Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books.
This case study examines the use of eBooks and eReaders as an extension of the usual Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS). This initiative was undertaken as part of the DUCKLING research project (Delivering University Curricula: Knowledge, Learning and Innovation Gains) conducted by the Beyond Distance Research Alliance at the University of Leicester in the UK. While the context of this study involves distance students, using electronic books can have applications in any discipline where students are required to undertake a significant amount of reading. This case study discusses some advantages of using eBooks, and outlines the process involved in creating and uploading them to an eReader device.
The focus of this workshop will be on how to effectively design and build courses that use IT to create real-world learning. It will invite the participants to re-think how they build effective learning environments, and their use of IT in doing so, for student achievement and success. Is it no longer important for students to ‘know’? Of course it is! However, our expectations of students have moved up the cognition ladder (Bloom’s Taxonomy); learning is no longer all about what they need to know, but what they should be able to do. This implies the need for students to perform, to apply the content they have learned.
A survey of the use of Web 2.0, cell phones and other new media applications in developing countries to promote economic and social development.
Discussing my blended online Humanities course Science, Technology, and Society, offered in the A06 semester, in terms of its objectives and content and how I have used IT to these ends. This course is part of a pilot project at Vanier College to help Careers students who have fallen behind in fulfilling their DEC General Studies requirements to be able to take their Block B Humanities course in a blended online format. The hope is that thereby more students than otherwise will receive their DEC; although the structures of the college scheduling process make it impossible for all the students in my course to be the target population.
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