Finding Wonder in the Age of Whatever: Student Engagement in the Classroom
Wonder: Awe. Curiosity. Contemplation.
In 2012, Michael Wesch presented his TED talk “The End of Wonder in the Age of Whatever” to TEDxGladstone. Wesch said that we are in the age of “whatever” - a time when anything is possible, when technology and learning are at our fingertips. The flip side, of course, is ...
“Can Someone Look That Up?”: From Teacher to Technology in the Classroom
This statement didn’t mean much 10 years ago. For most, it wasn’t even uttered five years ago. Today, I hear this phrase in nearly every class. We use technology to confirm facts, reference history, and take learning to a new level. Technology has inherently changed the way we learn and interact in the ...
Cranium Cafe Raises $250K for Student Learning & Communication Technology
January 5, 2015 (Salt Lake City, UT) – Cranium Cafe, the education technology startup said by CIO Review to be “lifting industry standards for online and distance education,” announced today that it closed a successful seed round of funding. The funding comes from several investors — Kickstart Seed Fund, Salt Lake City Angels, and .exe ...
What Drives? Destination: Course Completion
There is an innate driver in everyone to set a course toward a defined destination. The destination is a matter of what drives the individual. The destination can be influenced by environmental factors that alter the road ahead. Accessibility to fine navigational tools is important for being guided on a steady and accurate course to the defined goal. What drives ...
Professor? That's Right. I Called.
Email was a novelty when it first rolled out, and so was the concept of earning a degree online. Email has aged, and earning a degree online has gone mainstream these days. These communications systems have transformed and are being transformed through time.
Although email has been beneficial at pioneering online communications between professor and student, it is a flat and ...
101 Ways To Cafe: Online Advising Edition
As a continuation of the 101 Ways to Cafe blog series (see Part 1: 15 ways to use Solo Recordings & Part 2: Writing Center Edition), we bring you 22 ways your academic advising team can use Cranium Cafe.
31. Instant online advising sessions (see above image for steps)
32. Advisors can put their Cafe Cards on the advising webpage, like putting an ...