In celebration of National Distance Learning Week, let’s take a brief look at the history of distance learning and the emergence of MOOCs. Distance learning is a method of providing education and instruction, typically on an individual basis to students in a non-traditional setting. That is students not present in a traditional setting like a classroom, but students that may have restrictions in term of time, distance or both time and distance.
Yesterday, I had another one of those cool experiences; I got to talk with some friends about technology using new technology. Yesterday, I participated on my first Blab chat with Cody Connor and Debra Beck. We talked about different technologies we were using on our individual campuses. In this post, I want to let you know a little bit more about Blab.Im. Continue reading
One of the Jamestown Community College faculty wanted to be able to have guest speakers brought into her class as a Webinar. She was also interested in recording the Webinar. She asked for options. I will list what we have available, but if you have options, please share them in the comments. Continue reading
On Monday, 27 April, I attended the NYSCATE Blended Learning Summit in Albany, NY. I was looking forward to the opportunity because the TEI team is currently preparing a faculty workshop on blended learning, and any information I could glean from the summit could help improve the workshop. I walked away with a number of new ideas. Continue reading