Category: Blogs

Upgrading the Journal: 3 Reasons to have your students Blog

Blogging serves the same essential functions as journaling. It allows learners to practice their writing in a low-risk setting. In my English 1301 and 1302 classes, learners use Tumblr to blog throughout the course of the class on a variety of class-related topics. These classes are fully online, and learner-instructor interaction is key for engaging …

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Preservation in the Digital World

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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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Faculty LED

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The CFEI is eager to offer you the opportunity to share your scholarly work. Faculty Lion Educator Dissemination or Faculty LED events are by faculty and for faculty. The CFEI will coordinate the logistics for your Faculty LED event; announce your event; manage registrations; and set up, facilitate, and break down the event. Click on …

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Blogging: A Worthwhile Learning Activity

Why Teachers and Students Should Blog This recent article, Why Teachers and Students Should Blog, offers 4 reasons and 5 tips for using blogs in the classroom for increasing student engagement and learning.   Link: http://www.edudemic.com/how-and-why-teachers-should-blog/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Education%20Dive%3A%20K12&utm_campaign=Issue%3A%202015-06-01%20K12%20Education%20Dive%20Newsletter

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Don’t Be Fooled: Recognizing & Avoiding Predatory Publishers

Jeffrey Beall's Scholarly Open Access Blog, http://scholarlyoa.com

On March 2, as part of the 2015 Scholarship Symposium at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Jeffrey Beall presented Don’t Be Fooled: Recognizing & Avoiding Predatory Publishers. Mr. Beall alerted us to current scams with scholarly open-access publishing. Mr. Beall is the only monitoring entity (there are no known regulatory bodies to police predatory publishers) and uses his …

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