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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.

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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.


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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 learncamtasia.com, a Camtasia training company run by Michelle Schoen and Lon Naylor.

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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:

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How to Integrate Student Response Systems into Your Classrooms: Webinar

Join in on September 20th to learn the multiple benefits of using student response systems in classroom, including: formative assessment, the option to customize content, frequent progress monitoring, real time results and the ability to allow students to pace themselves. Also, get a glimpse at how an SRS system can be used to teach students lessons around the 2012 election season.

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Free Professional Development Conference: EdCamp Seacoast 2012

October 27, 2012
Portsmouth Middle School
Portsmouth, NH

EdCamp Seacoast is an unconference. What Does That Mean?

Come enjoy a day with colleagues from the tri-state area and beyond. Arrive with an idea for a session that you would like to lead or with the anticipation of a full day of learning. A session might explore a technology tool, a discussion about best practices, or a collaborative presentation with multiple facilitators.
During the first hour, you will have time to meet other teachers over coffee. There will be an empty session board where you and all attendees can post session titles. Over the course of the day, you will have the opportunity to attend up to four sessions. Edcamps empower attendees with the rule to “vote with your feet”. If a session doesn’t meet your needs, simply get up and move on to another room.
We will be providing a certificate of attendance for the professional development you receive. You will learn something new, maybe make a new friend, and receive information that you can immediately apply in your classroom and professional life!

What is the Cost?
EdCamp Seacoast is free. Lunch will be provided by local sponsors.

What Should I Bring?
Bring a friend. A laptop with wireless Internet is useful. It will allow you to view the session board online, take notes, and view websites discussed throughout the day.

How Do I Register?
Visit our website http://edcamp.wikispaces.com/edcamp+Seacoast and reserve your space. Registration is limited.

Please feel free to send an email to edcampseacoast@gmail.com or call (207) 619-3097

Follow along on twitter @edcampSeacoast and #edcampSeacoast

Categories: Education, Events, Presentations/Workshops, Web 2.0

THATCamp New England - Oct 19 - 20

The third annual THATCamp New England will be held at Brown University in Providence, RI, on Friday, October 19, and Saturday, October 20.
THATCamp ("The Humanities and Technology Camp") is an unconference around the topic of how technology is influencing teaching, research, and service among humanists at universities and colleges. THATCamp New England 2012 is being hosted by Brown University with the generous support and sponsorship of NERCOMP.

The conference will have two parts. First, the conference will have a day of workshops, all day Friday. These hands-on, instructor-led sessions will introduce participants to the basic skills, tools, and concepts of the digital humanities, with no prior experience required or assumed. We are planning short workshops on text encoding, database concepts and visualization, among others.Second, on Saturday there will be a number of "unconference" sessions. Participants will propose session topics on the conference website in advance. On the morning of the conference, participants will vote on the topics to create the schedule for the rest of the day.

Participants will then organize discussions or work together on various technologies, rather than reading and responding to papers.

THATCamp is a conference that welcomes graduate students, faculty, educational technologists, librarians, museum professionals and anyone else who is working or wants to work in the humanities and with technology.

You should be interested in Digital Humanities, and you should attend THATCamp if:
--You use emerging technologies to rethink what "the humanities" is all about.
--You collaborate with people across disciplines and backgrounds to explore innovations in academia
--You are willing to experiment with new pedagogies and research approaches made possible by new technologies
--You are not afraid to work closely and collaboratively with your friendly neighborhood technologist
--You are willing to take a do it yourself approach to creating the tools and technologies you need for your teaching and/research
--You use technology in a way that disregards traditional boundaries between disciplines and hierarchies --I'm sure others will have different and additional perspectives, but that's what springs to my mind first.

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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

ELI Webinar: The Six Dimensions of Next-Generation Learning

Date: September 10, 2012
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET (UTC-4); convert to your time zone
Speakers: Andy Calkins, Deputy Director, Elina Alayeva, Program Officer,
and Nancy Millichap, Program Officer from NGLC
Join NGLC and our partners at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) for a discussion on the field of next generation learning. In this special webinar, participants will learn techniques used to successfully transform educational outcomes with technology and will discover how experts in the field are putting next-generation learning into practice on their campuses. ELI has opened this event to non-members. Limited seating, register today.

Link to replay webinar HERE.

Categories: Events, Web 2.0

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