MBMH Seminar

Research in 2020 Group 3 by D. Grainger Wedaman
March 8, 2010, 4:15 pm
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Doomsday or Utopia?

Research for undergraduates?  Or for faculty/graduates?  Distinctions not clear.


Much more good info, but more crap, more amusing themselves, realize the need to discern the valuable stuff from the crap.

Caches of stuff not on line will gain in value/importance.


Onus on us to help students understand the wealth of information.

Value of accessing hard copy/originals/experiencing the “real.”

Literacy instruction will/needs to be shifted “down” into pre-college, primary education.

“We” are left with being specialized resources and offering remedial resources.

College/University academic support shift into higher levels of discernment and support.


More opportunity for people to share and manipulate their own information.

While the computer distinguishes differences the user is left to make meaning of this.

Need for people who understand data, metadata,  the structure of information, and the tools that allow analysis.

Open access and creative commons copyright…publishing happens locally through repositories, refereeing moved to post-publication, there might be multiple refereeing groups representing different wings within the discipline.  Possible to also have broader commentary.  This may open spaces for greater inter-disciplinary collaboration.

Indexing allow greater integration with less human input.

Standards will be more important to better permit cross-searching.  (Tension between associations and others who define these standards.)


How do we balance willingness to take risks (depending on new publishing spaces for instance) with leading such changes.


Tiers of approval…Kuhn’s normal/revolutionary science.  How do we create spaces where both can happen?

How does this impact “our” work?


Develop ability to analyze non-textual sources critically.


Will the Instructional Technologists’ job still here?  Or is it sped up commoditized/moved off site?


How do we support open source?  We will still need to mediate between the users and the hosts of the open source tools off site.


Group #1 Teaching & Learning 1991 by D. Grainger Wedaman
March 8, 2010, 2:55 pm
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  • Teaching happened in the classroom mostly, also in field.
  • Learning took place in the dorm rooms.
  • Teaching had overheads.
  • Teaching was sage on the stage.
  • Some of the great liberal arts colleges with small class sizes had more progressive pedagogy.
  • Style of teaching may be dependant as much on kind of institution as anything else
  • Students read from books
  • Had to go to the library had to talk to a reference librarian
  • start of digitizing images bleeding edge using technology
  • AV guys in the library instead of instructional designers
  • listening labs . . . !
  • MS Office was around

NERCOMP Preconference Seminar “The Future of Academic Support” by D. Grainger Wedaman
March 8, 2010, 2:22 pm
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We’re using the MBMH blog to continue our MBMH conversation at NERCOMP 2010 Annual Conference.  You’ll see here shortly the notes that come out of our preconference seminar “The Future of Academic Support.”

Protected: reading for Friday’s seminar by mikeroy
December 16, 2009, 2:16 pm
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Engaging Faculty – Slides by cmacfarl
November 25, 2009, 10:00 am
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Thanks, everyone, for participating in our discussion, “Engaging Faculty.”  Here’s a recording of the presentation.  It will launch in Elluminate and it includes the slides, audio and chat.

In case you’d rather flip through the presentation at your own pace without Elluminate, here are the slides (.pdf) and the chat (.pdf).

Comments are welcome.

“Net Gen Learners” Session Bibliography by Bryan
November 23, 2009, 6:58 pm
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Facebook ‘enhances intelligence’ but twitter ‘diminishes it’, claims psychologist – telegraph.Internet on-line. Available from <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/6147668/Facebook-enhances-intelligence-but-Twitter-diminishes-it-claims-psychologist.html>. [11/20/2009, 2009].

How video games are good for the brain – the boston globe.Internet on-line. Available from <http://www.boston.com/news/health/articles/2009/10/12/how_video_games_are_good_for_the_brain/>. [11/20/2009, 2009].

Survey : The MISO survey.Internet on-line. Available from <http://www.misosurvey.org/category/survey/>. [11/20/2009, 2009].

YouTube – the twitter experiment – UT dallas.Internet on-line. Available from <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WPVWDkF7U8>. [11/20/2009, 2009].

Collins, Allan, and Richard Halverson. 2009. Rethinking education in the age of technology : The digital revolution and schooling in america. New York: Teachers College Press.

Gorlick, Adam. Stanford study: Media multitaskers pay mental price. Stanford Report (Stanford, California) . 2009. August 24, 2009. Database on-line. Available from http://news.stanford.edu/news/2009/august24/multitask-research-study-082409.html, .

Shirky, Clay. 2008. Here comes everybody : The power of organizing without organizations. New York: Penguin Press.

Siemens, George, and Peter Tittenberger. 2009. Handbook of emerging technologies for learning. University of Manitoba. Database on-line. Available from http://techcommittee.wikis.msad52.org/file/view/HETL.pdf, .

Tapscott, Don. 2009. Grown up digital : How the net generation is changing your world. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Engaging Faculty pre-reading by amycraig
November 19, 2009, 1:53 pm
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Elizabeth Dupuis’ article, “Amplifying the Educational Role of Librarians”