In the screencast below, I introduce you to the Site Statistics tool and go over some of the ways it can be used to enhance online instruction. Among other things, the tool provides broad metrics that can establish how often students visit courses (and the converse: how little they visit). It can also assist you with student outreach (by indicating who needs help) as well as provide you with documentation for your Professional Activities Report (PAR). Read Full Post
Computers are great for getting things done. Unfortunately, as is the case with many tools, computing can take up a lot of time and energy. This is why automation software is heroic; it steps in and elbows inefficiency out of the way!
Because professors spend a good deal of their time writing, editing, and grading papers, text automation and expansion tools are particularly useful. Boiled down to its essence, text automation and expansion makes it possible for a writer to type a short snippet of text to generate a longer, predefined text. With powerful “text expanders,” such as PhraseExpress, it is possible to work quickly without sacrificing quality. Not only can you save on time and energy, but you might also save money on your carpal tunnel medical bills! Read Full Post