Category Archives: Professional Development


Readers could easily label a web page called teachthought as one for a K12 audience. While I would argue that many resources designed for K12 adapt very well to the higher education world, this specific site has its hand on … Continue reading

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How to Create Your Own Professional Development Network Using Twitter

I used to subscribe to several academic magazines in an attempt to stay informed in the worlds of higher education, technology, and pedagogy. I stopped nearly all of those subscriptions the moment I started using Twitter as a resource-gathering tool. It … Continue reading

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How is Student-Centered Instruction Different than Traditional Instruction?

Student-centered learning looks at where students are when they enter the classroom and attempts to customize teaching to allow students some freedom in choosing how to learn. This kind of teaching allows instructors to free themselves from the traditional lecture … Continue reading

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IMPACT FLCs: What are they all about?

Recently, as a presenter at the 2014 AECT International Convention: Learning, Design, and Technology, I shared information about being a support staff member for the IMPACT (Instruction Matters Purdue Academic Course Transformation) program in the presentation: Designing Instruction to Create … Continue reading

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Expanding our Focus: The iPad and Tablet User’s Group has been renamed the Mobile Technology User’s Group

In a move hinted at during our last meeting of the Spring 2013 semester, the “iPad and Tablet User’s Group” has been renamed  the “Mobile Technology User’s Group”.  There are several different reasons for this name change I would like … Continue reading

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Copyright Issues of Social Media and Fair Use

Social Media I was introduced to the idea of social media and copyright issues at the 10th Annual Copyright Conference presented by Ball State University in April this year. Moran, Seaman and Tinti-Kane (2011) report most faculty are using social … Continue reading

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Licensing Basics and Permissions

The University Libraries’ 10th Annual Copyright Conference at Ball State University this year was informative. It held a series of workshops covering topics such as copyright, fair use, and Creative Commons license for Open Educational Resources (OER). More details for Creative Commons … Continue reading

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PowerPoint vs. Prezi

When I think about using Microsoft’s PowerPoint program for creating a presentation it brings to mind the red Chevette I had as an undergraduate student. It would get me where I wanted to go but the floor boards let water … Continue reading

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