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The Spectrum of Opinion About MOOCs

It’s been interesting to see the incredibly wide variety of opinions about the hot topic of MOOCs the past two years.  As part of a presentation last week at a faculty development conference, I compiled some articles on MOOCs and arranged

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80+ Educational Google+ Communities

In January I compiled a list of education related Google+ communities in this Google document.  I then added another 30 communities in May, bringing the list to over 80 Google+ communities now, which is copied below and ordered by their

Posted in community, edtech, education, embodiment, learning sciences, teaching, technology

Two Courses That Made a Difference in Student Retention

Universities and colleges have a huge problem with retaining and graduating their students – particularly students in STEM areas (science, technology, engineering, math, where 60% drop out or transfer) and students at community colleges (55% never graduate).  But state colleges

Posted in education, learning sciences, research, teaching

Developing Interactive, Scalable HTML5 Apps on the Cheap: Serverless, Unhosted, No Backend, BAAS, PAAS, Oh My

I’ve written before how HTML5 is the platform of the future for developing interactive educational apps, and you can even develop (code) in your browser (or chromebook) now.  Well, the future is here, and HTML5 is still looking to be the best

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Posted in drupal, html5, opensource, programming, software, technology

Considering MOOCs: Pros, Cons, Questions

Here are slides for a talk I’m giving to my university about issues to consider before offering MOOCs or accepting MOOCs for credit. Considering MOOCs: Pros, Cons, Questions from Doug Holton I also participated in a webinar about MOOCs for

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Posted in edtech, education, moocs, opensource, teaching, technology, Uncategorized

What’s the “problem” with MOOCs?

In case the quotes didn’t clue you in, this post doesn’t argue against massive open online courses (MOOCs) such as the ones offered by Udacity, Coursera, and edX.  I think they are very worthy ventures and will serve to progress our

Posted in edtech, education, moocs, teaching, Uncategorized

New Books on Teaching, HTML5

I can’t really provide reviews for these books, I haven’t read most of them yet (they are just lying in my 10 year old amazon saved items queue), but I thought I’d share the list for future reference: Some new

Posted in edtech, education, embodiment, html5, teaching, technology, theory

ContentNotEditable: What the “death” of the mouse and keyboard means for content creators

First let me start with some disclaimers to try to make sure this post is not misinterpreted: I am not arguing that the mouse and keyboard are really dead or that the lack of a mouse on tablets is a

Posted in android, computers, development, edtech, html5, opensource, software

Some Exciting New HTML5/Javascript Projects

This an update of sorts on some things happening in the HTML5/Javascript world.  First, here are some previous posts on this topic, to catch you up to speed: What is the Platform of the Future for Developing Interactive Graphical Educational

Posted in development, html5, java, opensource, programming

Android Tips, Open Source, Educational Apps

Like I mentioned in the previous post, the CES show next week promises to reveal a slew of new android tablets and phones, so we’ll see what is announced (and what is actually released). Here are some android tips &

Posted in android, children, opensource, technology
Doug Holton

Doug Holton

Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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