Sorta Like the Sky

My wife was shopping at Jo-Ann‘s Fabrics this afternoon, which meant I was across the street with a cup of coffee and my Nook ereader.  I have just started Larry Rosen’s 2010 book Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn. So far, I am only up through Chapter 2, but I came across… Read more Sorta Like the Sky

iPad – Pass It Around

Our office has a new iPad and we are taking turns playing…I mean exploring its instructional uses. But I could not help notice the fingerprints after I turned it off (they are not ALL mine!) : – )

What Walls Need Tearing Down?

Michael Bugeja’s opinion piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education, “Reduce the Technology, Rescue Your Job,” struck a nerve today.  He started by noting that for “most of this decade, professors embraced the pedagogy of engagement, wooing students via technology and ignoring the costs because traditional methods, from textbooks to lectures, purportedly bored students who… Read more What Walls Need Tearing Down?

Final Day of BbWorld09

Yesterday was the final day of Blackboard World 2009.  It was an enjoyable conference.  I met some interesting colleagues who are all grappling with best ways to teach online.  It was great seeing old friends from Georgia Virtual Technical College.  Twitter as a backchannel was going strong, and I added quite a few new contacts… Read more Final Day of BbWorld09

BbWorld09 Day Two

I thoroughly enjoyed this second day at Blackboard World 2009. Bud Deihl and I presented this morning on weaving the social web into learning while still using the Blackboard learning management system for the things for which it was good.  We used the class that Jon Becker and I taught last spring as an example. … Read more BbWorld09 Day Two