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Usability Study of a Simplified eLearning Design that Integrates Google@UH Apps and the Laulima LMS by Koran Munafo (Featured Learning Design & Technology Master Student)

written by Youxin Zhang (2016 TCC Guest Blogger) Ms. Munafo is one of the graduate students from UH Manoa LTEC (Learning Design and Technology) and COLT (Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching) program. Ms. Munafo had dealt with e-learning over … Continue reading

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Role of the Learner, Teacher, and Curriculum in Online Courses by Ana Cristina Pratas (Regional Speaker)

written by Diana Thompson (2016 TCC Guest Blogger) It’s time to think outside of the box.  We already know that preparing an online course is different from preparing a traditional face to face lecture. But let’s take it a step … Continue reading

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No Nā Hale: Developing an Interactive iBook to Promote Learning for the Hawaiian Immersion Lower Elementary Classroom by Ku’ulei Belveal (Featured Learning Design & Technology Master Student)

written by Yahna Kawa’a (2016 TCC Guest Blogger) Mrs. Ku’ulei Belveal is a student, researcher and a Hawaiian Language Immersion Teacher. Her inquiry led to the design and development of an interactive ebook for dual-language learners (Hawaiian and English). A … Continue reading

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Into the Great Beyond: Next Generation Digital Learning Environments by Malcolm Brown & Veronica Diaz (Keynote Speakers)

written by Tuyet Hayes (2016 TCC Guest Blogger) Anyone who uses or is frustrated, fascinated, or confused about the learning management system (LMS) at their institution might find this presentation of interest to watch.  While you may not be able … Continue reading

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Using and Integrating Educational Technology: Capacities, Challenges and Changes for Higher Education in the Philippines by Dr. Danilo M. Baylen (Regional Speaker)

written by Alicia Barghout (2016 TCC Guest Blogger) Dr. Danilo Baylen, who has been living in the United States for the last 25 years, went back home to the Philippines last year.  Pressuring Danilo by telling him, “You need to … Continue reading

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Incorporating Instructional Design Theory into an Online Graduate Program (Japan) by Dr. Katsuaki Suzuki (Regional Speaker)

By Helen Torigoe (2016 TCC Guest Blogger) Kumamoto University is in the southern island of Kyushu in Japan, where strong earthquakes last week caused much damage.  As a result, Kumamoto University is currently closed and is being used as a … Continue reading

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The Distributed Teacher by Dr. Jon Dron (Keynote Speaker)

by Kurt Rutter (2016 TCC Guest Blogger) Dr. Jon Dron is co-author with Dr. Terry Anderson  of Teaching Crowds: Learning and  Social Media (AU Press), an OER text on the origins and impact of social media on learning,  the rise … Continue reading

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Beyond Enrollment & The Open Door: Using Technology to Close the Completion Gaps by Dr. Stella A. Perez (Keynote Speaker)

by Alicia Barghout (Guest Blogger) Dr. Stella A. Perez started with a brief history of community colleges and moved into an introduction of why community colleges are an important part of the current and future educational system. She mentions support … Continue reading

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Powers to the people: Exponential crowd power on the web by Alice Bedard-Voorhees (Regional Speaker)

by Madeline Giscombe (Guest Blogger) Alice Bedard-Voorhees (as seen in the image below with her 3D mini persona Alice Actionette) gave a quite interesting TCC presentation about the power of online crowds! From crowdsourcing and smart mobs the mechanisms for … Continue reading

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Investigating the Impact of a Gamified Unit of Instruction on Student Motivation and Learning by Nolan K. Bowman

by Yahna Kawaa (Guest Blogger) Nolan’s research on the impact of game based learning highlighted the importance of teaching with creativity and passion – emphasizing both the daily challenges and pressures faced by teachers to convey content that motivates and … Continue reading

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