Instructors: October 23rd is Active Learning Day–Learn How to Get Involved!

Last year, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced Active Learning Day as part of a nationwide effort to improve STEM higher education. Today, Project Kaleidoscope of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is proud to invite you to join us as a change agent at the forefront of STEM higher education reform.

Learn more about AAC&U’s Project Kaleidoscope and the 2017 Active Learning Day
How can you participate in active learning?

  • Spend at least 10 minutes implementing a culturally responsive STEM teaching strategy that promotes active learning in your classroom (Culturally Responsive Teaching is a pedagogy that recognizes the importance of including students’ cultural references in all aspects of learning);
  • Identify innovative ways to deepen and extend your departmental/institutional commitment to inclusive STEM higher education reform throughout the week, academic year, and beyond;
  • Tell a friend! Reach out to at least one colleague (in either a STEM or non-STEM discipline), and engage in dialogue around what they can do to implement similar strategies in their classroom;
  • Tweet or post on social media about your participation using #ActiveLearningDay2017; and
  • Share with others what you did on Active Learning Day by creating and uploading a two-minute video! Upload the video to YouTube and send us the link at pkal@aacu.org. We will showcase your effort on STEM Central.

 

Interested in participating and/or need help with making a video? Contact EdTech@mst.edu to schedule a videographer to stop by your classroom while you engage your students in an active learning exercise!

 

EdTech resources for active learning in the classroom

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.

USING CLICKERS IN SPRING 2016?

turningpoint_cloud_logo_200wIf you are planning to use clickers in SPRING 2016, please visit the clicker registration page (linked below) to register your classes by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2015.

https://itweb.mst.edu/auth-cgi-bin/cgiwrap/clickers/request_clickers.pl

This information helps EdTech prepare the classrooms for clicker technology. The S&T Store also needs to have a rough estimate of how many Turning Account licenses and clickers should be available for Spring 2016.

If you haven’t used clickers before and would like more information, please contact Educational Technology at edtech@mst.edu or 573-341-4131.

Thanks for your assistance!

Will You Be Using Tegrity Lecture Capture for SPRING 2016?

Do you plan to use Tegrity lecture capture during SPRING 2016?

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:

Tegrity Lecture Capture Information Survey
(This survey will expire at midnight on Thursday, December 31, 2015)

This survey will ask you in which rooms you will be teaching and will also ask which technology (audio or video) that you will need. NOTE: Several rooms are already equipped with Tegrity technology.

If you want to find out more information about Tegrity, please visit the EdTech web page below:

http://edtech.mst.edu/support/tegrity

For assistance with Tegrity-related issues, please contact the IT Help Desk at 573-341-HELP or online at help.mst.edu.

Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2016 – REGISTRATION OPEN!

TLT-2016-header-RegistrationRegistration for the Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2016 on March 17 and 18, 2016 is now OPEN!

THEME: Learning to Learn

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Web-based registration is now available at:

http://tlt.mst.edu/registration/

Registration for this event is FREE for all participants!

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

http://tlt.mst.edu

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

EdTech U at the Library! Thursday, November 5, 2015

EdTech U is at the Library for Fall 2015!

EdTech U 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: 1 – 4 p.m. on First Thursday of Every Month

Location: Curtis Laws Wilson Library, First Floor, next to Walk-in Center

Have you ever wanted to learn:

  • how to capture a live class lecture?
  • new ways of using clickers?
  • how to use the tools in Blackboard or Canvas to maximize learning effectiveness?
  • how to make a video or screencast?
  • more about the instructional design process? Especially for online or blended courses?
  • tips & tricks for using Office or a browser?

Do you always forget:

  • how to upload content to a learning management system? (Blackboard or Canvas)
  • how to submit your grades?
  • how to copy items from one course to another in the learning management system? (Blackboard or Canvas)
  • how to quickly check to see if student clickers are working?
  • how to design a course for maximum pedagogical effectiveness?

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.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2016

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Educational Technology at Missouri University of Science and Technology is now accepting presentation proposals for the 9th Annual Teaching and Learning Technology Conference, scheduled for March 17-18, 2016. Interested presenters can download a copy of the Call for Presentation form at the TLT 2016 website or click one of the links below:

Call for Presentations: Word Document

Call for Presentations: PDF

The theme for this year’s conference is Learning to Learn. EdTech is looking for presentations that demonstrate how innovations in teaching and technology have helped students develop lifelong learning skills.

The opening keynote speaker will be Linda Nilson, Ph.D., Founding Director of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University.

We are trying something new this year with our sessions. We have several options for different types of sessions. View the submission forms for details:

  • Standard session (45-60 minutes)
  • “Learning Stack” short session (15-25 minutes)
  • Poster sessions (displayed at Vendor Reception)

Proposals will be accepted until Friday, November 20, 2015. Decisions regarding acceptance will be made by Friday, December 11, 2015. Accepted presenters will be notified between Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you do not hear back from us by then, then feel free to contact us by email (edtech@mst.edu) or by phone (573-341-4131).

Will You Be Using Tegrity Lecture Capture For FALL 2015?

Do you plan to use Tegrity lecture capture during FALL 2015?

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:

Tegrity Lecture Capture Information Survey
(This survey will expire at midnight on Friday, July 31)

This survey will ask you in which rooms you will be teaching and will also ask which technology (audio or video) that you will need. NOTE: Several rooms are already equipped with Tegrity technology.

If you want to find out more information about Tegrity, please visit the EdTech web page below:

http://edtech.mst.edu/support/tegrity

For assistance with Tegrity-related issues, please contact the IT Help Desk at 573-341-HELP or online at help.mst.edu.

REMINDER: Using Clickers in Fall 2015?

TurningPoint-ClickersIf you are planning to use clickers in your FALL 2015 classes, please visit the clicker registration page (linked below) to register your classes by Friday, August 7.

https://itweb.mst.edu/auth-cgi-bin/cgiwrap/clickers/request_clickers.pl

This information helps EdTech prepare the classrooms for clicker technology and also alerts the bookstore about the number of clickers to purchase.

If you haven’t used clickers before and would like more information, please contact Educational Technology at edtech@mst.edu or 573-341-4131.

Thanks for your assistance!

NOTES:

  • STUDENTS WITH CLICKERS SHOULD GET A FIRMWARE UPGRADE!
  • Students can visit the Walk-in Center at the Library. It only takes a few seconds to perform the upgrade.