Month: October 2008

Teaching Journal: English 160 (After Third Attempt)

Posted by on October 28, 2008

Last Thursday, I taught a section of English 160 as part of the teaching requirement for Tech Com 404 (Teaching Technical Communiaction). This was quite different from the previoius teaching sessions I conducted for the course. In the previous teaching attempts, I had the students participate in some group activities that were provided by Dr. […]

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Teaching Journal: English 160 (Third Attempt)

Posted by on October 23, 2008

Today I am scheduled to teach English 160 for the third time this semester. Unlike the previous two times (see here and here), I will actually be presenting lecture material to the class on Recommendation Reports. Due to the technical difficulties I experienced last week (there were campus-wide issues with network file storage, preventing people […]

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Teaching Journal: After Teaching English 160 (2nd attempt)

Posted by on October 16, 2008

Today, I taught a section of English 160 on behalf of Dr. Northcut, the regular instructor. The topic of the day was progress reports, which all of the students have to create for their semester-long project. Dr. Northcut supplied some sample progress reports and a grading rubric. My original goal was to have the students […]

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Teaching Journal: Documentum Training (After)

Posted by on October 16, 2008

Yesterday I conducted Documentum Web Publisher training for a group of students. Four of the students were part of a project within the Information Systems & Technology department, tasked with creating an EcoCAR Challenge web site. This is an effort involving Missouri S&T and several other higher-education institutions to create the best, most ecologically friendly […]

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A Study in the Use of Clickers in the Classroom by Dr. Woelk

Posted by on October 14, 2008

Dr. Klaus Woelk, Associate Professor of Chemistry, recently had an article published in the Journal of Chemical Education titled “Optimizing the Use of Personal Response Devices (Clickers) in Large-Enrollment Introductory Courses”. Among other things, Dr. Woelk is very active in teaching students introductory chemistry at Missouri S&T. He has soundly embraced the technology of clickers […]

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Teaching Journal: Documentum Training

Posted by on October 14, 2008

On Wednesday, October 15, 2008, I am scheduled to conduct Documentum Web Publisher (DWP) training for a very small group of students. Presumably, they are working for academic/administrative departments on campus and need to use Documentum to update web pages. I have conducted this type of training in the past and so I am pretty […]

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MITC 2008 — Challenges of Creating Online Content

Posted by on October 8, 2008

Challenges of Creating Online Content (PPT 2007) On October 6-7, 2008, I attended the Morenet Instructional Technology Conference 2008 (MITC). It was an interesting conference focusing on the ways technology is used to enhance learning outcomes in the classrooms. The primary focus seemed to be on K-12 instruction, but there were a number of higher […]

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