Author: Amy Skyles

Our Tools Shape Us

Posted by on November 13, 2014

The educational tools that we choose often shape how we educate our students, so let’s choose them wisely with one eye on the future. Source: This same concept applies to a lot of lab courses. There’s some big machine which drives the lab activity because it’s there, we’ve paid for it, and it’s all […]

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STEM Experiential Education at Missouri S&T

Posted by on October 7, 2014

At Missouri S&T, the experiential experience is a top priority. That’s what drives students to a STEM school with an engineering focus in a small town in Rural Missouri that’s more than an hour… Source: Here’s a look at laboratory redesign projects going on at S&T. We’ve got several courses piloting now and others […]

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Zombies at Instructurecon 2014

Posted by on June 24, 2014

Last week I attended my second Instructurecon conference in beautiful Park City, Utah. While everyone at S&T was baking in the Missouri sun, I was chilling out in the mountain snow learning some really cool things that are going on in the Canvas Network. One conference session that was particularly interesting demonstrated the use of […]

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S&T Students Prefer Canvas to Blackboard for Online Testing

Posted by on May 19, 2014

Over the last several months, many instructors on campus have come together to take a look at Blackboard and its competition. The decision was made by the faculty committee to conduct a pilot using Instructure Canvas, an open-source learning management system (LMS), which has experienced tremendous growth in the last couple of years. The faculty […]

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Don’t Cancel Your Class: Tools For Teaching on Snowy Days

Posted by on December 6, 2013

So, you woke up this morning and thought, “Oh no! It’s Friday of dead week!  I can’t cancel class…but look at all that snow!” Am I right? EdTech can help with tools that take little or no advance planning. Tool to use TODAY: Tegrity Lecture Capture: Have you noticed the “Tegrity Classes” button in every […]

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E-Learning Essentials Interactive Guide

Posted by on October 3, 2013

I was perusing around the Centers for Disease Control Website over the weekend and I came across a very interesting resource. If you’re not into the whole CDC thing, don’t worry, it has absolutely nothing to do with disease or panic. The CDC has developed an online tool called the “E-Learning Essentials Interactive Guide” for […]

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