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Using intelligent tutoring systems, virtual laboratories, and simulations, the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) at Carnegie Mellon University creates open web-based ...

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Professor Hayder Assad teaches beginning and intermediate Arabic language courses at Ithaca College and wanted to give his students the opportunity to practice their language skills with native speakers and learn more culturally.   Professor Assad, Mark Hine, and I informally discussed this possibility and we thought we would try to make it happen during the Spring 2011 semester....

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The problem of true collaboration and group annotation

Have you ever received a document or an article in an email or in Blackboard and been asked to discuss it with a group of people or a class?  What are the options?  I can think of several.

  1. Email the document around and try to reference specific parts by page or paragraph resulting in a barage of email...

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I started working as the Instructional Technology Coordinator at Ithaca College in November of 2007 and one of the first requests i received was from Professor Kevin Murphy of the English department. He had recently given a lecture, The Irish Political Elegy: Yeats and Heaney for the first Robert Ryan Lecture at Ithaca College, and wanted to put it online. The 63 minute lecture was...

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What does mass transit in Bankcock, the spread of the tree-killing ash borer, data from rural school districts, immigration in Arizona and Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath have in common? Geographic Information Systems (GIS) were used for these topics and were presented at Cornell's local celebration of the 2010 GIS Day.  GIS is a computer system that maps all types of data to a location in...

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