eLearning Community of Practice presents “Course organization and social presence” on Oct. 9th

UPDATE: “Course Organization and Social Presence” was a great session! Several engaging speakers challenged sixteen of S&T’s leading instructors to think about their course organization in both face-to-face and online/distance sections. The resulting small group conversation was a mixture of stimulating food for thought and lessons from practical teaching experience across several disciplines. Later, attendees discussed strategies for increasing instructor presence and student engagement through non-traditional means such as video syllabi. Near the end of the session, video creation and sharing was discussed, along with numerous tips for producing videos intended for use in the virtual classroom. 

 

On October 9th CERTI and EdTech will present “Course Organization and Social Presence” from 3:00PM to 4:30PM in Curtis Laws Wilson Library, Room 204. This eLearning Community of Practice / eFellows presentation will cover how instructors can set clear expectations as they redesign their courses for blended/online learning.

Objectives for this session include:

  • Create a plan for course organization
  • Identify instructor presence
  • Identify how instructor presence might be included in your course

All S&T instructors are welcome to attend!
Please RSVP with Diane Hagni at hagnid@mst.edu or by phone at (573) 341-7648

 

 

S&Tconnect Early Alert Workshops offered by Undergraduate Studies on August 18 and 21

The Office of Undergraduate Studies will be hosting workshops for the new S&Tconnect Early Alert system on Monday, August 18, from 9 – 11 a.m. and on Thursday, August 21, from 1 – 3 p.m. Both workshops will be held in Centennial Hall Room 105. Instructors only need to attend one of the workshops.

S&Tconnect Early Alert allows students to request appointments with their instructors and advisors via the S&Tconnect calendar, which also syncs with faculty or staff Outlook Exchange calendar.

S&Tconnect Early Alert is replacing the current Academic Alert system used by Missouri S&T. Both S&Tconnect Early Alert and Academic Alert will run in parallel with each other until the end of Fall 2014.

Classroom Technology Walkthroughs

Are you teaching in a new classroom this semester? Do you have questions about using classroom technology? Do you want to verify that your room is set up properly for using lecture capture (Tegrity) or clickers?

The EdTech staff is here to set your mind at ease. You can schedule a classroom technology walkthrough and EdTech staff will be able to assist you with any questions you may have about using any of the equipment available to you as an S&T instructor. Have questions? We’ve got answers!

To schedule an appointment, send an email to edtech@mst.edu or call 573-341-4131 and leave a voicemail message!

Back-to-School Educational Technology Workshops on August 18-21

All instructors are cordially invited to attend a series of Back-to-School Educational Technology Workshops hosted by S&T Educational Technology. Workshops will be held in Centennial Hall Room 105.

This event is an open-attendance, free-form workshop. You can come when you want, stay for as long as you want, and leave when you want.

Workshop sessions will focus on:

  • Using Learning Management Systems (e.g. Blackboard)
  • Building Student Engagement (e.g. VoiceThread, Piazza, Google Apps, Clickers, etc.)
  • Fostering Online Collaboration (e.g. Kaltura streaming media, Tegrity lecture capture, Adobe Connect, and Big Blue Button).
  • S&Tconnect Early Alert replaces the current Academic Alert system and will be hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Studies.

EdTech staff will be available to assist you with any questions you may have about using EdTech-supported technologies. Have questions? We have answers!

The workshop schedule is listed below. Attend any or all as needed! No pre-registration required!

 

18 Aug

19 Aug

20 Aug

21 Aug

9 – 11 a.m. S&Tconnect Early Alert
Learning Management Systems Online Collaboration Student Engagement
1 – 3 p.m. Student Engagement Online Collaboration Learning Management Systems S&Tconnect Early Alert

For more information, contact Educational Technology at edtech@mst.edu or 573-341-4131.

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

TLT-header-02Educational 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 for Presentations: Online (NEW!)

The theme for this year’s conference is Student Engagement. EdTech is looking for presentations that showcase how technology can be used to help engage students in all stages of the learning process. EdTech will review ALL submissions regardless of content.

The opening keynote speaker will be Dr. Rebecca Brent, President of Education Designs, Inc. Dr. Brent has many research interests, as outlined on her website.

As we have done for the last couple of years 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
  • K-12 Education – By popular request, we will be offering a few sessions geared towards K-12 instructors. If you would like to present towards this audience, please use the same form available through the links above.

Proposals will be accepted until Friday, November 8, 2013. Decisions regarding acceptance will be made by Friday, November 22, 2013. 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).

EdTech U Open for Business on THURSDAYS in IDE Room 105!

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WALK-INS WELCOME!

NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY!

Moved to Thursdays!
(Starting Aug. 22, 2013)

Noon to 2 p.m. in IDE 105

Educational Technology (EdTech) will be continuing “EdTech U” in Fall 2013. This 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: Noon to 2 p.m. on Thursdays starting on August 22

Location: 105 Interdisciplinary Engineering Building (computer lab)

Have you ever wanted to learn:

  • more about SMART Podiums and Boards in classrooms?
  • how to capture a live class lecture?
  • new ways of using clickers?
  • which tools are available in Blackboard and how to use them effectively?
  • how to make a video or screencast?
  • more about the instructional design process? Especially for online or blended courses?

Do you always forget:

  • how to upload content in a Blackboard course?
  • how to submit your grades?
  • how to copy items from one Blackboard course to another?
  • 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.

Back-to-School Technology Workshops on August 5, 7, and 9!

back-to-school-workshop-logoEducational Technology (EdTech) will be hosting a series of back-to-school technology workshops on August 5, 7, and 9. These workshops will be held in Centennial Hall Room 105, starting at 9 a.m. (see detailed schedule below).

Topics will include Blackboard, Google Apps for Education, Clickers/TurningPoint, Tegrity, and more… To accommodate the schedules of busy instructors, EdTech will present a series of 50-minute sessions to introduce the technology.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THE WORKSHOPS! Simply choose a time/date/topic that interests you from the list below and show up!

NOTE: Because multiple workshop topics will be taking place at the same time in the same room, it will not be possible to record the event.

Here’s how each workshop will operate:

  1. Interested attendees attend a workshop of their choosing at their convenience.
  2. The room will be divided into several “pods”, where each pod will cover one of the subtopics listed below.

EXAMPLE: An instructor interested in learning about Blackboard Assessments can attend the workshop on Monday, August 5 at 9 a.m. and visit the Assessments pod. If he or she wants to find out more about Grade Center, he or she can stick around at 10 a.m. on August 5 and move to the Grade Center pod or choose a different Blackboard workshop later in the week. EdTech will have workers on hand to guide attendees to the pod covering the technology in which they are most interested.

The schedule of the workshops is detailed below:

DATE / TIME MAIN TOPIC
Monday, August 5, 9 a.m. Blackboard 1
Monday, August 5, 10 a.m. Blackboard 1
Monday, August 5, 1 p.m. “Other” Technologies 2
Monday, August 5, 2 p.m. “Other” Technologies 2
Wednesday, August 7, 9 a.m. Google Apps for Education 3
Wednesday, August 7, 10 a.m. Google Apps for Education 3
Wednesday, August 7, 1 p.m. Blackboard 1
Wednesday, August 7, 2 p.m. Blackboard 1
Friday, August 9, 9 a.m. “Other” Technologies 2
Friday, August 9, 10 a.m. “Other” Technologies 2
Friday, August 9, 1 p.m. Google Apps for Education 3
Friday, August 9, 2 p.m. Google Apps for Education 3

 

SUBTOPICS:

  1. Blackboard subtopics will include: Orientation, Organization, Assessments, Grade Center, Tools, and other Content Options.
  2. “Other” Technologies subtopics includes: Adobe Connect, Tegrity, Clickers/TurningPoint, Kaltura, and basic classroom technology.
  3. Google Apps for Education subtopics includes: Sites, Drive, Plus / Hangouts, Groups, and Voice

NOTE: These workshops are intended to provide a general overview of the technology supported by EdTech. Further assistance can be obtained by scheduling a one-on-one consultation with EdTech support staff or by attending an EdTech U event later in the semester. EdTech U is offered on Thursdays, from Noon – 2 p.m. in Interdisciplinary Engineering Room 105.

If you are having a technology issue, you can also contact the IT Help Desk at 573-341-HELP or online at help.mst.edu.

EdTech U Open for Business on Thursday, September 13, in IDE Room 105!

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Educational Technology (EdTech) is offering a new service called “EdTech U”. This is an opportunity for instructors to gain some hands-on assistance with any educational technology supported by EdTech.

Hours of Operation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays (excepting holidays), starting on September 13

Location: 105 Interdisciplinary Engineering Building (computer lab)

Have you ever wanted to learn:

  • more about SMART Podiums and Boards in classrooms?
  • how to capture a live class lecture?
  • new ways of using clickers?
  • which tools are available in Blackboard and how to use them effectively?
  • how to make a video or screencast?

Do you always forget:

  • how to upload content in a Blackboard course?
  • how to submit your grades?
  • how to copy items from one Blackboard course to another?
  • how to quickly check to see if student clickers are working?

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.

Tegrity Lecture Capture Training Opportunities

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Educational Technology is offering several opportunities to learn about Tegrity Lecture Capture in August (before Fall 2012). Tegrity records an instructor’s lecture notes for later review by students. Both students and instructors can add annotations to the recordings.

To sign up for a training opportunity, visit the link below:

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

Each training opportunity will cover the following:

  • When to use Tegrity
  • Getting started
  • Features
  • Accessing recordings and publishing recordings for student view
  • Advanced features

For more information, contact EdTech at edtech@mst.edu.