Category Archives: web content


Google is the new Microsoft Word

Injecting college courses with computer technology feels like a new — and potentially disrupting — trend. But it’s not something that only just emerged. Long before the buzz behind online degrees and massive open online courses, faculty started integrating and then requiring the use of Microsoft Office software to complete assignments. We take it for […]

Photo illustration by Brook Corwin

The CU Online Card Game

The digital assignment: 4 tips from NMC ’12 to get students more engaged

“I hate being educated, but I love to learn.” Joichi Ito, Director of MIT’s Media Lab, had plenty of memorable statements from his keynote during last month’s New Media Consortium Summer Conference. But that quote was the one that seemed to resonate among conference attendees tweeting and sharing their observations. And why not? It’s a […]



Yosimite National Park; from the PBS website: http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/parks/yosemite/

The Ken Burns effect meets the new media format

For a man who speaks so eloquently in off-the-cuff remarks, Ken Burns’ response to a question about social media and web communications initially came off as kind of pithy. Burns’ reply, which I heard in person during last month’s Bryan Series lecture in Greensboro, was the kind of curmudgeon dismissal you’d expect from someone who traffics in […]