Distance Education

Planned VDI outage on Friday the 13th, from 8:00AM-9:00AM

Posted by on March 10, 2015

There will be a short period of unavailability for the VDI system while upgrading and rebooting the VDI servers. This maintenance will occur from 8:00AM-9:00AM on Friday, March 13th. Normal operation is scheduled to resume after the maintenance period.

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BigBlueButton – Your Bad Weather Backup Plan

Posted by on February 17, 2015

Bad weather happens, but that doesn’t mean you have to cancel class. Instead, hold class online with BigBlueButton! BigBlueButton is a free-to-use virtual classroom integrated into Blackboard. To use BigBlueButton, simply create a meeting room, and let students know they are to join you in that meeting room. With BBB, you’ll have video, audio, and […]

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STEM Experiential Education at Missouri S&T

Posted by on October 7, 2014

At Missouri S&T, the experiential experience is a top priority. That’s what drives students to a STEM school with an engineering focus in a small town in Rural Missouri that’s more than an hour… Source: blog.sloanconsortium.org Here’s a look at laboratory redesign projects going on at S&T. We’ve got several courses piloting now and others […]

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Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2011 – REGISTRATION OPEN!

Posted by on January 11, 2011

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A Dialogue for Engagement

Posted by on November 15, 2010

How do you know a student is engaged in your course?  What steps do you take to foster engagement?  These are questions that every instructor begins to ask as they are doing course design as it is vital to the success of the course.  “Engaged learners work willingly, instead of by coercion, and approach their […]

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SLOAN-C: The Promise and Practice of Blended Learning

Posted by on April 23, 2010

 Presenter: Dr. Joel Hartman, University of Central Florida Dr. Hartman was our opening keynote speaker for the recent Teaching and Learning Technology Conference at Missouri S&T. Now he is the plenary speaker for the SLOAN-C Blended Learning Conference & Workshop in Oak Brook, IL, just outside of Chicago. Blended learning has been going on for […]

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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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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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No Significant Difference

Posted by on August 25, 2008

Thanks to the Web and the Internet (yes, they are two different–but related–entities), instructors can reach out and touch more students than ever before. However, one question must still be answered: "Does it make a difference?" According to Thomas L. Russell, Director Emeritus of the Office of Telecommunications at North Carolina State University, it doesn’t. […]

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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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