I am heading out for a couple of weeks vacation, but I wanted to try and capture some thoughts about the summer institute our team at the CTE completed on Friday. My last two posts focused on the first two days. The further we got into the week, the less energy I had at day’s… Read more Teaching Online (Versus Online Teaching)
We had a great second day in our Institute for faculty transitioning to online teaching and learning. Tuesday was devoted to focusing on just what a “classroom” meant for an online class. We explored our learning management system – Blackboard 9 – in the morning, and compared that to two open access options, a Ning… Read more Day 2 of Summer Institute
. It is finally here – our summer institute, where we spend a week working with 20 VCU faculty who are transitioning courses to the web. My colleagues Jeff Nugent, Bud Deihl, and I have been working since February to develop and refine this institute, so it is exciting that it is finally underway! Our… Read more Day 1 of Summer Institute
I am about one-third the way through Charlene Li‘s and Josh Bernoff‘s 2008 book, Groundswell. The groundswell that these two analysts from Forrester Research discuss is the impact of social media on businesses. Striking a similar theme to that espoused by Clay Shirky in Here Comes Everybody and David Weinberger in Everything is Miscellaneous, Groundswell… Read more No Groundswell in Higher Ed?