Tag Archives: e-learning

Simple Thoughts for Simpler Times: ‘Think like a Student’

We all strive to create effective online learning content and experiences for students. Yet, when we are teaching content to students and designing our online course, it’s so easy to overwhelm students with lists and folders of materials, cross-links and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Adding Technology to Blend Courses

This Spring, I made a decision to enroll in a Blended Learning course sponsored by EDUCAUSE called “Becoming a Blended Learning Designer”. This MOOC requires participants to complete the course in six weeks, and during that time participate in discussions, … Continue reading

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Discussion Board, Blog, or Wiki… How do I choose?

A frequent question that comes up is what the difference is and how to decide which tool to use for activities in a course – discussion boards, blogs, wikis, or journals.  The tools are similar in some ways, allowing students … Continue reading

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Considerations of Accepting Homework in Blackboard

If you’re considering accepting homework via Blackboard Learn, this can be a benefit to both you and and your students.  You can reduce the amount of paper that you need to work with by accepting your assignments electronically, and your … Continue reading

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Can Purdue Have a Better Course Management System?

Purdue University has hosted and supported the current central course management system (CMS, sometimes known as a learning management system or LMS), Blackboard (formerly WebCT) Vista since 2004.  Fall 2011 begins a welcome change to the new version of Blackboard’s … Continue reading

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Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series for Faculty

Blackboard offers online webinars for Best Practices and pedagogy in online courses. Continue reading

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Raptivity: Create Quick E-Learning Modules

The Raptivity software allows for the instructor to publish interactive modules in Flash (SWF file format). You can track completion status, score, and responses for each interactivity because Raptivity creates SCORM compliant modules. Additionally all 35 of the interaction with the Essentials packet meet Section 508 Guidelines for accessibility. Continue reading

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Adobe Learning Summit

The summit is for Learning professionals who want to be informed about the latest e-learning initiatives from Adobe and other industry leaders. The opening keynote speaker is Steven Berlin Johnson, Author of Where Good Ideas Come From: A Natural History of Innovation. Continue reading

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