As the international headquarters for the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, Towson University is responsible for overseeing the organization’s programs, membership development efforts, policy agenda, and overall day-to-day activities. Since the organization’s founding in 1990, we have been producing a best practices journal Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum.
The journal has been on the cutting edge of many of higher education’s biggest issues over the past 23 years including community engagement, financial aid, economic development, faculty rewards, and education reform. The most recent issue Web 2.0 Technologies at Metropolitan Universities aims to address “how universities are currently using Web 2.0 technologies to educate students, collaborate with community members, and work more efficiently.”
I wanted to share three specific articles from the journal that I found particularly interesting:
- Moving Beyond Blackboard: Using a Social Network as a Learning Management System by Christopher Thacker, Towson University College of Business & Economics
- Web 2.0 for the Online Graduate Student: Technology Immersion for Both Curriculum and Residency by Anne M. Hewitt and Susan S. Spencer, Seton Hall University
- Blog Attack: New Teaching Strategies to Engage Today’s College Students by Dennis Castro, California State University, Monterey Bay
Bobbie currently serves as the Executive Director for the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, headquartered at Towson University. The international membership organization is the longest-running and largest organization focused on supporting and growing a community of like-minded individuals and institutions who work together to develop answers to the pressing educational, economical, and social issues of the day.