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Focus on Teaching and Technology: A Regional Conference at UMSL

Posted by on September 23, 2011

University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) invites you to register for their Focus on Teaching and Technology Regional Conference on November 10-11, 2011. Scholars, educators, and practitioners from numerous universities share their technology innovations and teaching experiences. This year, they will offer two keynote presentations: Thursday, November 10:Tom Mills — Executive Director of Global […]

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Blackboard Maintenance on Sunday, September 18, 2011

Posted by on September 15, 2011

IT will be performing Blackboard maintenance on Sunday, September 18, 2011, starting at 12:00 a.m. Blackboard will be unavailable for 4 hours between midnight and 4 a.m. Please call the Help Desk with questions about this or any other IT issue at 573-341-HELP (4357) or submit an online Help Request at http://help.mst.edu.

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Call for Proposals: Missouri S&T Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2010

Posted by on October 7, 2009

Educational Technology is now accepting presentation proposals for the Third Annual Teaching and Learning Technology Conference, scheduled for March 11-12, 2010. Interested presenters can download a copy of the Call for Proposal form at our web site: edtech.mst.edu. This year’s theme will be Cyberlearning. Proposals will be accepted until November 20, 2009. The conference schedule […]

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Blackboard: Message Communications Tool Available on Friday, September 25

Posted by on September 24, 2009

Blackboard Message, a tool available within the Communications Area of Blackboard, will be made available to all instructors starting on Friday, September 25, 2009. EdTech will be conducting a demonstration of the Blackboard Message functionality and best practices at noon on Friday, October 2, 2009, during the Cyberlearning Faculty Learning Community (FLC) meeting in Civil […]

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Blackboard: Wimba Live Classroom Upgrade on Friday, September 25

Posted by on September 24, 2009

IT will be upgrading Wimba Live Classroom tool inside Blackboard from version 3.3 to version 4.0 on Friday, September 25, starting at 5:30 p.m. Wimba Live Classrooms will be unavailable for approximately 30 minutes during the upgrade process. Regular Blackboard services will still be available. Wimba  Live Classroom provides a live virtual classroom experience for […]

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The future of individualized instruction

Posted by on July 21, 2009

ShrinkWrapped blog had an interesting post the other day about Paradigm Shifts, particularly focusing on how new researchers have “synthesized a new science of learning that is already reshaping how we think about learning and creating opportunities to re-imagine the classroom for the 21st century.” Currently, most schools in this country offer education in the […]

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Blackboard courses older than two years to expire

Posted by on April 1, 2009

On April 17, IT will perform a cleanup of all Blackboard courses older than two years as part of Missouri S&T’s two year Blackboard course retention policy. After April 17, any course content, enrollment, and entire courses themselves which are older than two years, will be purged from Blackboard and will not be recoverable. If […]

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Did You Know?

Posted by on March 11, 2009

I found the video below and am including it on Educational Technology. The content of the video has been presented in other videos, but this is one of the most elegant packaging of the content I’ve seen. Plus the music has a decent beat to it. In any case, the point of the video is […]

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Happy Holidays from Educational Technology

Posted by on December 18, 2008

We here at EdTech would like to wish the students, faculty, and staff at Missouri S&T a safe and joyous holiday season. With that in mind, check out the image below. One of our IT staff members put it together a few years ago. Since he now works for EdTech, we have hung it up […]

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Blog Engine Issues This Morning

Posted by on December 10, 2008

Due to circumstances beyond EdTech’s control, it looks like the Movable Type engine that powers the EdTech blog (and other Missouri S&T blogs) experienced some technical difficulties this morning that prevented visitors to our blog from posting comments. It appears as though the issues have been resolved for the time being. For the ITCC folks […]

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