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Instructors: October 23rd is Active Learning Day–Learn How to Get Involved!

Posted by on October 9, 2017

Last year, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced Active Learning Day as part of a nationwide effort to improve STEM higher education. Today, Project Kaleidoscope of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is proud to invite you to join us as a change agent at the forefront of STEM […]

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So what is Twitter saying about my class?

Posted by on November 25, 2013

If you are an avid Netflix user like me you may have watched the Netflix original series “House of Cards.”   There is a quote in one episode from a character that accurately encapsulates the power of social media: “Remember, these days, when you’re talking to one person, you’re talking to a thousand.” So with […]

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A new tool for teaching circuitry

Posted by on November 21, 2013

Teaching students how to build circuits is tricky business, especially when you want to provide a hands-on experience.  There are a number of ways to approach the problem, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.  You could, for example, pass around a box of wires and components and have the students twist, solder, or clip them […]

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Even my mother is asking about MOOCs!

Posted by on November 12, 2013

When my phone rings at 6:30 in the morning, I know it is one of about 4 people – my son, my daughter, EMS, or my mother.  So when the phone rang at 6:30am on October 8 and I looked over to see my mother was calling, I wasn’t too surprised.  What did surprise me, […]

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Teaching Creativity in Science

Posted by on October 16, 2013

I found an old post (December 2011) on Emory University’s eScience Commons blog about teaching creativity in science. In this post, the author refers to a professor at Emory University who says that more creativity needs to be taught in the undergraduate classes. Admittedly, the foundational classes in science such as Physics, Chemistry, and Calculus […]

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Bb TIPS AND TRICKS: Organizing Content

Posted by on October 9, 2013

Educational Technology recently conducted some open forums (Sep 4 and Oct 2, 2013) with students and faculty regarding how useful Blackboard is as a Learning Management System. These open forums provided EdTech with a great deal of interesting feedback. Among the feedback we received from students was the idea that Blackboard is difficult to navigate […]

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Multivariate Calculus at Missouri S&T

Posted by on October 2, 2013

Guest Post by: Associate Teaching Professor Dee Leach – Mathematics and Statistics Several new resources involving technology aimed at improving student success and course availability have been implemented for the Missouri S&T Math 22 (Multivariate Calculus) course.  These resources were created and implemented in support of the Missouri S&T Strategic Plan and the Calculus course […]

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Blackboard Review – Not Replacement

Posted by on October 1, 2013

I wanted to take a minute to answer the question that I have been asked the most since we began this process for reviewing Blackboard.  Have we already made a decision to get rid of Blackboard and is this just a way to get a new LMS?  No. That is not the case at all. […]

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Setting Expectations: Social Media Guidelines

Posted by on September 27, 2013

When you use a social medium in your course such as a discussion board or blog, consider starting off with some guidelines. Some aspects of social media are very beneficial to education, while others are best avoided.  Establishing expectations early can stop problems before they start.Here’s an example set of guidelines to get you started:1. […]

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Statement from EdTech on New Building Blocks in Blackboard and Other Technologies

Posted by on September 23, 2013

Pearson Education recently sent an announcement to several instructors that a new building block for Blackboard was now available, similar to other publishing company building blocks (e.g. McGraw Hill Connect). We will not be able to deploy the Pearson building block at the beginning of the Fall semester 2012. We here in Educational Technology (EdTech) […]

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