Since all students at W&M have Google accounts, they also have access to some of Google’s online applications, like Google Docs (now located within Google Drive). In this post, I consider how I would use Google Drive to accept and comment on student assignments in order to streamline my grading workflow.
It’s easy to find criticism with new ideas, and massive open online courses are no exception. In this post, Gene responds to a scathing review of an introductory statistics course offered by Udacity. Massive Open Online Courses, he says, can offer professors ways to interact with students on an individual level that large lecture courses cannot.
As I’ve confessed recently, I’m not very good at predicting the future of technology. I missed wireless and YouTube, and there were nights when I had serious doubts about this whole “world wide web” thing. Nonetheless, recent events seem to suggest that even in those of us working in traditional institutions might need to pay some […]
Writing and electronic textbooks has never been easier than with Apple’s new application, the Apple iBooks Author, which allows amateur users to integrate images and media in their e-texts. E-texts are also more and more accessible to readers, but what sorts of questions should we be asking about our entrenched textbook practices, especially in light of Apple’s increasingly proprietary forays into the education marketplace?
Recently, many factions at the College have become interested in exploring opportunities in e-learning. E-learning is a difficult topic to talk about on campus, with faculty members worried that this means putting classes online and increasing enrollments beyond our capacity, and administrators not quite sure what they mean when they say “e-learning.” So when our […]