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The Free Professor

This web site is maintained by Scott P. Randby (Ph.D., Mathematics) and promotes the use of Free Software in teaching.

Polygonal Prose

The central focus of this blog/vlog is EMPOWERMENT: the encouragement for faculty to make use of the best possible tools for teaching their courses.

BRICK-AND-MORTAR
SEMINARS DEMONSTRATIONS,
AND
WORKSHOPS

ONLINE LESSONS

 

The focus of this site is to promote the use of any software tools available (proprietary or free) for practical, efficient and effective applications in teaching. Even when one is not teaching a Distance Education course, such tools can be useful (or not) for instruction.  For me, always, the central question is this: are my course structure and needs controlling my teaching tools (and gimmicks), or are my teaching tools (and gimmicks) controlling my course structure and needs.  I have found that, be it proprietary software or non-proprietary software, technology can be limiting, particularly if the instructor is limited by her knowledge of ways to manipulate that technology.  Thus, it becomes an exploration of what one can do with what is available, even with technological support.  It becomes, in other words, an issue of control.

A Cyberghost Professor is maintained by me, Carol L. Robinson (Ph.D., English). I teach college level English courses (composition, early British literature, medieval literature, film and literature, Deaf culture literature,...).  I have been a 100% online Distance Educator for three years, but I have been working with technology (as supplement to classroom teaching) for much longer than that-- in fact, whether we recognize it or not, most of us have been teaching with some level or form of digitial technology since the '80s (some of us since long before that, since before I was even born). 

Links to Tools & Research

WORD PROCESSING & PRESENTATIONS
WEB PAGE DESIGNING & HOSTING
GRAPHICS PROGRAMS
SCREEN AND VIDEO CAPTURE & EDITING SOFTWARE
ANIMATION SOFTWARE
ACCESSIBILITY
DEWS: Deaf English Writing Support
SELECTED SOURCES: THEORY, PRAXIS & WHIMS
(Created with a Humanties Bias in Focus)

GENERAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY FOCUS
ball American Journal of Distance Education
ball ASEAN Journal of Open and Distance Learning
ball Asian Journal of Distance Education
ball British Journal of Educational Technology
ball CITE Journal: Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education
ball Distance Education: An International Journal
ball Journal of Education Technology & Society
ball E-Learning and Digital Media
ball Educational Technology Research and Development
ball The Electronic Journal of e-Learning
ball EURODL: European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning
ball First Monday
ball Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects (IJELLO)
ball International Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning
ball International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies
ball International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD)
ball International Journal of Learning and Media
ball Interactive Learning Environments
ball The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
ball The Internet and Higher Education
ball JOLT: Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
ball The Journal of Applied Instructional Design
ball The Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN)
ball Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
ball The Journal of Distance Education / Revue de l'Éducation à Distance
ball Journal of Educational Technology & Society
ball The JEO (The Journal of Educators Online)
ball Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice
ball Journal of Instructioonal Delivery Systems
ball Journal of Interactive Instruction Development
ball Journal of Interactive Online Learning
ball Journal of Interactive Media in Education
ball Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning
ball Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE)
ball Learning, Media and Technology
ball Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning
ball The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education

PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS, ADMINISTRATION, & QUICK-FIXES
ball Academy of Management Learning & Education
ball Distance Education Report
ball Distance Learning For Educators, Trainers, and Leaders
ball Educause Review
ball eLearn Magazine
ball eSchool News: Technology News for Today's K-20 Educator
ball Faculty Focus: Higher Ed Teaching Strategies
ball Learning Solutions Magazine
ball Research in Distance and Adult Learning Link
ball OJDLA: Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration
ball TechTrends
ball T.H.E. Journal: Transforming Education through Technology
ball Usability News

COMPOSITION, LANGUAGE & THE HUMANITIES
ball ArtMargins
ball Computer Music Journal
ball Computers and Composition: An International Journal
ball Digital Creativity
ball Computers and Composition Online
ball Digital Humanities Quarterly
ball Digital Medievalist: The Journal of the Digital Medievalist Community
ball Digital Studies / Le champ numérique
ball Grey Room
ball Journal of Digital Humanities
ball The Journal of Electronic Publishing
ball Journal of Music, Technology & Education
ball Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy
ball Language Learning & Technology
ball Literary & Linguistic Computing
ball October
ball PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art
ball RhetNet: A Cyberjournal for Rhetoric and Writing
ball Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments
ball The Working Papers (Computing in the Humanities)

ACADEMIC CONFERENCES & ORGANIZATIONS
ball American Academy of Arts & Sciences
ball Chaucer METAPAGE
ball Association for Computers and the Humanities
ball Committee on Computers in Composition and Communication
(Conference on College Composition and Communication)
ball Computers and Writing Conference
ball Digital Humanities Conference
ball Digital Medievalist
ball Humanist Discussion Group
ball International Center of Medieval Art
ball Medieval Electronic Multimedia Organization (MEMO)
ball THATCamp: The Humanities and Technology Camp
ball Tolkien Studies on the WEB

GENERAL EDUCATION ARTICLES & BOOKS
ball Handbook of Distance Education
(Ed. Michael Grahame Moore, 3rd Ed.)
ball Seven Futures of American Education:
Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World

(John Sener, 2012)
ball Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching:
How to "Be There" for Distance Learners

(Rosemary M. Lehman and Simone C. O. Conceição, 2010)
ball The One World School House: Education Reimagined
(Salman Khan, 2012)
ball Higher Education in the Digital Age
(William G. Bowen, 2013)
ball Trends and Issues in Distance Education:
International Perspectives

(Eds. Lya Visser, Yusra Laila Visser, Ray J. Amirault, 2nd Ed., 2012)
ball Learning on Demand:
Online Education in the United States, 2009

(Elaine I. Allen and Jeff Seaman, 2010)
ball Adult Learning Open University Determinants (ALOUD) Study:
Psychological Factors Associated with Study Success

(Joyce Neroni, Renate De Groot, and Pal A. Kirschner, 2013)
ball Gamification: Applying Game Principles to Your Teaching
ball
The Trouble with Online College
(The New York Times, 8 FEB 2013)
ball The Real Digital Change Agent
(The Chronicle of Higher Education, 4 MAR 2013)
ball Special Issue: Deploying 21st Century Writing on the Economic Frontlines
(Computers and Composition, Spring 2013)

DIGITAL HUMANITIES BLOGS
ball In the Middle
ball The Medieval in Motion

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Carol L. Robinson, Ph.D.
Last Updated: June 8, 2014