Tag: technology

Thoughts on Adding Technology to Blend Courses

Monday, March 2nd, 2015


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, blogging, and readings. As I went through the readings for the first week of the […]

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

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014


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 to post text and other materials, but do operate in ways that make them more […]

Confluence as an Alternative Learning Management System

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014


Recently, a faculty member commented to one of my colleagues and I that Blackboard was simply “too much” for things he wanted to do within his course.  That got me thinking as to why someone might consider Blackboard Learn to be a tool that might be excessive for specific needs. Blackboard Learn offers to faculty […]

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 […]

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