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Exploring Discussion Forums in Mathematics Education

Posted on May 20, 2011 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

Have you asked any of these questions about discussion forums?

  • What is it like to take part in online discussions?
  • How do moderators and contributors create active and successful conversations?
  • How is the technology employed in the management of discussion forums evolving?
  • What could be achieved through discussion forums in the future?

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Editing Equations on Web 2.0 Sites

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 7:05pm 1 Comment

What are your needs for editing and rendering equations or formulae on Web 2.0 sites? Social networks and Web 2.0 sites are the ideal forum for sharing, but they are not geared for academic use. Academic discussions would be considerably improved if Web 2.0 sites would add just three buttons: Superscript, Subscript and Greek letters to the HTML editing toolbar. Perhaps we should ask Ning and other social network providers for better support for this… Continue

Openness and Social Networking

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 4:10am 0 Comments

I wish to share my recent presentation about openness in social networking, business communications and cloud computing. The presentation and a more detailed discussion paper are an appeal for more openness, which I justify by exploration of a variety of online services, and by drawing attention of the adverse consequences of a lack of openness. The Powerpoint presentation is on Slideshare.net for anyone who is… Continue

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At 12:41pm on May 24, 2011, Dr. Nellie Deutsch said…

Hi Colin,

Thank you for  connecting. Perhaps you'd be interested in the Math/Art/Music conference we are organizing in Ithaca College.The registration will be available on the college website, soon.

At 6:29pm on May 10, 2009, Mark Cruthers said…
Hi Colin,

With your interest in Technology Applications, I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service. Here’s a public class recording conducted by Nellie Deutsch on Technology Integration.

 
 
 

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