Moving from Collaborate to GoToMeeting for Summer Classes

At the start of summer classes in mid-May 2014 our current synchronous online meeting tool, Blackboard Collaborate, will be replaced with collaboration tools from a company called Citrix. This new solution will better suit the learning and technology needs of La Salle’s online and hybrid teaching environments. The online HD video conferencing tools in the […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Testing

With Spring weather around the corner, students may protest showing up to class to take a quiz or a test when it is possible to deliver assessments online at the students’ convenience. But before giving into the impulse of online testing, consider the advantages and disadvantages. While very fitting for meeting some learning goals, assessing […]

What Higher Ed Can Learn from K-12 Online Instructors

Regardless of grade level, any new teacher quickly finds out that there is no perfect way of preparing for the actual work of guiding students through a  curriculum while navigating the day to day challenges of the academic year. Whatever preconceptions you hold about education, hands-on classroom experience tends to introduce unexpected truths about today’s […]

Educational Technology Reaches a Point of Redefinition

I had a moment of ed tech irony today when attending a presentation on the College of Education and Mobile Technology given by Jon Landis an Apple executive for higher education. While taking notes on the presenter’s discussion of technological changes in education, I felt slightly self-conscious of my pen and pad as I listened […]