A Chronicle of Higher Education Blog on the subjects of teaching, technology and productivity.
Its team of writers come from diverse academic institutions and disciplines. It is an active blog with at least weekly posts. Each contributing author has a style and area of interest. Some posts address tips for managing technology in the classroom or online. Some deal with specific software applications. Others announce initiatives.
Type of Material:
For faculty and graduate students to keep up with technology in higher education.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Give voice to varied ideas on teaching with technology.
Invite user comment and discussion.
Target Student Population:
Faculty interested in incorporating technology
Instructional technologists and designers
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Interest in technology and pedagogy.
Some topics require technical interest or knowledge.
Offers a variety of ideas.
Short, quick posts.
A user might find a particular writer they want to follow.
Clearly explained information and well designed blog.
Variety may be a disadvantage. Some topics are more technical or specific to one discipline.
Helpful but not innovative.
This is one of many blogs on instructional technology.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The titles make it clear what each blog post is about.
Most posts have relevant or ironic images that add to the meaning and are licensed for sharing.
Sharing on social media is easy.
Readers can comment on posts.
It seems to be up to date and provides interesting information. Would be a good supplemental read for those interested in technology.
There is no description of the site. A description would help the reader see the goals of the blog and find the thread that ties the topics together.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
It has visual appeal.
The posts are short and to the point.
Layout is easy.
Pictures and bios of authors are in right column.
Posts can be searched by category/tag.
Easy to read, well designed blog. Post are well written. Lots of different perspectives.
Other Issues and Comments:
This may be a very appealing blog for some readers.
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