Friday, July 29, 2011

Student Support Tab in Bb

Thanks to Josh Smith for taking the lead in creating a superb tool for online students: an online student orientation.   We have long needed this and hopefully this resource can go a long ways towards getting our students ready for online learning.  To access the resource, visit Blackboard and click the Student Support tab at the top right of the page.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Strengths of Online Learning

This link provides supportive data from the Chronicle of Higher Education on the Strengths of Online Learning.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

National Science Digital Library Loses Funding

Below is a link to an article from Inside Higher Ed indicating that the funding for the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) will be defunded beginning 2012. Another tragedy of reduced funding in education.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Blackboard Gradebook

Paige Brooks-Jeffiers authored this great post with suggestions for novel ways of using/setting up the Bb Gradebook:

Friday, July 1, 2011

Khan Academy

Below is the URL to the Khan Academy which provides more than 2,100 free videos on a variety of subject areas.  You can login using a Google Account.