Coming soon – Getting to know Google Apps for Education, Vidyo, iPod/iPad and Android apps, and Moodle
In December 2010, the Center for Teaching and Technology will begin hosting short brown bag sessions to introduce faculty and staff to several different technologies that can be used for everyday productivity, teaching, communication, and instructional design. A notice will go out with a sign up form to attend these sessions. Google Apps for Education will be broken down into Google Docs, Google Calendar, and iGoogle individual sessions. The other topics, Vidyo, iPod/iPad & Android apps, and Moodle will be single sessions. All sessions will be repeated in January and February of 2011.
Online Teaching and Learning Colloquia
Sponsored by: The Department of Teacher Education, Center for Teaching and Technology and Center for the Scholarship of Teaching
Steve Weiland, Professor
Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) and
Thursday, November 20, 2008 – 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Teaching Online with Hypermedia. . . .and Against It
Hypermedia is a format for writing and displaying electronic texts with hyperlinks to related online resources: print, audio, video, informational websites, multi-media exhibits, and more. Hypermedia can make the content of an online course appealingly variable and limitless. But it also represents emerging habits of electronic or digital literacy readily associated with problems of attention and distraction increasingly seen as obstacles to education. This presentation offers a look at how the two features of hypermedia may interact in online courses. Thus, such courses are not only about academic subjects but are also about the nature, possibilities, and problems of online learning. An urgent question to ask is, “What are the prospects for the old literacy—mainly of printed books–in the new one?
Dr. John Dirkx, Professor
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 – 12:00 – 1:30 p.m
A Problem of Process:
Issues in Fostering Collaborative Learning in Online Environments
In its early days, online learning often resembled electronic correspondence study and concerns emerged around student dissatisfaction, alienation, and attrition. To address these issues, some called for the adoption and integration of more collaborative methods of teaching and learning within online environments and a plethora of books, articles, and monographs appeared seeking to foster such ideas as active online learning, virtual learning communities and e-groups. For the most part, these approaches have emphasized instrumental techniques for fostering relational environments and have largely ignored the challenges associated with emotional and dynamic processes of group learning, particularly in online environments. In this session, we will explore the promise and problems associated with fostering collaborative learning in virtual environments, based on eight years of experience with a problem-based learning approach to teaching in online contexts.
Dr. Matthew J. Koehler, Punya Mishra, Mike DeSchryver, Ashish Dore, Megan Clare Fedor, Andrea Ploucher Francis, Anne Heintz, Felix Isaac, and Tae Seob Shin
Thursday, January 22, 2009 – 12:00 – 1:30 p.m
Reflections on Teaching Reflections on Learning
Over the past four semesters the presenters have been teaching a fully online version of TE150, Reflections on Learning. Designing and teaching this course has been a collaborative effort between faculty, graduate students and programmers. In this presentation we will discuss the course, our use of diverse technologies and pedagogies, including games, dynamic discussion forums, social networking, magic tricks and popular film. We will also present information on how students have responded to this format and what we have learned in the process.
Camtasia Studio for Blended Instruction, Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 at 10 a.m., 133F Erickson Hall
Presented by Tim Tansey, Ph.D. – CEPSE
CEP 877 blends multiple technologies toward increasing student learning and retention and utilizes a system that is sustainable and reproducible. The development of videos using a tablet PC, Camtasia software, and imbedded flash-based questions is innovative in its approach in promoting student learning while providing feedback to the instructor. While the Scorm feature was not available due to changes in the Angel technology, students brought their responses and questions related to the flash-based quizzes to class. This information allowed the instructor to design class time around learner proficiencies, and discussion of student perceptions of limitations in their mastery of the knowledge.
Presented by Harold Johnson, Ph.D. and Claudia Pagliaro, Ph.D. – CEPSE
iVisit – iVisit combines audio-video conferencing, instant messaging, presentation and desktop sharing into one powerful unified communication solution. It works on desktop computers and mobile devices, enabling cross carrier and cross platform connectivity. The College of Education has a license for all faculty to use. Please contact Terri Gustafson about activating an account.
Wikispaces is a tool for creating simple web pages that students, faculty and colleagues can collaborate on to create an evolving document. Although there is the free (or ad free version, for a monthly fee) of Wikispaces on the internet, the College of Education owns an institutional license for Wikispaces. Popular uses for Wikispaces includes personal web pages, course pages and project pages. Contact Dave Dai to start your new web page.
AT&T Web Meeting Manager is a tool to collaborate with other using desktop sharing, application sharing, an online whiteboard and chat. It comes with the MSU phone conferencing system. If you are using this toll-free phone number system for a phone conference, Meeting Manager is available for use.
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