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AR can enhance the real world in real time by adding virtual objects such as a medical visualisation of the human body for an anatomy course, augmenting the visual acuity for learners with poor vision, and has grown to encompass all subjects. Simply reading about topics such as Geometry and Anatomy can help a learner become cognisant of a topic. AR allows for learners to see and manipulate 3-D solids (tetrahedron, icosahedron etc) or to perform a virtual dissection of the human body. The AR experience can be displayed through handheld devices such as a smartphone, a head mounted display (HMD), or even with an augmented reality headset. Here’s a example of me showing AR e-Book that was created by my wife’s students in Anchorage, Alaska.

Dancing in the Classroom

It’s funny and also embarrassing, and, Ross and I have laughed about the fact that I seriously doubted him and his thesis topic after our first initial, awkward meeting on the phone.  I have since reconciled and have “outted” myself admitting to Ross I doubted him and questioned his authenticity as a scholar. You see, I am an ardent pacifist who had minimal respect for those who choose to serve in the military. This was my worldview, once upon a time, early in my teaching career, and actually before my epistemic transformation via my student Major Ross F. Lowe. I HAD always disliked being in close proximity to military types. My younger brother served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps. The USMC provided him with a strong foundation for life and, despite the opposite mindset, we wholeheartedly respect and love each other. I must shamefully admit while I […]

My Life Policy

I was considering deleting the MATH RESOURCES corner of my website. After 10 years of teaching math, teaching faculty how to teach math, training employees at corporations how to thinking mathematically, logically, and solve problems, I had reached the point in life when it was time for another challenge. I no longer needed this web resource and after scrutinizing the website analytics, the MATH RESOURCES, a free and open resource, was on the chopping block. If you are not familiar with the “Creative Commons” I would urge you to consider adding this “copyleft” approach to your work. It has been my policy to “pay it forward” when I am the recipient of another human’s kindness and benevolence. I call it my “life policy”. On February 14, 2018, I received an email generated via the “Contact Me!” form on my website. I was glad that it was a legitimate correspondence and not […]

There’s a teaching method tech billionaires love — here’s how teachers are learning it

From DIGITAL LEARNING TODAY, a Flipboard magazine by Jonathan Wylie    Over the past few years, Bill Gates, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings have all endorsed a teaching method known as “personalized learning.” It involves students guiding their own lessons with the help of technology, while teachers take on more of a coaching role if problems emerge. For its apparent benefits in getting kids up to speed in reading and math, advocates have claimed it could — and should — become the future of US education. But personalized learning is so new, many teachers still need to learn how it works. Starting this academic year, one of the largest school networks using personalized learning, Summit Public Schools, is hosting a residency program to address that skills gap. Across eight locations in California, 24 teachers will spend one year learning the skills to personalize students’ education in […]

The Future Of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

The Future Of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) From Mobile Learning & Technology in Education, a Flipboard magazine by Arshad Saiyed Photo credit: JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images What according to you is the future of MOOCs? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share… Read it on Flipboard Read it on –Dictated with a resonate, well-modulated voiceG. Andrew Page

Top 11 Teaching and Learning Articles of 2016

 It’s that time of year to reflect on the “Best” books, movies, etc. and in this case “Best Teaching & Learning Articles of 2016” as ranked by Faculty Focus, an excellent resource for the teaching professor. Each article is approximately 700 words. The ranking is based on a combination of factors, including e-newsletter open and click rates, social shares, reader comments, web traffic, reprint requests, and other reader engagement metrics. 11. Why Are We So Slow to Change the Way We Teach?  10. Backward Design, Forward Progress 9. The Ugly Consequences of Complaining about ‘Students 8. Three Focusing Activities to Engage Students in the First Five Minutes of Class 7. Student Engagement Strategies for the Online Learning Environment 6. A Memo to Students about Studying for Finals 5. Six Things Faculty Can Do to Promote Student Engagement 4. A Practical Approach for Increasing Students’ In-Class Questions 3. Supporting Transgender Students […]