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

Custom maps using Google Maps

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Have you ever wanted a customized map for a special trip or event? Give Google’s “My Map” feature a try. Here’s a quick video that explains how to create a customized map in Google Maps. What applications do you see for customized maps in education? Post a comment with your ideas for how customized mapping can be utilized in education.

Quick Tip: Wimba Classroom in Under 5 Minutes

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Stephanie Richter, M.S. Ed, Instructional Technologies Coordinator of the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center, provides an introduction to Wimba Classroom, including what it is, how the interface works, and how to use it in the classroom. Links to additional full-featured presentation formats, including text transcript, are available here.

Competencies for Online Teaching Success (COTS)

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Larry Ragan, Director of Faculty development at Penn State’s World Campus has put his flip camcorder to good use over the past few months, cornering various ‘experts’, practitioners and generally experienced online teachers. He asked each to describe one core competency for successful online teaching. He has uploaded about 30 of these 1-3 minute videos to YouTube, including this clip of Terry Anderson who shares the importance of online instructors … Read More

Networked Student

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This video by Wendy Drexler was inspired by CCK08, a course on “Connectivism” offered by George Siemens and Stephen Downes during fall 2008. The video depicts an actual project completed by Wendy Drexler’s high school students and seeks to help colleagues, parents, and students understand networked learning in the 21st century. How might you embrace networked learning in the courses that you lead?

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