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Good Principles for a Successful Semester

As we embark on another academic year, I think it’s important to consider how we can create the best environment for learning. In 1987, Chickering and Gamson put forth a brief article titled Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate … 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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A Game-Changer for Wireless Communications

A true marvel of ingenuity is about to hit the market and it will have a profound effect on mobile communications. See what “lightradio” is all about!! 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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Drowning in Data? SharePoint Calendar to the Rescue!

Data Nightmares I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have trouble keeping up data. I have plenty of it, but my past experience has been to keep it in a multitude of places, including on post-it notes, in emails, on … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on an Anniversary

Today is the 42nd anniversary of what is probably the most important computer technology demo ever delivered – Dr. Douglas Engelbart’s December 9, 1968 demonstration at the Fall Joint Computer Conference in San Francisco.  This legendary presentation has been dubbed … Continue reading

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You Could Learn a Lot From a Caveman!

I wonder how many of you stumble through life as I do, with a vague sense that you are out of touch with the world and that the modern world we have constructed for ourselves requires us to live in … Continue reading

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An Education Timeline: Brave New World!

Education Futures has published a very interesting timeline of education encompassing the years 1657 through 2045.  I love futurism, so I’m going to focus on their predictions for the years 2012 – 2045, which I have reproduced below. The author … Continue reading

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