February 2013 TechKnow

Sun, 17 Feb, 2013    helpdeskimagesjason bennetttechknowtechnical support

In this edition of TechKnow:

  • discusses the new Blackboard 24/7 Technical Support page to assist faculty, staff, and students,
  • introduces Jason Bennett, the newest member of the Department of Distance Education, and
  • shares information on course tools and design

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Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology

Fri, 15 Feb, 2013    effectiveengagementhigher educationteacherstechnology

I just recently read an article called, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology."  I found this to be interesting because much of what is addressed in the article are things that I have experienced while trying to assist classroom teachers in integrating technology into their classroom lessons.  There seems to be a lot of misconceptions including...

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Online Research:Wikipedia?

Wed, 13 Feb, 2013    researchscholarlyturnitinwikipedia

A recent article by Turnitin suggests that faculty and students don't see eye to eye when it comes to scholarly research.  While students find Wikipedia to be a valid source of information, educators often disapprove of its use as scholarly research.  What are your students using to research and do you need to educate them on proper research...

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Myths About Online Education

Wed, 23 Jan, 2013    campbell decollaborationdistance educationmythsonline education

For this weeks blog post, I'd like to dispel some of the biggest myths that are out there regarding online education.  Distance education actually traces its roots back to the mid-1800s when correspondence courses were used to help educate disperse groups of people throughout the country, however; the invention of the Internet led to a rapid influx of online learning at the higher education level...

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