Month: January 2015

Student Success Center Open House This Week! Visit 198 Toomey Hall, 11:00AM to 1:00PM on Jan. 27th, 28th, and 29th

Posted by on January 27, 2015

Are you a student? Then the Student success center is for YOU! Stop by 198 Toomey Hall this week and check out what the Burns & McDonnell Student Success Center has to offer. The SSC is staffed with 15 trained Student Success Coaches that are ready to assist in your journey towards success at Missouri […]

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REMINDER FOR INSTRUCTORS:

Posted by on January 23, 2015

In order for students to “see” your course on Blackboard, you must set the course to “available.” This is an easy process. In the Control Panel, simply go to “Customization” → “Properties” → and set “Course availability” to ON and click the “Submit” button. You can also follow the EdTech tutorial at: http://edtech.mst.edu/support/blackboard9-1/courseavailable/

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10 Online Learning Trends to Watch in 2015 [#Infographic]

Posted by on January 21, 2015

The future’s biggest online movements in education are taking shape today. Source: www.edtechmagazine.com This infographic looks at 10 trends to watch in online learning.  It is interesting to note that most of them are things that we are looking into/actively working on at Missouri S&T.

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Learning By Doing

Posted by on January 20, 2015

Source: www4.ncsu.edu Dr.s Felder and Brent (both have been keynotes at our conference) point out a very important fact in this article.  The only way for students to develop a skill is to have them practice that skill. If you require them to do something on a test or even in class it is important […]

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Active Learning Strategies in Face-to-Face Courses

Posted by on January 20, 2015

Source: ideaedu.org This is a great article that brings together various research studies on active learning in STEM fields.  The research shows that students learn more when active group-work methods are used.  This article also gives examples of these different methods.

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EdTech U Open for Business on THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, in Centennial Hall Room 101

Posted by on January 20, 2015

Educational Technology (EdTech) will be continuing “EdTech U” in Spring 2015. 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. Hours of Operation: […]

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Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2015 – REGISTRATION OPEN!

Posted by on January 20, 2015

Registration for the Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2015 on March 12 and 13, 2015 is now OPEN! THEME: Building Expectations KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Robbie K. Melton, Ph.D. – Associate Vice Chancellor of Mobilization Emerging Technology, Tennessee Board of Regents The Emergence of Mobile and Smart Devices: Is Your Device Smarter than You? Jeff Schramm – […]

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Reminder to Instructors: You Must Make Your Course “Available” For Students To Access It.

Posted by on January 19, 2015

Blackboard courses are set to “Unavailable” by default; the instructor must make them “Available” in order for students to see and access the course from the Blackboard homepage. To set course availability using the control panel, navigate to Customization→Properties and set the course availability to “Yes.” Here is a short visual tutorial of the required […]

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DON’T PANIC: Blackboard has a brand-new theme!

Posted by on January 15, 2015

The IT department has changed the look and feel of Blackboard for Spring 2015! We hope you enjoy our new look! As always, if you have questions, please contact the IT Help Desk at (573) 341-4357.

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