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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 […]

The CU Online Card Game

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3 tips for turning class lectures into educational videos

Seated in class, students are a captive audience. Lectures can last the entire class period, travel down any number of tangents, and go without visual aids. You might put students to sleep, but they aren’t leaving the room. Don’t even try that online. The Internet’s endless possibilities also mean endless distractions, and endless diversions, for […]


The pros and cons of using Facebook for class discussions

Good educators engage with students outside of the classroom, usually through scheduled office hours. But now there’s a simpler option for connecting with students in a virtual space most visit every day — Facebook. The ubiquitous social network has been around for quite some time now (I signed up back in 2004 when it was […]