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Archive for June 2009

iPhone Upgrade Follow-up

June 28, 2009

Well, I’ve spent some time with my upgraded iPhone, and I must say it made communicating with my students a bit easier, especially with the landscape typing mode. While there are several changes to my iPhone, my main concern over the past year was my inability to type quickly on the original keyboard.  Now with […]

June 16, 2009

One more day to go before I update my iPhone software.  Can’t wait to see how I can cut, copy, and paste.  And using a landscape keyboard will be very helpful for one who fumbles with the iPhone’s existing keyboard configuration.

Blackboard Exec Starts Blogging

June 16, 2009

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on June 11th, that Ray Henderson, formerly of Angel Learning and now with Blackboard Inc., started a blog to reach out to the course management system’s users.  Many critics of Blackboard feel the company hasn’t kept up with what professors want and need for online learning, so Ray Henderson’s […]

New iPhone Software

June 8, 2009

The iPhone will become even more useful for online teaching when Apple releases the iPhone’s software upgrade on June 17th.

The Discussion Continues

June 8, 2009

With all that’s available through Web 2.0 tools, should professors begin thinking about alternatives to the corporate course management systems, such as Blackboard?

Blackboard or Bust?

June 4, 2009

Some professors and colleges are considering free blog services to move away from their dependence on Blackboard.

Students and Their Computers

June 1, 2009

Some students appear to be having difficulty accessing or downloading lecture pages created in Apple’s iWeb.