Dipity Schedule

Monday, October 31, 2011

Lesson 5 Highlight: 10/31-11/13

Lesson Discussions (2 points)

ElluminateAssignment Network Learning Training Sessions11/01, Tuesday
  • ElluminateAssignment Network Learning Training Sessions
  • Section I: November 1, 2011, Tuesday, 6-7 pm
  • Section II: November 1, 2011, Tuesday, 7:15-8:15 pm
11/02, Wednesday
  • GoogleDocsDue: Team 4's Lesson 4 discussion grade sheet
  • ElluminateAssignment Network Learning Training Sessions
  • Section III: November 2, 2011, Wednesday, 6-7 pm
  • Section IV: November 2, 2011, Wednesday, 7:15-8:15 pm
11/03, Thursday
  • Google Sites
  • Due: 1st posting period for Lesson 5 discussions : At least one or more entries to ETC647 Google Sites
11/06, Sunday
  • Google Sites
  • Due: 2nd posting period for Lesson 5 discussions : At least one or more entries to ETC647 Google Sites. Total three entries in the first week.
10/10, Thursday
  • Diigo-32Due: 3rd posting period for Lesson 5 discussions : One posting at least: At least one Diigo comment/response.
10/13, Sunday
  • Diigo-32Due: 4th posting period for Lesson 5 discussions : At least one Diigo comment/response. Total at least two Diigo comments/responses in the second week.
  • Elluminate Google Docs-32 Assignment 6: Network Learning Training
  • Blogger-32Due: Assignment 11: Lesson 5 Team Blog Reflections (All Groups)
  • Wetpaint Submission Due Assignment 12: Lesson 5 Content Development (Team 5 Only)
  • Lesson 6 readings

Friday, October 28, 2011

Unit Proposal Notes

Thanks for many of you shared your unit ideas with me!  Here are the notes to share with you to help you to improve your unit proposal, design, and development.

Q: What the unit may look alike?

A: Our units should integrate Network Learning Environments and Connectivism to create, to facilitate collaborative learning community.  The community you intend to create should allow community members to create, to share contents and participate interactive activities through various Web 2.0 tools.

In fact, ETC647 itself is an example of Open Network Learning environments, such as

  • Use unique tags (Social Tagging Architecture) to share distributed learning resources on Delicious
  • Learners create and contribute learning contents for other learners: AT15 Lesson Content Developments
  • Learners manage their own learning content and activities: iGoogle, RSS

Q: Our unit must be a course?

A: No.  Our units do not need to as a course.  In fact, it can be an informal learning community

Q: Since we do not create unit content, what do we need to focus on?

A: Although we, as instructional designer, do not create most of unit content, we need to create and to design effective "instructions" and "activities" as network learning architectures to engage community members to engage in creating and sharing contents.  Simply ask community members to create and to share would not result in effective ONLE.  We need to engage them in effective "instructions and activities."  This is the area we need to spend time to think more and to design.

Q: I am taking both ETC647 and ETC677 this semester. Or I took ETC677 previous, & ETC647 this semester.  How are the differences between ETC647 and ETC677 units?  So the differences are just integrating different tools (CMS vs. Web 2.0)?

A: ETC677 unit has very clear content to instruct while ETC647 unit is to develop ONLE to allow community members to participate, to contribute, to assess, and to evaluate content.  Here are two examples to assist you to clarify and to assist you to develop you unit proposals and your units.

For ETC677 Unit

To teach teachers on how to integrate four different Web 2.0 tools into their teachings (Wiki, Blog, Delicious, & Twitter)

  • The contents and instructions are on CMS (BBLearn) & instructors create & organize them.
  • Instructors create online contents: such as online wiki/blog tutorials, online video etc. & online resources/links.
  • Online instructions: Online group work etc. occurred on CMS.

For ETC647 Unit

Integrating Web 2.0 tools (Wiki, Blog, Delicious, & Twitter to create and to facilitate a ONLE to support teachers to share teaching tools, teaching instructions, and lesson plan etc.

  • The content is created & shared by teachers (target audiences) on any of Web 2.0 tools
  • The instructions and activities are created by you to engage teachers in ONLE to create, to share, and to learn.
  • Online instruction examples: Integrate Delicious tag (you design a social tagging architecture) to share teaching resources; Integrate Twitter to share, to announce, to discuss any content/topics.
  • ETC647 course instructions and content is an example of unit.  The content is developed by groups of students and the instructions are developed by the instructor/facilitator.

If you think the differences between ETC677 and ETC647 are the tools.  You will need to rethink four components of technology integrations: Content, Delivery Technology, Instructional strategies, and Assessment.





Whatever you intend to instruct

Delivery Technology

Web 2.0 tools (not all computer tools considered as Web 2.0.)

CMS/LMS, Static Web pages

Instructional strategies

ONLE/PLE instructional strategies/Distributed learning strategies (Focus more on ONLE/PLE): Social tagging, UGC, social content sharing, community-community interaction etc.

Distributed learning strategies (Online collaboration, four types of interaction, student publishing, online resources etc.)


To assess: Content; Delivery technology; Instructional strategies


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Want to learn how to use Elluminate to deliver presentations?

Participate iPad Mobile Learning Research

Would you like to use iPad to participate in ETC647 course instructions and others?  We have three iPad originals available.  If you have your own iPad or other mobile devices, you can participate in this Mobile Learning study as well.  Details: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S0Ka2cW5nAso115jhRHWCG5vTorbW26xuILH83BhMVQ/edit?hl=en_US If you are interested, e-mail me by 10/30/11, Sunday to indicate your interests, whether to check out one of three iPad originals, and where you are located.  If we have more than three participants, we will draw the three out of the pool. Questions?  Contact me!  This is a good experience for you to learn more about Mobile Learning. Don’t miss! This activity is reserved for ETC647 students only.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Online Learning Satisfaction Survey

Dear Fellow Graduate Student:

My name is Moussa Tankari and I am a doctoral candidate in Curriculum and Instruction with focus on Educational Technology at Northern Arizona University. I am conducting a research on culture and student satisfaction with their online learning experience. I am hoping that you could help me with my research by completing some quick and easy questionnaires that will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes of your time. The online questionnaires include a cultural orientation section, a section on student satisfaction with online learning, and a demographic section.

To qualify to participate in this study you need to be at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled in a graduate study program at NAU. If you meet these criteria and you are interested in participating, please follow the link below to the website to complete the questionnaires. There is no more than risk encountered in everyday life in participating in this study. You are free to withdraw your participation at any time, and your responses are completely anonymous.

This research project has been approved by the NAU IRB. If you have any questions you can contact me at my email address: mt296@nau.edu. You may also contact my dissertation Chair, Chih-Hsiung Tu, Ph.D. at Chih-Hsiung.Tu@nau.edu.

By clicking "Yes, I agree to participate", you give me consent to use the data in my research and you will be directed to the survey. By clicking "No, I do not agree to participate", you will exit the survey. (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WPQQBG3)
Thank you very much for your time.

Moussa Tankari, C&I Doctoral candidate

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Northern Arizona University 

PO BOX 5774

Flagstaff, AZ 86011

Email: mt296@nau.edu

Phone: 928-523-8031


Want to earn a Skill Badge: Social Bookmarking

Lesson 4 Week 1 Badges Posted

See your e-mail for the badges.

Friday, October 21, 2011

A4 Network Policy Paper grade & feedback posted

See GoogleDoc & BBLearn for the grades and the feedback.

Group 3's Lesson Content Development is Completed

Take a look!  They have done a great job.  It is very informative. http://etc647.wetpaint.com/page/Lesson+3+Content+Development+Fa11


L3 Discussion Grades & Feedback Posted

See your e-mail & BBLearn grade book. Questions? Contact me within 2 days!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Delicious Tagging Scheme Update

You may notice that Delicious recently has a major change on the interface and the update on tagging scheme.  When you tag a bookmark, we need to use a comma to separate two tags or a comma and a space.  For example: ETC647, Lesson4

When you search bookmarks with tags in the URL, we will use “+” between two tags. For example: http://www.delicious.com/tag/ETC647+Lesson4

I hope this will help you to tag your bookmarks to share with our class community.


Web 2.0 Technology Training

Want to learn how to integrate Web 2.0 technology to support your teaching?


ETC 647 students are providing Web 2.0 Technology Training on November 1 & 2.  Please join us to learn new Web 2.0 technology for teaching and learning.

All training sessions are hosted on Elluminate.  You do not need to sign up for the sessions.  All sessions will be recorded for later access.  You can access this and previous semesters’’ recordings at: http://www.delicious.com/chihtu/ETC647+Elluminate+Network+Training


 Date: November 1, Tuesday, 6-7 pm Arizona Time  

Title: Kerpoof

Speaker: ETC647 Group 4

Facilitator: ETC647 Students

                Where: Elluminate: ETC Virtual Space.

More information/Flyer


Date: November 1, Tuesday, 7:15-8:15 pm Arizona Time  

Title: Delicious Stacks"- a new flavor, still Delicious

Speaker: ETC647 Group 1

Facilitator: ETC647 Students

                Where: Elluminate: ETC Virtual Space.

More information/Flyer


Date: November 2, Wednesday, 6-7 pm Arizona Time  

Title: VoiceThread

Speaker: ETC647 Group 3

Facilitator: ETC647 Students

                Where: Elluminate: ETC Virtual Space.

 More information/Flyer


Date: November 2, Wednesday, 7:15-8:15 pm Arizona Time  

Title: Using Mobile Learning: The Next Step

Speaker: ETC647 Group 2

Facilitator: ETC647 Students

                Where: Elluminate: ETC Virtual Space.

            More information/Flyer


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

L3 Blog Feedback & Grade Posted

See BBLearn grade book & your team blog.


Denilya, Roman, Laurel, Barb, & Monica earn L4 Early Bird & Swarm Badges.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wednesday's Elluminate

We have added more time slots for Wednesday's Elluminate. Be sure you have working mic & speakers.

Would you like to earn A Swarm Badge?

Please to have more than FIVE people to earn L4 Early Bird Badge.

Would you like to earn Early Bird Badge?

Participate Lesson 4 discussion by the end of 10/18, Tuesday.

Entering Academia: The Perfect CV

Come to this workshop to learn what makes a successful curriculum vitae.

Thursday, October 20, 3:30 – 4:30pm, Cline Library, Room 200 Sponsored by Graduate College, NAU


Room is still available!  No need to RSVP.  Please forward this on to anyone who may be interested!


Extended Campus Students and those not able to attend in person may web conference in at the following address:



Monday, October 17, 2011

Quick Poll Code 5277

If your code is 5277, contact me ASAP for your badges.

Haven't participated Quick Polls to earn Community Enthusiast Badges?

Lesson 3 & Community Enthusiast Badges Posted

See your e-mails for the badges. 

L4 Highlight: 10/17-30

Lesson Discussions (2 points)
  • NabbleNabble discussion board.
  • Moderator: Team 4

Prepare group assignments:
10/19, Wednesday
  • Google Docs-32Due: Team 3's Lesson discussion grade sheet
10/20, Thursday
  • Due: 1st posting period for Lesson 4 discussions : One posting at least: Respond to discussion question.
10/23, Sunday
  • Due: 2nd posting period for Lesson 4 discussions : One posting at least: Respond to discussion question and/or respond to others' postings.
  • Due: Group 4 post Lesson 4 discussion question on discussion board.
  • 03/14-03/20: Spring Break; No Required instructions
10/27, Thursday
  • Due: 3rd posting period for Lesson 4 discussions : One posting at least: Respond to discussion question and/or respond to others' postings.
10/30, Sunday
  • Due: 4th posting period for Lesson 4 discussions : One posting at least: Respond to discussion question and/or respond to others' postings.
  • Google Docs-32Assignment 5: Network Learning Unit Proposal
  • Blogger-32Due: Assignment 11: Lesson 4 Team Blog Reflections (All Groups)
  • Wetpaint Submission Due Assignment 12: Lesson 4 Content Development (Team 4 Only)
  • Group 5 doesn't need to post any discussion questions for Lesson 5 discussions since we will participate multi-dimensional discussions.
  • Lesson 5 readings

Friday, October 14, 2011

Notes to improve network policy paper

Here are some notes for you to improve your group's network policy paper. I hope you find them useful.

  • Do the organizational network support PLE/ONLE?
  • Your recommendations should cover PLE/ONLE since PLE/ONLE is the main goals for our class.
  • Do not forget to review organizations"  technology strategic plans for their network. Many organization should have such plans.
  • Your analysis should focus on "instructional" purposes rather than just technical. 
  • All references should be bookmarked on Delicious with tags: ETC647 Network Structures Assignment Group#
  • Resources shared by students:http://delicious.com/tag/ETC647+Network+Structures

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Educause Online 2011 schedule posted

Mark your calendars! The Educause Online 2011 Conference begins on Wednesday, October 19, and runs through Friday, October 21. For a complete listing of the sessions in which we'll be participating, see the schedule for each day posted on Confluence at https://confluence.nau.edu/x/SwJsAg. Login with your NAU userID and password, and then join us in theITS Annex Conference Room, Building 54A.

Many of the sessions will be video streamed live from the conference in Philadelphia, including General Sessions with keynote speakers each day. There will also be online-only expert discussions, and a virtual exhibit hall. We will be watching the presentations as a group and interacting with fellow participants through chat.

You are welcome to bring your breakfast, snacks, and/or lunch – stay for one session, or all day. Coffee, tea, and a few snacks will be provided.

 Let me know if you have any questions, and feel free to pass this on!

Georgia Michalicek
Academic Computing Consultant

Information Technology Services

Northern Arizona University

PO Box 5100

Flagstaff, AZ 86011

Ph: 928.523.8862

FAX: 928.523.7407



VoiceThread App on iOS

VoiceThread Journal

October 11, 2011: The VoiceThread iOS App is here

Learn more about the VoiceThread app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Hello VoiceThreaders,

It's finally here! The VoiceThread App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is now available in the iTunes store. "More like VoiceThread than VoiceThread" was one early review, which makes us very happy. We favor simplicity and "real" communication and this new App is a reflection of that.

We are particularly interested in the impact of this App on your work. How will multi-sensory learning, communicating, collaborating, presenting and storytelling impact the way you teach and learn? We welcome your input, so after using the App please leave a thoughtful review at the App store.  Also, if you're going to Educause in Philadelphia sign up here for our live demo.

How and why to Flip your Classroom with VoiceThread. Thursday October 20th, 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

Community college instructor, Michelle Pacansky-Brock, will demonstrate how she used VoiceThread to flip her lecture-based art history class in this Free Webinar. In Michelle's words...

"The foundation of the 'flipped classroom' model is a series of mobile lectures paired with formative assessments that students complete prior to coming to class. VoiceThread is a single, easy to use tool that masterfully delivers mobile content with voice, visuals and video and invites students to participate in engaging assessment activities. 

This model empowers an instructor to use class time on the topics that matter to students.  With passive listening taking place outside of class, students become active participants and engage in discussion, debate  and critique to foster higher order thinking skills.  The mobile lectures provide the flexibility to pause, rewind and learn in a way that meets individual needs. You'll be surprised to learn how the students responded and the effects of the experiment on student satisfaction, success and attrition rates."

Seats are limited, so please register here if you plan to attend!

New: Online Office Hour!

Learning is a process.  Take some time to reflect on what you've learned in this Webinar and then join Michelle during her online office hour to ask questions. 

Wednesday, October 26th 3:00pm EST/12:00pm PST

Over two million people in over 150 countries and over 25% of the top 100 universities and colleges in the U.S.[1] connect and collaborate with VoiceThread. They're not all kindergartners and they're not all advanced degree candidates or electrical engineers, but they all do share one thing in common: they have something to say and are choosing a more human way to say it.

And as predicted in the 2009 Horizon Report, VoiceThread's impact is being felt across the entire landscape of teaching and learning, from medical schools to art schools, from advanced studies to special-needs and remedial instruction. We have compiled a list of these sources for independent research relevant to VoiceThread in Education. These scholarly articles and studies can be referenced in Applications for educational grants for federal funding for VoiceThread.

[1] As referenced in the 2010 US News and World Report Education Global rankings report.


- The VoiceThread Team

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Wednesday's Ellumiantes Sessions are outside of BBLearn

So you do not need to log on BBLearn to access Elluminate. Be sure you have working microphone & speakers.

What features would you like to have for ETC647 mobile apps on smartphone & tablets?

Q: What can I do with the badges I earned?

A: You can post them to your personal blog, personal website (wiki), or where every you would like to display your badges. For group badges, you can display on your group blog as well.  It's our honor. You can display anywhere you want & you think it is appropriate. 

Lesson 1 Week 1 Badges Awarded

See your e-mails!

Elluminate with Chih (Optional)

10/12: 5-7pm or 10/19: 7-8 pm.  Need any assistance for our courses? Come Elluminate for 1-1 chat with Chih. Be sure your computer is compatible with Elluminate so you can use mic or our conversation.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mobile Learning Poll

Earn a "Community Enthusiast Badge" by participating in this one-question survey to help our groups to select training topics.

A3 grades & feedback posted

See Google Docs & BBLearn grade book.  Questions? Contact me within 2 days.

Mac PDF Problem

Announcement from E-Learning Center at NAU
Blackboard has also released a patch to address the issue with PDF files not opening for Mac users running Safari or Firefox without a PDF plugin. While the patch does not solve the problem (which is actually an Apple problem, not a Blackboard problem), if the user does click such a file it will now display a link from which the user may download the PDF, instead of just displaying a "missing plugin" error. 

L3, 1st Posting Period Due Thurday

Be sure to respond do the KEY discussion questions or more.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Group 2's Content Development is ready for us

at: http://etc647.wetpaint.com/page/Lesson+2+Content+Development+Fa11  Take a look! It is very informative.

L2 Team Blog Grades & Feedback Posted

See BBLearn grade book & your team blog for the details.  Questions?  Contact me within 2 days!

Monday, October 3, 2011

How to earn Swarm Badge?

More than three people participate/Respond to KEY discussion question in the first 2 days of Lesson discussions. Collaborate/Invite others to earn this badge.

How to earn Early Bird Badge?

Participate/Respond to KEY discussions in the first 2 days of Lesson discussions.

Badges for Global Digital Citizen Passports

Check your e-mail for the badges you may earned.  See Leaders Board at: http://etc647.wetpaint.com/page/Lesson+Discussion+Leaders+Board

L3 Highlight: 10/03-16

Lesson Discussions (2 points)
  • NabbleNabble discussion board
  • VoiceThreadVoiceThread
  • Moderator: Team 3

Prepare group assignments:

10/05, Wednesday
  • Google Docs-32Due: Team 2's Lesson 2 discussion grade sheet
10/06, Thursday
  • Due: 2nd posting period for Lesson 3 discussions : One posting at least: Respond to discussion question and/or respond to others' postings.
10/09, Sunday
  • Due: 2nd posting period for Lesson 3 discussions : One posting at least: Respond to discussion question and/or respond to others' postings.
  • Group 3 post Lesson 3 discussion question on discussion board.
10/13, Thursday
  • Due: 3rd posting period for Lesson 3 discussions : One posting at least: Respond to discussion question and/or respond to others' postings.
10/16, Sunday
  • Due: 4th posting period for Lesson 3 discussions : One posting at least: Respond to discussion question and/or respond to others' postings.