Web Tools for Flu Season

The Federal Government just released: CDC Guidance for Responses to Influenza for Institutions of Higher Education during the 2009-2010 Academic Year. In this report the CDC recommends “Distance learning or web-based learning may help students maintain self-isolation.” Our VP of Academic Affairs asked me to put together a list of eLearning tools we have available […]

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Web Tools for Flu Season

The Federal Government just released: CDC Guidance for Responses to Influenza for Institutions of Higher Education during the 2009-2010 Academic Year. In this report the CDC recommends “Distance learning or web-based learning may help students maintain self-isolation.” Our VP of Academic Affairs asked me to put together a list of eLearning tools we have available […]

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Time for ebooks in the classroom?

Six Lessons One Campus Learned About E-Textbooks Is it time to switch to ebooks? Not quite yet, according to Chronicle writer Jeffrey R. Young after he visited with Northwest Missouri State University faculty and students about their venture into the world of e-textbooks.  NWMSU has been a leader in student communication technologies since the days […]

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Time for ebooks in the classroom?

Six Lessons One Campus Learned About E-Textbooks Is it time to switch to ebooks? Not quite yet, according to Chronicle writer Jeffrey R. Young after he visited with Northwest Missouri State University faculty and students about their venture into the world of e-textbooks.  NWMSU has been a leader in student communication technologies since the days […]

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Blackboard or WordPress? Part II

Should universities ditch Blackboard in favor of WordPress (or other Web 2.0 tools)? In Part I, I argued against such a move.  After watching the interview below I may have changed my mind. Well, not exactly, but I do believe faculty should consider a blended approach where they integrate real-world (still-living-after-the-term-is-over) tools with their university’s […]

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Blackboard or WordPress? Part I

Colleges Consider Using Blogs Instead of Blackboard – Chronicle.com Please read the linked article above and then let me know what you see as the advantages and disadvantages of using a blog (WordPress) instead of a learning management system (Blackboard)? I’ll tell you what I think. First here’s my disclosure statement.  I’m a huge fan […]

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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 […]

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