These are slides from my “lightning talk” on screencasting presented for UMD’s Online Community of Practice on March 25th, 2014.
As part of my work as Faculty Fellow of Online and Technology-Enhanced Learning at UMD, this semester I am leading a local cohort of the Educational Technology Workshop (ETW). The ETW is a six-week workshop series for UMN system faculty that explores emerging web tools and pedagogies.
For our second week, I prepared and led a Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) Workshop to help our participants explore the opportunities and challenges of networked learning. Through an engagement with the micro-blogging and social media service Twitter, the workshop demonstrates a series of key concepts for PLNs and social learning. Working with Twitter allowed us to leverage the “wealth” of our participant network and quickly learn about a range of new tools, interesting people, and information sources.