Here we highlight ideas and solutions for your teaching challenges. Visit our Scoop.It page to read more on a variety of instructional and technology subjects. You may also want to take a look at our Teacher's Toolkit for a guide to educational technology resources.
Mobile Teaching & Learning
Information Technology's RU Apps
Regent Apps is a suite of collaboration and communication applications powered by Google that incorporates email, calendar, documents and social networking.
Mobile Teaching Versus Mobile Learning
Article by Rochelle Rodrigo on Educause Review Online.
7 Things You Should Know About Mobile Application Development
White Paper available via Educause.
Mobile Learning Portal at the University of Texas at Austin
The site is designed to be a central point of access to the wide range of research, projects, and other resources related to the use of mobile technologies in learning environments. As it continues to grow and expand, the portal will address issues of interest to researchers, practitioners, and educational leaders.
Google Apps for Education Training Center
This is an online learning environment dedicated for educators and students to learn how to effectively use Google Apps in an educational context.
Find more articles on mobile learning.
Academic Social Networking for Higher Ed
Today, there is no denying that we live in a social world. With sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn becoming commonplace, more social networks like Goolge+, Pinterest and Socialspring emerge at a rapid pace. As an instructor, how do you work with these tools? How do you meet your students’ needs and desires for social interaction? How can you use Twitter to demonstrate social learning?
Even though many students use social networks to interact with their friends, you can actually use these tools in your courses to help them learn more effectively. Whether it is for a particular project or you want a way to interact with your students throughout the term, we can work with you to develop a strategy that works best for you.
Organize Your Research
Do you need to organize information that’s always accessible? Forget bookmarks that are integrated with your browser, let us show you how you can connect with your peers and save time by using tools such as Delicio.us, Quora and Evernote.
Below are social networking sites and tools we have used to assist faculty. To learn more about using these items or to have us review a specific tool for you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Networking Sites
- WordPress (free version)
- WordPress (self-hosted version)
Social Networking Tools