Teaching Strategies

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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Tegrity Service Restored

Posted by on October 23, 2013

Tegrity service has now been restored.  Classes may now be viewed under Tegrity Classes in Blackboard, and any recordings created during the outage should automatically upload to Tegrity’s servers. If you are an instructor who created a recording during the outage and it has not uploaded by this afternoon, please submit a ticket so that […]

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Tegrity Service Interruption

Posted by on October 23, 2013

Educational Technology became aware of an interruption in Tegrity service at 10:03 this morning.  The vendor has been notified, and is currently working on restoring service. Until Tegrity service is restored, all Tegrity videos will be unavailable for viewing and starting a new recording through Blackboard will not be possible. If you are an instructor […]

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Bb TIPS AND TRICKS: Organizing Content

Posted by on October 9, 2013

Educational Technology recently conducted some open forums (Sep 4 and Oct 2, 2013) with students and faculty regarding how useful Blackboard is as a Learning Management System. These open forums provided EdTech with a great deal of interesting feedback. Among the feedback we received from students was the idea that Blackboard is difficult to navigate […]

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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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Multivariate Calculus at Missouri S&T

Posted by on October 2, 2013

Guest Post by: Associate Teaching Professor Dee Leach – Mathematics and Statistics Several new resources involving technology aimed at improving student success and course availability have been implemented for the Missouri S&T Math 22 (Multivariate Calculus) course.  These resources were created and implemented in support of the Missouri S&T Strategic Plan and the Calculus course […]

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Setting Expectations: Social Media Guidelines

Posted by on September 27, 2013

When you use a social medium in your course such as a discussion board or blog, consider starting off with some guidelines. Some aspects of social media are very beneficial to education, while others are best avoided.  Establishing expectations early can stop problems before they start.Here’s an example set of guidelines to get you started:1. […]

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Call for Presentations: Missouri S&T Teaching and Learning Technology 2014 Conference

Posted by on September 18, 2013

Educational Technology is now accepting presentation proposals for the Seventh Annual Teaching and Learning Technology Conference, scheduled for March 13-14, 2014. Interested presenters can download a copy of the Call for Presentation form at the TLT 2014 website or click one of the links below: Call for Presentations: Word Document Call for Presentations: PDF Call […]

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AMY’S PONDERINGS: Addressing Failure Rates in Introductory Courses

Posted by on October 1, 2012

— Written by Amy Skyles — With the increase in class sizes and workload for faculty, it’s often difficult to gauge student learning from day to day. Designing a course to include several formative assessments can greatly enhance student success. The Faculty Focus article, “An Approach that Decreases Failure Rates in Introductory Courses” provides several […]

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