This podcast is a recording of Alan November’s first breakout session on January 31, 2008, at the MidWinter Conference of the OU K-20 Center held in Norman, Oklahoma, on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. The title of his session was “Using Technology for Building Learning Communities.” The program description was: We now have tools to build and strengthen our learning communities. We have the opportunity to provide our students with authentic assessment realtionships over the web that can help dramatically improve student motivation. We can take advantage of the communication tools the Internet provides, such as Instant Messenger, video conference or email. Research suggests many students are more willing to ask for help and accept criticism when they are online.


Show Notes:

  1. Alan November’s website is November Learning:
  2. My text notes from Alan’s session

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4 Responses to Podcast222: Using Technology for Building Learning Communities by Alan November

  1. Rodd Lucier says:

    I appreciated your notes Wes. Looking forward to the audio. Thanks for regularly approaching such a variety of speakers and for sharing their words!

  2. bigdogdaddy says:

    Thanks for pointing this and the notes. Good stuff here! Liked the tip about assigning an internet researcher in a 1-computer classroom. We’re not even CLOSE to one-2-one.

    Can you explain how Alan makes his own Google search engine? It wasn’t in the notes and I would like to share this idea with my colleagues about this. THANKS!

  3. Wesley Fryer says:

    Here is the link for Google’s Custom Search engine creation service. I haven’t tried this yet. I’ll go back and link this in the notes as well. Thanks for the question!

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