The Spring 2016 Issue

An Update on the LMS Review

By Danna Vessell, Director of Educational Technologies at Missouri Since February 2014, the University of Missouri has been undergoing a Learning Management System (LMS) review, which included faculty and student focus groups, surveys, test drives, vendor demos and full scale pilots of Instructure Canvas during the summer and fall 2015 semesters. The process concluded in […]

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The Importance of Captioning Instructional Videos

Instructional media has seen rapid growth in recent years, and can now be found in most traditional face to face courses, blended classrooms, and fully online learning environments. With this increased implementation comes the demand for effective and equal learning opportunities for all. One of the easiest methods for ensuring inclusive learning is by including […]

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Bringing New Technologies to Ancient Disciplines

Faculty Focus: Matthew Ballou, Art Department Is it possible to teach – and truly model the skills of – physical, analog disciplines in an online environment? This was my task when I began the process of developing the first fully online Beginning Drawing course for the University of Missouri in 2014. The idea of building […]

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