Kudos to Leslie Dare, Kevin Guidry, et al. Leslie and Kevin, the new community co-chairs, are working on recruiting additional Technology Knowledge Community leaders/members. I am already virtually in line for TKC 2.0 membership ;-)
Here are the PowerPoint slides from the “Blogs and Student Learning: Making Meaning and Connections through Graduate Student Portfolios” (PDF/2.3 MB) presentation that I co-presented with JW at the NASPA Western Regional Conference.
The presentation evaluation is located at ericstoller.com/blog/evaluation.
Here are all of the websites that JW and I gathered for our “Blogfolio” presentation.
Sites that were featured in the presentation:
- Blog – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Truths and Consequences of Blogs That Stand Out Lorelle on WordPress
- CultureCat | Rhetoric and Feminism
- Bob’s Blog – Towson University President
- Oregon State University: Office of Admissions – Blog
- Bloglines – RSS Reader
“The Web Science Research Initiative will allow researchers to take the web seriously as an object of scientific inquiry, with the goal of helping to foster the web’s growth and fulfill its great potential as a powerful tool for humanity.”
PaperClip Communications is sponsoring a technology summit on Cyber Communities at the University of Tampa in January. I’ll be presenting two sessions on student development theory and the positive aspects of online communities/social networking sites. I’m charged with bringing a positive spin to the summit. I have two hours to educate participants that sites like Facebook and MySpace can add value to a student’s collegiate experience.
The irony of my PaperClip presentation is that they contacted me after they read this post. In the post I expressed my concerns regarding the vilification of technology within student affairs.
Diverse is the website for Diverse Issues in Higher Education. I subscribe to the magazine and enjoy a daily dose of e-news from Diverse. I’m not sure if the daily e-mail can be accessed without a subscription to the magazine…
Giving presentations on web usability and web accessibility at conferences and workshops: 9
Talking about web standards and web accessibility at meetings: 1,476
Adding ALT attributes to images and testing Flash to see if it really can be compatible with screenreaders: 2,322+
Working on websites to ensure that they are accessible for all users: 11
Hearing my colleagues mention web accessibility, Section 508, and web standards before I do: Priceless.
Technology should also be a competency within graduate programs…
Are students IT savvy in the right way?
by Florence Kizza
Students can e-mail, surf the web and send instant messages. But university professors say students are lacking in graphics, database and e-commerce skills. According to a survey of 1,287 instructors who teach IT courses at two-year and four-year colleges and universities, those professors also told surveyor, Thomson Learning:
- Students should be required to take a course or prove IT proficiency in order to graduate (89% of responding instructors).
- Internet research (76%) and Microsoft Word (89%) are the two most important skills needed for academic success.
- Only 33 percent of students have advanced internet research capabilities, and 53 percent are skilled in Microsoft Word.
- 76 percent of students have advanced e-mail capabilities, and 71 percent can surf the web with skill. However, just 19 percent of students have significant database abilities; 12 percent with graphics programs; and 10 percent in e-commerce.
Using an Online Immersion to Teach and Learn about Student Affairs and Technology
Extreme Makeover: Technology’s Effect on Student Affairs
The Net Generation Goes to College