Governor Honors VCCS Sorcerers with Coveted Plaque of Invisibility

The Virginia Education Wizard has once more cast its spell on the Commonwealth, winning  a 2014 Governor’s Technology Award in the Innovative Use of Technology: Education category for the Virginia Education Wizard Mobile App. The special award ceremony was held at the annual Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) in Richmond on Sept. 3, 2014. The Wizard app was developed as a […]

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VCU Online Learning Summit 2013

If you are in the Richmond area on May 14th, or want to justify a spring trip to our fair capitol city, you may want to consider attending the Online Learning Summit at Virginia Commonwealth University. Seasoned keynoter Gardner Campbell will be headlining. There is no opening band or cover charge. That’s right: it’s free. If you haven’t seen or […]

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Highlighter.com

I have to admit being a bit nostalgic about printed books. The convenience and portability of an e-book just can’t replace the familiar musty smell of my used paperbacks, the raspy sound of turning pages,  or the weight of a good literary tome in my hand. Another drawback –particularly with digital books in pdf form– is that it is difficult […]

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Fall 2012 Instructional Technology Summit: Sept. 21

BRCC, GCC, and NVCC are once again co-sponsoring the Innovations in Teaching & Learning: Instructional Technology Summit, a free conference and professional development opportunity that will offer a full day of sessions on a broad range of timely topics: mobile apps, Web 2.0 technologies, captioning & accessibility of instructional media, interactive and collaborative learning, and Blackboard 9.1. The conference is sponsored […]

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NRCC & VHCC Mobile Apps Released

Last August, the System Office held a contest challenging college representatives to submit a plan for rolling out a *free* version of Blackboard Mobile Central, Blackboard’s mobile app development service that is part of our Bb Mobile Learn contract. The winner got a no-cost Bb Mobile Central implementation. Eight VCCS colleges submitted plans. New River Community College’s well thought-out proposal was […]

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Blackboard Collaborate Mobile App Released

The long-awaited Blackboard Collaborate Mobile App is now available for the iPad and iPhone platforms. I haven’t had a chance to take it on a test run, yet. If you want to put it through its paces, you can download the app from the iTunes App Store here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blackboard-collaborate-mobile/id546742528?mt=8 What do you think? Let me know the pros and cons of […]

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