Monthly Archives: June 2012

Amelito Enriquez: Its the teaching, not the tools

This is a photo of the state-of-the-art library at Cañada College in Redwood City, CA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I had the great pleasure of attending and presenting at the Online Teaching Conference 2012 last week and hearing Amelito Enriquez deliver … Continue reading

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DE 101: Preparing Students for Online Learning

On June 15th, 2012, my associate Barry Tucker and I presented at the Online Teaching Conference 2012 in San Jose, CA. We presented on DE 101, our live, free, fully online, two-week orientation for students here at College of the … Continue reading

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Plagiarism, TurnItIn, and Instructional Design

Here at College of the Redwoods, we use TurnItIn. TurnItIn is plagiarism detection software. We have it integrated with our learning management system’s assignment tool so all papers that get uploaded to the assignment, get checked by TurnItIn. TurnItIn will … Continue reading

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France: Minitel and the Internet

Minitel, France, 1982. Wikipedia I was just in Paris this month. How did I get to Paris? Fortunately for me, my car got stolen in October, and I decided to go to Paris instead of replacing it. We were a two … Continue reading

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Is the Internet making us stupid?

Marshall McLuhan caused wide irritation with his statement that the traditional, book-oriented intellectuals had become irrelevant for the formulation of cultural rules in the electronic age. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This is an article I wrote for the Times-Standard “Tech Beat” … Continue reading

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Open Content Licensing for Educators Workshop

Image via CrunchBase This is from Cable Green:  2012 is a significant year for open education and OER. We are celebrating 10 years since UNESCO coined the term “Open Educational Resources”. In joining the global celebrations, the OER Foundation will host … Continue reading

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