Friday, February 17, 2012

USciences Mobile App Launches!

The NEW USciences Mobile App makes accessing the latest news and information about University of the Sciences easier than ever from your iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), Android or Blackberry mobile device.
  • Read the current campus news 
  • Check out the most up-to-date sports events on campus 
  • Know where you need to go with campus maps 
  • See available courses 
  • Watch videos and view photos from USciences 
  • Find and dial emergency numbers

Thursday, February 9, 2012

New Blackboard Learn Interface Announced

Blackboard just announced their Service Pack 8, which significantly changes the look and feel and adds some new functionality. The latest release will improve the experience for students, instructors, and administrators. View the following video playlist to learn about:
  1. Task Based Navigation
  2. A Modern Experience
  3. Easy Edit with Blackboard Drive
  4. Automated Regrading
  5. Introducing Blackboard Learn SP8
  6. New Authentication Framework
  7. SIS Integration Made Simple

This is a Youtube Video Playlist - click Arrow to start and Next to move to the next video.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Education Edition

The NMC Horizon Report 2012 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCUASE Program. This ninth edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, a decade-long research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education. Six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, as well as key trends and challenges expected to continue over the same period, giving campus leaders and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning.