Tag: education

Good Principles for a Successful Semester

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012


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 Education. This document has become a touchstone for educators and instructional designers over the past […]

Can Purdue Have a Better Course Management System?

Sunday, November 20th, 2011


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 CMS, Blackboard Learn (version 9.1).  Although Blackboard Learn 9 was released in April 2010, Purdue […]

A Game-Changer for Wireless Communications

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011


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!!

Raptivity: Create Quick E-Learning Modules

Monday, February 21st, 2011


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.

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