Here it is: Your e-news payday!
Ok, it’s been a slow two weeks, with me being on vacation for one of them! Still, progress has been made on several fronts, most notably with the programming for the UNC Online Exchange. The mock-up screens have now been reviewed by faculty in the Language Assembly. That review generated a new round of questions and raised new issues, all of which are being addressed. This week, internal testing (meaning within IT) of the new programs began. I anticipate being able to do some user testing later this month.
I’ve also continued work on a website for faculty and student development, so please readers, send me material you think would be informative for either faculty or students.
Since there is not much news, I thought I’d share with you some recent articles you may have missed.
This is the first MOOC degree program I’ve seen. Well, it really isn’t open as there is a cost associated with it, but the cost is much lower than the typical program at Ga Tech. http://chronicle.com/article/Ga-Tech-to-Offer-a-MOOC-Like/139245/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en
The article is from a blog called The Evolllution which has articles about life-long learning written by a variety of authors. (Hence the three L’s in the title.) This article is an interesting perspective on what the younger students can teach the older ones. I particularly like the first item as I am from a generation that feared teachers to a large extent. http://www.evolllution.com/featured/lessons-millennials-adult-students-reflection/
Finally, this article has some great tips for increasing your Linkedin profile. It attracted a lot of attention when initially posted when it referred to lackluster Linkedin pages being “crimes”. http://blogs.globeuniversity.edu/2013/04/29/11-linkedin-fails-that-will-leave-you-looking-like-a-fool/?goback=%2Egde_1203287_member_236911367
Oddly, my calendar is mostly clear for the next few weeks. So, no big meetings, no serious sessions going on. That means I will be able to devote considerable time to the two projects I mentioned above.
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