Mike Gwaltney

February 21, 2011 Mike Gwaltney Blended Learning one response

ITSC ’11 Mid-Day Two

Day Two at ITSC ’11 began for me in Jeff Utecht’s session “Building Student Centered Blended Learning Environments”. For a summary, I can’t do any better than Ron Neufeld does above. Jeff’s done this presentation before, and it shows – he’s a master presenter. I’ve been fortunate to present on […]






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STEM needs PTHB – ITSC ’11 Day One Wrap

Day One at ITSC ’11 closed with a Keynote by David Zach, Futurist. Keynotes are often meant to mostly be provocative, and that’s what I think Zach was up to. Among some very interesting things he suggested (and some suggestions were very good) was that we stop thinking and speaking […]






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ITSC ’11 Mid-Day 1

First up for me at ITSC was “Digital Storytelling” with presenters Ginny Hoke and Rhiannon Kerr, two great teachers from Lane County here in Oregon. Ginny and Rhiannon made clear from the start that digital storytelling is “not about technology, it’s about learning”. Specifically, they have found D.S. is great for building […]






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ITSC 2011

The latest Education Technology get-together is the big Instructional Technology Strategies Conference being put on by the Organization for Educational Technology & Curriculum (OETC). This conference in Portland, Oregon, Feb. 20-22 features a “who’s who” of ed tech leaders with keynotes by David Zach and Roger Schank, and workshops being […]






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Keeping Kids off the Internet – What’s With the Draconian Filtering Policies?

A couple years ago, I made a commitment to take my classes virtually paperless. Aside from the occasional in-class exam, my students and I rely on our class website and various online tools to move documents back and forth, to have asynchronous discussions, and to create and view presentations. Of […]






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