Month: September 2008

Transition from Traditional to Virtual: Textbooks

Posted by on September 24, 2008

EdTech will be hosting a second Teaching and Learning Technology Conference in April 2009. Our theme is the Transition from Traditional to Virtual. In other words, we want presentations on how the classroom/learning environment is transitioning away from the “traditional” model between students and teachers. Along these lines, there is a movement in some academic […]

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Teaching Journal: Using Wimba

Posted by on September 22, 2008

Today I helped Angie Hammons teach Dr. Bih-Ru Lea’s class enter the Wimba Live Classroom virtual environment on Blackboard. Dr. Lea teaches a course about strategic enterprise management configurations. As part of the course, students are required to use a variety of different remote conferencing tools that allow them to collaborate in real time with […]

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Is college even necessary these days?

Posted by on September 17, 2008

Dr. Trent Batson has another good article in Campus Technology this week asking if sending students to college is really necessary in today’s networked world. A friend told me recently that people are asking him why learners, in this age, need to ever attend college to become educated. This question undoubtedly has occurred to all […]

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Internet Explorer and Blackboard Grade Center

Posted by on September 15, 2008

An incompatibility has been identified between Internet Explorer (IE) web browser and Blackboard Grade Center. Specifically, several people have reported being unable to save their changes in the Grade Center when using IE or have reported other strange Grade Center behavior when using IE as their web browser. Click HERE for information on how to to […]

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Reminder: Blackboard Seminar Series on Wednesday, September 10

Posted by on September 8, 2008

EdTech and CERTI are hosting our first Blackboard Seminar Series for the semester on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 in the Carver / Turner Room of the Havener Center from noon to 1 p.m. We will be discussing the new Grade Center features of Blackboard along with any other issues that anyone wants to bring up […]

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Teaching Journal: Blackboard 101

Posted by on September 4, 2008

Dr. Northcut has asked me to teach Blackboard to the Tech Com 404 students (and herself) today. I think I have a decent outline of topics to cover, such as adding assignments and managing groups. Unfortunately, I don’t have finished documentation for some of what I will be covering. I will need to work quickly […]

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Teaching Journal: After Teaching English 160

Posted by on September 4, 2008

On Tuesday, September 2, 2008, I taught my first actual section of English 160, Technical Communication. I was a bit nervous before hand (understandably so) but I’ve done a fair amount of public speaking and theatrical work in my day, so this wasn’t a huge deal. The biggest challenge is simply to get the students […]

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