Category: Distance Education

Qualtrics as a Quick Quiz Tool with Scoring

Friday, March 7th, 2014


We often think of Qualtrics, Purdue’s online survey software, as primarily a research or data gathering tool, but it will also allow you to set up quizzes with scores and display results to students.  Though the tool is by nature anonymous, a simple solution would be to ask students to fill in their name using […]

Social Pedagogies and CourseNetworking at Purdue University

Friday, February 28th, 2014


Purdue is currently collaborating with CourseNetworking (CN) to explore the possibility of offering faculty an alternative learning management system (LMS) that requires little administration and allows first-time users to quickly create courses independently. This light-weight LMS uses a familiar interface and focuses on academic social networking. Ali Jafari, , professor of computer and information technology […]

Never Overlook the Value of Communication When Teaching Online

Thursday, January 30th, 2014


I’ve been teaching online at an institution other than Purdue for about 7 years now.  During the Fall 2013 semester, a student commented to me that they really appreciated the amount of communication I had with them during the semester.  Another student mentioned that I was much more engaged compared to his previous online course […]

What Can Camtasia Do for You?

Friday, July 26th, 2013


As mentioned in Purdue Today, the University has purchased a site license for TechSmith’s all-in-one screen recording and editing software Camtasia.  It is already available for personal installation for most full-time faculty and staff who request it, and soon it will be available in every ITaP lab on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus for faculty, staff, […]

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