Teaching Journal: English 160 (Third Attempt)

Posted by on October 23, 2008

Today I am scheduled to teach English 160 for the third time this semester. Unlike the previous two times (see here and here), I will actually be presenting lecture material to the class on Recommendation Reports. Due to the technical difficulties I experienced last week (there were campus-wide issues with network file storage, preventing people […]

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Teaching Journal: After Teaching English 160 (2nd attempt)

Posted by on October 16, 2008

Today, I taught a section of English 160 on behalf of Dr. Northcut, the regular instructor. The topic of the day was progress reports, which all of the students have to create for their semester-long project. Dr. Northcut supplied some sample progress reports and a grading rubric. My original goal was to have the students […]

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Teaching Journal: Documentum Training (After)

Posted by on October 16, 2008

Yesterday I conducted Documentum Web Publisher training for a group of students. Four of the students were part of a project within the Information Systems & Technology department, tasked with creating an EcoCAR Challenge web site. This is an effort involving Missouri S&T and several other higher-education institutions to create the best, most ecologically friendly […]

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A Study in the Use of Clickers in the Classroom by Dr. Woelk

Posted by on October 14, 2008

Dr. Klaus Woelk, Associate Professor of Chemistry, recently had an article published in the Journal of Chemical Education titled “Optimizing the Use of Personal Response Devices (Clickers) in Large-Enrollment Introductory Courses”. Among other things, Dr. Woelk is very active in teaching students introductory chemistry at Missouri S&T. He has soundly embraced the technology of clickers […]

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Teaching Journal: Documentum Training

Posted by on October 14, 2008

On Wednesday, October 15, 2008, I am scheduled to conduct Documentum Web Publisher (DWP) training for a very small group of students. Presumably, they are working for academic/administrative departments on campus and need to use Documentum to update web pages. I have conducted this type of training in the past and so I am pretty […]

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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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Transition from Traditional to Virtual: Textbooks

Posted by on September 24, 2008

EdTech will be hosting a second Teaching and Learning Technology Conference in April 2009. Our theme is the Transition from Traditional to Virtual. In other words, we want presentations on how the classroom/learning environment is transitioning away from the “traditional” model between students and teachers. Along these lines, there is a movement in some academic […]

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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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Is college even necessary these days?

Posted by on September 17, 2008

Dr. Trent Batson has another good article in Campus Technology this week asking if sending students to college is really necessary in today’s networked world. A friend told me recently that people are asking him why learners, in this age, need to ever attend college to become educated. This question undoubtedly has occurred to all […]

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Internet Explorer and Blackboard Grade Center

Posted by on September 15, 2008

An incompatibility has been identified between Internet Explorer (IE) web browser and Blackboard Grade Center. Specifically, several people have reported being unable to save their changes in the Grade Center when using IE or have reported other strange Grade Center behavior when using IE as their web browser. Click HERE for information on how to to […]

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