March 2014

Events | Workshops | Tips and Resources | Articles of Interest

Announcements

Blackboard will be down Saturday, March 22 from 2:00 AM -7:00 AM for maintenance.

Blackboard Upgrade will take place on Saturday, May 17, 2014. The system will be unavailable on this day.

CIT Events

Worldwide Open Education Week 2014

March 10-15, 2014

Check out the events going around nationally and internationally on open education resources.

MCO Conference June 4, 2014

April 14 is the deadline for proposals

Tips and Resources

Which online instructor characteristics help student succeed? According to a student survey, the top three characteristics of an outstanding online teacher are communication compassion, and organization

Read more: Instructor Characteristics That Affect Online Student Success

Blackboard Suggestion Box: Share your suggestions to Blackboard

Blackboard Community Programs: Idea Exchange, Teaching Series, etc.

Reading and Articles of Interest

US PIRG report finds students would perform better with open textbooks

NMC Horizon Report – 2014 Education Edition

Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, giving campus leaders and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning.

NMC Horizon Report