Syllabus

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Launching the Emerging Media Major

So as most of the readers of this blog know, we launched a new major here at the University of Texas at Dallas: Emerging Media and Communications. (Sorry the website is not as informative as it ought to be, yet. We have been busy getting the program structured and have not had time to work ...

Duh!

And the word for obvious conclusion of the week goes to John William Pope Center for Higher Education which concludes that sharing syllabi online is a good idea. Really? You’re kidding sharing knowledge actually helps? Seriously is there a reason to not do this? Are you really going to suggest that education is ...

Teaching Digitally

I have spent some time (actually too much time) over the last three-four weeks figuring out all the details to my syllabi for this coming semester. I will be teaching two courses which I have not taught before (one grad, one undergrad) although the topics are similar, meaning that I didn’t have to design two ...

This is Good

Let’s say you have a bunch of content on a Blackboard system, and have decided that their copyright policies are bad, or that it is a clunky, inadequate CMS, but you don’t want to leave all your hard work behind. Never fear. The University of North Carolina has come to the rescue with the Blackboard ...

A Tool for Syllabus Creation?

A while ago I mentioned on this blog, and on another site, that the one computer program/application that I want that does not exist is a syllabus creator. I want something that is more than a word processor. A program that will ask me the range of dates for class, the number of times the ...