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Posts Tagged ‘online teaching

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

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 […]

Save Gasoline

October 11, 2008

With the cost of gas, even as oil prices came down this week ($83 a barrel on Friday, October 10th), it makes sense to limit our driving as much as we can.  Companies are now considering the possibility of their employees telecommuting a day or two a week.  Why not start teaching part of a […]