Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I am in Philadelphia this week at EDUCAUSE 2011 and am very excited to be getting started this morning. For those who cannot attend, HERE is a link to some online streaming sessions made available through their Web site at

Looking forward to networking with e-learning colleagues and diving into the best practice in academic technology today!

Friday, October 7, 2011

How to Combat Plagiarism

One of the hottest topics at our recent e-learning conference at AAMU was concerning plagiarism and how to address it in online learning environments. This article, published today at Edutopia, addresses some of the same questions.

What are YOUR thoughts on cheating and plagiarism, especially in an e-learning environment?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Blackboard On Demand Learning Center

Did you know that Blackboard has an online learning center stocked with tutorials and resources for faculty course developers? It's true! And it's HERE!

Even veteran LMS and Blackboard users can benefit from the site! I'll post more Blackboard resources here as I find them as well, and will set a permanent link in the resource sections of my blog (to the right of my posts).

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Does Wikipedia have a place in academic inquiry?

I had an amazing high-energy day presenting to an incredible team of 60+ e-course developers at Alabama A&M yesterday. The conversations and collaborations started yesterday are going to lift our kite and get us into the Cloud! (Pun intended!)

In my presentation on Learning Object Repositories (LORs) we talked about Wikipedia and its relevance in academia. I also talked about and its potential as a great resource for videos one could use in courses in support of learning objectives (or simply enjoy on a Sunday afternoon!). I invite you to spend just a few minutes watching this video TED talk by Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, and then to join our upcoming workshops to discuss your thoughts.

What an inspiring day!