Tag: online

A teacher, online

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I love my online courses, particularly now that I’ve taught them enough times to understand the concerns of my students before they happen. For many, the idea of taking a course without the professor standing directly in front of them…

Using Google Drive with Blackboard, a Teaching Tip

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Earlier this week, I was talking with colleagues about Blackboard, the educational content management system we use. For those who aren’t teachers, Blackboard is a system where professor distribute course document, e.g. syllabus, assignments, give quizzes, provide feedback, and deliver…

Thinking Better with Machines

I’ve been teaching a version of my Introduction to Social Media course since 2002. Throughout the years, I’ve vacillated between a course on thinking and a course on building a social website. After years of experimenting, I’ve finally settled on…

The Ins and Outs of Online Teaching

Two weeks ago, Ball State University launched its Digital Media Minor as an online-only program. In the coming months, we’ll be expanding our offerings that will embrace some of the open courseware initiatives heading down the pike. For now, we’re…

The Future of Education, Online

Prologue: Last week, the president of Ball State University Dr. Jo Ann Gora gave her annual Fall Faculty Convocation. These affairs are normally noteworthy only for the mandatory attendance, but this year’s address put the current crisis in higher education…

Extreme Makeover: The Project

ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition The Social Media Team Tuesday Oct 20 – Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 Bunker Hill, Ind Four faculty members and 40 students ran the social media operation for Hallmark Homes, an Indiana builder contracted by ABC’s…