Month: February 2009

Does academic writing matter like it used to?

Posted by on February 12, 2009

Do blogging and other Web 2.0 tools have a negative impact on academic writing? One professor in England has noticed a substantial decrease in the output of his academic publications even as his blogging has increased over the past couple of years. I think he makes a couple of extremely valid points: The motivation to […]

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Why wikis? What good are they?

Posted by on February 12, 2009

Angie Hammons found a recent article in Campus Technology discussing the use of Wikis in the classroom. The article points out, in Angie’s words, that it is not enough to say to your students, “There is a wiki. Now go collaborate.” There need to be specific goals and timelines explained to the students as they […]

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Blackboard Maintenance on Friday, February 6

Posted by on February 5, 2009

Blackboard will be unavailable for approximately one hour sometime between 5:30pm and 10:00pm on Friday, February 6, during the regularly scheduled maintenance window. System administrators will be applying patches during this outage. This maintenance will fix an issue with the way Blackboard has been archiving discussion board posts. Previously, when a course has been archived, […]

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