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Take my computer…please!

No one can deny that computers, the Internet, mobile technology, and social media have been transformative in our lives, as a society and as individuals.  Some of the effects are also undeniably bad – as a short visit to netaddiction.com will … Continue reading

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Morning Musings: Facebook Steals Second Place from Yahoo!

It’s official, Facebook is now in second place on the internet in terms of popularity, and visitors. According to the new data released from Compete.com, Facebook over took Yahoo!, drawing in nearly 134 million unique visitors last month (January, 2010). … Continue reading

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Inspire, Motivate and Mentor Student Workers

One of the most important qualities of a student workers’ supervisor has to be his willingness to be a good mentor.  In higher education institutions, student employment is a significant way that students can enhance their academic experience by applying … Continue reading

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Application Development with Student Developers

The student developers help in the design of the IDC grants projects as well as provide project coordination, and all of the development work. There are three different position types within the student group: Project Coordinator, Lead Developer, and Developer. All of these student developers work on complex, database driven instructional applications that have an average turn around development time of one year. Each part of the team provides a pivotal roll in the successfulness of the instructional projects we develop. Continue reading

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Social Language Learning with Livemocha

Over 4 million registered members have taken Livemocha.com for a test drive. Livemocha is a social language learning web site that offers tools similar to the popular Rosetta Stone language learning system. Livemocha combines language learning tools with the power … Continue reading

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The College of 2020: Students

Chronicle Research Services (an arm of The Chronicle of Higher Education) recently released the first in a series of reports on the state of higher education ten years hence: The College of 2020: Students.  Some interesting things stand out: There … Continue reading

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Call For Proposals – TLT Conference

the 13th annual Teaching and Learning with Technology conference to be held on April 7 and 8, 2010 at Purdue University Continue reading

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5 Web 2.0 Tools for BlackBoard Vista

The beauty of today’s cloud based applications is their ability to embed javascript and HTML into other formats like your blog, wiki, and in our case Blackboard Vista’s header or footer information. Continue reading

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