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Using Twitter to Engage Students

Brandy Thatcher and I gave a webinar on “Using Twitter to Engage Students” at the Growing Online Learning conference on Feb. 23, 2012. This was done in Elluminate/ Blackboard Collaborate. I have confirmed that the recording is now active and working. Recording of our webinar Copy of slides Since Elluminate […]

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WordPress Security

Over the course of the past few weeks, I have watched a number of attempted attacks on some of my WordPress sites. Knowing that WordPress powers over 20% of new active websites in the U.S., I thought it appropriate to put together this post on adding some security. As a […]

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A challenge to students

We are now in the second week of the semester. I have a challenge for students in my CMWEB classes. I put together a brief slideshow (using PowerPoint and Adobe Captivate) to include audio and transitions. This information came mostly from a Time Magazine article I read over the weekend […]

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Web Based IDEs

Due to some last minute scheduling issues this semester, I almost had to have an open lab in a room with no removable hard drives and the computers locked down to the point where nothing could be installed. Yep, this would make teaching advanced web technologies a bit dicey. As […]

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What is a Web Professional

We are about to start the Spring, 2012 semester where I teach. Our college [Illinois Central College] has been recognized as a Web Professional Academy since 2006 (when the Web Professional Program began). Before we start the semester, I though I would reflect on what it means to me to […]

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