The Spring 2013 Issue

MOOCing a difference

By Garet Marling, Instructional Designer for eLearning You may have heard of a new trend in online instruction: the Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC). In this new approach to online instruction, students enroll by the tens of thousands to watch video lectures, do reading assignments, take quizzes, and otherwise do the work of taking […]

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Ascent of the mobile

By Guy Wilson, Educational Technologies Specialist “There’s an app for that” goes Apple’s iPad mantra, but sometimes it’s better to think, “there’s a use for that.” iPhones, iPads, Android phones, phablets, and tablets are rapidly multiplying in Mizzou classrooms. Mobile devices account for roughly a ninth of our Blackboard logins. More and more these handheld […]

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Going virtual at Mizzou

By Charles Rigdon, Educational Technologies Specialist Blackboard Collaborate is approaching its two-year anniversary of being implemented at Mizzou. This virtual web conferencing tool is most often used for fully online classes, but it is also popular for group meetings, guest lectures, exam reviews, and office hours. Since introducing it in a pilot phase at Mizzou […]

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