Category: Higher education

Two Views on the Future of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

I’m writing this in response to the article that was shared with me titled “Colleges connect the textbooks: How colleges are integrating digital textbooks with back-end learning and administrative systems”. That article speaks to the challenges presented as higher education institutions attempt to

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Good news! You CAN search for free-to-use photos

A very conscientious teacher recently asked me if she could legally use photos found in a Google Image search.  I’ve adapted here the response I gave. First, don’t trust me alone on this.  Check this post from The Edublogger that

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My two-cents on MOOCs

On of my graduate students asked me for my point of view on the future of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) since we’ve been studying them this past week.  I’m glad he asked and I’ll try to share here.  I’m

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Digital Distractions: Chasing after the wind?

Last evening I participated in the weekly #LuthEd Twitter chat with a number of other Lutheran educators.  The topic for the evening was “Managing Digital Distractions” moderated by Dave Black. The chat represented the clear consensus that we all are

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Introduction to Evernote for education

Main Function: Save and sync your digital life across all your devices Platforms: Windows, Mac, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android (any way you can get on the web) Website: http://evernote.com Cost: free and premium ($5/month) Company Support: http://evernote.com/contact/support/kb Video Tutorials: https://evernote.com/video/ How

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Introduction to Socrative

Main Function: Student remote response system (See my comparison between and Socrative and InfuseLearning) Platforms: Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android (any web-enabled device) Website: http://socrative.com Cost: free Company Support: http://www.socrative.com/how-it-works Video Tutorials: http://www.pinterest.com/socrative/socrative-media/ How to get started: Get registered with any browser as a

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Make Your Own QR Codes in a Google Spreadsheet

I continue to be excited by little nuggets like this that can be found amongst the Google Drive features.  Tammy Worcester has posted a Google Spreadsheet template that makes it easy to create and catalog multiple QR codes: The spreadsheet

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New Prezi promotes CUI Ed Tech program

For best viewing, click on Start Prezi in the middle of the presentation below, and then use the Autoplay (10 seconds) and Fullscreen options at the bottom-right corner.

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IT skills expectations for students

I’m in the process of drafting a document on the IT expectations we will have for graduate students in our new MA in Education: Educational Technology program.  I’m tempted toward simply adopting Doug Johnson’s “6 technology skills expected of all

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1,000 Blog views… Thanks for reading!

Just a little over 8 months have passed and this blog has reached 1,000 views!  Thanks to everyone for following.  85 posts published with 24 in draft mode.  Next, we need to work on making this a more interactive experience

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