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Archive for January, 2014

Net Neutrality

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 16th January 2014

Net Neutrality Just Got Sucker-Punched. Will Madison Avenue Get the Bill? Why You Should Be Freaking Out About The End Of Net Neutrality: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/14/net-neutrality_n_4597831.html Feds Can’t Enforce Net Neutrality: What This Means For You: http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/01/14/262454310/feds-cant-enforce-net-neutrality-what-this-means-for-you?utm_content=socialflow&utm_campaign=nprfacebook&utm_source=npr&utm_medium=facebook Internet has been the most democratic tool in the last two decades. Trough the Arab Spring, anti-Putin blogs, Erdogan’s Turkey, [...]

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Creating D2L groups | Enroll students in D2L groups

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 14th January 2014

How to enroll students in groups you created in D2L? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0Z1sVamRBk Creating groups in d2L http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I18h6mzoOX8  

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How to setup a D2L course active or inactive

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 14th January 2014

Here are several YouTube videos, which can help you in that direction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y0ObLfJh3M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mErwGMlReM  

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D2L Document Viewing Issue

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th January 2014

Per MnSCU System Office: A few schools have reported a spinning “Loading” status when trying to view some documents in Content and in the Dropbox.  A temporary workaround is to click “Download” and view the document that way, rather than trying to view it from within Content or Dropbox.   If you are experiencing similar issues, please [...]

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MnSCSU D2L documentation: Instructor Help Documents and Student Help Documents

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th January 2014

Your main D2L page, upper right corner has hyperlinks to the MnSCU help documentation:Click on the hyperlink and then click on Contents. Locate the link to the tool you would like to learn more about      

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CMS (Course Management System/Software) alternatives

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 12th January 2014

Desire2Learn (D2L) is the MnSCU purchased commercial product of CMS. Prior to D2L, MnSCU paid license to WebCT. WebCT merged with Blackboard, which at the moment is the largest CMS. in the first decade of the 21st century, dozens of commercial CMS products appeared on the market, but they were gradually absorbed mostly by Blackboard [...]

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technology instruction sessions for Spring 2014 on SCSU campus available

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 12th January 2014

A Microsoft Word document with the list of technology instructions sessions for spring 2015 on the SCSU campus is available for download: http://web.stcloudstate.edu/informedia/instruction/tech_instructSCSUspring2014.docx The list is a copy of the sessions retrieved from the MnSCU database: https://secure.mnsu.edu/mnscupd/login/default.asp?campusid=0073 The database is searchable and also allows you to register for any of the available instruction sessions and [...]

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Three Good Tools for Building Flipped Lessons That Include Assessment Tools

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th January 2014

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/01/three-good-tools-for-building-flipped.html#.UtFjEfRDuSo Three Good Tools for Building Flipped Lessons That Include Assessment Tools eduCanon is a free service for creating, assigning, and tracking your students’ progress on flipped lessons. eduCanon allows teachers to build flipped lessons using YouTube and Vimeo videos, create questions about the videos, then assign lessons to their students. Teachers can track the progress [...]

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Study: Reading a Novel Changes Your Brain

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th January 2014

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/01/study-reading-a-novel-changes-your-brain/282952/ Study: Reading a Novel Changes Your Brain College students experienced heightened connectivity in their left temporal cortexes after reading fiction. blog entries under the article deserve attention

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mega trends in technology

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 10th January 2014

THE SIX BIGGEST TRENDS IN SOCIAL THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND Mega shifts in social business will significantly affect the way that business will run in the future. http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com/social-media-marketing/the-six-biggest-trends-in-social-that-will-blow-your-mind/ 1. Big Data How it works: Businesses collect multiple data points, helping to create hyper-specific marketing for users, while making better predictions with more information from [...]

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