TLT Conference Impressions

Friday Session

Dr. Katie Grantham leverages YouTube to teach her students about ethnographic data collection and focus groups in her risk management and new product development courses.

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Adding Pizzazz to Your Course with Digital Content

Angie Hammons

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Thursday 1:00 p.m. session

Prezi: An Introduction
Edtech Students

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Using YouTube in the Delivery of Online (and Face-to-Face) Courses
James West

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Blogs, Peer Grading, and Self-Assesment as Student Motivation, Engagement and Relationship-Building Tools
Dr. Irina Ivliyeva

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Bringing Distance Education into the Traditional Classroom
Dr. Doug Carroll

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Making Effective Tegrity Recordings for Distance and E-Learning Courses
Garet Marling

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Dr. Eric Mazur – Confessions of Converted Lecturer

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Photoblogging the 2011 TLT Conference

10:30 a.m.
Registration, meet and greet

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Adding the Pizzazz to Your Course with Digital Content

“Technology alone will not improve learning.  However, it can support the learning process by making access more convenient and enabling new activities.”

Learning Objects

MERLOT – Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching

Connexions – The Connexions Consortium (http://cnxconsortium.org)
is a group of organizations and individuals, including the world’s
foremost leaders in education, who work together to advance open source
educational technology and open access educational content.

Inside the LMS – Blackboard
EdTech Blackboard Resources

Creating and Designing a Custom Banner

  1. Open a new PowerPoint 2007 document.
  2. Click the DESIGN tab.
  3. Choose Page Setup and set the length to 9.25″ and height to 1.5″. Click OK.  This becomes the size of your page and it fits nicely at the top of the Blackboard opening page.
  4. Type in the title of the course and any other information you want the students to see.  Keep it short and sweet.
  5. If you decide to add clip art, keep in mind copyright laws.
  6. In the DESIGN tab, you will have several choices for background.  Click through them to decide which one you would like to use.
  7. Click the Office button.
  8. Choose SAVE AS, then Other Formats.
  9. Scroll through the file types until you see JPEG File Interchange Format.
  10. Click SAVE.
  11. Choose the Option Current Slide Only.
  12. Now open your Blackboard page and choose the course you want to add the banner to.
  13. In the Control Panel, click Customization and then Style.
  14. Scroll down to Part 5 and click Browse for Local File, locate your jpeg file and click Open.
  15. Click Submit.
  16. Click on Announcements and your banner should now appear.

Customizing Your Course Menu

Adding YouTube Videos

  1. Locate the video you like to embed on YouTube.
  2. Click on the <Embed> button to get the embed code.
  3. Highlight and copy the embed code. (Highlight > Right Click > Copy)
  4. Login to the Blackboard and open your course.
  5. Open the Content Area in which you would like to insert your video and click Create Item at the top.
  6. Name your Video Clip and then click on the <> button to turn on HTML Toggle Mode.
  7. Paste the YouTube embed code into the textbox. (Paste = Ctrl + V)
  8. Click Submit.

Adding Prezi to Blackboard
What is Prezi?
1. Locate the Prezi you would like to add to Blackboard.

  1. Click on the <Embed> button to get the embed code.
  2. Highlight and copy the embed code. (Highlight > Right Click >
    Copy)
  3. Login to the Blackboard and open your course.
  4. Open the Content Area in which you would like to insert your video
    and click Create Item at the top.
  5. Name your Presentation and then click on the <> button to turn
    on HTML Toggle Mode.
  6. Paste the Prezi embed code into the textbox. (Paste = Ctrl + V)
  7. Click Submit.

Adding a Widget
What is CountDownr?

  1. Fill in boxes in the Add New Counter
  2. Click on Create Link.
  3. Scroll to the section with the information to embed the code.
  4. Click your mouse inside of this box and do select all (Ctrl + A) and then copy (Ctrl + C).
  5. Open the location within your Blackboard course where you would like this timer to appear.
  6. There are four things to do.
    1. Title your object.
    2. Click on the <> symbol to toggle to HTML Source Mode.
    3. Paste your code into box.
    4. Scroll to the bottom of the Blackboard page and click Submit.

Adding an Online Poll

  1. From the menu at the top right, select Poll. Select Create Poll.
  2. Enter your question in the question field.
  3. Enter your answers in the answer field.
  4. You can set parameters for your questions.
  5. Select a language for your poll.
  6. Select the desired style for your poll.
  7. Click Save and Continue.
  8. There will be a window that opens that will have the code for embedding.  Select the code (Ctrl + A) and copy it (Ctrl + C).
  9. Login to Blackboard and open your course.
  10. Open the Content Area in which you would like to insert your poll
    and click Create Item at the top.
  11. Name your poll
    and then click on the <> button to turn
    on HTML Toggle Mode.
  12. Paste the poll embed code into the
    textbox. (Paste = Ctrl + V)
  13. Click Submit.

Other Tools In Blackboard
Blogs
Wikis
Voice Tools

Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2011 – REGISTRATION OPEN!

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Registration for the Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2011 on March 10 and 11, 2011 is now OPEN!

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eric Mazur — Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University and author of Peer Instruction: A User’s Manual.

Web-based registration is now available at:

http://edtech.mst.edu/events/tltconference2011/registration.html

If you have already registered with us via email, you do NOT need to register again. We still have your registration information.

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

http://edtech.mst.edu/events/tltconference2011/index.html

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

Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2011 – REGISTRATION OPEN!

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Registration for the Teaching and Learning Technology
Conference 2011 on March 10 and 11, 2011
is now OPEN!

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eric Mazur
Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University and
author of Peer
Instruction: A User’s Manual
.

Please send an email to edtech@mst.edu
(with subject line of: REGISTRATION – Teaching and Learning Technology 2011)
and include the following information:

NAME
(First and
Last)

EMAIL ADDRESS
(e.g.
joeminer@mst.edu)

# ATTENDING
(if you plan on bringing someone besides yourself, please let us know so we
have an accurate count)

ORGANIZATION
(e.g.
school, department, or institution)

SCHOOL TYPE

(if applicable–4 year, 2 year, K-12, Community College, Other)

PHONE NUMBER (area
code + number)

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

http://edtech.mst.edu/events/tltconference2011/index.html

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

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Missouri S&T Teaching and Learning Conference 2011

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Educational Technology is now accepting presentation proposals for the Fourth Annual Teaching and Learning Technology Conference, scheduled for March 10-11, 2011. Interested presenters can download a copy of the Call for Proposal form at our web site: edtech.mst.edu.

This year we will be offering several tracks for presenters and participants:

  • Teaching with Technology – Enhancing the instructional process by including a technology component
  • Blended Learning – Replacing some or all of the face-to-face communication in class with online tools
  • Best Practices in Teaching Strategies – Pedagogical theories on effective teaching (with or without technology)
  • “Hands-on” Activity – Computer labs are available for hands-on presentations or demonstrations

Proposals will be accepted until November 15, 2010. Decisions regarding acceptance will be made by December 1, 2010.