Diigo as a tool for collaborative learning and research in higher education

There is significant opportunity within higher education environments–indeed, all education environments–to lean into a constructivist educational philosophy and approach knowledge as something co-created by both instructors and students.  Furthermore, as higher education courses and programs are increasingly offered in hybrid and fully online modalities, finding authentic ways for students to increase their social presence and …

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Global research collaboration and the pandemic: How COVID-19 has accelerated networked learning in higher education

According to the National Science Foundation (2019), one out of every five academic research articles are written by authors hailing from more than one country. This fact suggests that the value of international research collaboration was recognized and sought out well in advance of the global COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, but perhaps it’s only just …

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The Changing Nature of Research in Higher Education

Research in higher education looks very different today than it did even ten years ago.  Academics who, not so very long ago, were well acquainted with physical library study spaces and large collections of peer-reviewed academic journals, find themselves in a digitized world of research with unprecedented access to information and virtual repositories of human …

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Before We Begin: Rethinking What We Know About Kids and Tech

As educational institutions move toward ensuring inclusion and equity for students in populations that have been historically underserved, it behooves us to step back and consider what we currently know about technology use and access among youth in general. We need a clear view of the technology landscape in which

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The Paper Predicament: Standard 12 – Teachers evaluate and use technology for teaching and learning.

Original Post: December 13, 2013; Updated May 25, 2019 In the past, our school conducted annual paperless weeks.  During these weeks each department is asked to think “outside the paper box” and integrate technology into our teaching practices.  During one … Continue reading

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Research-based Frameworks for Addressing and Assessing Online Learning Engagement

I begin this post with three hypotheses about online learning, based on my experience as a community college composition and humanities teacher in both face to face and digital formats, and on my experience as a graduate student who has taken digital courses from two … Continue readingResearch-based Frameworks for Addressing and Assessing Online Learning Engagement

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Credibility, Citation, and Curation: a 21st Century Take on Research Skills

Throughout this quarter in the Digital Education Leadership MEd program, I’ve been working on a unit plan that encompasses the Understanding by Design teaching model, Common Core English Language Arts Writing standard 8 which deals with research skills, and ISTE Student Standard 2c which asks students to consider the rights and obligations of using others’ […]

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ISTE – Knowledge Constructor – Empowering Skilled Researchers

As part of my ongoing exploration of how ISTE Student Standards can be implemented in the classroom, I am focusing this week on ISTE Student Standard 3: Knowledge Constructor.  Addressing how students will locate and use information from digital sources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections … Continue reading ISTE – Knowledge Constructor – Empowering Skilled Researchers

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