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Cristina Lopez
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Are classes being flipped in the wrong direction?
A study of how students best learned a neuroscience lesson showed a distinct benefit to starting out by working with an interactive 3D model of the brain.
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Doesn't flipping enable more hands on?
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A (more) global perspective on MOOCs. Wish I didn't have to wait until 01/2014 to take their course...
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This eLearning and Digital Cultures MOOC begins in a couple of weeks. Check out the map of participants--people from all over the world!
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Eight papers from this project have now been published...
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An interesting experiment for any educator to consider. But it seems particularly relevant to MOOCs, as the instructors I worked with evaluated their students in pretty much the same way. 

I also see connections to Garrison and Cleveland-Innes' "Facilitating Presence in Online Learning: Interaction is Not Enough," in which the authors take into consideration three different approaches to learning: deep, surface and achievement. Students who engage in achievement learning are motivated by external rewards, and any teacher can explain the pitfalls of that approach. Deep learning happens in a community of inquiry where there is structure, meaningful interaction and a strong teaching, cognitive and social presence. Cathy Davidson's system does away with achievement learning, so I wonder if she succeeded because instead she focused on creating a community of inquiry.
When Duke University's Cathy Davidson announced her grading plan for a seminar she would be offering this semester, she attracted attention nationwide. Some professors cheered, others tut-tutted, and others asked "Can she do that?" Her plan? Turn over grading to the students in the course, ...
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Pam, I'd be happy to talk with you any time!
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Now this is interesting...members of a subreddit are starting up an online teaching and learning community where anybody can teach or take a course, academic or otherwise. People can upvote courses. If someone wants to start a course but isn't sure anybody is interested they can find an appropriate subreddit and ask if there is anybody with expertise who is interested in teaching the class. They provide some very basic tools for communication purposes, and beyond that suggest additional third party tools.
Help and FAQs. Basics. What is University of Reddit? The University of Reddit is the product of free intellectualism and is a haven for the sharing of knowledge. Teachers and students are free to explore any subject that interests them. Unlike a conventional university, University of Reddit ...
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P2PU and Creative Commons just launched the School of Open, which will offer self-paced and facilitated courses on openness in education. Course topics include Copyright 4 Educators (US and Australian versions), Creative Commons for K-12 Educators, and Writing Wikipedia Articles.

I see this as relevant to our current work on MOOCs (a statement to be taken with a grain of salt, because these days it seems I can't go more than ten minutes without thinking about MOOCs or talking about MOOCs or finding something else to read about MOOCs.)

It appears that P2PU focuses more on "open" than "massive," though a comparison with Coursera might be interesting. And of course openness and copyright are topics we must address as we try to figure out copyright and IP in a new teaching environment. And what is "open" exactly?
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An upcoming MOOC on the intersection of digital culture, pop culture representations of technology and how we understand learning and literacy. Plus: a consideration of multimodal literacies. Sign me up!
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Via Nancy Sims, copyright librarian extraordinaire. 
Fair Use in Education and Research · What Is Fair Use? Other Rights of Use · Fair Use Checklist · Practical Applications · Posting Course Materials Online · Scenarios · Showing Films and Other Media ·...
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Animated video lessons. They sure are fun to watch, and I like that they're presented as an opportunity to flip the classroom. 
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  • University of Minnesota
    Academic Technology Consultant, present
  • Macalester College
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Communication and Media Studies, 2001 - 2004
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St. John's, NL, CA - Cleveland, OH - Brookfield, WI - Evanston, IL - San Francisco - Madison, WI - Columbus, OH - St. Paul, MN
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I'm an Academic Technology Consultant in Academic Technology Support Services at the University of Minnesota. I provide consultations for faculty, staff, departments and units and develop and deliver workshops and presentations on topics such as deeper learning with Moodle and educational uses of multimedia. In addition, I formulate and implement communication strategies designed to educate the University community about good uses of academic technologies. My areas of interest include digital storytelling, integrated course design, social networks and social media, networked learning, media literacy, the digital divide, and collaborative, online internationalized courses (COIL).


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  • Ohio State University
    Communication (Ph.D.)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Communication Arts (M.A.)
  • Northwestern University
    Communication Studies (B.S.)
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