Month: November 2013

So what is Twitter saying about my class?

Posted by on November 25, 2013

If you are an avid Netflix user like me you may have watched the Netflix original series “House of Cards.”   There is a quote in one episode from a character that accurately encapsulates the power of social media: “Remember, these days, when you’re talking to one person, you’re talking to a thousand.” So with […]

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BLACKBOARD/LMS EVALUATION UPDATE

Posted by on November 22, 2013

Educational Technology has been conducting an evaluation of Blackboard as a Learning Management System (LMS) suitable for this campus. A committee was formed with instructors and students from across campus to answer the question “Does Blackboard meet the teaching and learning needs on our campus?”  The campus community had several opportunities to offer opinions and […]

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A new tool for teaching circuitry

Posted by on November 21, 2013

Teaching students how to build circuits is tricky business, especially when you want to provide a hands-on experience.  There are a number of ways to approach the problem, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.  You could, for example, pass around a box of wires and components and have the students twist, solder, or clip them […]

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LMS review committee reaches decision

Posted by on November 18, 2013

After reviewing results from surveys and open forums, examining data on current LMS usage at Missouri S&T, and collecting input from faculty representing a range of use cases, the LMS committee reached a unanimous decision on October 30th:  Blackboard may not be adequately meeting the needs of Missouri S&T faculty and students, and should be […]

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Will You Be Using Tegrity Lecture Capture For Spring 2014?

Posted by on November 18, 2013

Do you plan to use Tegrity lecture capture during Spring 2014? If so, then Educational Technology will need to gather some basic information from you so that we may prepare any room(s) in which you will be teaching with the appropriate technology. To gather that information, we ask that you complete the survey linked below: […]

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TEGRITY Courses Purged at End of Semester (FS 2013)

Posted by on November 18, 2013

IMPORTANT! Please read the following message VERY carefully! Educational Technology (EdTech) will be purging ALL course sessions stored in Tegrity at close of business on Friday, December 20, 2013. Missouri S&T’s usage agreement with Tegrity limits us to only 500 hours of recordings per semester. This means we MUST remove all recordings from Tegrity at […]

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Calibrated Peer Review

Posted by on November 14, 2013

Peer review is a very popular way for instructors to allow students to rate each others’ work. The students gain some significant benefits by engaging in peer review, such as improving their own ability to teach other students and provide other students with constructive feedback. Peer review is often a very good way to help […]

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Even my mother is asking about MOOCs!

Posted by on November 12, 2013

When my phone rings at 6:30 in the morning, I know it is one of about 4 people – my son, my daughter, EMS, or my mother.  So when the phone rang at 6:30am on October 8 and I looked over to see my mother was calling, I wasn’t too surprised.  What did surprise me, […]

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Kaltura Service Restored

Posted by on November 8, 2013

The Kaltura streaming media service is again functional.  Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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Kaltura Service Interruption

Posted by on November 8, 2013

EdTech became aware of a system-wide interruption in Kaltura streaming media service at 12:43PM this afternoon.  The vendor is currently working to restore service.  During this outage, Kaltura streaming media viewing and uploads will be unavailable in Blackboard.  Updates will be posted as more information is received.

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