Author Archives: Pat Reid
Many of us have a tendency to think that if we adopt an eText format for our class textbooks we will be more innovative and provide the students a cheaper service. Here are some common assumptions (if you are interested in the research behind these statements, please send me an email): eTexts cost less – [...]
Threaded conversations, double-filing, & the OHIO rule 1. Threaded Conversations on your Desktop You know how we tend to have a lot of emails back-and-forth about the same thing and they fill up our inbox and following the thread is not always easy? My iPad and iPhone create threads for these automatically: (BTW – to [...]
One of the common technology disconnects we see is faculty expectations compared to student abilities. One of the possible reasons for this is the types of technologies student most commonly use compared with the types of technologies we want them to use. Student Tech Use First off, some students have significantly more computer experience than [...]
Ok – not really, but this may help… Let’s start with email… Apologies to Lindsay. A few weeks ago I sent him an email unintentionally. Well, I intended the email, just not to him! I sent it to the wrong person, of course. And I would like to blame Outlook. It tries SO hard to [...]
What is the relationship between course redesign and online technology?