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Archive for January 2009

12 Million Students in Online Classes in 2008

January 27, 2009

You might be interested in the following video from the January 27th Today Show about the increase of online students: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/18424824#28873418

Bento – Apple’s Productivity Tool

January 26, 2009

I don’t remember how I wandered onto the Apple Business site, but while there, I found an interesting productivity tool called Bento.  I’ve downloaded a trial version to see how I can use it and will post my reaction after about a week or so of  “playing” with the program. http://www.filemaker.com/products/bento/features.html

New E-learning Tools

January 26, 2009

I love lists; they’re so easy to read and informative, too.  Today I found a useful list of new e-learning tools, written by Jane Hart (Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies).  One of the tools for 2009 Ms. Hart included is one I will probably use later this semester in one of my online courses.  […]

Home Offices: No Clutter Here!

January 26, 2009

First off, spend some time on your work environment. I’m not an interior designer or a professional organizer, but certainly working in a space devoted to just exactly that – work – keeps your residence from becoming a giant work elephant you wind up tripping over wherever you go. Yes, work spilling into spaces throughout […]

Here We Go Again!

January 7, 2009

Six days and counting.  Things have been pretty quiet around here, without any discussion boards to read or emails to answer from my students, but that’s about to change – big time. A new 12-week semester begins this coming Monday, and I’m all set to go.  Tomorrow, I’ll send out my “Welcome” email to all […]