On April 24th, LTOE sponsored the annual Spotlight on Faculty event. Each of the presentations explored a variety of interesting and innovative approaches to including technology in their teaching. We have recorded these 15 minute presentations and have made them available to watch on our website. Click on the presentation title to watch the recording.
- Cathie LeBlanc (Communication and Media Studies): Got Game? Gamification and Grading in the College Classroom
- Ann Berry (Education): Utilizing Videoconferencing (Adobe Connect) in Face-to-Face, Hybrid and Online Courses
- Louise McCormack (Health and Human Performance): Mahara - Much More Than an ePortfolio
- Vanessa Alander (English): Twitter: Rhetorical and Pedagogical Benefits in the Classroom
- Paul Fedorchak (Psychology): Audio Feedback Using MP3 Files
- Brad Allen (College of Business Administration): Using Turnitin to Improve Student Writing
- Christine Rine (Social Work): Leveraging Google Docs in the classroom
- iPad/iBook Authoring Initiative
- Carlo Esidore (College of Business Administration): Behold the Power of Camtasia!
- Mary Ann McGarry (Environmental Science and Policy): What Can Kaltura Do For You?
- Gerry Buteau and Elaine Allard (Elementary Education and Childhood Studies): Poster - From Paper to Electronic
Click link below to join the Adobe Connect meeting.
Login as a "Guest" around 7:20pm to test your audio.
If you've never attended an Adobe Connect meeting, you may want to:
Test your connection: http://plymouthstate.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
Get a quick Connect overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html
LTMOOC is a collaborative course for language teachers of all levels to discuss and gain a deeper understanding of emerging trends in blended teaching and learning of world languages, including the methodology, best practices, and practical application of the blended and online classroom. The course will facilitate discussion and development of ideas in a connectivist-style MOOC, inviting all course participants to contribute. LTMOOC is designed to equip participants with the necessary core knowledge and skill set for designing, implementing, and improving a blended or online classroom.
Here's a video that describes it too:
For more information or to sign up, visit www.ltmooc.com
Learning Technologies and Online Education (LTOE) is proud to announce this year’s Spotlight on Faculty, to be held on Wednesday April 24, 2013 in the Heritage Commons. This popular event gives instructors a chance to present to their peers technologies they use at Plymouth State. Proposals to present are welcome on a variety of instructional technologies in the classroom, whether it be face to face, blended, or online. Proposals focusing on administrative, professional development, and research applications are also welcome.
Link to proposal form HERE!
Lots of teaching and learning resources available on the NHDRC website...
Course: OER-101: Locating, Creating, Licensing and Utilizing OER
***FULL COURSE CONTENT AVAILABLE JANUARY 23RD***
Description: OER-101: Locating, Creating, Licensing and Utilizing Open Educational Resources or OERs is a self-paced online community course that has been built to demonstrate how to find, adapt, and develop OERs step-by-step. These OERs may then be licensed via Creative Commons, printed and bound, and integrated into any type of learning environment. The course is organized into five “pursuits,” each of which represents one facet of the world of OERs. Participants are encouraged to complete all of the pursuits by following the suggested course progression, but each pursuit can also be completed individually.
Read about the design team's experience creating the course.
When: Thursday, December 13, 2012
Where: Lamson 217
The workshop recording is HERE.
The primary goal of this presentation is to provide participants with the most up-to-date information available concerning the ground breaking copyright and fair use case ruling issued May 11, 2012 in Cambridge University Press et al v. Georgia State University. For the first time, a court decision painstakingly evaluates seventy-five instances of alleged infringements by analyzing and explaining the four fair use factors in relation to each alleged infringement. In addition, the court lays out the most specific guidance provided by a court to date to assist faculty members, librarians, instructional designers and others in applying fair use when using chapters or sections of books in learning management systems and e-reserves.
More info HERE.
Instreamia is sponsoring the first-ever language MOOC, for first-year, college-level Spanish students. The course will be a combination of recorded video instruction, conversation practice with other students, and homework assignments given and evaluated through the integrated Instreamia learning platform. In these assignments, students will practice listening recognition, vocabulary understanding, context comprehension, and grammar usage. For the first time, adaptive learning will combine with MOOC methodology to offer an unparalleled experience to the masses.
Course runs January 21 through April 8, 2013.
Read more about the course and sign up at www.SpanishMOOC.com.