Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Semantic Web and Universal Design

Image via WikipediaI have been looking at PopcornJS this morning. PopcornJS allows programmers to build in triggerable events in the code delivering a video in a webpage. What problems does that solve? One of the things we are wrestling with … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, connectivism | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Rethinking Education from Mike Wesch

Image by poptech via FlickrMike Wesch posted this video to YouTube via his channel. I like his work. I have been in classrooms that size before, and he seems to make his work just as much about that class as … Continue reading

Posted in education, Social media | Tagged , | Leave a comment

OER, Open Textbooks, and Innovation

Image via WikipediaIn a recent blog posting from Cable Green, he posted a note on the new grant from the Dept. of Labor which is requiring an open license on all materials built for the grant, which means that the … Continue reading

Posted in community, Innovation, OER, Open education, Open education resources, Open textbook, Open textbooks | Tagged | Leave a comment

Edustream: Video Hosting and Video Library for Faculty

College of the Redwoods is now a member institution of Edustream (at no cost to the school because it is grant-funded), a free video hosting service and educational video and learning object library created by San Bernardino Community College and … Continue reading

Tagged | Leave a comment

Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning

Image via Wikipedia This report Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development  Policy and Program Studies Service is an interesting contribution to … Continue reading

Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Upgrade Status on MyCR (Sakai 2.7.1)

The Distance Education Department is interested in keeping faculty informed on the latest issues around MyCR. Tickets that we receive from AskCR are often handled in-house and when they can’t be fixed here, we send them to our hosts, rSmart. … Continue reading

Tagged | Leave a comment

Open Education Resources – Free Math Textbooks

Image via WikipediaCable Green was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education in an article called “State of Washington to Offer Online Materials as Texts” by Martha Ann Overland. I loved the article because it promotes all of the things … Continue reading

Posted in calculus, OER, Open educational resources, opentextbooks, textbooks | Tagged | Leave a comment

Guido Europeaantje on Twitter and professional development.

Image by eltpics via Flickr Guido is an EFL teacher in Seville, Spain. He coordinates the teens’ department of the school where he works and conducts teacher-training workshops. After more than 10 years of experience his professional development has started … Continue reading

Posted in connectivism, education, Personal Learning Networks, Professional development, Social Networking, twitter | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Universal Customer Support Dice

Image by Dru! via FlickrMost technology problems happen at random, why shouldn’t your tech support answers be random as well? That is the idea behind the 12-sided Universal Customer Support Die. A customer calls, you roll the die, and you … Continue reading

Posted in Business, techsupport | Leave a comment