I’m speaking today at NERCOMP’s SIG on BYO-WHAT : The Challenges and Solutions in Supporting Mobile Devices on Campus. My topic is integrating mobile devices in the classroom.
George Claffey from Charter Oak College began the day pointing out the issue around supporting mobile devices in the classroom is not the number of people, but the number of devices per person. Students have laptops, phones, tablets, maybe e-readers. It used to be that one IP address per person was sufficient, but school infrastructures need to handle this increased use of the number of mobile devices.
We have been able to reach students whose minds often are tuned into iPads and iPhones: A collaborative working space integrated with a social media presence promotes informal learning about technology. Companies and students shape activities and services beyond tutoring in an age where BYOD requires us to offer more than just access. This is a new paradigm for engaging students in IT learning.
My friend Lisa Litant is a Senior Writer at UPromise. She asked me to speak to her group on how college students use social media, and ways that they might reach out to college students using social media. I asked one of my most connected students, CIS Sandbox assistant and CIS Minor Matt Somma, to present with me. Here’s our presentation:
The feature explores tools for teaching big data as well as the implications of big data in higher education, and is now online. I need a new picture.
Here’s a teaser quote:
When Tim O’Reilly and Dale Dougherty first described the Web 2.0 phenomenon back in 2005, one of the characteristics they cited for business models for the next generation of software was “Data as the next Intel Inside.” As companies and their applications moved to the Web, data gave them power. Today, data is at the center of a company’s value: Tweets, searches, and Likes give Twitter, Google, and Facebook information that determines the advertising you see when you use their services and provides revenue from advertisers that keeps these sites available at no cost to users.
I joined the authoring team for Discovering Computers in time to work on the 2014 edition over the past year. The book was shipped to the Cengage Conference in San Diego so it would be available here. It was cool to see my name on the inside front conver as a contributing author.
I presented Drinking from the Fire Hose: Tools for Analyzing and Teaching Big Data at the Cengage Conference today.
My presentation is below, and thanks to Ryan Norris who shared his slides with me from his presentation at the CIS Sandbox a few weeks ago. I would have never thought to begin a talk on Big Data by talking about Kevin Bacon.
I was interviewed tonight for five minutes on the radio about the flipped classroom.
Last night I received an email from Todd Smoot, Executive Producer of News and Programming at KCBS Radio 740 in San Francisco. He wrote:
Hi Professor Frydenberg… We saw the article in the Sacramento Bee about the increasing practices of “flipping” in education. We were wondering if you might have a few minutes tomorrow for a brief telephone interview about “flipping” … What it is? How it works? Why it might be a better method of teaching? The interview would be live on the phone with our anchors and last about 5 minutes. The best times for us are 5:20p, 7:30p or 9:30p (all times Eastern).
I sent them my phone number and asked to be on the 9:30 pm broadcast. At 9:30 pm, the phone rang. A producer told me the anchors’ names, Jeff Bell and Patti Reising. 60 seconds later I was on talking with them on the radio. 5 minutes and 4 seconds they brought the conversation to a close. The producer thanked me, and I hung up the phone. A few minutes later, they sent me an email message with the audio file.
Their questions… why flip? how can you tell if students watched the videos? what about the digital divide? Listen in and see what I had to say.
Thanks to KCBS News Radio for the recording, and for permission to share it.
Todd Smoot from KCBS Radio in San Francisco saw the article and invited me to talk with their news anchors about this topic on the radio tomorrow evening, Feb. 20, at 9:30 pm EST. You can listen in at http://cbssf.com .
Maybe you met me at a conference and thought "that was a great presentation! People at my college or university should hear this."
Contact me about visiting your school to speak with or train your teachers on using Web 2.0 tools in the classroom.
Cengage Roadshows and Conference 2013
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Who are they now? Student Voices in a World of Digital Learning (roadshows, conference)
Drinking from the Firehose: Tools for Analyzing and Teaching with Big Data (conference)
Together Again: Hot Technologies and Cool Applications (with Corinne Hoisington, at the Conference)