Month: November 2010

FoTT 2010 — Building a Blended Class: Face-to-Face, Online, Anytime

Posted by on November 16, 2010

Presenter: Robert “Rocky” Keel, UMSL Presentation is available at http://tinyurl.com/blended-class-2010 (IE) Rocky prefers to present in the same style as his teaching–interactive with the audience. “Digital Natives” have grown up with technology all of their lives and regularly use their “devices” (e.g. smart phones) to interact with the world around them. Mobile devices in particular […]

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1000 Years of History in 5 Minutes

Posted by on November 16, 2010

Here is an interesting video that shows 1000 years of European political history in a little over 5 minutes. You can easily see the ebb and flow of empires throughout the ages. Unfortunately, it does not have a timeline on the screen so it is a little tricky to see exactly when certain events happened. […]

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A Dialogue for Engagement

Posted by on November 15, 2010

How do you know a student is engaged in your course?  What steps do you take to foster engagement?  These are questions that every instructor begins to ask as they are doing course design as it is vital to the success of the course.  “Engaged learners work willingly, instead of by coercion, and approach their […]

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FoTT 2010 — Constructivist Course Design: Student Centered Online Learning

Posted by on November 12, 2010

Presenters: Arleen Fearing and Marguerite Riley from Southern University Illinois at Edwardsville Objectives: Identify five factors of the constructivism theory that provides a framework for quality student centered online learning. Specify the use of three learning strategies in an online constructivist designed course. Share evaluation results of these online courses from students. About 8 years […]

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Xplana

Posted by on November 11, 2010

This past week MBS Direct hosted the Xplana conference in Columbia. Xplana launched this past summer and is being heralded as a mashup of Facebook, del.icio.us, Google reader, Ning and Elgg (plus or minus a couple other web 2.0 sites). At it’s core, as James Roberts, Director of Institutional Programs for Xplana tells us, it’s […]

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Blackboard Seminar Series – Bb Outside the Classroom

Posted by on November 1, 2010

EdTech and CERTI are co-sponsoring the November Blackboard Seminar Series, which will focus on using Blackboard resources outside of the classroom environment. This event will take place in Centennial Hall Room 104 at Noon on Friday, November 5, 2010. Featured speakers include: Bih-Ru Lea, of the Information Science Technology department. She will discuss her IST […]

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