It’s a media, media media world.

If you’re doing academic research, you can now cite a Tweet. From the MLA: If you do project management, make it visual. In my workplace we’re seeing these “SCRUM boards” on every available wall. Some even include “buns in the oven” (the photo of the ultrasound is an example of media embedding): If you want to make a point, use an Infographic (fancy name for a collage that’s informative, right?) : Marketers always use media, your technology project might want to use it to help spin the change: Advertisements Continue reading It’s a media, media media world.

Notes on Penn State Learning Design Podcast #4: Throw out the LMS?

They title it “Baby and the Bathwater,” Jeff Swain and Brian Young. Full podcast available from ITunes :EdTech episode #4_ Baby & the bath water These snippets of their conversation stuck out to me. “If we implement it as we did in the past, if we support it as we did in the past, we will end up with what we had in the past.”  (Brian’s voice I think) The LMS’s of today pretty much all have the same functionality. In what way are they flawed? What is it about an LMS as a tool that still needs to change… … Continue reading Notes on Penn State Learning Design Podcast #4: Throw out the LMS?

Is it a project or a relationship or a language?

My ‘seat’ at the table of higher ed is smack dab in the middle of the IT service organization. We build stuff and keep the lights on, and oh, also support the Academy. Every month we start new projects. Every month we end projects. Most of our thought is project-based. On the walls around here are posters of our most recent project process revision, representing how to do projects better than the way we did them before. Although it’s great to have more definition of what it takes to get a new project out the door, I don’t like the … Continue reading Is it a project or a relationship or a language?

Bb Vista Assessments : Lost Answers Continue…

This is a follow-up to my posting of September 23rd . As information has continued to pour in on the webct-users and webct-admin listserves I follow, this software defect just gets weirder and weirder. The good news is that we’re pooling our observations and that Blackboard is being extremely attentive. Recapping the ISSUE: Students are saving answers to tests. The fact that they’re doing so is being recorded in server application logs. But NOT in the database so that the answers are displayed AND graded by the application and displayed back to teachers and students. The SCOPE: It’s being reported … Continue reading Bb Vista Assessments : Lost Answers Continue…