The most SHOCKING moments of 2010! Online Programs Edition!

In keeping with end of the year list making, I thought I’d comment on the most SHOCKING news of 2010!  My list, of course, will be related to online programs and distance education! 1.    January 13, 2010 – Online Scheme Highlights Fears About Distance-Education Fraud The year 2010 started with a BANG!  The big news of January was that an online student was fraudulently enrolling multiple individuals in online programs and then participating as each of…

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Changing Technology

I’m not exactly a fan of popular music – most of what I listen to was written over a hundred years ago. But I am fond of the work of that very serious popular composer/performer Alfred Matthew Yankovic. I regularly share one of his pieces with my students in a technology class I teach, namely It’s All about the Pentiums. In particular, I invoke the line “my new computer’s got the clocks, it rocks, but it…

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Pitt’s Classroom Information Directory

This week I focus on a special feature associated with our website: the Classroom Information Directory.  It contains information about most of Pitt’s classrooms and lecture halls and is designed as a central distribution point for the data faculty, students, and staff are most likely to need when preparing to teach and learn on campus.  The data is maintained by the members of the Classroom Management Team. The site provides technical specifications, contact information, photos,…

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