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James O'Hagan
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Research conducted on the use of technology and digital learning spaces has told us about practices that produce evidence of student knowledge creation (CAST, 2011; Mitra, Dangwal, Chatterjee, Jha, Bisht, & Kapur 2005; Papert, 1993) beyond using a…
Research conducted on the use of technology and digital learning spaces has told us about practices that produce evidence of student knowledge creation (CAST, 2011; Mitra, Dangwal, Chatterjee, Jha,...
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The video is a presentation I gave on a qualitative study I completed about children using Minecraft. The study showed Constructionist tendencies of the children and all six of the ISTE National Education Technology Standards for Students were observed.…
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An interesting question posed by Tom Whitby. Today’s #Edchat Topic: How has the transparency of Social Media affected the education system? — Tom Whitby (@tomwhitby) April 7, 2015 My response: .@tomwhitby Various standpoints to consider. Students.…
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In the past, I have written about the misconception that Internet access is not ubiquitous for many Americans, in particular for those in rural areas. Today, the Pew Research Center released a report outlining the changing landscape of our Internet usage.…
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How does a potential doctoral candidate spend their early Saturday evening after submitting their candidacy exam on Friday afternoon? By re-reading some of the research included in my exam. One particular piece (McLoughlin & Lee, 2010) in particular I…
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The video is a presentation I gave on a qualitative study I completed about children using Minecraft. The study showed Constructionist tendencies of the children and all six of the ISTE National Education Technology Standards for Students were observed.

My full write-up, with peer-reviewed resources, may be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B…
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The Birth of #eSports in #Rockford Public Schools 205

Rockford is one of the largest cities in the state of Illinois. With approximately 150,000 residents and 27,000 students, it is a very diverse city that sits about 90 miles west of Chicago. In Chicago lies Robert Morris University. Robert Morris…
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SAMR It has been misused. It has been overused. It has been turned into cute infographs that includes oceans, cups of coffee, and a myriad of Frankenstein-like mashups [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ] with Bloom’s and TPACK and matching apps. I cannot even make this one…
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From the U.S. Department of Education Office of Education Technology, here are ten opportunities for technology to transform teaching and learning. Developers are encouraged to create tools with technology around these ten opportunities.  Improving…
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The problem with teacher-centered approaches to teaching is that it is teacher-centered. The teacher defines the lesson. The teacher develops the criteria of evaluation. The teacher decides how the lesson will progress. The teacher decides the medium of…
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There has also been research on the question “How exactly does the technology we use to read change the way we read?” If you think about eBooks, one of the things all the makers are trying to do is make it look and feel as much as a regular book. Even the…
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Dynamic, resourceful teaching professional with a genuine interest in developing the next generation of productive citizens. Actively involved in all areas of education including cutting edge instructional design, paradigm shifting, student 21st century career preparation, and community relations. A strong passion for technology to motivate and inspire students, creating a fun and challenging learning environment. A self-driven leader with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who effectively collaborates with all levels of staff members and fosters quality relationships with students.
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  • Northern Illinois University
    EdD Instructional Technology, 2011 - present
  • Purdue University
    BA Elementary Education, 1993 - 1999
  • Lewis University
    MEd Education Leadership, 2007 - 2009
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