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Activities not just lecture

From my experience teaching introduction to computers class at the local CSU and Junior Colleges, lectures put students to sleep, no matter how animated you are. ¬†They need to be actively thinking and doing something to stay awake and learn … Read More

Google Classroom, not quite an LMS

Even without getting details about Google Classroom, it definitely does not seem like it’s a full LMS like Sakai, Blackboard Learn or Moodle, just a simplified version with very basic functionality heavily integrated with Google applications.

Bad Presentations

I continue to see bad presentations everywhere I go and sometime I just want to reach out and help the presenter improve, but I know everyone is not open to it. I know there are a lot out there, including … Read More

Educational Technology

For the last several years I’ve been doing technology training and support for the NPS learning management system (Sakai) and synchronous meeting tool (Elluminate).¬† I’ve been the guy who shows instructors which buttons to press to have the systems do … Read More