Research Articles

Daniel, J. (2012). Making sense of MOOCs: Musings in a maze of myth, paradox and possibility. //Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 3.//

Educause - 7 Things Should Know About:

Lazda-Cazers, R. (2010). A course wiki: challenges in facilitating and assessing student-generated learning content for the humanities classroom. The Journal of General Education, 59(4), 193-222.

Mollett, A., Moran, D., & Dunleavy, P. (2011). Using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities: A guide for academics and researchers. London School of Economics and Political Science: LSE Public Policy Group.

Rourke, L., & Kanuka, H. (2009). Learning in Communities of Inquiry: A Review of the Literature (Winner 2009 Best Research Article Award). The Journal of Distance Education/Revue de l'Éducation à Distance, 23(1), 19-48.

Saxberg, Bror: 5 Myths about the Mind

Sung, E., & Mayer, R. E. (2012). Five facets of social presence in online distance education. Computers in Human Behavior, 28(5), 1738-1747.

Useful Guides

Anderson, T. (Ed.). (2008). The theory and practice of online learning. Athabasca University Press.

Moore, M. G. (Ed.). (2013). Handbook of distance education. Routledge.

CCNMTL Handout - UNICON @ CBSEE: Next Generation Learning (July 11, 2013)

Wikischolars Tips from the Columbia Center for Digital Research and Scholarship

Blogs, Wikis and Websites

1) EdSurge
2) EnhancED - Columbia Center for New Media, Teaching and Learning's Blog
3) The Chronicle of Higher Education
4) The Open Classroom
5) The Tech Savvy Educator
6) Blog of Proximal Development
7) Hybrid Pedagogy

Rubrics and Worksheets

Digital Tools

1) VoiceThread: UNICON 2013 - Create a free account at to add comments and introduce yourself.

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2) TEDEd - an online library of short, captivating videos from Ted Talks and YouTube

UNICON Example 1: Sir Ken Robinson, "Changing Educational Paradigms"

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UNICON Example 2: Dr. Bror Saxberg, Chief Learning Office of Kaplan Inc. "Demystifying the Human Mind"

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3) Socrative - Use "Student Login", and log into our classroom number: 396358.

4) Twitter - Follow us @adrienneagarber, @mcennamo, @ccnmtl, @curewired and use #uniconwave to join the conversation about UNICON Riding the Wave 2013 at Columbia University.

The Twitter Experiment

5) Mediathread - Use the username and password emailed to you on July 9, 2013 to access the UNICON Riding the Wave - Next Generation Learning sandbox. Contact us at with questions or comments about the tool or to request additional credentials for the tool. Follow us @cumediathread.
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6) Diigo - a powerful research tool and a knowledge-sharing community.

7) Wikischolars - an online collaboration service for Columbia University researchers and scholars. Columbia researchers, instructors, and graduate students can request a Wikischolars wiki site and make it available to non-Columbia affiliates.

8) EdBlogs - an environment that provides a blog for any course offered at Columbia University upon the course instructor's request.

9) Prezi - a cloud-based presentation software that merges the story-telling capabilities of a presentation with the creativity and spatial orientation of a whiteboard.