Author Archives: sarobison

Virtual Workshop: Copyright and Fair Use Case against Georgia State University

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.

Categories: Web 2.0

Try a MOOC: Learn Spanish!

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

Categories: Web 2.0

Turnitin Webinar: Engaging Faculty and Students to Resist Plagiarism Through Policy and Practice

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Time: 12:00 pm

Are you interested in promoting academic integrity and resisting the practice of plagiarism in your classroom?  As a follow-up to an earlier webcast, this session (second of two-part series) will introduce a model to advance student moral decision making with a focus on promoting academic integrity and resisting plagiarism. Examples for student-led activities will be presented along with links to additional resources.

Categories: Web 2.0

Turnitin Webinar: Writing in Science and History? Effectively Teach Writing Across the Curriculum

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012
Time:  1:00 pm 

Recording of webinar is HERE.

How can instructors teaching in other disciplines effectively evaluate student writing? How can English and composition departments promote more effective writing assessment in other disciplines? Following an approach based on rhetorical analysis, instructors across the disciplines can learn how to provide better feedback on student writing.

In this webcast, we will look at how to conduct a rhetorical analysis of student writing and learn how to develop and share writing rubrics that can be used to promote student writing beyond composition.

Valerie Balester is a Professor of English and Executive Director of the University Writing Center at Texas A&M University. She specializes in rhetoric and composition and has extensive experience training and supervising writing teachers. Valerie recently published an article on rubrics in Race and Writing Assessment (Eds. Asao B. Inoue and Mya Poe, Peter Lang, 2012). Her current project is an assessment of the effectiveness of the writing-in-the disciplines program at Texas A&M University.


Categories: Web 2.0

Google Apps in the Classroom - Virtual Workshop

Many institutions are implementing Google Apps for administrative reasons (to provide email to students, for example). Google Apps, though, has many facets and the resources can also be used as a pedagogical tool for teaching and learning. Through this workshop, attendees will gain a better understanding of the Google Apps for Higher Education and how they can be utilized inside and outside of the classroom. Attendees will also see through specific examples how faculty at North Shore Community College use Google Apps with their students.

Andrea Milligan will present an overview of the Google Apps for Higher Education. She will also discuss the various uses and benefits of each tool in the teaching and learning environment.

Larry Davis will discuss how he uses Google Documents, Google Sites, and Blogger in his onsite and online courses. His presentation will use examples from student projects to highlight the pedagogical benefits of using each tool.

Lance Eaton will explore Google Forms both as a means of surveying students and soliciting feedback throughout the semester and developing rubrics for either instructor or peer feedback. And he will also highlight some of the benefits and uses of using Google Documents to organize course and student work.

November 14th, 2012
How and Where:
LTOE is sponsoring this event, and will be streamed in Lamson 217. The recording of this event will be posted here when it is available.

Watch the recorded event HERE!

Scott Robison

Categories: Classroom Technology, Events, Presentations/Workshops, Web 2.0

Webinar: How'd They Do it? Camtasia Screencast Contest Winners Tell All

When: Thursday, October 25th at 8 pm.

Three winners of the Camtasia Screencast Video Contest will be showcasing their videos and how they created them. There will be an open Question and Answer session towards the end for you to pick their brains to find out what it takes to create a winning video.



This event is sponsored by, a Camtasia training company run by Michelle Schoen and Lon Naylor.

Categories: Web 2.0

LTOE Sponsors: Introduction to Blended Learning

LTOE is happy to sponsor a NERCOMP Virtual Workshop on Introduction to Blended Learning on October 9 from 1-2pm in Lamson 102. Come expecting to learn about the types of blended learning, tools of the trade, and different ways to design blended courses. Barbara Schwartz from Lesley University will be leading the webinar. This will also be a good opportunity to check out what a webinar is all about!

Here is the link to the recording of the event:

Categories: Classroom Technology, Events, Presentations/Workshops

BlendKit 2012 - All about Blended Learning

Though the online course is underway, here is the link to the archived recordings. Feel free to jump in and take advantage of the resources!

Categories: Education, Presentations/Workshops

Webinar: Camtasia Studio for E-Learning - 4 Case Studies

Webinar Date:  Tuesday, Sept. 25th --> 4:00 p.m

Replay of webinar available HERE through 9/28/2012!

Top Camtasia trainers and video pros Lon Naylor & Michelle Schoen
will demonstrate:

* How to develop your Camtasia E-learning strategy
* How to determine if Camtasia Studio is the right tool for your project
* How Camtasia can engage the learning and allow interactivity
* How to capture quiz scores and integrate with an LMS
* And more...

This is content you don't want to miss!

Seats are limited so sign up NOW:

Categories: Web 2.0

How our Students Take Exams at a Distance: University of West Alabama, Frontier Nursing University & Student Perspectives

Webinar Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 2pm

Replay of webinar available HERE!

The University of West Alabama and Frontier Nursing University have made a substantial commitment and investment in technology that has allowed them to grow their distance learning offerings. As a result, they have seen a reduction in online cheating, improved customer satisfaction and ultimately are assured that their institution’s academic integrity is preserved. But having the right technology solution to enable easy, reliable and secure, remote testing is only the first step – having the right strategy in place is critical to ensuring success.

Categories: Classroom Technology, Education, Presentations/Workshops

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