I recently completed a review on the book, Opening Up Education from the MIT Press. If interested, you can read the review in the Teachers College Record by clicking the link below:
Cocicolo, A. (2008, December). Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge (review). Teachers College Record. Retrieved from http://www.tcrecord.org/content.asp?contentid=15458.
I am heading to Orlando next week for the EDUCAUSE 2008 conference. If you’re at the conference, come visit our lighting round/poster session titled:
When MySpace Meets D-Space: Building a Personal/Institutional Repository
I thought I would share this paper I’ve put together on an experimental project that uses speech recognition in the classroom. Enjoy!
Using Speech Recognition Technology in the Classroom: An Experiment in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
This paper will report on a design and development project that aims to enrich face-to-face classroom contexts using the latest developments in information and communications technology. The Meety project, when used by students in a classroom with laptop computers, captures the verbal utterances of the classroom context and uses it to supply real-time information resources to the students in the classroom. Students have the option of contributing to the information resources and rating the utility of the resources supplied. This project discusses the design and development of the project as well as a simulated trial to test its efficacy.
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I am just finishing up my little bit of R&R in West Hollywood and on my way to AERA in Chicago. Of course the plane is delayed.
If you’re going to AERA, please visit our presentation on Monday afternoon at 12:50pm:
eLearning Systems as Research Platforms: Results from the Networked Education Database (NED) Project
It is official now, all of my blogging energies are going into my blog on the EdLab website. I’ll have to remember to blog some things I am up to here as well. In the spirt of my own blog, I figured I would post the slides to the presentation Hui Soo and I did at the Harvard GSE Student Research Conference. Here are the slides (Flash paper is pretty cool):
My colleagues and I, Hui Soo Chae and Gary Natriello, have submitted a short paper to the Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2007 Conference. We hope to be accepted! I’ve posted our paper here for anyone who is interested in what we’re up to:
Using Social Network Analysis to Highlight an Emerging Online Community of Practice
Abstract: In this exploratory study, Cocciolo, Chae and Natriello investigate the extent to which the communicative processes exhibited within a large digital repository illustrate the emergence of an online community of practice (CoP). In order to make this claim, we present a method for identifying the emergence of an online CoP using Social Network Analysis (SNA) on communication data (i.e., uploads and downloads) and institutional role (i.e., expert/faculty vs. novice/student). The analysis reveals that the online repository provides opportunities for novices to perform the role of the expert knowledge facilitator. We posit that these conditions constitute a necessary element for the emergence of an online CoP.
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I’ve had the pleasure of presenting at the Sloan-C conference this past Friday in Orlando. I thought I would share the basic premise of my presentation here on my blog.
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I am co-teaching a course this Summer (July 6-27) with my colleagues from the EdLab on the Sociology of Online Learning at Teachers College. For TC students, register now while there’s still space! My SecondLife avatar will even be making an appereance.
I thought since I will be co-teaching a course this summer with my colleagues from the EdLab on the sociology of online learning, I figured I would write a think-piece about using virtual worlds for online learning. It’s a little radical but a little fun.
Continue reading “Situating Cognition in Virtual Worlds: Rethinking Online Learning”