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What does "student-centered" mean to you and . . .
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. . . how do you express it in your online course?  Continue

Tags: learner-centered, teaching, online, student-centered

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donna Angley Sep 4, 2011.

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Please post any calls for proposals or papers that may be of interest to the community.

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Alexandra M. Pickett Oct 2, 2012.

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Tags: webinars, webcasts, seminars, workshops, conferences

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alexandra M. Pickett Dec 19, 2011.

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At 1:53pm on October 26, 2013, Women mental health said…

Yes!! I am Francisca´s sister... Thanks for the great service!!

Valentina Capponi

At 4:07pm on September 11, 2013, Jeff Van Syckle said…

Thanks for the welcome! Good to "see" you too. I hope I'm able to contribute; I'll certainly try.

At 11:33am on July 2, 2013, Sewon Kim said…

Thanks for your warm greetings, Alexandra! Regards, Sewon

At 10:57am on December 12, 2012, MRF said…

Hi Alexandra,

I've done it. I'll be using Voicethread to teach a Lit course this Spring. I'd like to use my course (the good, the bad, the ugly, and the awesome) as an example of Web 2.0 tech in use for our faculty to see.

 I would love to pow wow with you about VT so that I can get up to speed quickly. This is a pretty exciting undertaking. You've used VT well and you've used it for a while. Yay. Help...



At 11:56pm on February 4, 2012, Vera Dugartsyrenova said…

Dear Alexandra,

I am also very excited about joining this community and having an opportunity to partake in this exchange of knowledge and experience on using instructional technology. 

It is great to come to know you as Alla Leonidovna's friend and one of the leading experts in the field of distance education. I helped Alla Leonidovna organize our biannual conferences on the applications of technology in language learning and intercultural communication, and it has always been a pleasure to see you present for us and kindly share your experience and enthusiasm with us.

Thank you for the link to your Voice Thread resource! It looks like an inspiring tool for your students that can help enhance the sense of belonging to a virtual learning community and set a non-threatening climate for online collaboration.

I would love to discuss the ways Voice Thread can be used in language teaching, especially for the purposes of promoting students' oral proficiency and listening comprehension skills (which is how I am trying to use it). I would be thrilled to meet with you when you come to Austin next week. What a coincidence, I should say!

Please let me know when you are going to arrive and what schedule you are going to have. I am on campus almost every day, and it will be a great pleasure to meet with you in person and share and reflect on our experiences using instructional technology and VT in particular.



At 5:40pm on February 4, 2012, Vera Dugartsyrenova said…

Dear Alexandra,

Thank you for your prompt response to my message and for welcoming me to this community! It is great to get in touch with you, as our research interests do overlap in a lot of respects, and I am familiar with your research on online communities and the ways of enhancing 'teaching presence" in distance courses.

You are right, I know Alla Nazarenko very well. She was my academic advisor whe n I was working on my Ph.D back in Lomonosov Moscow State. She is also the one who introduced me to the field of distance education and distance language learning, in particular. 

I am now researching the applications of media sharing sites such as Voice Thread in language learning. I hope I will have a good chance to learn from the members of this community, bring to the table and share what I know.

Thank you.

At 10:59am on February 3, 2012, Ann Giralico Pearlman said…

H Alex,

I was hoping you could help me with a question I have from Brockport. I heard that as part of our SLN membership we also have a Sloan-C membership. Can you let me know what level of Sloan membership we have. The Provost was asking about some of the training offered, and I need to find our the level, so we can judge cost.


Ann GP

At 1:03pm on November 21, 2011, Karen Skibba said…

Hi Alex,

Thanks for inviting and welcoming me to the community. I added info to my profile and hope to find others interested in collaborating.

- Karen Skibba

At 5:36pm on September 7, 2011, Edward Bever said…

Hi.  Thanks for your welcome to the community.  I'll put up some information about myself in the next few days, after I get my classes up and running and deal with a couple of minor emergencies with our distance courses :-)

- Ed

At 11:03am on August 9, 2011, Liz Ciabocchi said…
Hi Alex!  Glad to be invited to participate, and will work on my profile, etc.  Hope all is well with you!

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about me
i am the associate director of SLN, and give leadership and provide direction to the SUNY Learning Network online faculty development and instructional design supports and services.
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my interests
online teaching, online learning, blended learning, effective practices, research, web 2.0, web-enhanced teaching and learning
campus affiliation
SUNY System Administration and UAlbany
i teach
fully online, blended (seat time is reduced), web-enhanced, face to face, i support faculty that teach online

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Thanks for joining the community to help me test the site!

Hi! During this limited release of this site, i am looking for feedback, comments, suggestions, edits, clarifications that i need to make, broken links you may find... anything that will help improve the navigation and usefulness of the site.

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