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I realized the other day that I’ve been a contributor and the editor for this blog for over a year now, and I’ve learned a lot about writing for the Web in that time. Since I know that many faculty who end up having students do blogging assignments haven’t blogged regularly themselves, I thought I’d put together some of the things I’ve learned in my time blogging for this site. This post is about how to think through using images in WordPress sites and blogs.
The past few weeks have seen a lot of discussion over computerized essay-grading. Some people admire its labor-saving potential (because who really likes grading a huge pile of student essays?) while the louder crowd argues that, among other things, a computer can’t read. I see this discussion as part of a broader trend that stretches back into the early days of the modern computer.
Last Friday I was able to attend the Teaching & Technology Expo, an event put on as an extension of the W&M E-Learning Community. The Expo featured faculty and staff experts to help answer your questions about various educational technologies — everything from iPad presentations to blogging to flipping the classroom. The Expo was well attended [...]
If you’re in the Williamsburg area this week, come to the Teaching & Technology Expo on Friday, April 19th! The Expo, at 11:30-1:30 in Miller Hall 2025, will have faculty and staff who are experts in various teaching technologies available to answer questions and talk to you about their experiences. There will also be door prizes, including an iPad Mini!