TCC09: Wikis that Work: Effective Wiki Practices for Virtual Learning Communities

Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My notes in italics. In this session, we will share a collaborative wiki created by a self-organized, self-managed group of online graduate students. This virtual learning community took the initiative to form a study group and share strategies for completing course problem-solving assignments. They effectively managed issues of

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Building Better Moodle Rooms

These are my liveblogged notes from the Campus Technology webinar Building better Moodle rooms: Online strategies and best practices. My comments are in italics. Because it’s liveblogged, it’s mostly bullet points and some of it may be unclear. This webinar will be archived and should be available tomorrow; I’ll post the link then. Update: The

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Online Networking in Courses

These are my notes from the presentation MySpace is not YourSpace: The Promise and Pitfalls of Online Social Networking at the Conference for Distance Learning and Teaching last week. The presenters were Alan Foley and Hal Meeks.The slides from the presentation are available as a pdf. Late Update: You can get the audio with the

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Ubiquitous Learning Ideas from TCC 2007

“Technology, Colleges, and Community.” The theme for this year’s conference was “Blending Community and Multimedia in Ubiquitous Learning.” I have to admit that not too many people explicitly talked about “ubiquitous” learning; there were presentations on Web 2.0 tools and Second Life, some on accessibility and learning theories, and a few on working and teaching

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Content is NOT King

Last week, someone emailed me this article, Writing for E-Learning. to help support a point she was making about adding a search function to online classes. I think her idea of a search function is great, but I mentioned that I disagree with several points in the article, starting with the assertion that “content is

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