Get a free domain from Reclaim while they remain

If you don’t know about the University of Mary Washington’s A Domain of One’s Own project, get thee to this Wired article from July of 2012,  this Tech Therapy podcast on the Chronicle site, or go straight to the source at UMW’s  http://umwdomains.com/ to find out more. UMW’s IT crew–Tim Owens, Jim Groom, and the rest–are true technology innovators: starting this Fall, […]

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The VCCS is getting even Googlier

When VCCS students, faculty, and staff log in to My VCCS to access their Gmail accounts after the Blackboard upgrade on May 17th-18th, they will notice that they have a host of new Google apps available to them. During the scheduled outage, not only will Blackboard Learn be upgraded to Service Pack 11, which includes new features like a survey […]

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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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This course brought to you by…

The Chronicle recently pushed out a number of articles on the current state of the college textbook. One of these articles, The Object Formerly Known as the Textbook, begins by acknowledging the changing nature of the textbook,  as not simply a repackaging of content into a new, digital new format (i.e. e-text), but as a new form of media altogether. Promising. […]

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VCCS students & technology: ECAR survey results

Last year, the VCCS participated in the Educause Center for Applied Research (ECAR) Survey of Undergraduates and Information Technology in order to begin to get a better idea of VCCS students’ average ownership of,  comfort levels using, and attitudes toward digital learning technologies. This ECAR survey is a national survey, but last year was the first time community colleges were included. […]

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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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Technology and Teacher Education Initiative

This is a free, one day workshop launching what is called the Technology and Teacher Education Initiative (TEI), which is hosted by SITE and Microsoft Partners in Learning. SITE has invited leaders from teacher educator associations representing Science Education (ASTE), Mathematics Education (AMTE), English/Language Arts (NCTE / CEE) and Social Studies (NCSS / CUFA) to attend the workshop on October 3rd, 2012 […]

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