Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Blended Learning Toolkit

Blended Learning Toolkit has some great resources for faculty. The toolkit, hosted by UCF, features tips, tools and information across a variety of topics including course development, design principles and student success strategies.

This is a site that you'll definitely want to bookmark!

Click here to access the Blended Learning Toolkit.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

2011 EDUCAUSE Conference

The 2011 EDUACAUSE Conference is almost here!

Early-Bird discounts end September 20. Register by the deadline to receive the best conference and hotel rates.

Don't miss your chance to experience the following:
• Over 400 Program Sessions
• Nearly 4,000 Higher Education IT Colleagues
• More Than 260 Company Exhibits
• Unlimited Networking Opportunities
• Early-Bird Savings of $80 per Person

Visit the conference website for more information.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Using Announcements to Enhance Student Communication

Blackboard's Announcement Tool can help you direct your students' attention to specific course items. This PDF Tutorial uncovers how effective Announcements can enhance course communication.

Click Here to Download the Announcement Tutorial.

Submit Your Teaching Materials and Win Big!

The 2011 Educators' Choice Awards will recognize and reward Adobe Education Exchange members who submit the most innovative teaching and learning materials. Your fellow members will choose the winners of the Awards by rating one another's work, so impress your colleagues and compete for valuable prizes by submitting your best projects, lesson plans, curricula, and tutorials. For inspiration and examples, join or sign in to browse the resources on the Adobe Education Exchange.

The application deadline is: October 14, 2011

Academic Databases and Online Videos

Academic Databases
On the Library's page on the HCC website, you will find a listing of academic databases. These can be sorted by 'Subject,' 'A-Z' and by 'Most Used.'

Click here to access the database listings.

Online Videos
FMG on Demand is an online video database that can be accessed from home or a classroom computer. FMG on Demand contains hundreds of videos on anything from Anthropology to World Languages.

Click here to get started with FMG on Demand

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cite 2012 Conference

The Cite Conference will take place April 10-13, 2012 in Orlando, FL.

This annual conference focuses on best practices for creation of online courses and/or programs, ideas for education innovation and insights into collaborative learning.

Dr. Mark Milliron, Deputy Director of Postsecondary Improvement for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will serve as the the Keynote Speaker.

Click here for more information.