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An Exciting Announcement

April 5th, 2010 · No Comments

Instructional Technology is pleased to announce that the Apple iPad is here at Washington College!  We have received two 32 GB WiFi models this morning and are in the process of setting them up for use by interested faculty and staff. If you are curious about how the iPad might fit into your classroom or [...]

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Tags: Announcement · Classroom · Emerging Technologies · Future Media · Hardware & Software

DK Publishing Gets It

March 17th, 2010 · No Comments

The video really speaks for itself, I think. What says just a little bit more is the fact that it was originally intended to be an internal video for DK. (Thanks, Gizmodo)

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Tags: Classroom · Emerging Technologies · State of the Net

Writing 2.0 Wrap Up

February 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Sean Meehan has just posted a nice summary of last night’s blogging workshop, including some actionable points for getting started with your own blog.  To read this post, head over to The Crossing. (Thanks to both Sean and Kitty Maynard for making the workshop possible.)

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Tags: Announcement · Classroom · Ed Tech · Emerging Technologies

Commenting: On or Off

February 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Following yesterday evening’s Writing 2.0 workshop on blogging in the classroom, Nancy and I were left thinking about some of the management and moderation issues that come up with online writing.  A article on Engadget‘s recent decision to disable commenting calls attention to how these issues are hardly limited to the education environment. Just [...]

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Tags: Classroom · Ed Tech · Emerging Technologies

Professor Olsen’s Great Adventure Begins

January 19th, 2010 · No Comments

This semester, Professor Corey Olsen has begun a grand experiment:  recording his entire English 494 special topics course on J.R.R. Tolkien.  He is doing this in order to post each lecture – in its entirety and for free download – on iTunes U and his website, The Tolkien Professor. It’s not as out there as [...]

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Tags: Announcement · Classroom · Ed Tech

Interview: Sean Meehan’s Social Text

October 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Since his start here at Washington College in 2008, Professor Sean Meehan has been exploring the future of writing and the numerous forms written expression will take. One form that has aligned well with his scholarly focus on Ralph Waldo Emerson has been WordPress blogging.  Sean has spent his time exploring the world of WordPress and, [...]

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Tags: Classroom · Ed Tech · Emerging Technologies · Future Media · Interview

Fair Use & Online Video

October 29th, 2009 · No Comments

The American University Center for Social Media has posted a great resource on “Remix Culture.” This Remix Culture is what AU has dubbed our current media landscape that embraces YouTube and other flexible, open media publishing platforms that allow for recombination of works from many sources. Fair Use and Online Video (American University) The video [...]

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Tags: Classroom · Ed Tech · Emerging Technologies · Training

H1N1: Sustaining Your Classroom with Blackboard 9

September 10th, 2009 · No Comments

To assist you with supporting your classroom during a mild Pandemic Flu outbreak, Instructional Technology is offering an advanced Blackboard workshop entitled H1N1: Sustaining the Classroom with Blackboard 9. This one-hour workshop focuses on using the features in Blackboard that help faculty create an interactive and collaborative online experience for students. This workshop will cover [...]

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Tags: Announcement · Classroom · Ed Tech · Hardware & Software · Tech In History · Training

Faculty: Blackboard 9 Overview Hands-on Workshops

September 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Instructional Technology is holding four Blackboard 9 Overview hands-on workshops on Thursday, 9/10 at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, Wednesday, 9/16 at 11:30 am and Thursday, 9/17 at 10:00 am in the Beck Instructional Lab. Come to one of these 60 or 90 minute sessions to discover all that Blackboard 9 has to offer. During the workshop, you [...]

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Tags: Announcement · Classroom · Ed Tech · Training

Blackboard 9: Important Tip

September 6th, 2009 · No Comments

When naming assignments that you intend to grade in Blackboard 9, be sure to avoid using symbols like # in the name. The reason being: when collecting these assignments from the Grade Center using the Assignment File Download option, an error will prevent a complete ZIP archive from being created. So, as an example, instead [...]

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