Mahara – New ePortfolio solution

  Mahara – open source ePortfolio solution Here’s an interesting Web 2.0 ePortfolio solution from New Zealand. A quick review leads me to believe that it makes most of the current American portfolio solutions look outdated and expensive. Mahara provides an environment where student autonomy and learning in community can coexist. (delicious tags: eportfolio learning […]

Are downloadable lectures really the answer?

Downloadable lectures: Are they really the answer to every hungover student’s prayers? This newspaper article discusses the use of iTunes U in the UK from a former student’s perspective. The columnist makes a good point about how learning through listening can be done at times when students are ready to learn rather than when a […]

Lecture to go – 82% of ungrads prefer online-lecture option

Insights regarding undergraduate preferenc for lecture capture  A recent study at the University of Wisconsin E-Business Institute found that 82% of undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison would prefer to have courses with an online-lecture option.  Besides the expected “Making up for a missed class”, students also see using online lectures as a way to improve […]

Lecture to go – 82% of ungrads prefer online-lecture option

Insights regarding undergraduate preferenc for lecture capture  A recent study at the University of Wisconsin E-Business Institute found that 82% of undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison would prefer to have courses with an online-lecture option.  Besides the expected “Making up for a missed class”, students also see using online lectures as a way to improve […]

Applying to a college? Your facebook page may be a problem

College Applicants, Beware: Your Facebook Page Is Showing (web link) Some colleges are reviewing facebook pages as part of their process to evaluate potentional students. Students need to be careful what they include on their facebook pages. (delicious tags: Facebook higher_education socialnetworking web_2.0)

Drunk driving & facebook, Online Cheating Legislation

Don’t drink and drive, then post on Facebook Here’s a reminder to think twice before posting something on a social networking site. It doesn’t appear as if the people mentioned in this article were thinking at all. (delicious tags: K-12 Facebook higher_ed MySpace socialnetworking) New Systems Keep a Close Eye on Online Students at Home […]

New Mexico chooses Blackboard for K-20 elearning solution

New Mexico Launches Statewide eLearning Initiative New Mexico chose Blackboard for its K-20+ elearning solution. All public institutions of learning will use Blackboard. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. There are advantages and disadvantages to standardizing on a single learning management system. Training should be simplified.  However, I find most LMS software […]