Blackboard Learn on iPod Touch

I tried the promising new iPhone / iPod Touch app "Blackboard Learning" hoping to have a cool and efficient way to connect to Blackboard from my pocket computer. No such luck. There's always something in the way of making the LMS experience fun... Error Your institution is blocking Sync for the iPhone. Doh. I don't know if this is a version mismatch - are we running the wrong version of Blackboard?...

March 26, 2009 · 1 min

on mobile devices as a platform for learning

First, I need to clarify something. I'm not going to call this "mobile learning" or even the more web2.0 friendly "mLearning." (although I've tagged this post with both monikers, because that's what everyone else seems to call it). What I'm describing is simply the application of small, portable, personal devices with various features that can be leveraged in interesting ways to support and enhance the activities of teaching and learning. By calling it "...

July 16, 2008 · 5 min

Web-based student response systems (ala clicker?)

I've been looking for something to fill this need for awhile now, but haven't found a decent solution. We've got students coming to class with web-enabled devices (laptops, iPod Touch, iPhone, smart phones, etc...) and it makes sense to take advantage of this stuff wherever possible. Instead of making students buy and lug around yet another piece of gear, I'm looking for an effective way to provide assessment and response functionality via a web browser....

June 6, 2008 · 2 min