Most exemplary classrooms exhibit an ironic physical characteristic: the instructor is difficult to locate. Not in the front of the room, not lecturing, not at a podium; instead, most exemplary instruction takes place in the interaction of instructor and students/students and students in hands-on learning.
Students hunch over their seats in rows, furiously copying notes, furtively glancing up as a teacher writes on a blackboard. The subject? Using secured digital resources to support collaboration in the workplace. What’s Wrong With This Picture? Teaching Information Communications Technology (it is now ICT)
When is “professional development” truly “development”? What aspect of a professional should it develop? In evaluating the worth of professional development, what outcomes indicate that it hit the mark? Most of us have experienced professional development that developed only an active desire to flee the
Net Neutrality: 1 — ISPs: Zero As of Thursday, February 26, 2015, let the scoreboard show one point for Net Neutrality and zero points for Internet Services Providers (ISPs). Last year I discussed the looming battle that was taking place between ISPs and millions of
Over the past few years an intense battle has been taking place over the way content is delivered to consumers, via the internet. This is the battle of Net Neutrality. So what is Net Neutrality? Net Neutrality is the idea that all traffic traversing the
With so much technology available to deliver and receive content, one can imagine a class where the instructor is delivering a lecture via cellphone to a class full of tablets. No one would want to go back to the days of slates and chalk, but
Cisco’s Virtual Academy Conference 2014: Educating the Architects of the Internet of Everything leverages powerful new tools to support collaboration and interactivity. What follows is the “diary” of my attendance at the first day of the two-day virtual conference on March 18. 10:00 AM Packing
Close to 70 Cisco Networking Academy instructors from all over the state assembled in the University Union on October 18 for the annual MSDE Cisco Conference. Looking out over the crowd, I tried to do a fair estimate of the average age of the attendees.
This was a great summer for growing tomatoes—and for implementing new technology and innovation in professional development for Towson University’s Cisco Academy Support and Training Center. With Cisco’s evolution to a new support and training structure now complete, Towson is free to explore new ways
A roomful of people watch and listen as a presenter recites word-for-word the content of an interminable series of PowerPoint slides that attendees could read for themselves. Too often, this scene constitutes a “professional development opportunity.” However, the only thing being “developed” here is attendees’