Category: Google as an LMS

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Building a Connected Classroom

flickr photo shared by opensourceway under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license As I begin to put off assembling my promotion and tenure file I have thought often about the open classroom. This has caused me to reflect on my teaching (really need to get this stuff stuck in a binder not a blog)…
Transmedia Teaching 0

Transmedia Teaching

Terry Elliot asked me to explain how I try and bring the principles and core values of connected learning into my classroom. This dialogue came about after I posted an ignite talk defining,  or rather poaching, the meaning of connected learning. I use transmedia teaching. What is transmedia? Transmedia storytelling involves an unfolding narrative across many digital…
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Google Sites beats out Google+ as LMS

There I said it. I am not awed by the latest and greatest in social media as a method to transform my online pedagogy. In fact after a semester of experimenting with Google Apps as a free LMS I have decided to cull down to a few basics. Google+ (except Hangouts on Air) may get…
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Google as a Free LMS: Presence versus Portfolio

I had argued earlier in #CE13 that we really need to think about developing a web presence and not a portfolio. As you know I am using Google Apps as a Free LMS for a writing intensive class I currently teach. I am focusing much of my work on modeling and teaching multimodal composition. My…
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Google Apps as a Free LMS

It works. Simpicity in design. Simplicity in workflow. Google Apps as a free LMS just works. That is at least according to the early feedback from my students. Let's contrast this with the recent launch of Blackboard's Learn 9: Message Three We have discovered a problem in Learn 9 that is causing issues in Discussion…
Google Apps as a free LMS: My first 48 Hours 0

Google Apps as a free LMS: My first 48 Hours

All right, knock this *** off! I HAVE BEEN HAVING A VERY BAD DAY! I just got out of jail this morning! Already I've been shot at, I was on a bus that flipped over 17 times, b***h tried to stab me in the bathroom, and somebody blew up my Porsche! I am in a…