I have a confession to make: I’ve never balanced a chequebook. I belong Generation Y, so I’m among those who own a chequebook (unlike my younger brother, a Millennial), but…..
I belong to a certain writers’ group on LinkedIn, which recently offered a valuable lesson for anyone with an internet connection. I get daily emails from LinkedIn that summarize the…..
TRU-OL is now on Pinterest, and to those who have already followed us, thanks for joining! We’re always looking for followers and new people to follow, so if you pin,…..
LIVE PRESENTATION As TRU-OL’s contribution to Open Education Week, please join us online for a live presentation of “Designing and Assessing Engaging Learning Activities” on Tuesday, March 6 from 11:45…..
Last week I was at the Welcome Back BBQ and Student Orientation session on the TRU campus where I happened to meet a very dedicated student. She was enrolled in…..
You probably don’t have it marked on your calendar, but this month, the book Gone with the Wind turned 75. Calendar or no, it’s been hard to avoid; I’ve come…..
I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t want Adam Savage’s job. He works for the TV show Mythbusters and spends his days blowing things up, driving fast cars and re-enacting Hollywood…..
I love my e-reader, mainly because it allows me to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in public without being publicly shamed. (And you really shouldn’t judge: it’s a funny book, in an absurd sort of way.) I also love that I can buy a book at 2 a.m., read a PDF in the sunshine and download my library books. But while higher ed seems eager to experiment with other technologies in the classroom – tablets; BlackBerries; even twitter and texting – the e-reader doesn’t seem to come up very often. So I thought I would ask Brenda Smith, TRU’s distance and document delivery librarian and all-around book guru, about why we don’t hear more about e-books in higher ed, and what you should consider if you’re shopping for an e-reader. Here’s what she said.
With a wave of new and returning students wishing to register for summer courses, it has come to my attention that some people don’t find TRU-OL’s new registration process as…..
My first serious case of procrastinatus occurred when the frog showed up in my mailbox. I was taking a biology course through distance ed when, along with a heavy textbook…..