Web 2.0

Why wikis? What good are they?

Posted by on February 12, 2009

Angie Hammons found a recent article in Campus Technology discussing the use of Wikis in the classroom. The article points out, in Angie’s words, that it is not enough to say to your students, “There is a wiki. Now go collaborate.” There need to be specific goals and timelines explained to the students as they […]

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Second Annual Teaching and Learning Technology Conference April 9-10, 2009

Posted by on January 20, 2009

Educational Technology will be hosting its second annual Missouri S&T Teaching and Learning Technology Conference in the Havener Center on April 9-10, 2009.  All campus faculty and staff are welcome to attend.   We believe it is important to our campus community to showcase the many ways in which faculty and staff use technology to […]

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FoTT — Plenary Session: Ray Schroeder

Posted by on November 17, 2008

Ray Schroeder presented at the first of two plenary sessions we attended at the Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference in St. Louis. Dr. Schroeder is currently the Director of Technology Enhanced Learning and an Emeritus professor at University of Illinois at Springfield. The focus of Dr. Schroeder’s presentation was using “transparent” technologies to transform […]

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MITC 2008 — Challenges of Creating Online Content

Posted by on October 8, 2008

Challenges of Creating Online Content (PPT 2007) On October 6-7, 2008, I attended the Morenet Instructional Technology Conference 2008 (MITC). It was an interesting conference focusing on the ways technology is used to enhance learning outcomes in the classrooms. The primary focus seemed to be on K-12 instruction, but there were a number of higher […]

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Teaching Journal: Using Wimba

Posted by on September 22, 2008

Today I helped Angie Hammons teach Dr. Bih-Ru Lea’s class enter the Wimba Live Classroom virtual environment on Blackboard. Dr. Lea teaches a course about strategic enterprise management configurations. As part of the course, students are required to use a variety of different remote conferencing tools that allow them to collaborate in real time with […]

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What, exactly, is Web 2.0 all about?

Posted by on July 16, 2008

Web 2.0, according to Wikipedia (which is itself a Web 2.0 technology), is "a term describing the trend in the use of World Wide Web technology [i.e. the Internet–mhays] and web design that aims to enhance creativity, information sharing, and most notably, collaboration among users." Unlike typical product releases (Blackboard 8.0, for example), Web 2.0 […]

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Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video

Posted by on July 10, 2008

It is common today for people, students, to make and share videos to tell stories, complete projects or start debates. The internet and websites like YouTube have helped to make it so much easier to share these video creations. This digital platform allows "old" culture to be transformed into new and for a generation to […]

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Campus License Agreement for Respondus Software Application

Posted by on June 30, 2008

Missouri S&T now has a campus licensing agreement for Respondus. Respondus is a software application that allows instructors to create tests, quizzes, and other assessments for use in their course. Respondus is compatible with Blackboard and other learning management systems. Instructors who have already purchased a license for Respondus will not need to renew their […]

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Physics Simulations Available from Unversity of Colorado at Boulder

Posted by on May 27, 2008

I found a suite of physics simulations (one of the simulations is a chemistry simulation) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. These are Java-based simulations so if you want to view them you will need to have the proper Java Runtime Environment installed on your system. Standard desktop systems at Missouri S&T should already […]

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Morphing web sites

Posted by on May 27, 2008

Network World has an article in their latest online issue that discusses the use of "morphing web sites" for increasing sales revenue for advertisers. The basic idea is that a web site "shapes" itself to a user’s preferences as the user navigates through the web site. The advertisements that are delivered to the web site […]

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