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 […]

Read More »

Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference — UMSL

Posted by on November 17, 2008

Just this past week, EdTech took a road trip to St. Louis to attend the Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference at UMSL, sponsored by their Center for Teaching and Learning (analogous to our CERTI, I believe). This conference is very similar in nature and scope to the Teaching and Learning Technology Conference that we […]

Read More »

“Andragogy” v. “Pedagogy”

Posted by on November 5, 2008

Angie Hammons shares her thoughts on an article she found in Campus Technology: ============================================================= [ANGIE] I read an interesting article the other day in Campus Technology (http://campustechnology.com/articles/68283_1/).  It was titled “The Institutional Path for Change in this Age: Andragogy, not Pedagogy.” It solidified some thoughts in my mind about the educational process. The article begins […]

Read More »

EdTech goes to Educause 2008 in Orlando, Florida

Posted by on November 5, 2008

Angie Hammons and Lauren Oswald, members of the EdTech group here on campus, recently had the opportunity to do a poster presentation at Educause 2008, which took place in Orlando, Florida, Oct 28 – 31. Here is what Angie experienced:================================================================= I had the privilege of being accepted to present a poster session at Educause 2008 […]

Read More »

Teaching Journal: English 160 (After Third Attempt)

Posted by on October 28, 2008

Last Thursday, I taught a section of English 160 as part of the teaching requirement for Tech Com 404 (Teaching Technical Communiaction). This was quite different from the previoius teaching sessions I conducted for the course. In the previous teaching attempts, I had the students participate in some group activities that were provided by Dr. […]

Read More »

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 […]

Read More »

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 […]

Read More »

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 […]

Read More »

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 […]

Read More »

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 […]

Read More »