Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Online Tools

A wide array of tools is available to faculty members to assist in the delivery of the curriculum online. The tools linked off the title of this posting are common ones hosted at UIS.

Other Web 2.0 technologies such as Google Docs, wikis, blogs, slideshare,, and many more are hosted off site. The Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning offers training and support for these tools. OTEL also has built a virtual learning island in Second Life where avatars from around the world meet to engage each other in teaching and learning activities.

A new Faculty Resource Center is maintained by OTEL with a dozen computers capable of supporting resource-intensive applications and predictive data analytics.

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