Note to the Community
May 01, 2008 by Scott Finkeldei
Welcome to the seventh issue of Axio Quarterly. Here at Axio we are hard at work on Axio 4.0, which will be released in early August. There are a lot of exciting updates coming in Axio 4.0, including improved interfaces for the Student Groups tool and the Message Board. These changes address some of the most common feedback we get about working with these two tools by making them quicker and easier to navigate, set up and use effectively. There are many other updates and new features in store, and you will find an Axio 4.0 sneak peak on Page 4 of this issue of Axio Quarterly.
Adding video to courses continues to be one of the topics we get asked about most often. This issue of Axio Quarterly features three Axio instructors who are using video in their courses (Page 8). In addition, Tim Seley, one of Axio’s resident Web media experts, has some great tips to help you get started with video.
Also in this issue is a preview of the next Axio Community Conference. This user meeting and conference is a cornerstone of our community and also a good time. I always say our community is strengthened by your experiences, suggestions, frustrations and participation. The Axio Community Conference is a great opportunity to discuss Axio, suggest changes, meet and share experiences with your peers, and learn how to work better. We would love to hear your Axio Learning success stories, methods and tips. If you are interested in presenting or participating in topic discussions at the Axio Conference, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This issue marks the last for our editor in chief, Tina Deines. Tina has guided Axio Quarterly from the very first issue, improving it every time and making it the professional publication you have in front of you now. Her work has been outstanding, and she has done an excellent job of helping all of us understand what it takes to put together a great newsletter. Tina is off to seek her fame and fortune in the world and we wish her all the success she can handle. Thanks, Tina for all your hard work and dedication!