Friday, December 16, 2011

Great Ideas for Adobe in Higher Ed mini-contest: January 15- February 15, 2012

After exploring the new Creative Suite 5.5 from Adobe, it is impossible not to see the exciting ways we can integrate the CS options into our classrooms. In fact, today marks the beginning of a the "Great Ideas for Teaching with Adobe Products" Mini-Contest here at Communication and Higher Education blog as part of an exciting collaborative partnership with the blog, "A Millennial Professor's View of Higher Education" ( 
"Great Ideas for Integrating Adobe Products in Higher Education" Mini-Contest

Look for the mini-contest to launch on January 15, 2012. Final submissions will be due by midnight on February 15, 2012.

Faculty, Staff, and Students are encouraged to submit an idea! We encourage ideas focused on (but not limited to) the following:
- Classroom Ideas (Face-to-Face or Hybrid)
- Student Activities/Student Affairs
- Student Organizations
- Admissions and Recruitment
- Campus-Wide Events
- Supplemental Instruction
- Learning Communities
- Online Instruction/E-Training

Voting Period
The readers will vote on the best entries from Monday, February 20th to Friday, February 24, 2012. The WINNER of the contest will receive a copy of the CS5.5 Master Collection!

Good luck everyone and HAPPY CREATING!

See the submission form below!

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Semester in review

From Twitter to tenure, it has been a busy semester here at The Communication and Higher Education blog. Thank you for reading, emailing, following, liking, and tweeting throughout the semester! As the term draws to a close, it is easy to shift into a reflective mode. This is true in the blogosphere as well. There were many diverse topics this semester.

Check out some of the top posts (most often read, clicked, or those resulting in the most emails) from the recent months and consider sharing a few of your thoughts or comments:

That academic life: 
There were many discussions about our sometimes tenuous hold on faculty life and the swirling responsibilities housed within that life, but the top read in this arena were:

Teaching and technology:
Tech toys and options for our class including:

Most read:

Of no surprise at all, the most read topic of this Fall 2011 semester was..."Social media in the college classroom" which resulted in many emails and some amazing conversations about the changing place of social media in our every day instruction.

THANK YOU for sharing this semester with Communication and Higher Education blog and look for many new topics (and continued topics) throughout the winter break and as we embark on another new term in January.

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