What do you get when you combine a department with long experience providing OSU education for non-OSU students with a department that specializes in making the latest tools of 21st-century elearning available for OSU teachers? We are about to find out. Our belief is that the soon-to-be Ohio State Online will enable OSU to expand …Read more at the full article: Envisioning a New Office of Distance Education and eLearning
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As a yearly attendee of the Innovate conference, I seek out sessions featuring applications I can use for teaching secondary level students and in my work with college students. Several sessions at Innovate 2013 introduced me to technology that I can use in my teaching to encourage my students’ learning and engagement.
One of the most …Read more at the full article: Innovate 2013: Using Evernote to Help Flip the Classroom in Secondary Education
Today is my last day of work at OSU. While I am moving on in the fall to an exciting new position at Northwestern University, it is difficult to say goodbye to a place I’ve worked eleven years.
For my colleagues in the Digital Union: you are the best. Over the years, I learned that no …Read more at the full article: Farewell
Take a step back from the daily grind and enjoy this video, shot at Innovate 2012. This broader perspective might be a refreshing reminder of why you do what you do.
Innovate, Ohio State’s annual conference on technology in teaching in learning, is quickly approaching. Surround yourself with peers similarly invested in this mission in the …Read more at the full article: Why Does Learning Technology Matter?
On February 21, I conducted a Carmen 10 Roadshow in CarmenConnect. The recording of that session is available here. For those who are curious about conducting a meeting in Connect, I thought I’d outline my process.
Sometime before the scheduled meeting date:
Create meeting room in CarmenConnect.
Set date and time of meeting.
Set it to require that guests …Read more at the full article: Anatomy of a CarmenConnect Meeting
I expected that “teaching online” would mean me, standing before the precipice of the internet, shouting my monologue, and hearing not even an echo in reply. Mooculus up-ended those expectations: I’ve found that online education can be just as interactive, just as much a dialogue, as my usual, in-person teaching.
What really seals the deal for me is Coursera’s forum, …Read more at the full article: James and the Giant Mooculus
When Adobe announced its new animation tool, Edge Animate, for building interactive motion graphics using web standards that are compatible with mobile, tablet and desktop environments, I was anxious to give it a try.
Adobe Edge Animate is a part of Adobe’s collection of tools and services for creating web sites, enabling designers to create flexible …Read more at the full article: Getting Edgy
We at the Digital Union pride ourselves on many things–not the least of which is our highly developed (and often exercised) appreciation for all things delectable, tasty, and delicious. To that end, what follows are a number of recommendations to delight the palate, shared by the Digital Union staff along with some friends and colleagues. …Read more at the full article: Food 2.0 — Happy Thanksgiving!
Something about the idea was familiar. “New App Lets You Report Invasive Species” ran the headline in the OSU Extension website this October. I read on. The article explained that OSU Extension has released a new app for identifying invasive species, including purple loosestrife and Asian longhorned beetle. Aha! That was it – I remembered …Read more at the full article: DU project makes good
Abby Boyle is a sophomore at the College of William and Mary.
Since its launch in 2004, Facebook has become omnipresent in American culture, especially, I have discovered, in college. Along with Twitter, Facebook definitely has its benefits: we can easily connect with friends around the world in a matter of clicks through status updates and …Read more at the full article: Being a brand/Being oneself