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2 useful and free email-based publications

The following two resources are free email-based subscriptions that I’ve signed up for and find useful. Each resource sends a few emails a week with news, upcoming webinars, and interesting articles related to business, technology, and/or education. 1. Learning Solutions … Read

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10 rules for hosting a successful webinar

I have the opportunity to host webinars for several different groups here at the University of Kansas. These presentations range from one-on-one discussions to whole-class participation. Preparing a presentation for an online audience usually involves a few more steps than … Read

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KU professor writes about using iPads in his classroom

Last week The Chronicle of Higher Education featured an article by the University of Kansas’ very own, Doug Ward. Ward is an associate professor of journalism and the Budig Professor of Writing at KU. In his guest post, Ward describes the … Read

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Use the P2V USB camera to record directly to your computer

The Point 2 View USB Document Camera captures pictures and videos while instantly uploading the recordings to your computer. This camera is easily compatible with both PC and Mac and seamlessly integrates with most instant messaging applications. Use this camera to … Read

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Moodle 2.0 is now mobile

  Moodle, the free open-source learning management system,  has released a handy app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Your current version of Moodle must be upgraded to 2.0 or later and mobile web services must also be enabled. Check … Read

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TEDxKC 2011 Recap

Last week Nate and I attended TEDxKC at the beautiful Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City. We saw some very interesting talks that covered several topics including the process of creating a happy culture at Zappos.com, becoming comfortable with being wrong, … Read

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Tips for Moodle administrators

I’ve recently revisited the free learning management software, Moodle, and needed a quick refresher to get back in the swing of things. I was able to catch Moodle expert Michelle Moore’s informational session at the ISTE conference last month. In … Read

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5 things to know about Edistorm

Edistorm provides a collaborative place for students to share ideas using strategies that are already in place in the classroom. This unique name is a combination of Thomas Edison and Brainstorm and is inspired by Thomas Edison’s idea factories. This … Read

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5 technology gifts for graduates

Happy Spring! This time of year we are often busy with many high school and college graduations. If you’re looking to help the recent graduate in your life celebrate another milestone, here is our technology-centered gift guide to offer a … Read

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5 video and webcast producers worth following

Online webcasts and recorded presentations are convenient ways to learn new concepts in any field. Several websites do a fantastic job of making top-quality professional videos and live webcasts available to participants. Keep track of the following sites by subscribing … Read

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