Tuesday, April 30, 2013

MOOC Resources

Unless you have been living on a remote island with no access to the news, you have been overwhelmed with  the 'buzz' around MOOCs. Needless to say, MOOCs are a 'hot topic' with many opinions and a volatile marketplace. Of course the best way to find out what it's all about is to sign up for one - and there are multitudes! Whether it's Coursera, edX, Udacity - or even Canvas.net, there are plenty of selections available. And you won't be alone if you sign up just to 'lurk' without really participating - it's a common practice.

It makes no difference what strategy you use to become better informed, but it's definitely worthwhile to find out what all of the buzz is about. Indeed, it will probably diminish - but I doubt it will just go away. The odds are high that it will be a permanent part of the online learning landscape for years to come, but in what way it's still too early to tell. Hopefully much will be gained from this 'grand experiment' in higher education.

So, to help you get started on your investigation, I'm adding a few resources here:



Tuesday, April 16, 2013

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Dropbox Master

Sharing large files online -- files too big for e-mail attachments -- can be tricky. Dropbox works by giving you a folder on its site where you can store any files. You can share your folder with other Dropbox users, so that after you upload a large file, someone else can download it. Here are some tips and tricks to make the most use out of your Dropbox account, including getting more space!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

How to recognize phishing e-mails

Since the volume of spam and phishing emails is up recently, it might be wise to be familiar with how phishing emails work so they can be recognized before any damage is done.

How to recognize phishing e-mails