SoTL Applied: Evidence-based Strategies for Better Classroom Discussions

Written by Jennifer Friberg, SoTL Scholar-Mentor at Illinois State University Over the last few years, my colleague, Kathleen McKinney, has been adding to a document titled A Sampling of What We Kn…

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Active learning can be a large activity that your class is involved in or it can be as simple as incorporating discussions in your class.  Start out small and have students discuss solutions with the person sitting next to them.  Have them come to a consensus on the answer.  Then have them discuss their answer with another pair close to them. Can they come to consensus as well?  It can take as little as five minutes of class time but it can have great rewards for your overall class.  What you are actually doing is having the students process information before they leave the classroom. This can help them remember this information when preparing for exams.

Will You Be Using Tegrity Lecture Capture For FALL 2015?

Do you plan to use Tegrity lecture capture during FALL 2015? If so, then Educational Technology will need to gather some basic information from you so that we may prepare any room(s) in which you will be teaching with the appropriate … [Continue reading]

REMINDER: Using Clickers in Fall 2015?

If you are planning to use clickers in your FALL 2015 classes, please visit the clicker registration page (linked below) to register your classes by Friday, August 7. https://itweb.mst.edu/auth-cgi-bin/cgiwrap/clickers/request_clickers.pl This … [Continue reading]

VoiceThread Maintenance Scheduled for July 18th, 2015

VoiceThread will be performing system updates on Saturday, July 18 from 12:00 AM to 8:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time. VoiceThread will be unavailable from 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM, and service will be available but slow from 2:00 AM to 8:00 AM. Date: … [Continue reading]

Blackboard Back to Normal (mostly)

Blackboard services are largely restored. We are seeing a few lingering effects from last week's Blackboard problems, but they are being dealt with on a case-by-case at this time and are NOT part of any continuing problems with Blackboard. If … [Continue reading]

TEGRITY Courses Purged at End of Semester – SPRING 2015

IMPORTANT! Please read the following message VERY carefully! Educational Technology (EdTech) will be purging ALL course sessions stored in Tegrity at close of business on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Missouri S&T’s usage agreement with Tegrity … [Continue reading]

Will You Be Using Tegrity Lecture Capture For SUMMER/FALL 2015?

Do you plan to use Tegrity lecture capture during SUMMER/FALL 2015? If so, then Educational Technology will need to gather some basic information from you so that we may prepare any room(s) in which you will be teaching with the appropriate … [Continue reading]

Black Man’s Think Tank Hosts “A Conversation on Learning” on May 4 at 6 p.m. in Havener Center

The Black Man’s Think Tank will be hosting an event called “A Conversation on Learning” on Monday, May 4, at 6 p.m. in St. Pat’s A of the Havener Center. George Holmes (ghbn8@mst.edu), President of the Black Man’s Think Tank, is the point of … [Continue reading]

Online Learning Consortium Effective Practice Award 2015 – Angie Hammons & Amy Skyles

Angie Hammons (left) and Amy Skyles (right) with their OLC Effective Practice Award 2015

Angie Hammons, Manager of Educational Technology at Missouri S&T, and Amy Skyles, an Instructional Designer for EdTech recently accepted the 2015 Sloan-C Effective Practice Award from the Online Learning Consortium. They received the award for … [Continue reading]

Having issues with VDI and VM usage?

If you’re experiencing difficulties when using the VDI or VM tools, please help us to best troubleshoot the issue by keeping the following tips in mind: Please notify the IT Help Desk as soon as possible! Timely problem reporting helps us to … [Continue reading]