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TEATalks First Meeting: Discussing Educational Technology

Last Friday we had our first TEATalks meeting (see here for full description and listing of session offerings:  http://tep.uoregon.edu/workshops/events/year11-12/spring/TEATalks.html). The session was a fairly informal one in which instructors and graduate students discussed with us their experiences, interests, and concerns for using technology in the classroom.  I talked about my thoughts for making sure one: Reflects on […]

TEATalks for Spring 2012!

Technology, Tips, and Teaching! Join us Friday afternoons for tea, snacks, and conversations with UO faculty and support consultants about working with educational technology in innovative ways. In these sessions we will showcase various faculty using technology in their classes, or present on a technology tip area of note. Some areas of demonstration will include using […]

Online and Blended Instruction: Benefits and Challenges

This is the second of a two-part series focusing on online and blended instructional design (for the first part see:  Online and Blended Instruction: Thoughts about Where We are (or are we?)). This writing will examine three areas of discussion focused on specific teaching and learning benefits and challenges found within online instructional design.  As […]

Online Teaching Resources for Instructors

Sometimes I’m asked if there is an easy way to stay informed about the latest research on teaching and learning – without having to find and wade through actual books or articles. Usually this request is coupled with a caveat that one is looking for information that is also practical, that is, techniques and activities […]

Online and Blended Instruction: Thoughts about Where We are (or are we?)

As we move into the new year I want to address a topic that has been on the radar of teaching and learning for years:  online and blended instructional design.  This is the first of a two-part series in which I first address some of the generalities of online teaching and learning and then in […]

Using Twitter in Your Course

James Watkins is majoring in Public Relations at the University of Oregon and serves as the TEP Social Media Intern. Although many instructors make a conscious effort to improve classroom discussions and engage as many students as possible to participate, a variety of factors can limit their success. The material may be too complex to engage […]

Resources: Students, Technology, and Surveying the Landscape

An important question for many faculty working with Information and Educational Technology is what do students think about using technology to supplement their learning?  From here another question becomes what specific types of technology are students using in their educational and indeed their daily lives? A couple interesting survey studies have addressed these questions.  The first […]

Teach Naked?

The Chronicle of Higher Ed wrote recently about José A. Bowen, a dean at Southern Methodist University who is on a mission to strip classrooms bare of technology.  He still wants instructors of higher education to use educational technology. He advocates taking full advantage of new technologies (podcasts, vodcasts, blogs, wikis, etc.) to move information […]

EDUCAUSE Western Regional: Finding Common Ground Among Shifting Technologies and Expectations

I returned from the EDUCAUSE Western Regional conference a few weeks ago and thought I would share some of the session resources. The conference was themed: Finding Common Ground Among Shifting Technologies and Expectations and included some very interesting sessions, plus it is always a bonus attending a conference in San Francisco!

Some Introductory Tech in Ed Thoughts

Recently, I participated in some Web seminars and hosted a workshop on the topic of Virtual Worlds within education. From these experiences I have been thinking about the fascinating divisions that seem to occur around digital technologies. These thoughts have challenged some of my overall ideas about Web 2.0 technologies in the classroom. […]