Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Many of you in the BCTC community have asked about Coursera, the new initiative to provide fee, online courses.  Here's a great article in the Atlantic. (link courtsey of Steve Stone):

Friday, July 27, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

2012 Learning 2.0 Virtual Conference

The 2012 Learning 2.0 Conference is scheduled for August 20-24 and it's free!

Subject strands include changes in the classroom (social media, 1:1 computing, "flipped classrooms," digital literacy, maker spaces, gaming, open educational resources, digital textbooks), in student learning (individualized learning, student-directed learning, "hacking" education, personal success plans, ePortfolios, and building a digital presence), in teacher personal and professional growth (lead learning, personal learning networks, peer / open / self-directed PD), in schools (virtual and online schooling, mobile learning, blended learning, MOOCs, immersive environments, learning spaces, entrepreneurship, school leadership, big data, assessment models), and in pedagogy (from teaching to learning, social learning, social / educational networking, passion-based learning, learning how to learn, brain-based learning).

Details here:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

LRC Resources

The LRC has done a fantastic reorganization of library sources.  See link here:

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bb Maintenance, 7/12, 12 AM (midnight)

No midnight Bbing in the Thursday wee hours:

A hardware enhancement to the Blackboard infrastructure will take place during a brief maintenance period beginning Thursday Morning July 12 at 12:00am ET for one hour.  All Blackboard courses will be unavailable during this time. All content and student work on the current system will remain intact when Blackboard is back online Thursday morning.