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Can using a tool like Google+ lead to the death of the LMS?

This summer I have enjoyed using Google+ in place of Blackboard‘s Discussion tool in two courses that I am teaching.  Students were able to interact with each other, chat with participants in another course, and even learn with real-world education experts like +Holly Rae Bemis-Schurtz and +Larry Ferlazzo. An LMS (e.g. Blackboard) “protects” students by letting them only […]

Advice for mobile e-newsletter creators

Advice for mobile e-newsletter creators

When I first wake up in the morning I typically reach for my iPhone to find out what is new in  the world of educational technology. I subscribe to several e-newsletters, most of which are delivered in the middle of the night.  Some of my favorites include: SmartBrief on Ed Tech, Inside HigherEd, PadGadget, and […]

Flipping the Session

Flipping the Session

Updated 7/22/2012 to include a flipped session from Todd Conaway and Jill Schiefelbein. The idea Several months ago Alan Levine and Audrey Watters blogged about the possibility of flipping traditional presentation-centric conferences. Both suggest that presenters share session content prior the conference, and then use the freed up face-to-face time for conversations, debates, and brainstorming on session […]

NWACC IT RoundTable Survey 0

NWACC IT RoundTable Survey

Dear NWACC Instructional Technology Community:  The NWACC has been sponsoring the NWACC Instructional Technology RoundTable these past 4 years as one of their programs.  Our program has funding through the 2013 RoundTable.  When the...

Framework formatting on your blog

Framework formatting on your blog

Here is an example on how to utilize the built in classes found within the Genesis Framework. This example uses the two column layout. <h3>Two-Columns</h3> <div class=”one-half first”>This is an example of a WordPress post, you could edit this to put information about yourself or your site so readers know where you are coming from. […]

TED-Ed. A resource for facilitating learning outside of the classroom?

Working to bring technology into the classroom often feels like a blessing and a headache. As a professor, I continually want to do better, and that includes utilizing technology to effectively further learning goals, outcomes, and classroom organization and management. The University of Portland considers “wanting to do better” a tenet of the reflective teacher  […]

Pick a new NWACCo theme

Pick a new NWACCo theme

A few months ago, after a tele-conference with the nwacco group I embarked upon a quest to find a new WordPress theme – I’ve narrowed it down to the following options. I feel they are both scalable, incorporate responsive design, and contain many admin features while still accomplishing a clean magazine news type of  layout. Review the theme […]

How do you do video capture?

How do you do video capture?

Question: How do you or your institution capture video and audio in a blended or online learning environment. Share examples or comment on your plans in 2012. Some ideas on how you might share your use of video capture: Share a mashup from different instructors highlighting how they used a product. Use video capture to demonstrate how to accomplish […]

Academic Technology Roundtable at UP

University of Portland Academic Technology Roundtable, Interim Report I Introduction In spring of 2011, each academic unit decided how to select faculty for the initial Academic Technology Roundtable (ATR).    The Deans collaborated with Academic Technology Services to review more than 40 responses to the call for proposals.    Ten projects, represented by thirteen faculty were selected […]