Posted by: Ellie Kutz | January 15, 2013

Overview

2013_2Instead of closing off 2012 with a December issue, we’re starting off 2013 with a January issue of the newsletter.  In it, you’ll find greetings and updates on current edtech directions from our director of Educational Technology and Client Services, Apurva Mehta , on current  IT infrastructure projects on our campus from our CIO and Vice Provost Anne Agee, and on current activities of the Academic Technology Committee from its chair, Varghese George.    We also report on two ongoing projects:  the transition to Blackboard Learn, with a report on the experiences of the first cohort of BbLearn users in Fall 2012 and some getting started information for new users in Spring 2013, and the iPads in the Classroom project, with a closer look at the use of iPads by two freshman writing instructors.  Finally, we are adding what we hope will be a recurrent feature—a report on an example of faculty scholarship related to technology, focusing this time on a forthcoming article by Pam Nadash about the online master’s program in Gerontology.

We hope you find the issue to be helpful and interesting.  Please send any suggestions for topics you’d like us to cover in future issues or for topics you might like to write about to me, Ellie Kutz at eleanor.kutz@umb.edu.

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