Managing work/life balance teaching from home

I taught my first online course in the late 1990s. I had done my homework, reading up on everything I could find about teaching online, attending conference sessions about teaching online. While the Internet was out of its infancy, it… Read moreManaging work/life balance teaching from home

Check these websites for your assignments and tests

Last week, after a student confessed to using a “study guide” site to complete one or more of her homework assignments, I did some Googling. While I think I found what she was using—the words and phrases were changed up—I… Read moreCheck these websites for your assignments and tests

Paraphrasing tools: Why you can’t find the text that looks plagiarized

Have you had this experience? You’re reading a student’s paper, and your internal plagiarism detector starts setting off alarms. The prose sounds different than anything else the student has written. You start googling phrases – and nothing comes up. Using… Read moreParaphrasing tools: Why you can’t find the text that looks plagiarized

Flashcard Machine

I’m not a big fan of flashcards, although I have found an interesting use for them. Flashcards take the material you’re learning out of context making it harder to learn, but easier to memorize. Students can use flashcards, for example,… Read moreFlashcard Machine

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology

EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) conducts an annual survey of undergraduate students regarding their use of technology. Read more about the 2013 study. In this post I give some commentary on the data presented by Eden Dahlstrom, Director… Read moreECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology

EduCause Annual ECAR Student and IT Survey

Free webinar. November 12, 2013 at 1pm ET (10am PT). “The EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) conducts an annual study about undergraduates’ technology experiences and expectations in higher education. The results of this study provide a unique look… Read moreEduCause Annual ECAR Student and IT Survey

It’s Not About the Technology

It’s about how you use the technology. I recently read author and commercial pilot Patrick Smith’s book, Cockpit Confidential. His pet peeve: When people say “Planes can practically fly themselves.” He assures us that they cannot. He notes that the… Read moreIt’s Not About the Technology

Tweet2Cite: Twitter Citation Generator

With evolving modes of communication comes evolving means of citation. Tweet2Cite is a handy tool. Enter the URL for a tweet, and get the citation, in MLA or APA style. Getting a URL for a tweet This took a little… Read moreTweet2Cite: Twitter Citation Generator

Better

“So find something new to try, something to change. Count how often you succeed and how often you fail. Write about it. Ask people what they think. See if you can keep the conversation going.” This is the final paragraph… Read moreBetter