Watch the recording of the Tech Talk on searching library databases from Feb. 17, 2011.
This video tutorial demonstrates how to access files uploaded to a project space in basecamp, Luther Seminary's web-based project planning software.
Last spring, Kyle Fever came to us in LDT with an interesting request; he wanted to create a trailer for his upcoming online Romans course which would help build some excitement and interest for the course by introducing the main themes and big questions they would be exploring together. This video made available while registration was open so students could see what the course would be about before committing. Kyle does a great job of outlining the big ideas of the course and frames them in ways
is this decade's version of the very first online chat rooms of the 1990s. But rather than just a simple chat interface, it adds video to both ends of the conversation, and the ability to quickly move from one random conversation to the next.
Users sign in and are randomly directed to another user, with whom they can chat (both through video and text-based chat). The catch is, as soon as one member gets even a little bored, they can click "Next" and instantly be taken
Luther Seminary offers quite a few online courses, and even more if one counts residential courses that have an online component. But many students are nervous about online learning for one reason or another.
In this Tech Talk, I discuss some common myths about online learning and explore what a typical online course at Luther Seminary consists of.
One of the big things I've noticed recently is a surge of online multimedia that takes advantage of the web's simple tools to explain complicated phenomena.
is a podcast produced by
National Public Radio
that does a fantastic job of looking at the economic crisis in terms that non-economists can understand. All while avoiding over-simplification and dumbing-down, not an easy task. Having scored a C+ in my introductory college economics course, I never thought I'd be faithfully downloading