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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ray Schroeder interview discusses the endless semester

An interview with Ray Schroeder, director of the Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning, appeared in the October 15, 2007, issue of Distance Education Report, a Magna Publication. In the interview, titled "RSS and the Endless Semester," Schroeder explains how current and former students are increasingly subscribing to RSS feeds and how that practice can extend a semester's reach indefinitely. The text of the interview can be accessed, for a fee, at www.magnapubs.com/issues/magnapubs_der/11_20/news/600821-1.html.

Schroeder is also contributing a chapter on the topic to the forthcoming book Wired for Learning: An Educator’s Guide to Web 2.0, to be published in 2009 by Information Age Publishing.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Pierceson gives keynote address

Jason Pierceson, assistant professor of Political Studies and Legal Studies, gave the keynote address at the 16th Annual Illinois State University Conference for Students of Political Science, held April 4 at ISU in Normal. Pierceson's address was titled "Same-Sex Marriage as a Case for Political Science."

Friday, March 28, 2008

Khaund makes presentation at regional conference

Munindra Khaund, multimedia education coordinator in Information Technology Services -- with colleagues from UIC and UIUC and in collaboration with Apple -- presented a session titled "Apple and University of Illinois - iTunes U: Tips for Getting Started," at the Midwest EDUCAUSE 2008 conference, March 17-19 in Chicago. The presentation focused on workflow, production and support, and dissemination of information via iTunes U.

Khaund has led the podcasting effort at UIS and two years ago was instrumental in UIS' entrance into the league of elite institutions across the nation that are iTunes U campuses. He is the author of one of the first podcasting "Guidelines and Policies" manuals, a document that has become the foundation for podcasting guidelines and policies at several educational institutions across the country.