Mike Smith

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Name: Mike Smith
Date registered: March 18, 2013

Latest posts

  1. A new Learning Management System — January 26, 2018
  2. Captioning of Public Facing Videos- Berkley’s Tough Decision — March 8, 2017
  3. Preservation in the Digital World — February 13, 2017
  4. Notes on the Lecture — January 4, 2017
  5. Take Control of your Classroom Technology — October 3, 2016

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Jan 26

A new Learning Management System

Texas A&M University-Commerce is in the process of implementing a new learning management system (LMS) for online courses.  The current system, eCollege, is due for retirement in the fall of 2018.  A committee of campus stakeholders reviewed the top three LMS vendors and chose Brightspace by Desire2Learn as the new system.  The last several months …

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Permanent link to this article: http://sites.tamuc.edu/innovations/a-new-learning-management-system/

Mar 08

Captioning of Public Facing Videos- Berkley’s Tough Decision

  The University of California Berkley recently announced a decision to remove some 20,000 publicly available videos from their website in response to claims that the lack of captioning for these resources.  Berkley determined that it would serve its students better by providing pertinent video resources behind an authentication login.  Removal of the videos includes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://sites.tamuc.edu/innovations/captioning-of-public-facing-videos-berkleys-tough-decision/

Feb 13

Preservation in the Digital World

Do you remember that well thought out course module you designed that linked to a myriad of web resources?  Your students absolutely loved the internet scavenger hunt activity you spent hours designing for them.  Now, two or three years later, an annoyingly significant number of those links are…gone.  Just.  Plain.  Gone. It happens more often …

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Permanent link to this article: http://sites.tamuc.edu/innovations/preservation-in-the-digital-world/

Jan 04

Notes on the Lecture

The lecture has been a dominant mode of instruction for centuries.  It generally entails the professor delivering information on a particular subject matter, using a well crafted set of notes, incorporating visuals and anecdotes, the delivery of which has often been refined over several years.  The lecture is construed as a one-to-many form of delivery …

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Permanent link to this article: http://sites.tamuc.edu/innovations/notes-on-the-lecture/

Oct 03

Take Control of your Classroom Technology

One recent change to classroom technology systems on several of the Texas A&M-Commerce campuses was the introduction of Crestron Push Button Control panels (see image below).  These have replaced hand held remote controls as the primary means to turn on projectors, switch image sources, and control sound in the classrooms. The push button control consists …

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Permanent link to this article: http://sites.tamuc.edu/innovations/take-control-of-your-classroom-technology/

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