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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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. […]