Classroom Technology

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

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:

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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

Advancing Pedagogy with Clickers in Higher Education

On Wednesday, September 12 at 2:00 p.m., we invite you to participate in an exciting webinar entitled, Advancing Pedagogy with Clickers in Higher Education presented by Elizabeth Scheyder of the University of Pennsylvania.

As clickers become more and more commonplace in higher education, anyone can use them to poll their class on multiple-choice questions or to simply take attendance. But instructors can go beyond and use these devices for more advanced purposes. This presentation will explore the creative and innovative ways in which clickers have been used to advance pedagogy at an Ivy League university, and will provide specific examples instructors can use in their own classes.

Elizabeth Scheyder is a Senior Instructional Technology Specialist in the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, where she supervises a wide variety of projects assisting professors who want to improve their classes with instructional technologies.

Categories: Classroom Technology, Education, Events

Respondus LockDown Browser Fall Webinars

Whether teaching face-to-face or online, we may want to give computer-based assessments with some assurance that students aren't using online resources to help them complete the assessment. Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom Internet browser that locks down the testing environment within a Moodle assessment. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser during a quiz/exam, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading.

If you are interested in LockDown Browser, or the technology around "proctoring exams" in general, please look into attending one of these two webinars! We (LTOE) would love to hear your feedback!

Respondus LockDown Browser: Reduce Cheating During Computer-based Tests (45 minutes)
Wednesday, September 26th at 4 pm ET — Register
Thursday, September 27th at 2 pm ET— Register

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Digital Faculty: Professors, Teaching and Technology, 2012

Professors occasionally get lampooned as luddites responsible for the famously slow pace of change in higher education. But in truth the majority of professors are excited about various technology-driven trends in higher education, including the growth of e-textbooks and digital library collections, the increased use of data monitoring as a way to track student performance along with their own, and the increasingly popular idea of “flipping the classroom.” However, other technology trends are more likely to make professors break into a clammy sweat.

Those are among the findings of "Digital Faculty: Professors, Teaching and Technology, 2012," a study conducted by Inside Higher Ed and the Babson Survey Research Group. On Monday, September 24 at 2 p.m. EDTInside Higher Ed editor Scott Jaschik will discuss the findings with Joshua Kim, director of learning and technology, Master of Health Care Delivery Science program, Dartmouth College, and blogger at Inside Higher Ed; Steve Kolowich, technology reporter at Inside Higher Ed; and Jeff Seaman, co-director, Babson Survey Research Group.

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

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