Month: October 2009

IMPORTANT REMINDER — CLC Software Request Process for Spring 2010 Now Open!

Posted by on October 21, 2009

EdTech and IT are opening up the CLC software request process for faculty who need specific software packages installed in computer learning centers across campus. All software requests should be submitted to IT for processing no later than close of business on Friday, October 30, 2009. Software currently available in each of the CLCs on […]

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FoTT Conf 2009: Effective Teaching — Tips from Award Winning Faculty

Posted by on October 16, 2009

The fourth and last session for the day is “Effective Teaching–Tips from Award Winning Faculty”. This is a panel of instructors — Carrie Ellis-Kalton of Maryville University, Laura Pawlow of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Bill Mayhan & James Henry from UMSL, and Peggy Cohen, also from UMSL who will be moderating the panel. It should be […]

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FoTT Conf 2009: Teaching Blended Courses — Ensuring Success by Avoiding Pitfalls

Posted by on October 16, 2009

The third presentation of the morning is “Teaching Blended Courses: Ensuring Success by Avoiding Pitfalls”, presented by Barbara Petzall of Maryville University. According to the program blurb, this session will identify problem areas that instructors may encounter when designing blended classes.

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FoTT Conf 2009: No-Doze PowerPoint — Tips and Tricks

Posted by on October 16, 2009

My second session for the morning is No-Doze PowerPoint–Tips and Tricks, presented by Andrea Compton of St. Charles Community College. I guess the idea is to provide ideas on how to make PowerPoint presentations more interesting through interactivity and storytelling. Dr. Klaus Woelk at Missouri S&T is pretty good about this. He likes to introduce […]

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FoTT Conf 2009: Effective and Practical Use of eTextbooks

Posted by on October 16, 2009

I will be starting today’s events with “Effective and Practical Uses of eTextbooks“, presented by Roger Von Holzen from Northwest Missouri State University. Roger is the director of the educational technology office for Northwest Missouri State University. Northwest has a very strong technology presence on campus and in the textbook rental arena. Students are charged […]

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FoTT Conf 2009: Mastering Oral Foreign Language Proficiencies

Posted by on October 15, 2009

The second session for the day is “Mastering Oral Foreign Language Proficiencies with Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL): Pedagogical Implications” presented by S&T’s own Dr. Irina Ivliyeva, who teaches Russian. Presentation Outline: Subject background; students and classes; FL proficiencies CALL and evolving technologies Classroom activities and information management Evaluation and assessment Teaching methods: historical perspectives

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FoTT Conf 2009: Fundamentals in Designing and Teaching an Online Course

Posted by on October 15, 2009

I’m in St. Louis for the Focus on Teaching & Technology (FoTT) conference, put on by the Center for Teaching and Learning at UMSL. Between today (Oct 15) and tomorrow (Oct 16), I hope to blog about several of the sessions I plan on attending. My first session today will be on “Fundamentals in Designing […]

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Blackboard Outage on Sunday, October 18, 2009

Posted by on October 15, 2009

MOREnet, which provides core network services to Missouri S&T and other campuses, will be performing maintenance on UMSL’s network from midnight to 1 a.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2009. As a result, Blackboard at Missouri S&T will be unavailable during the maintenance window. Other IT services will still be available. Please call the Help Desk […]

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CLC Software Request Process for Spring 2010 Now Open!

Posted by on October 13, 2009

EdTech and IT are opening up the CLC software request process for faculty who need specific software packages installed in computer learning centers across campus. All software requests should be submitted to IT for processing no later than close of business on October 30, 2009. Software currently available in each of the CLCs on campus […]

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Blackboard Guest Access Options

Posted by on October 9, 2009

Blackboard has a number of options for enabling guest access to enable access to a course to individuals who are not currently enrolled in a course. It is also possible to limit guest access to specific areas or tools within a course. By default, guest access to Blackboard courses is disabled. IT has recently performed […]

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