Blackboard 8: Grade Center Training

Educational Technology and Blackboard will be providing training on Blackboard 8 Grade Center. Grade Center is a new and improved version of the previous Blackboard grade book. It supports an interface similar to a spreadsheet, directed email to … [Continue reading]

What, exactly, is Web 2.0 all about?

Web 2.0, according to Wikipedia (which is itself a Web 2.0 technology), is "a term describing the trend in the use of World Wide Web technology [i.e. the Internet--mhays] and web design that aims to enhance creativity, information sharing, and … [Continue reading]

Video: How NOT to use PowerPoint

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Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video

It is common today for people, students, to make and share videos to tell stories, complete projects or start debates. The internet and websites like YouTube have helped to make it so much easier to share these video creations. This digital … [Continue reading]

"Hello? Is anybody out there?"

I was steered towards a web site hosted by Illinois Online Network that offers a number of general and specific strategies for promoting online communication among students. The General Strategies page discusses some common-sense approaches to … [Continue reading]

Campus License Agreement for Respondus Software Application

Missouri S&T now has a campus licensing agreement for Respondus. Respondus is a software application that allows instructors to create tests, quizzes, and other assessments for use in their course. Respondus is compatible with Blackboard and … [Continue reading]

Are Your Distance Students Paying Attention?

The Wired Campus (blog of The Chronicle of Higher Education) has a posting up that describes a new technology instructors can use to determine if distance students are actually paying attention. A YouTube video about the technology is posted … [Continue reading]

Do Conversations Matter in Web 2.0?

Dr. Trent Batson, who also wrote an article on the irrelevance of paper-based instruction, has written a new article for Campus Technology--"Learning in the Webiverse: How Do You Grade a Conversation?" Dr. Batson first introduces his … [Continue reading]

Educational Technology Offers Clicker Training for Instructors on Thursday, June 26, 2008

On Thursday, June 26, 2008, Educational Technology will be hosting two training sessions for instructors who use clickers (or will be using clickers) to teach courses this fall. IT will be releasing TurningPoint 2008 in conjunction with Office 2007 … [Continue reading]

Next-Gen.Edu Classrooms

This month's issue of Campus Technology has an article by Dian Schaffhauser (Incubating Next-Gen.Edu) wherein she discusses how universities across the country are learning from each other to create new technology-enhanced classrooms to enhance the … [Continue reading]