Midwest ‘Brown Bag’ Webinar: Best Practices in Online Instruction Using Wimba

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Thursday, January 29, 2009 from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm CST Jason Rhode of Northern Illinois University, Lynnda Brown of Tulsa Community College, and Marcel Bechtoldt of the University of Missouri-St. Louis explain how they use Wimba to create engaging classes. As a faculty member, Brown uses Wimba Classroom for lively instruction while her colleagues at TCC use Wimba for meetings and online trainings. NIU recently integrated Wimba Classroom into … Read More

Effectively Managing Your Online Discussion

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Date: January 28, 2009 Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm CST (USA) 7:00pm to 8:00pm BST (UK) Place: Online – Register Here The movement into online education has raised concerns about the workload demands placed on faculty teaching online classes. Research indicates that faculty report a greater time investment for online classes than for equivalent face-to-face courses; concerns about time investment are compounded with the considerable ambiguity surrounding the perceived availability of … Read More

Synthesis of Sloan-C Effective Practices

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To support continuous improvement in the quality, scale and breadth of online education, the Sloan Consortium invites practitioners to share effective practices. This report synthesizes effective practices submitted by more than 150 Sloan-C organizations that are listed as of December 2008 in the Sloan-C Effective Practices online collection at http://www.sloanconsortium.org/effective. The synthesis includes links to the provider institutions and to detailed postings about practices. Click here to download the PDF. … Read More

Interactive Guided Presentations

Looking for a better way to record and present information online? Give the free Flowgram a try! Create interactive guided presentations by combining web pages, photos, PowerPoint, and more with your voice annotation. Viewers can control the pages, scroll, click on links, view videos and more. Anyone else already using Flowgram? What are your thoughts thus far?

New Blackboard Suggestion Box

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Recommending an enhancement or improvement to a Blackboard product or service has just become easier. One now only needs to drop a simple entry virtually into the Blackboard Suggestion Box, which was highlighted in an article in the December issue of the Blackboard K-12 Bulletin: “The Suggestion Box is a single place for all client product suggestions, whether the idea originated as an individual client request, as a part of … Read More

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