services (including, but not limited to: technology for career services; advising/online advising; technology for housing; physical security and emergency planning; eTextbooks/bookstore; instructional resources and library services; recruitment/eRecruitment)
  3. Administrative Systems (including, but not limited to: student lifecycle management; admissions; constituent relationship management; retention; ERP; business intelligence; institutional advancement and development; eProcurement; portals)
  4. Leadership, Governance, and Policy (including, but not limited to: funding/finance; faculty/staff development; CIO leadership and role development; strategic planning; institutional structure/reorganization; program development/innovation leadership; open source/community source leadership; institutional publishing)
  5. IT Infrastructure and Systems (including, but not limited to: learning management systems; collaboration technologies and environments; learning space design/architecture/smart classrooms; classroom management and control systems; data security and authentication; networking; SaaS and cloud computing; telecommunications; digital repositories/digital libraries; high-performance computing; green technologies; disaster recovery and business continuity; help desk)
  6. Education Futurists (including, but not limited to: visionary learning technology development; new program development; institutional reformation; trend spotters: technology and society)

If a project spans more than one category, choose the category that best describes the innovation. Campus Technology may reassign entries to a different category if deemed appropriate.

Submit your nomination by March 2!

Questions? E-mail us at

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New issue of the Horizon Report, 2015 Higher Education Edition

Download the newest edition of the Horizon Report
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Call for papers — Emerging Trends in Education

*** Call for Papers ***




(see below for all the important dates)

*** Guest Editors ***

Phillip A. Laplante, Penn State University, USA
Claudio Demartini, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Fabrizio Lamberti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Colin J. Neill, Penn State University, USA

*** Main topics of interest ***

- Distributed and mobile learning systems
- Formal, non-formal and informal learning environments
- Computer-supported tools for adaptive learning, teaching, tutoring, etc.
- Remote and virtual classrooms and laboratories
- Sensor-based and context-aware collaborative learning systems
- Game-based learning, gamification, edutainment, etc.
- Authoring and management of learning contents
- Knowledge engineering for education and learning analytics
- Social media in teaching and learning
- Technology-augmented active learning
- Innovative applications, devices and interfaces for learning

*** Useful Links ***

Full CFP on IEEE TETC website:

Video introduction:

Download CFP in PDF format:

Authors guidelines:

Submitting papers (via Manuscript Central):

Correspondence should be addressed to:

*** Important dates ***

- Submission Deadline: March 1, 2015
- Reviews Completed: June 1, 2015
- Major Revisions Due (if Needed): July 15, 2015
- Reviews of Revisions Completed (if Needed): September 1, 2015
- Minor Revisions Due (if Needed): October 1, 2015
- Notification of Final Acceptance: November 1, 2015
- Publication Materials for Final Manuscripts Due: December 1, 2015
- Publication date: First Issue of 2016

*** News ***

Beginning in 2015, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing has moved to hybrid open access publishing model. Authors can now select either traditional manuscript submission or open access manuscript submission. Read more at

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PASSHE 2015: If You Record It, Will They Watch It? And Will It Matter? Exploring Student Perceptions of Online Video

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Call for Proposals NRMERA 2015 in Boise

2015 Conference

“The Science of Learning and Education”

Boise Centre Conference Center
(lodging will be at The Grove Hotel)

Boise, Idaho

October 1-2, 20145

2015 Call for Proposals

Click here for information and instructions regarding the the call for proposals for the
2015 NRMERA Annual Conference.


The 2015 NRMERA Conference will be held at The Grove Hotel.

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