While I surfing the web the other day for online technology websites, I found a large amount of iPad apps that can be used for educational use. I was surprised to find how many there are! This prompted me to make a spreadsheet of them and categorize them according to the discipline in which they would work best, i.e.
As we try to build up and expand our Online Education program here, it is important to be looking to see what others in the field are doing. That is why I got so excited when I found the survey of Online Education, “Going the Distance.” I recently summarized it for my team. What was most important, I think, is that we are right where we should be in terms of the Online Education movement. Most public institutions have an “in-house” team that deals with faculty training. Also, this training tends to be “unofficial” and have “unofficial” mentoring as well.
It is hard to believe that the Fall semester is almost here again. It seems like just yesterday Spring semester ended and the summer was beginning. The local public grade schools have even already started their new school year. Soon the new freshmen will be coming to UK’s campus and beginning their new lives as well. The air is full of excitement and promise.
I recently bought some items from the internet and they came to me damaged due to various shipping problems including it having sat in the post office’s warehouse for a week. At first I was very worried, thinking that the company would be resistant to help me since it was legitimately the post office’s fault that things had been damaged. I called them and explained what happened to one of their representatives. Thankfully, they were exceedingly nice about it and very helpful to me. Immediately they sent out new products and even overnighted it to me to try and make up for the time
I did a project this week using Adobe Connect and taught some of my colleagues about astrology. Adobe Connect is a platform which enables for many people to have an online conference. It can be really useful for Online Education in the form of virtual office hours, lectures, or even study sessions. Many of the professors in our Online Education classes have used it quite successfully and rave about how interactive it made their classes. Judging from the course evaluations, the students really enjoyed using it too.
Last weekend I went to the Kentucky Renaissance Faire over by Louisville and had a great time. Every year I make it a point to go there and have never had a bad experience. Not only was the weather perfect last weekend, but I highly enjoyed the various staff, shows, and vendors. Also, there were so many different kinds of people there in different costumes that it made me think about how multi-cultural and accepting the platform of a Renaissance Faire can be.
As I was surfing the web to try and find a gift for Father’s Day, I realized how very important the design of a website can be. There were several websites that I passed up because they either looked too childish, confusing, disorganized, or even spurious. Being so involved in the internet and having grown up in the internet generation, I guess I took for granted that everyone, especially entrepreneurs, realized the impact that a website makes on a potential customer. You only get a few seconds to make a good first impression and if you do not make me feel comfortable surfing your s
I had been reading online about how there are “noodles” made out of tofu that are extremely low calorie compared to traditional wheat based noodles. Essentially, they are a high fiber product pressed into noodle shapes that have no taste of their own but are able to function as pasta under any sauce combination. While I had read some disappointing reviews about them, there were more than enough people who praised them for me to try them myself. I finally tried them myself and was amazed. I tasted nothing negative about them (some people had spoken of a “fishy taste”) and had no problem