Review on blog: How Savvy are Your Students?: 7 Fake Websites to Really Test Their Evaluation Skills

It is more than a matter of perspective! How Savvy are your students? was posted 10 January 2017 by Michele Kirschenbaum. First, you get a good laugh when reading what these fake websites offer. Se…

Source: Review on blog: How Savvy are Your Students?: 7 Fake Websites to Really Test Their Evaluation Skills

Review on blog: How Savvy are Your Students?: 7 Fake Websites to Really Test Their Evaluation Skills

It is more than a matter of perspective! How Savvy are your students? was posted 10 January 2017 by Michele Kirschenbaum. First, you get a good laugh when reading what these fake websites offer. Se…

Source: Review on blog: How Savvy are Your Students?: 7 Fake Websites to Really Test Their Evaluation Skills

Review on blog: How Savvy are Your Students?: 7 Fake Websites to Really Test Their Evaluation Skills

It is more than a matter of perspective!

How Savvy are your students? was posted 10 January 2017 by Michele Kirschenbaum.

First, you get a good laugh when reading what these fake websites offer.

Second, you introduce the websites to your students enrolled in your academic research class.

Third, you will hear serious discussions take place about the validity of the bogus claims!

Fourth, you will absolutely spend more time on research, source validation, keeping a research log and Fake news and the spread of misinformation.

Fifth, even when you spend a unit of study on the fake websites; why they are fake; how to spot their “fakeness”  – one student will NOT  be convinced and initiate a long, after class discussion with you!

Here is another interesting article on this phenomena:

“With Facebook, Blogs, and Fake News, Teens Reject Journalistic ‘Objectivity’”
Marchi, Regina. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 2012. doi: 10.1177/0196859912458700.

 

Educational Technology meets Virtual Reality Fiction

The Independent School and College Virtual Reality Interview App Jasmin B. Cowin

Jasmin B. Cowin, Ed.D.

THIS IS FICTITIOUS INVENTION SOLEY FOR MY EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CLASS

Interviews for Independent Private Schools, Boarding Schools, and colleges are a source of anxiety for applicant students. The primary goals  of this App are diminishing interview anxiety and creating a Virtual World Interview Camp.

All independent schools/colleges feature one universal, critical requirement – the admissions interview, be it by Skype or in person.
Students who apply to an independent school or college for admission are required to meet with an admissions officer in a one-on-one and/or small group setting. Admissions officers view their interactions with prospective students and their families as their number one priority. Schools place extreme value on personal interactions with new families. This Virtual Reality Educational Software program would prepare students for the interviews with Independent schools or colleges.

The function of the App would be Digital Data transformation by “slurping up” public data from around the web, run it through “proprietary school personality detection technology,” and spit out a detailed report on the school’s preferred style of communicating, standard questions, highly desirable student profile, style of teaching, school mottos etc. This app features part oppo research and part algorithmic astrology with the App not only creating a database of personalized standard and complex questions but also building a four-dimensional school/college VR personality profile. Applicants can then enter this four-dimensional world for touch-enable exploration. The App would feature VR sessions which “model” admissions interviews. The VR counselor will create vocabulary matrix for students to practice “Admission vocabulary.” The App would track progress, multi-dimensional and students would receive a Virtual Reality merit badge for every level of completed admission practice. The program will be able to screen/parse school websites and content for proprietary school coaching with personalized answer generation taking into consideration the student’s age and language ability (native-non-native speaker).
The App is designed to work with Oculus’ Touch to deliver the perfect multidimensional gestural and vocal interface simulating an admissions interview