[nobe-l] tutoring online
cfogle at unm.edu
Sat Dec 31 21:28:55 UTC 2011
Thanks, Hope, for offering to look at tutor.com. I haven't heard of
moodle. Seems like online colleges use different course management systems.
Regarding silverlite and netflix, a friend of mine says that there's a
list of keyboard commands on the netflix site. You can do a search or
we'll find the link for you.
On 12/30/2011 11:37 AM, Hope Paulos wrote:
> Hello Sheryl. I am looking into the moodle platform which seems to be
> fairly accessible. I just looked at it last night so haven't really
> dealved into it. Moodle will allow you to create exams online, collect
> assignments from students, have an online gradebook, etc. Like I say I
> have to dealve into it more. I'll take a look at tutor.com to see
> how well the software works. The netflix website uses Microsoft
> silverlight. I believe it's not that accessible-- at least I had
> trouble with the netflix site but I'll check out tutor.com
> Hope Paulos
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "cheryl fogle" <cfogle at unm.edu>
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>> I'd like to combine two recent threads for tutoring and teaching
>> online. There's a website called tutor.com where interaction between
>> students and tutors occurs in real time online. Has anyone applied
>> for freelance work at that site or used it as a student? The software
>> they advertize is called microsoft silverlight? and I think that is a
>> web plug in, but I'm not entirely sure of the technical requirements
>> with screen readers.
>> Expanding further, what are people's experiences generally with
>> online course management systems and screenreaders from the
>> instructor roles? When I taught classes on campus last year, I posted
>> powerpoint presentations for my lectures to WEBCT (now blackboard I
>> think) and ignored the rest of that platform. I'm not sure if I'll
>> apply for online teaching positions in the future, but I see those
>> jobs and don't want to close off those options for employment.
>> Happy Holidays.
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