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Posts Tagged ‘higher education

No More 24/7!

July 12, 2009

Teaching online offers all sorts of benefits; the most enjoyable one is not having to get dressed to go to class and possibly deal with icy roads, annoying detours, and equally annoying drivers.  Aside from the obvious downside to online teaching of not meeting face-to-face with my students, about a year ago, I realized a […]

Any Twittering Professors Out There?

July 7, 2009

No papers to grade.  No emails to answer. It must be time to start thinking about the upcoming fall semester.  Sorry can’t help myself.  Anyway, after teaching exclusively online for years, I’ll be teaching a literature class in the classroom.  (Uh,oh!)  The class meets for an hour three times a week, which means I need […]

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 […]

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.

Amazon Introduces Kindle DX

May 6, 2009

With the high cost of college textbooks, does Amazon’s newest wireless reading device – the Kindle DX – offer a solution, despite its $489 price tag?

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

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.  […]

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 […]