More and more, instructors are asking “how do I get the students to do the work….how do track them in the LMS…” and many times the conversation degrades into carrots and sticks. How many points do I award, what penalty can I impose? But in a few classes, students are given a huge amount of […]
All teachers, instructors, professors are talking about IT….that “it” being technology in the classroom; learning via social media; incorporating student-generated content into our syllabi; utilizing technology to further discussions into the online sphere; being technology literate and savvy and, of course, innovative. There are so many ways we feel pressure to teach to this new […]
Amy Greene (Evergreen) and Erica Andree (Pacific) are hosting Orientation Sessions for Editors and Site Builders on February 29th. Editor Orientation at 2pm PST Site Builder Orientation at 3pm PST. To participate, log into http://oregonstate.adobeconnect.com/nwacco/ as...
Demand for both effectiveness and flexibility in the delivery of course material becomes increasingly complex as the student population changes and as courses incorporate more online components. Instructors can use Camtasia Relay to easily record lecture material and make screencasts available to students anytime, in multiple formats (design). Instructors can increase teaching presence through recorded […]
I must say that the best part of my job as an Academic Technology Specialist is when faculty drop by with new ideas or new technologies they find useful. I had a conversation this past week with Dr. Eric Anctil who was excited to show me the “OnLive Desktop” app for the iPad. Dr. Anctil […]
INTRODUCTION Whitman College Technology Services has problems with Apple IDs and the Apple App Store. In this post, I’ll describe those problems and explain the strategies we are employing to address them. DEFINING THE...
There has been much talk about digital literacy and the importance of preparing students to be digital citizens. Jason Ohler talks about the DAOW of literacy. “Digital, Art, Oral and Written literacies- the DAOW of literacy – are crucial for personal, academic and workplace success in the Digital Age.” So what is that […]
Student Thoughts on Active Learning Space I am teaching an educational technology course in SPU’s new active learning space classroom.* The course is taught in a blended format so we will spend about 30% of the instructional time face-to-face in this classroom. That works out to be three three-hour sessions. In our first face-to-face class […]