Independent Verification of the Truth

Some of my latest work has been in chasing cheaters or “Vista ate my homework” claims. Some background: I work for a project that hosts online classes for 32 of the 35 universities in our system. We have about 125,000 users who have performed at least 100 actions this term. We have had about 50… Continue reading Independent Verification of the Truth

USPTO 0 : Bb 1

When you read this, what products come to mind? A system and methods for implementing education online by providing institutions with the means for allowing the creation of courses to be taken by students online, the courses including assignments, announcements, course materials, chat and whiteboard facilities, and the like, all of which are available to… Continue reading USPTO 0 : Bb 1

Cheating in an Information Technology Era

Some quotes from an article in the NYT on cheating. This recently came up on a WebCT Users list (usually at least once every year). Maybe the timing is right because the academic year at many schools just ended? Test administrators are usually one step behind the cheaters. There are lots of technologies that have… Continue reading Cheating in an Information Technology Era

WebCT DevNet

I have not created any PowerLinks. However, maybe just maybe some of the needs we have could be made into a one? WebCT DevNet The WebCT Vista Developers Network is an online community of developers that are using the WebCT PowerLinks SDK to extend and integrate the WebCT Vista e-learning platform.The WebCT Vista Developers Network… Continue reading WebCT DevNet

Blackboard and WebCT Merger

The threats to switch to Moodle are a little premature over the announcment of the Blackboard and WebCT merger. Moodle seems more like a content management system than a learning management system. Some thoughts Support for WebCT’s existing products is not going away in the near term. Products currently in development probably will finish. Blackboard… Continue reading Blackboard and WebCT Merger