I’ve been thinking lately about my role on campus, or my official role, what it should be, what it could be. These thoughts often revolve around language and labels and titles. For example, what’s the difference between an Instructional Technologist and an Instructional Designer? Recollections of past conversations come to […]
Our WordPress server, 15 plugins, and 8 themes have all been updated. So I’m trying out new features: Now that’s nice! As soon as I pasted in the URL for my old YouTube video, it appeared in the post editor. Also, browsing for new plugins should be easier. Now, on […]
Found at elearninginfographics.com, this one gives a nice summary of the whole topic, including several possible uses in education.
Elise Braden at Carleton College has put together a nice compendium of mobile, online, and desktop apps for enhancing any instructor’s teaching repertoire. She calls it @apps for Instructors and it boasts over 250 listings “and counting.”
This week’s topic is blended content and assignments, another good reading. I liked the emphasis on integrating the online and face-to-face components of the course to make one, seamless experience for the students. There was a helpful discussion of learning activities with and without technology. I’d say the many apps […]
Blackboard, the mammoth, monolithic LMS is announcing “a new resource that further simplifies the teaching and learning experience: the Blackboard Store(TM).” I can’t imagine how offering students or faculty another store with another expanding collection of apps/building blocks/publisher integrations/service providers is going to further simplify the teaching and learning experience. […]
A comment in the webinar on Monday: “At its heart, Blended learning is about diversity: diversity in learning styles, diversity in time, etc.” I like that, and feel that more instructors need to honor diversity in their teaching. Our topic for this second week is blended interactions. How do/will we […]
It seems every other day I learn of some online tool or system that can be used to improve education, and many of them are free. Today I learned of NowComment and got to try BlueJeans. NowComment I haven’t tried yet, but it was recommended by a colleague. With it […]