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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Do you own a cell phone, iPod, TV, computer, or any other electronic device? Ever wonder what happens to the millions of electronic devices and other electronic refuse that our society generates? Scott Pelley from 60 Minutes reports gives the following report. Watch CBS Videos Online Next time you it’s time to discard a piece of technology, please make sure to recycle it responsibly.

Merrill on Instructional Design

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David Merrill has become one of the most influential names in instructional design theory. He has developed an extensive body of research dedicated to instructional material, and more recently instructional design and technology, including developing and co-developing several instructional design theories. He provides in this video a brief introduction to his current thoughts on web-based instructional design and discusses the importance showing rather than just telling, providing opportunities for practicing … Read More

New Faculty Blackboard Tools

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A new integrated set of tools is now available in Blackboard for NIU faculty to request new Blackboard courses or shells. The new Blackboard Faculty Tools (BFT) replace the former Faculty Blackboard Course Utilities (FBCU) and provide a more robust and easy to use set of tools for faculty to do the following: Request a New Course in which student enrollment is automatically uploaded and refreshed daily. Request a New … Read More

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