Author Archives: Robert French

Social Media Strategy for Your Class

Today’s students bring to class more than just a notebook and pencil. Many wield an assortment of electronic gadgets, such as smart phones, tablets, laptops, and notebooks. Each type of device enables them to connect to powerful social media. According … Continue reading

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Ed Tech Forecasts for 2013

Time for my annual crystal ball gazing into the future of ed tech for the coming year.  Technology is notoriously difficult to forecast, and prognosticators are often forced to eat their words in the end (See Top Ten Bad Tech … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Windows 8

David Goldman reports that the new Windows 8, due out later this year is a game changer.  It is essentially an attempt to combine the capabilities of a PC with the intuitive look and feel of a tablet.  It has … Continue reading

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Mashups in Blackboard Learn 9.1

Mashups allow instructors to display content from external websites inside Blackboard Learn.  The content is displayed in Blackboard Learn but resides in the external web site, thus allowing students to do everything in the same browser window without having to … Continue reading

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Ed Tech Forecasts for 2012

I’m about to indulge in my annual prognosticating regarding educational technology trends for the New Year.  Here is what some of the experts say is on the horizon for 2012: Educause reports that: Schools will struggle to deal with the … Continue reading

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OmniTouch – a wearable, projectable, sensing computer interface

Want to hear about a truly astonishing development in mobile computing? How would you like to use almost any surface as a computer interface? Read on! Continue reading

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The State of Mobile Web in Higher Ed

Mobile web site vs. web app. Which is best? Which one is trending? Find out inside!! Continue reading

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The Missouri Facebook Law – Barbarians at the Gates?

Missouri banned private teacher-student communications via social media. What are the implications? Continue reading

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