Month: April 2009

Educational and Tasty — Bacon used to cut through steel

Posted by on April 16, 2009

Theo Gray, over at popsci.com, demonstrates how to use slices of bacon (prosciutto, actually) to cut through a steel pan.  Very cool. He also explains the how and why this is possible. http://www.popsci.com/bacon And for those folks who object to the desecration of bacon in this fashion, he built a vegetarian version of the thermal […]

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TLT 2009 Sound Off

Posted by on April 10, 2009

             

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TLT Conference 2009: Lauren Oswald

Posted by on April 8, 2009

Transforming Informal Learning Spaces [Evaluate this presentation] Classrooms are no longer the only learning spaces on campus. Learning now takes place wherever the learner is inspired. Missouri University of Science & Technology has transformed an informal learning space that enables collaboration, socialization and individual work. This presentation will discuss the importance of informal learning spaces and how […]

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TLT Conference 2009: Dr. Matt Insall

Posted by on April 8, 2009

Wimba, Windows, MathCAD, etc., in Disparate Courses [Evaluate this presentation] We will describe how one may use Wimba (in Blackboard) to help in teaching very different types of courses. For example, in a Linear Algebra course, one can use MathCAD in a computer lab; in a Foundations of Mathematics course, one may use Notepad and […]

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TLT Conference 2009: Dr. Margaret Gunderson

Posted by on April 8, 2009

Digital Citizenship – Promoting Academic Honesty and Accessibility [Evaluate this presentation] This session will focus on planning and designing courses to encourage academic honesty and appropriate accessibility.  The discussion will revolve around the rights and responsibilities for basic legal or policy issues impacting students and instructors in higher education today.  Specific topics will include cheating […]

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TLT Conference 2009: Dr. Laurie Novy

Posted by on April 8, 2009

DI for On High! Differentiated Instruction for Online Higher Education [Evaluate this presentation] This presentation will review the basics for Differentiated Instruction and describe strategies that can be used to enhance the online experience for college students. Research indicates that student retention increases when students have a personal connection to the learning environment as well as active […]

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TLT Conference 2009: Dr. Suzanna Long, Chris Moos, and Anne Bartel-Radic

Posted by on April 8, 2009

Creating a Global Learning Experience: The Role of Multi-Institutional Partnerships in Course Design and Improvement [Evaluate this presentation] Virtual teaming is increasingly important in today’s business environment. Providing real world opportunities that explore collaboration across organizational cultures, time zones, and practice gives students a tremendous competitive advantage and foster experience-based learning. This session discusses lessons […]

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TLT Conference 2009: Malcolm Hays

Posted by on April 8, 2009

Challenges of Creating Online Content (2 HOURS) [Evaluate this presentation] Creating online content can be a very daunting task. This presentation will discuss the foundational knowledge needed to be able to create useful and effective content online. Topics will include technical communication principles, images, web page editors, and more.

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TLT Conference 2009: Dr. Eli Collins-Brown and Jill Pegg

Posted by on April 8, 2009

Integrating Wikis into Courses and Collaborations [Evaluate this presentation] Methodist College of Nursing is integrating the use of wikis in courses and cross-campus collaborations using the free collaboration tool from Google called Google Docs. One of our undergraduate courses, Senior Seminar, will be highlighted with examples of how Google Docs is being used and why […]

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TLT Conference 2009: James West

Posted by on April 8, 2009

Incorporating Rich Multimedia Content into Web Courses: Video and Audio on a Budget [Evaluate this presentation] How can we keep Web courses from being mere reading courses, and offer the same multimedia Web resources to our Web students that we do in the classroom? Moreover, how can we do it with little or no money? […]

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