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We Collaborate! - Users of Blackboard Collaborate

We Collaborate! - Users of Blackboard Collaborate
Welcome! This is an independent user community for the Blackboard Collaborate, Elluminate, and Wimba platforms. (If you're looking for more general public networking for education, we recommend Classroom 2.0 for educators and Student 2.0 for students.) Start by creating a NEW account here (LearnCentral accounts have not been transferred over), then please feel free to introduce yourself, to start a forum discussion or create a special discussion group, or to just search the existing conversations. To get a new free meeting room, you now sign up for the free 30-day, 25-seat trial of Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing by clicking here. At the end of the trial, you’ll be automatically transitioned to a 3-person vRoom.

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Mobile video conferencing, video conferencing on mobile The Adobe USA site has been optimized for users within the United States. If you live outside the U.S., we recommend that you visit your local site for the most relevant information, including pricing, promotions, and local events. United States Canada - English Rethinking the Way College Students Are Taught It's a typical scene: a few minutes before 11:00 on a Tuesday morning and about 200 sleepy-looking college students are taking their seats in a large lecture hall - chatting, laughing, calling out to each other across the aisles. Class begins with a big "shhhh" from the instructor. This is an introductory chemistry class at a state university.

The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You If you’re not an avid follower of #edchat on Twitter, you may be missing out on a great opportunity to learn about some new Web 2.0 tools that are currently being used in classrooms around the world. That’s because @chickensaltash posed a simple question to the PLN and there has been a huge swell of support as hundreds of people have jumped in to answer the question about which 5 Web 2.0 tools teachers are using in classrooms. The Best of the Best Tips for Teaching Online by Nicky Hockly About us Courses & workshops Consultancy services Clients & publications Tools & webquests Blog > Our Blog How Things Changed With @Evernote I'll admit it. I have to be one of the most unorganized people on the planet. I have notebooks in just about every bag I carry. Multiple calendars and I still miss appointments. Slips of papers as reminders with some string of illegible thoughts on them, that, when I find them, I don't have a clue what I was thinking when I wrote them.

Publications I have written extensively about English Language Teaching and technology: Going Mobile: Teaching with hand-held devices Delta Publishing, 2014 (with Gavin Dudeney) [download a free sample] This ground-breaking publication is the first published book on mobile and handheld learning in ELT. Starting with a history of mlearning and moving through a rationale and a set of practical case studies from around the world, the book will provide you with a set of sample activities to try out with your classes, and also help you envisage, develop and implement your own mLearning plan in your institution or organisation. Firmly grounded in the practical, this is one book you will want to read if you’re looking at mobile devices or tablets in teaching or training. See more of my articles, interviews and presentations here.

Teaching Online: The key ingredients Friday, 8 October 2010 - 10am GMT RECORDING: In this highly practical webinar we look at online language teaching. We consider tools and techniques, and share tips from our own online teaching experience. 12 iPad Apps for Storytelling in the Classroom Storytelling continues to gain popularity as an educational activity as it stimulates a deep thinking process, it provides opportunities for reflection and it enhances and enriches the learning experience for our students. Storytelling is a very powerful way of communicating with our peers and portrays to others who we are and what our own stories are. It also provides an opportunity to connect with a group by creating a shared experience. This is vital in any community but more so in an educational setting where we are nurturing and fostering creativity. So here are a number of apps that provide the tools for students to participate in the long and rich history of storytelling. Just because it is in a digital format does not make it any less rich to either the audience or within the medium.

Nicky Hockly's six favourite teaching online activities Back to school with another guest post! I’m starting up the guest sixes here with half a dozen of the best activities for teaching online. These come from none other than one of my great mentors, Nicky Hockly. Nicky co-founded The Consultants-E, an online consultancy specialising in education and trained me as an emoderator over seven years ago. The Must-Have App Review Rubric Added by Jeff Dunn on 2011-11-22 So you just downloaded a few educational apps that you think might be useful in your classroom. How do you accurately compare and contrast them? Thanks to a new app review rubric from by eMobilize , it’s easier than ever to understand just how useful an app may be in the classroom. On a related note, the Edudemic Directory features many educational apps and lets you quickly compare them to see how they stack up.

6 Favorite Teaching Online Activities by Lindsay Clandfield Our E-Moderation Course is coming up November 15th and will be taught by the international author and speaker, Lindsay Clandfield. Today's guest post features 6 of his favorite online activities which you can find in his book, Teaching Online! Photo by Flnz The following are my favourite six activities that I use regularly when teaching online courses. By online, I mean here that both myself and the students are doing the activity 100% online and at a distance from each other (not in a computer room together, or me using a connected IWB in class).

Top 10 Technology Blogs for Education Education, as with all aspects of culture, is greatly impacted by the forward progress of technology. Several technology blogs for education are maintained by well-known individuals in the field of secondary and postsecondary education. These technology blogs address technological developments as these innovations relate to education. 4 Principals Of Digital Literacy Literacy Literacy is the ability to make sense of something, often generalized as the ability to read and write. In many ways, reading is reading, media is media, but in the same way a play places unique comprehension demands on a reader compared to a poem or a letter, so do digital media compared to classic media forms. In the 21st century, new literacies are emerging and digital media forms allow communication to be more nuanced than ever before. Digital Literacy

Tips to Curb Online Cheating « Online Science Educator As the popularity of distance learning grows, there is a perception that cheating is more difficult to monitor than ever before. In the 2008 study, Cheating in the Digital Age: Do Students Cheat More in Online Courses?, students admitted they were nearly four-times more likely to cheat in online courses than live classes. While academic dishonesty may seem difficult to detect in a virtual classroom where instructors may never meet students face-to-face, there are methods instructors can use to try to keep students honest.

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