Archives for January 2013

WEBINAR: Puzzled by Copyright and Fair Use in Your Classroom and Research?

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Wilson Library and EdTech are offering two free webinars to put the pieces together on copyright and fair use in academia.  Topics will include:

  • How to reduce your legal liability
  • Develop a better understanding how to interpret and apply copyright law to teaching, research, and scholarship

Copyright and fair use laws apply to teaching, research, and publications can be quite confusing. The increasing ease of copying and distributing digital materials raises the stakes even more. Finding the right resources and support can be hard to find to sort these challenges out.

Join us for an online webinar to learn the key concepts that every instructor needs to know in applying copyright law in the classroom (online and face-to-face), research, and scholarly publications. To help you understand these concepts, our expert instructors will share many scenarios throughout the webcasts.

Faculty Use of Copyright
Toomey Hall Room 250
February 14, 2013
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Faculty Ownership of Copyright
Toomey Hall Room 250
February 28, 2013
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Bring your own bag lunch as only drinks and cookies will be provided.

Learn more and register online!

Ed Said! — EdTech Newsletter Spring 2013 now available!

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Ed Said! — The official newsletter of
Educational Technology is now available!

This newsletter is intended to be published at the beginning of each semester
to highlight news and activities of Educational Technology.

The current issue (Spring Semester 2013, Volume 3, Issue 2), highlights the
upcoming Teaching and Learning Technology Conference on March 14-15, showcases
the current group of eFellows, and lists some CERTI-sponsored events that may
be of interest to everyone.

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EdTech U Open for Business on TUESDAY, January 15, in IDE Room 105!

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Educational Technology (EdTech) will be continuing “EdTech U” in Spring 2013. This is an opportunity for instructors to gain some hands-on assistance with any educational technology supported by EdTech.

Attending EdTech U will also enter you in a raffle, the winner of which will be drawn at the end of each semester.

In Fall 2012, Dr. Doug Ludlow, Professor of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, won a new Kindle Fire. You could be the next winner! Every time you attend is one more chance to win!

Hours of Operation: Noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays starting on January 15

Location: 105 Interdisciplinary Engineering Building (computer lab)

Have you ever wanted to learn:

  • more about SMART Podiums and Boards in classrooms?
  • how to capture a live class lecture?
  • new ways of using clickers?
  • which tools are available in Blackboard and how to use them effectively?
  • how to make a video or screencast?

Do you always forget:

  • how to upload content in a Blackboard course?
  • how to submit your grades?
  • how to copy items from one Blackboard course to another?
  • how to quickly check to see if student clickers are working?

Come find the answers to these questions and much, much more! Stay for 15 minutes, or stay for an hour!

If you plan on coming to EdTech U, please bring some specific task you hope to accomplish. When you are done, you will take away a completed task (or we will at least have you well on your way to completing it!).

We will answer one question or a hundred questions! Come learn something new!

For more information, or if you have any questions you want to ask before attending EdTech U, contact Educational Technology at edtech@mst.edu.

Fall Semester 2012 Blackboard Courses Become Unavailable on Friday, January 11, 2013

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IT and Educational Technology will make Blackboard courses for Fall Semester 2012 “unavailable” to students at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2013.

Fall Semester 2012 courses will still be visible to instructors, but students will no longer see the courses.

Questions or comments can be directed to the IT Help Desk at 573-341-HELP or online at http://help.mst.edu.

REGISTRATION OPEN! — Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2013

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Registration for the Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2013 on March 14 and 15, 2013 is now OPEN!

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Richard M. Felder — Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University

THEME: Assessments – From Syllabus to Final

Web-based registration is now available at:

http://edtech.mst.edu/events/tltconference2013/registration

Registration is FREE for all participants!

Details about our conference can be found on the conference web site:

http://edtech.mst.edu/events/tltconference2013/

We look forward to seeing you at our conference in March!