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MOOCs are courses that are: Massive: designed for large-scale participation by dozens or even thousands of people. Open: freely available with free access to all course materials. Online: available through any web browser on any mobile device or computer. As … Continue reading

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UVM Sustainability Faculty Fellows Program- Apply by Sept. 30th

UVM faculty are invited to apply to participate in the Sustainability Faculty Fellows Program. This program seeks to develop a learning community—a multidisciplinary faculty cohort engaged in a yearlong exploration of sustainability, the scholarship of teaching, learning, collaboration and community … Continue reading

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Blogging the sabbatical

We were all delighted to see Shirley’s (Shirley Gedeon, the CTL’s former director) blog about her sabbatical in Bosnia – a lively read and vicarious getaway. Wow, Shirley, you GO.

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UVM Member of Educause’s Learning Initiative

The University of Vermont is now a member of Educause’s Learning Initiative (ElI). ELI explores the interaction among learners, learning principles and practices, and learning technologies. Membership benefits include reduced rates on ELI events and access to all resources on … Continue reading

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Library: Get This Book

Just stumbled upon a new service at the Library. It’s called “Get This Book.” If you search for a book and the Library doesn’t have it, but it is in the catalog of one of several university presses (including Oxford … Continue reading

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We’re Hiring!

Come join a team of talented professionals who are passionate about their work. Here’s what we’re looking for: Multimedia Development Specialist To assist faculty and staff to produce and manage digital multimedia content for instructional applications. Provide coordination of a … Continue reading

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Migration, Migration, Migration

On August 22 your WebCT course may disappear. Where is it? Have you recently requested a new course for Fall or Spring 2007/2008 (i.e. have you filled out the “Request a WebCT Course Space” form at If yes,  your … Continue reading

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BlackBoard and plagiarism

According to David Nagle of Camus Technology “Blackboard this week debuted a new tool called SafeAssign, which is designed to eliminate plagiarism in student assignments. The service detects plagiarized works in student papers and delivers reports on such incidents through … Continue reading

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Connectivism Online Conference (February 2 – 9)

The evolution of teaching and learning is accelerated with technology. After several decades of duplicating classroom functionality with technology, new opportunities now exist to alter the spaces and structures of knowledge to align with both needs of learners today, and … Continue reading

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‘Dr Is In’ Back in Session

With the return of the students comes the return of our regular Dr Is In schedule. The Dr Is in Program offers faculty one-on-one help in using instructional technologies in their teaching. Activities that faculty receive help with include: – … Continue reading

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