Dipity Schedule

Monday, February 27, 2012

Webinar: The Horizon Report in Action: Emerging Technologies Today and Tomorrow

The Horizon Report in Action: Emerging Technologies Today and Tomorrow

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EDUCAUSE Professional  Development

EDUCAUSE Live! Webinar

March 5—The Horizon Report in Action: Emerging Technologies Today and Tomorrow


Malcolm Brown, Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, EDUCAUSE
Veronica Diaz, Associate Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, EDUCAUSE

Date: March 5, 2012

1:00-2:30 p.m. ET (UTC-5); convert to your time zone
*Note: this webinar runs for 90 minutes.


During this free, one-and-a-half hour session, "The Horizon Report in Action: Emerging Technologies Today and Tomorrow," Malcolm Brown and Veronica Diaz of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative will discuss what's new in mobiles, electronic books, learning analytics, and other emerging technology areas as they review the annual publication of the Horizon Report.

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Lesson 2 Discussion Grade & Feedback Posted

See NAU/Gmail & BBLearn for details. Questions? Contact me within 2 days!

Congratulations to 10 classmates earn the badges for Lesson 3 Week 1 discussions

Keep sharing & posting!

FW: 1-1 Elluminate with Chih, 3/53, Monday, 8-9 pm (Optional)

Need any support from the instructor?  Please come to Elluminate with Chih's session. Be sure to sign up since it is 1-1 session.

Select A6 Networking Training topic, date & time

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

ETC647: L3 Highlight (02/20-03/04)

Lesson Discussions (2 points)

  • Nabble discussion board
  • VoiceThread
  • Moderator: Group 3

Prepare group assignment:

  • Assignment 6: Network Learning Training

02/22, Wednesday

  • Due: Group 2's Lesson 2 discussion grade sheet

02/26, Sunday

  • Due: 1st posting period for Lesson 3 discussions : TWO or more posting, Respond to TWO KEY questions at least.
  • Group 3 post Lesson 3 discussion question on discussion board.

03/04, Sunday

  • Due: 2nd posting period for Lesson 3 discussions : TWO ore more postings: Respond to all KEY questions; Respond to discussion question and/or respond to others' postings.
  • Due: Assignment 4: Educational Institution Network Policy & Procedures
  • Due Assignment 11: Lesson 3 Content Development (Group 3 Only)
  • Due: Select Networking Learning Training topics, dates, & time
  • Due: Lesson 4 readings


1-1 Elluminate with Chih, 2/23, Thursday, 8-9 pm (Optional)

Need any support from the instructor?  Please come to Elluminate with Chih’s session. Be sure to sign up since it is 1-1 session.

Sign up at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ak2hmofyxKPkdG5wTUwxN0hocVRmZ2p4VDU2LWFSRnc&hl=en_US#gid=0

Q: Can I still create Global Digital Citizen Passport blog to collect my badges?

A: Yes. You can do so & earn a Community Enthusiast Badge.

Lesson 2 Badges are awarded

Don't forget to check your e-mail or blog for your earned badges.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Congratulations Lesson 2 TOP 3 Contributors

1. Dennis Olson; 2. Eldon Ferguson; 3. Jimmy Hernandez

Opportunity to earn Super Early Bird or Early Badge for Lesson 3

Post your lesson 3 discussion by Monday or Tuesday midnight.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

ETC Fall Courses

As you know, the fall schedule is now open for you to view. You may have noticed that there are not many ETC courses listed in the fall semester. Here's the deal...


We petitioned the university to change the numbers of our courses. The application went through the appropriate channels and the process ended yesterday with an approval. That means that central administration needs to create the codes for the new courses into LOUIE (they need to build the courses). Once they are built, then our scheduler can add them to the schedule that all students can see. That takes about two weeks.


So, do not despair. We will offer all of our ETC courses in the fall but they will show with the new numbers. Expect to see them in the schedule in about two weeks.


If you're not familiar with the new numbering for courses, please check out...




Also, remember that on your POS you can use either the old or new numbers, meaning that you don't have to take two courses for one requirement. If you have any questions, please contact your academic advisors.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Why QR Codes Won't Last (mashable.com)

Why QR Codes Won't Last

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

USA TODAY: New tools make self-publishing e-books easier

Check out this article that I saw in USA TODAY's iPad application.

New tools make self-publishing e-books easier

To view the story, click the link or paste it into your browser.

To learn more about USA TODAY for iPad and download, visit: http://usatoday.com/ipad/

Sent from my iPad 2

Scholarships for high school students

High-achieving Arizona graduating high school seniors from Maricopa, Pinal, Yavapai, or Coconino counties who plan to major in Education at ASU, UofA, or NAU are eligible to apply for a $6,000 renewable "Centennial Scholars Program" award from the Arizona Republic, 12 News-tv,  & the Arizona Republic's on-line version, azcentral.com. Judges will choose up to 10 scholarship winners based on academic achievement, interviews, & essays. Scholarship funds are renewable for up to 4 years & may be used to cover tuition, fees, books, & on-campus room and board. Adding to the funds is program partner "Arizona Community Foundation", who will provide support services for student success. To apply, graduating senior must be Arizona residents, 2012 graduates from an Arizona high school in Maricopa, Pinal, Yavapai, or Coconino counties only; have a GPA of at least 3.5 & plan to major in Education at ASU, UofA, NAU. Essay questions will explore why applicants are choosing to become teachers, as well as any major obstacles they have overcome. Preference is given to students who have a high class rank, have participated in community service work & school activities, and or have financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or  FAFSA. To renew a scholarship, winners must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA, be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, & keep Education as their major or course of study. Application deadline is April 6, 2012….Applicants will be interviewed in mid-May, with all winners announced after the final interview date..

Obtain applications at: https://azfoundation.academicworks.com    .




Three Generations of Distance Education Pedagogy

Anderson,T.&Dron,J.(2011),InternationaRevieoResearciOpenanDistancLearning. 12(3),80-97http://goo.gl/j3mRF

Monday, February 13, 2012

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AFCEA STEM Teachers Scholarship Opportunity for your Students

From: Scholarshipsinfo [mailto:scholarshipsinfo@afcea.org

Sent: Monday, February 13, 2012 12:46 PM
To: Gypsy Marie Denzine
Subject: AFCEA STEM Teachers Scholarship Opportunity for your Students


Dear Dr. Gypsy Denzine,  


Please help us get the word out to your students at Northern Arizona University's College of Education about our $5,000 scholarship opportunity for students working towards teaching STEM subjects in middle or high schools.  We were able to award 50 scholarships last year in support of STEM education.  We need you help in reaching deserving, future STEM Teachers with our support!


In addition to the $5,000 scholarship, each graduating AFCEA STEM Scholar will receive a $1,000 AFCEA STEM Teaching Tool grant each year for three years, provided they remain teaching a STEM subject.  These grants can be used to fund hardware and software, classroom tools, field trips, STEM-focused clubs and other activities.


Interested candidates, teachers and mentors can get more information and download the online application at http://stem.afcea.org.

Please note that the application deadline this year is April 1, 2012.


Eligibility and other details are explained in the accompanying fact sheet and flyer. 

Posting scholarship information on your website, sharing it through student communications, posting on bulletin boards, and anything further your school can do or suggest to help us spread the word would be very much appreciated!





Thank you for joining us in supporting STEM Education,

The AFCEA Educational Foundation Team

Kelsey Garegnani

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

AFCEA Educational Foundation

Phone:  703-631-6138

Email:  kgaregnani@afcea.org 


Norma Corrales
Senior Director
Scholarships & Awards Program
AFCEA Educational Foundation
Phone:    703-631-6149
FAX:       703-631-4693
URL:       http://scholarships.afcea.org
Email:    ncorrales@afcea.org



Friday, February 10, 2012

Only 1 iPad in the Classroom? (eskymaclj.blogspot.com.au)

Only 1 iPad in the Classroom?

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Apple TV In The Classroom – Th... (emergingedtech.com)

Apple TV In The Classroom – The New Smart Board

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Date Created: 1/4/2012 8:44:48 AM

The start of a new year is a good time to think about all the information you keep on electronic devices and, equally as important, how to safeguard it from loss. We're all using and carrying more electronic devices than ever before, and we're using them to store ever more important, even vital information. The last few years have seen a boom in smartphones, tablets, and similar mobile devices. The only information that used to be on our mobile phones were phone numbers, but now we have pictures, movies, apps, TV shows, financial information, music, contacts, calendars, email, and more on these little pocket computers. Give a thought to all the information you would lose if your phone was lost, stolen, or simply failed to turn on one morning. Would that cause any problems for you?

Most smartphones provide a method for backing up to either a computer or to a web-service.

  • Android phone and tablet owners can sync contacts, calendars, and emails with Google's web services and there are several choices of full backup programs in the Android App store. Your cellular service provider may also provide options for backing up and restoring your phone's data.
  • Apple iPhone, IPad, and iPod Touch owners can back up their devices to a computer with a USB docking cable through iTunes, or wirelessly to Apple's free iCloud web service.
  • Blackberry owners can back up their devices to a computer using a USB cable and the free Blackberry Desktop Software for Windows and Macintosh downloadable from Blackberry.com. or wirelessly using a Blackberry App called "Blackberry Protect."
  • Windows Phone 7 users can back up media (pictures, music, videos) wirelessly to your free Microsoft Skydrive and can also use the Zune desktop software (Windows) or the Windows Phone 7 Connector for Macintosh and a USB cable to make a full backup of your phone's content automatically before applying a system update. The same desktop software can be used to sync music, pictures and videos to your desktop computer anytime for safekeeping. 

Once the information on your phone is backed up, you should also give some thought to keeping the information on the device from falling into the wrong hands should your device be lost or stolen. If you connect your device to NAU's Exchange email system, NAU already enforces a password policy and other security measures. Even if you don't, it would be wise to turn on your device's Idle Lock and set a password to keep prying eyes or curious little fingers out of your phone. 

Apple and Microsoft both provide web-based tools to help you locate a misplaced device by using the GPS in the phone to show you its location on a map, and in the event you can't recover it, you can erase all the data on it using their web services. For Apple devices, log into iCloud.com with your Apple ID and for Windows Phone 7 Devices log into windowsphone.com with your Windows Live ID. Users of Android-based phones can add similar features through Android apps such as "Where's My Droid?" or "Android Lost." Lost Blackberry devices connected to NAU's Blackberry Enterprise Server can be remotely wiped by ITS by calling the Solution Center at x1511. Owners of Blackberries not connected to NAU can download an app called "Blackberry Protect" to help locate and remote wipe their phones.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

ETC647 Lesson 1 Discussion Reflections

Thanks for your active contributions in Lesson 1 discussion!  We had good interactions in our discussions in the topics of Connectivism, ONLE, & PLE.

Here are some reflections to share with you to help you to enhance your further learning:

1.     One concept we need to clarify: it is not all online learning is considered as ONLE/PLE.  It is important to understand the differences between ONLE/PLE and other types of online learning.  Connectivism is the learning theory that ONLE/PLE is built upon.  Frequently, Web 2.0 tools are integrated to deliver ONLE/PLE instructions because Web 2.0 tools have the characteristics of open, network, and social.

2.      "ONLE/PLE instructional strategies" are the keys in our class.  I would like to remind us to think what effective ONLE/PLE instructional strategies are that we can integrate to support our Connectivism instructions via multiple Web 2.0tools.

3.     Unfortunately, our Lesson 1 discussion did not set any new records in comparing to previous semesters.  In fact, our average posting was the lowest one historically.  Let's set our mindset differently, our contributions to lesson discussions is more than just our own personal learning.  Your active and interactive lesson contribution to lesson discussions enrich ETC647's ONLE and support future 647 students' learning.  Remember, current 647's ONLE was created by previous students. Shouldn't we do the same thing for the upcoming students?

4.     If we set new records for lesson discussion, we all can earn a Comrade in Arms Badge (CIA) or a Paul Revere Badge (PR).  See

·       ETC647 Lesson Discussion Statistics at: http://etc647.wetpaint.com/page/ETC647+Lesson+Discussion+Statistics

·       For Global Digital Citizen Passport information, see: http://etc647.wetpaint.com/page/Global+Digital+Citizen+Passport