December 5

IMHE “What Works” Conference, Managing Quality Teaching in Higher Education

(Mexicali, Mexico – 5-6 December 2011)

My teaching and learning in the cloud presentation.

slides –
tools –
example: technology-enhanced course – – enter with guest access

selected links for the presentation:

my questions to the group:

how do you support teaching innovation at your institution?
what are the difficulties/challenges in supporting teaching innovation at your institution?
how do you overcome these difficulties/challenges?
how do you catalyze change? what motivates faculty? what incentives are there?
how do you keep current with innovative instruction, change, technology?
how do you decide what technologies/initiatives to adopt?
how do you scale and sustain such initiatives?
how do you maintain/insure quality, security, safety, etc.
what are the costs? are they free like “beer”, or free like “puppy”?

My responses to these questions, for example: – Join!

twitter example:
submission form –
white paper –
workshop –
group to continue discussion/sharing –

July 14

eduMOOC 2011 – Online Learning Today… Tomorrow

Intro: what i do

My digital footprints:
My work: and
My team:*about
Work bio: and

My faculty hat: and

My community: – JOIN!

The role online technologies can have in online learning
* facilitate more engaging collaboration and interaction
* provide more engaging feedback
* make me more effective/efficient
* criteria: better faster safer easier or cheaper

How do you engage online learners ?
My teaching:
About my course:
My tools: and

(voicethread) enhancing content presentation and interaction: social presence/class community
Ice breaking activity:

(microblogging: twitter) content presentation: social presence, teaching presence, engagement, interaction, microlearning/blogging!/etap640
Engage students in personally driven professional development, community of practice, affinity groups. Reaching out to and engaging in self directed passion driven professional development.
About twitter:

(social bookmarking: diigo) enhancing student engagement: student-generated content, shared resources, social bookmarking
We co-create a shared annotated bibliography of resources that persist beyond the end of the term.
Makes me more effective and efficient in providing feedback.

(blogs: edublogs) reflection and metacognitive journaling: developing a public voice, presence and contributing to the read/write web and social discourse
To establish an online presence: for academic and professional purposes
To contribute to and engage in academic and professional public discourse
My current students’ blogs:
My blog grading rubric:

(screencasting: jing) enhanced and engaging feedback    and makes me more effective and efficient in providing feedback, examples:

(podcasting: audacity and podomatic) engaging audio feedback

engaging presentation of content, feedback, interaction
video: YouTube

My community: – JOIN!

April 27

the POWER of the social web

1. Where do YOU LEAVE your digital FOOT PRINTS ?
2. Lots of variety of things to do, explore, and experience.
3. Social – friendships,
4. Finding and exploring affinity with others. Connecting & sharing interests.
5. Skillz* Developing technical skills necessary to participate in the 21st century.
6. World is at your fingertips. Knowledge and Answers are available anywhere/everywhere/anytime.
7. Learning from experts. Access to experts.
8. Access & opportunity to connect with your “rockstars”
9. Not just consumers -& not just about consuming content.
10. Creating content. Participating and making contributions to the social landscape.
11. Dream and express yourself. Reflect, reveal, experiment & try things on -self-expression defines you – via your blog, videos, comments, avatars, names & profiles.
12. Share what you find and what you create. Share what you know. You become a teacher.
13. Teamwork – collaboration
14. Opportunities and potential are endless. Opportunity to help others -opportunity  to recognize your global responsibility. opportunity to learn to use technology ethically and responsibly.
15. What footprints are you leaving?
16. Unlike in sand the digital footprints you make and leave once made do not wash away
17. What you do online are your digital footprints that make up your digital persona – they are an extension of you.

  • They represent you.
  • You have to be aware, monitor, and filter them. You have to take care of them.
  • You have to take responsibility for them.
  • You have to be in charge of your digital self….
The social web is an amazing place that enhances and enriches our personal and professional lives.Think about this… online you are and you become whom you know, what you link to, what you share, what you bookmark, what comments you leave, what you blog, the pictures & videos you post, the art you create, how you express yourself, where you go…
January 22

teaching outside the “box”

Alexandra M. Pickett

Associate Director . SUNY Learning Network . State University Plaza . Albany, NY 12246 . T: 1.518.443.5622 F: 1.518.443.5167 .

teaching outside the “box” . .

Examples from my online course

Join my networks!





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1. – my personal blog/course blog.

2. –  my work blog.