While we do not primarily use Google Classroom at Jamestown Community College, we do have some faculty experimenting with it. Since, I do not use Google Classroom that often, I decided to sit in on this session. Rebecca Velikaneye from Wheatland Middle School provided a thorough review of Google Classroom. She highlighted a number of the paperless benefits of this application. Continue reading
Here is another opportunity to participate in National Distance Learning Week (NDLW), which will be celebrated from November 7-11, 2016. We would like you to share your top 3 tips for a successful online class. Continue reading
Are you interested in saving time preparing your courses for a new term? Do you find yourself continuously uploading documents to Blackboard because you need to change a date or fix an error? Would you like to get more time in your life? If so, continue reading. Continue reading
Andreina Bloom Parisi-Amon, Coursera Teaching and Learning Team Manager, presented on lessons learned at Coursera and how to create better learning experiences. This presentation contained a number of key points. I recommend that you watch the recording and view my notes. Continue reading
When we talk about good Web layout, and student usability of courses, one of the main factors is the readability of the textual content that they are expected to learn and/or interact with. Any number of factors can hinder this usability – which include, but are certainly not limited to, images that, rather than enhancing the learning, become distractions with movement or irrelevance to the topic at hand; difficult to read fonts. Likewise, serif-style fonts (i.e. Times New Roman) are generally more difficult to read on a computer screen than their sans-serif (Arial, Tahoma, Calibri) cousins, as well as too much text filling up the field of vision.