Month: June 2008

Campus License Agreement for Respondus Software Application

Posted by on June 30, 2008

Missouri S&T now has a campus licensing agreement for Respondus. Respondus is a software application that allows instructors to create tests, quizzes, and other assessments for use in their course. Respondus is compatible with Blackboard and other learning management systems. Instructors who have already purchased a license for Respondus will not need to renew their […]

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Are Your Distance Students Paying Attention?

Posted by on June 27, 2008

The Wired Campus (blog of The Chronicle of Higher Education) has a posting up that describes a new technology instructors can use to determine if distance students are actually paying attention. A YouTube video about the technology is posted below. The sample size used in this study was only 8 subjects, but definitely seemed to […]

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Do Conversations Matter in Web 2.0?

Posted by on June 27, 2008

Dr. Trent Batson, who also wrote an article on the irrelevance of paper-based instruction, has written a new article for Campus Technology–"Learning in the Webiverse: How Do You Grade a Conversation?" Dr. Batson first introduces his article with an anecdote of a colleague of his who monitored students’ postings to Blackboard. Students who simply posted […]

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Educational Technology Offers Clicker Training for Instructors on Thursday, June 26, 2008

Posted by on June 18, 2008

On Thursday, June 26, 2008, Educational Technology will be hosting two training sessions for instructors who use clickers (or will be using clickers) to teach courses this fall. IT will be releasing TurningPoint 2008 in conjunction with Office 2007 this fall, so EdTech strongly recommends ALL clicker faculty attend at least one of the two […]

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Next-Gen.Edu Classrooms

Posted by on June 4, 2008

This month’s issue of Campus Technology has an article by Dian Schaffhauser (Incubating Next-Gen.Edu) wherein she discusses how universities across the country are learning from each other to create new technology-enhanced classrooms to enhance the student learning experience. "Incubator classrooms", as she calls them, usually have a number of distinguishing features: multiple projector/video displays, pods […]

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Strategies for Establishing E-learning Policies

Posted by on June 3, 2008

In 2004, Educause Quarterly published an article on "The Importance of Policies in E-Learning Instruction" by Shirley Waterhouse and Rodney Rogers. This article is a very good overview of the issues that instructors need to think about when creating online courses. As with any course (traditional or new-fangled technological), it is important to establish from […]

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