Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mobile Learning for HealthCare

Today I attended an Elluminate sponsored presentation about mobile devices and healthcare--very informative. The presenters provided examples of devices that relate to patient care, billing, and continuing ed for healthcare professionals.
Key issues? Privacy, standardization of health care records and systems.

But I will stop for a minute--one example the military is using is an ICEphone--I carry it on me, it provides critical health info if something happens to me. It also contains medical contacts and is a means of communciation for a health-care professional at treating me at the scene

Here's a recording to the session and future opportunities on various topics:


Sunday, March 08, 2009

Video Intros for Courses

I'm still having trouble posting to the Teaching and Learning Blog. CMC and CCCOnline Faculty have the opportunity to share a few workshop offerings, and the current workshop is about online discussions.

We have just been discussing building community and are talking about how audio and video could be preferred formats for online. So I did a little search to see if there were some examples of student introductions done in video. There were several for this particular class. Here's one example:

Sixty Second Lectures?

Hi All,

I've been trying to post this to the CMC Teaching and Learning Blog, but I'm getting a java time-out error message. So here goes. Will post it here and link to it from there as a Plan B.

Last week the Chronicle posted this item about focused lectures for use on-line.
The idea of these very short lectures (one to three minutes) is to introduce and frame key concepts, then have students go on to activities that would have them work with the concepts.

Here's the link to the article; it includes the feature, a sample video (included here) and a "how-to" link in case you want to give it a try.

"Gone in a Minute"

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Tweet In and Tweet Out from Second Life

Here's one more convergence--a HUD device for Tweeting from Second Life. Tweets from others you are following are also viewable by the HUD owner in Second Life.

It was easy to get going with it too. I just put the banner for the site on the side bar too.

Friday, February 20, 2009

New Mobile Content Community Looks Good

Tony Karrer announced that Judy Brown (mlearning field) has launched a new content community. Looks like a wiki--interesting idea that it is introduced as a "content community."

At first glance, I'm going to want to go back here--she's having us look at video created for the phone, has a post about an app for creating flashcards for the mobile also.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Dump the Drone: Livelier Elearning

Check out this SlideShare Presentation: So I'm on the roll w/ the slideshares. Great tips for adding energy to courses.

Presentation of Avatar Languages

Check out this SlideShare Presentation: Avatar Languages is a for-profit language instructuction business. They offer learning using multiple internet-related tools--email, Skype, Second Life, Google Docs (and there may be more...).

Second Life Language Conference in May

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Second Life: Teachers' Perceptions

Here is another slide show about the teaching and learning in Second Life.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Into 2009

Greetings All,

What is the forward moving direction for 2009? Or at least, what do you or I have in mind? After seeing some people say that Web2.0 is blase, thought I'd do a search. The best I came up w/ for higher ed was the question of whether a wiki could do as well as a CMS/LMS for course delivery. It most certainly can. The flip side is how students are loaded into courses--because LMS's can interface w/ data systems, they score some points for institutions who are offering tech-mediated or online courses at any scale.

Two directions that have my attention are global learning and open learning. Badrul Khan, Mauri Collins, and myself have developed a few professional development workshops with a global intent. (Go to McWeadon. Com.) Additionally, visit wiki educators and David Wiley's Open Learning Course offered for both (paying) transcripted grad credit and just plain learning.

Last Louisianna Community College System is launching courses that include mobile phone elements....I hope to evaluate their delivery very soon. Worth pursing this year is the higher-ed value of virtual ed. and the quality of mobile phone support for effective learning.

Happy 2009, Alice