Category Archives: Guest contributor

Investigating the Impact of Video Instruction in a High School Chemistry Class [4/18/2017] by Robin Fujioka (Featured LTEC Master Student)

written by Diana Thompson (TCC 2017 guest blogger, Undergraduate Academic Advisor for the Department of Biology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa) STEM fields across the nation are facing a crisis; college students are underprepared in mathematics skills. Why … Continue reading

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Using Learning Styles to Differentiate: A Usability Study of a Teacher Resource Website [4/18/2017] by Jennifer Smith (Featured LTEC Master Student)

By Mae Dorado (TCC 2017 guest blogger, Online LTEC Master Student) New to the TCC experience and not knowing what to expect… it was interesting to attend the Master student project sessions. One presenter whose topic really captured my attention … 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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Designing Assessment, Assessing Instructional Design: From Pedagogical Concepts to Practical Applications by Stefanie Panke (Keynote Speaker)

by Joseph Greene (Guest Blogger) Dr. Stefanie Panke, Instructional Analysts and UNC Chapel Hill, presented the Thursday morning Keynote message titled Designing Assessment, Assessing Instructional Design.  Dr Panke has a unique perspective on higher education as someone who was educated … Continue reading

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Examining the Role of Online Courses in Native Hawaiian Culture and Language at the University of Hawaii by Kelley Dudoit (Featured Educational Technology Master Student)

by Yahna Kawa’a (Guest Blogger) I had the pleasure of attending the Master’s presentation session by Kelley Duduoit entitled, The Role of Online Courses in Native Hawaiian Culture and Language at the University of Hawaii on April 24, 2014. Her … Continue reading

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Realizing Rental Energy Efficiency by Sean Walsh (Featured Educational Technology Master Student)

by Chloe Kubo (Guest Blogger) Sean Walsh’s appearance at this year’s TCC Online Conference was a welcome addition to the presenters roster. A resident of Wailuku, Hawaii, Walsh is an avid proponent of clean energy with a focus on the … Continue reading

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Keeping Safe from Tsunamis: A 4th Grade Mini-Online Class by Dana Ishii, Leon Geschwind and Edmond Lee (Featured Educational Technology Students)

by Ya-yun Yang (Guest Blogger) Tsunami is one of the most dangerous natural disasters in Hawaii. However, there were no official tsunami course for elementary school students in the past.  Therefore, these speakers decided to design a 6 weeks long … Continue reading

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Current and Emerging Trends of E-Learning in South Korea by Dr. Insook Lee (Regional Speaker)

by Helen Torigoe (Special Guest Blogger) South Korea has led in mobile adoption since the 1990’s and is now spending $1.5 billion to upgrade to 5G technology (CNN Tech). 5G will reportedly be an “intelligent network” that will be 1000 … Continue reading

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MOOCs, OERs, Open and Distance Learning: Past, Present and Future by Dr. Cengiz Hakan Aydin (Regional Speaker)

by Tuyet Hayes (Guest Blogger) Dr. Hakan Aydin, Professor of Educational Communications and Technology and Dean of the Faculty of Economics at Anadolu University presented a very informative overview of open education trends.  With 30,000 traditional and 2.4 distance education … Continue reading

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Using Google Calendars for Cloud Based Personal and Collaborative Lesson Planning by Dana Ishii (Featured Educational Technology Master Student))

by Jon Pennington (Guest Blogger) Dana Ishii, Master’s student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa uses Google Calendar to offer an innovative solution to a teacher’s common problem. Her use of this tool as a “perpetual lesson planner” is … Continue reading

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