Month: March 2012

Prevent Laptop Computer Theft

Each day, almost 3,000 laptop computers are stolen. Many of these thefts could be prevented. Here are some practical steps you can take to prevent your portable notebook computer from becoming a police statistic. Lock your notebook in your office during off-hours. Whenever possible, take your laptop home with you so you always know where it is. Review and understand the laptop insurance coverage included in your business and homeowners’ policies to ensure that you have coverage for theft. Keep only the most necessary proprietary information on the laptop. Do not load passwords on the laptop, particularly those allowing...

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Moodle versus Blackboard – Toe to toe

Moodle and Blackboard are both popular online LMS solution (Learning Management System) with which the Faculty of Health Sciences can develop complete online courses that can include multimedia content. How do the two compare to each other and what are the benefits unique to each course delivery system?  Let’s explore some of these benefits of  Moodle and Blackboard. Firstly let’s clear the deck and note what Moodle and Blackboard are. Moodle is an Open Source Learning Management System that is provided freely and can be run on many operating systems. According to the Moodle website it is “free to...

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