Category Archives: News

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.

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 their web site, including archived web seminars and podcasts. There are three upcoming events that […]

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 Univ. Press), you will see the usual record and this logo: If you click on […]

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 Mac/PC multimedia computer lab and develop and facilitate workshops for faculty on digital multimedia. Provide […]

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 new course may be found on until August 22. After August 22 you can […]

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 the Blackboard Learning System.” More information about SafeAssign is available at BlackBoard.

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 affordances of new tools and processes. … Connectivism Online Conference is an open online forum […]

‘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: – preparing WebCT course content, – working with course blogs, – scanning and editing images, – […]

todo: take quiz, do laundry…

Blackboard to Resell e-Suds Internet Laundry to Higher Ed Blackboard Inc. said it has become a reseller of the e-Suds online laundry service. e-Suds’ parent, USA Technologies, said Blackboard will start to offer e-Suds to customers that use the Blackboard Transaction System. e-Suds is an Internet connected laundry system that lets students monitor the availability […]

BSAD/SoE TabletPC Grant

External Research & Programs: Tablet PC Technology, Curriculum, and Higher Education 2005 RFP Awards BSAD and SoE have received funds from MiscroSoft to explore enhancing student use of TabletPCs in their respective departments. According to the blurb they also intend to “develop training seminars on Tablet PCs and associated software.”

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