Archives for March 2016

2017 eFellows Program Call for Proposals

Would you like to redesign your course for a blended or online audience? Would you like to make some important changes to improve student success? Then the Provost’s eFellows Program might be just what you need!

The eFellows Program is designed to incentivize and support faculty to redesign courses using best practices for teaching methodologies and technology for blended or online delivery. Mini-grants are available to support the redesign process as well as focused support and instructional design expertise from Educational Technology.

If you want to become a 2017 eFellow at Missouri S&T or just want more information, please submit a Letter of Intent to Angie Hammons (hammonsa@mst.edu, x6195).

Letters of Intent should include the name of the course, the project tier intended (1, 2, or 3), and names of co-PI’s, if applicable.

Letters of intent are due no later than Friday, April 22, 2016!

You’re Going to Want to Write This Down – Faculty Focus

Am I alone in this kind of mental ritual? Or do all of us regularly forget what we’ve heard, read, or learned … in this case, about teaching and learning?

Source: www.facultyfocus.com

I fall into the trap that Dr. Weimer mentions. I take notes at conference sessions, loving the ideas that I have heard. I know that I have heard similar things at other conferences or events but I don’t always do anything with that information.  Dr. Weimer makes a great suggestion to not just take notes but write down questions that you have, opportunities for research and how you might use this information as you are listening to the presentations.  

 

Dr. Weimer also gave a great tip about lecture notes. We always think we will have plenty of time for updating our notes before we teach that lesson again only to find that there is no time for that. Dr. Weimer’s suggestion is immediately following the lecture put a post-it note on the lecture notes with things you need to change or add to the lecture. You can identify questions that students had to help in preparation. Then if you only have a short amount of time before you give the lecture again, you know what you need to focus on.

CLC Software Request Process for SUMMER/FALL 2016 Now Open!

EdTech is opening up the Computing Learning Center (CLC) software request process for instructors who need specific software packages installed in computer learning centers across campus.

IMPORTANT FOR FALL 2016!

IT is planning on upgrading CLC computers to Windows 10 and Office 2016. We will make every effort to ensure software compatibility with these changes, but we NEED you to submit software requests in a timely manner so we have sufficient time to perform testing!

The software request web-based application is available on the EdTech web site.

  1. Go to edtech.mst.edu/clc/.
  2. Click Request Software (Faculty).

Please enter all software requests before close of business on FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016.

Software must be requested for each semester in which it will be used!

Software currently available in each of the CLCs on campus can be found on EdTech’s CLC index page.

  1. DO submit requests in a timely manner to ensure the best possible support from IT and EdTech. This especially important this year as we are upgrading to a new operating system (Windows 10) and also upgrading to Office 2016.
  2. DO submit requests for software that is already installed. This helps IT and EdTech determine how each application is currently being used and which licenses need to be renewed.
  3. DO submit requests for software for which the license has not been acquired. We need to know which software is requested to obtain the proper licenses!

We appreciate your cooperation!

Questions, comments, or concerns about the CLC Request process can be sent to edtech@mst.edu.

Thank You for Attending TLT 2016!

TLT-2016-headerWe are sincerely grateful to everyone who attended TLT 2016, as a regular visitor, a presenter, a sponsor, or one of our assistants. We especially want to take a moment to thank all of the people who donated their time and energy to present at our conference. We had a record number of presentations. We are also grateful to our sponsors for allowing us to offer TLT 2016 for free! And our sponsors told me they enjoyed the opportunity to talk to all of you. We hope everyone who attended was able to learn something new and exciting to take with them. This conference would not be possible without all of YOU!

There are just a couple of post-conference items I’d like to bring to your attention:

PRESENTATIONS:

We are working diligently to post the conference presentations in some fashion on our TLT website. Please be patient as it does take time to post-produce all of the recordings and upload the session files!

The presentation files for the keynote speakers Dr. Linda B. Nilson and Dr. Anthony R. Petroy are already available, though the recordings of each session will take a bit longer to post.

http://tlt.mst.edu/keynotes

Additional presentation files will be found linked off of the main TLT website page (http://tlt.mst.edu) when they are ready in the next week or two.

CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION:

If you need a certificate of participation for your personnel file, then we strongly encourage you to fill out the survey (see below). One of the questions asks for an address to which we will send your certificate. This can be a home or work address. It will take a couple of weeks to process the requests (I prefer to send them out as a batch).

SURVEY:

If you did not get a chance to fill out a conference survey, then we again encourage you to do so! We really do use the feedback you provide to make our conferences successful and we couldn’t do it without your input!

http://tinyurl.com/TLT2016Survey

Finally, we look forward to seeing you next year, at TLT X! March 16-17, 2017!

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Sustainable Education Experience (SEE) Event on Friday, March 18, 2016

SEE-Flyer-side-1-smThe campus is invited to a special event Global Learning is hosting, the Sustainable Education Experience (SEE).

As part of the Teaching and Learning Technology Conference, the SEE event will showcase the benefits of Distance Education at Missouri S&T and its positive impacts on teaching and learning outcomes. This event will be on March 18, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please join us and come SEE what Distance Education can do for you.

Opening Plenary Speaker:

  • Anthony R. Petroy – Assistant Vice Chancellor of Global Learning
    • Organizing Chaos for Learning Environments

More information can be found at http://tlt.mst.edu/see/.  You can also contact Ardith McComb at 341-6998 or mccomba@mst.edu.