Month: November 2008

Teaching Journal: After Teaching English 160 (Fourth Attempt)

Posted by on November 20, 2008

Today I substitute taught English 160 once again. I think it will be the last attempt for the semester, though who knows? The students are getting ready to do some peer evaluations on their recommendation reports (a draft of which is due in class on December 2). In order to help them understand what they […]

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Teaching Journal: Documentum Training (2nd Attempt)

Posted by on November 19, 2008

I am scheduled to do some more Documentum Web Publisher training in a few minutes. This will be my second attempt at doing so this semester. Fortunately, the difficulties that we encountered last time appear to have been resolved. I came into the classroom earlier today to make sure that all of the machines would […]

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Strategies for Encouraging and Increasing Class Attendance

Posted by on November 18, 2008

Last week, members of Educational Technology here on campus attended the Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference at UMSL, sponsored by their Center for Teaching and Learning. One of the sessions I attended was on Strategies for Encouraging and Increasing Class Attendance. I thought this would be a good session to attend for someone who […]

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FoTT — Plenary Session: Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar

Posted by on November 17, 2008

Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, as well as Professor of Biology at the University of Central Florida, gave the second plenary session presentation at UMSL’s Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference. Her topic of choice was Interactive Teaching Techniques With and Without Technology. She has had a long and distinguished […]

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FoTT — Plenary Session: Ray Schroeder

Posted by on November 17, 2008

Ray Schroeder presented at the first of two plenary sessions we attended at the Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference in St. Louis. Dr. Schroeder is currently the Director of Technology Enhanced Learning and an Emeritus professor at University of Illinois at Springfield. The focus of Dr. Schroeder’s presentation was using “transparent” technologies to transform […]

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Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference — UMSL

Posted by on November 17, 2008

Just this past week, EdTech took a road trip to St. Louis to attend the Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference at UMSL, sponsored by their Center for Teaching and Learning (analogous to our CERTI, I believe). This conference is very similar in nature and scope to the Teaching and Learning Technology Conference that we […]

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“Andragogy” v. “Pedagogy”

Posted by on November 5, 2008

Angie Hammons shares her thoughts on an article she found in Campus Technology: ============================================================= [ANGIE] I read an interesting article the other day in Campus Technology (http://campustechnology.com/articles/68283_1/).  It was titled “The Institutional Path for Change in this Age: Andragogy, not Pedagogy.” It solidified some thoughts in my mind about the educational process. The article begins […]

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EdTech goes to Educause 2008 in Orlando, Florida

Posted by on November 5, 2008

Angie Hammons and Lauren Oswald, members of the EdTech group here on campus, recently had the opportunity to do a poster presentation at Educause 2008, which took place in Orlando, Florida, Oct 28 – 31. Here is what Angie experienced:================================================================= I had the privilege of being accepted to present a poster session at Educause 2008 […]

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