We used a trial version of Macromedia Captivate to create a Blackboard tutorial demo (attached as a Flash movie; you must be logged in to see the attachment below). Although this demo is still a bit rough (please pardon the voice), it was fairly easy to put together and took less than 10 hrs to make(would probably take even less for more experienced designers). Basically, I recorded the actions I wanted to demo, and then added different elements-- like title slides, more captions, and audio narration -- on top of the initial recording.
In our opinion, Captivate seems a very user-friendly...
If you were not already aware, PBS will broadcast the new documentary Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk (A survey of problems facing U.S. higher education), on Sunday, June 26, 2:00pm. Intended by its producers to begin a national conversation that helps the academy regain its once special status, the two hour program is said to include interviews with several dozen national education leaders discussing a range of quality issues. The program's potential impact on opinion-leading stakeholders would seem to make it a critical viewing experience for ...
I stumbled on this article and thought that it might be interesting to others in this group as well:
According to the May 2005 issue of Fast Company magazine (http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/94/), here's what new insights from psychology and neuroscience have to teach us about organizational change:
Real change isn't motivated by either crisis or fear. The best inspiration comes from leaders who can create compelling and positive visions of the future.
Small, gradual changes rarely lead to transformati...
This is interesting --
Donald Trump Launches On-Line Trump University, which offers short business focused on-line courses and will also add educational consulting and live events, using both business school faculty and Donald himself. Roger Shank has joined as Chief Learning Officer. Here's the site: http://www.trumpuniversity.com