Course Management Systems are Dead!

Heh. Blackboard Vista is headed for a brick wall? Who knew? 7. Course Management Systems are Dead! Long Live Course Management Systems! Proprietary course management systems are heading for a brick wall. The combination of economic pressures combined with saturated markets and the maturing stage of the life cycle of these once innovative platforms means… Continue reading Course Management Systems are Dead!

Everything to Everyone

This is intended to be a more thoughtful response to Laura regarding Course Management Systems and the need for innovation. Currently, Course Management Systems are bloatware. They got this way by trying to provide everything to everyone. One instructor wants a feature, the university presses for this feature, the CMS programmers put in the feature.… Continue reading Everything to Everyone

Never Go in Against a Sicilian When Death Is on the Line

Much of my adolescence was spent bullying my male peers with snide remarks. While, I don’t think there is one kind of humor, I can see part of humor coming from male hormones. Creatures with horns butt heads. We human males use humor to express our dominance. The best is the sly offhand comment where… Continue reading Never Go in Against a Sicilian When Death Is on the Line

links for 2007-11-23

Can you take a compliment? | Ms. JD (tags: communication conversation) Babies prefer good Samaritans | Science Blog (tags: Psychology) Binary to Text (ASCII) Conversion (tags: javascript nerd tools converter) MSU – Learning Management Systems Evaluation Committee 2006-07 (tags: lms) The Big Juicy Twitter Guide | Caroline Middlebrook (tags: web2.0 guide blogs) the Idea Shower… Continue reading links for 2007-11-23

links for 2007-10-10

Bug ID: 6598410 JVM 1.4.2_14 core dumps in CMS processing references (tags: java Blackboard_Vista garbage-collection) Google Talk (tags: communication Gmail google im chat web2.0 widgets collaboration gadgets social) More Evidence on the (Lack of) Impact of School Choice – Freakonomics – Opinion – New York Times Blog (tags: economics education parenting) BPS RESEARCH DIGEST: What’s… Continue reading links for 2007-10-10

links for 2007-08-27

GotPrint: Full Color Glossy Business Cards (tags: cards) Easy Picture Hanging (tags: lifehacks photography photos DIY) Best Life Magazine: Health & Fitness: Eat these eight foods every day to cover all your nutritional bases (tags: cooking food lifehacks health nutrition) Linux.com :: Is my hardware Linux-compatible? Find out here (tags: linux hardware)