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TEATalks: Blackboard World and Best Practices

Our last meeting was hosted by Nargas Oskui, Manager of the Center for Media and Educational Technologies Consulting, who presented on her findings, and workshop experiences from the last Blackboard World conference (http://www.bbworld.com/2011/BbWorld/content.asp?id=1773). Nargas discussed various best practices for the following areas: Effective Practices Snapshot: Student Services for Online Learners  Making Mashups within Blackboard Using Blackboard for university employee […]

TEATalks: VoiceThread (Online content and presentation tool with voice annotations)

Last Friday, Marilyn Williams, Director of Education Secondary Instructional Service and Adjunct Instructor Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership, presented on the unique tool known as VoiceThread. VoiceThread is many things,  including a presentation tool, a document sharing tool, video and image sharing tool, too. The unique thing about VoiceThread is that it simply allows individuals to add […]

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 […]

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 […]

Curriculum Mapping: Objectives, Assessment, and Technology

Over the last few months I have sat in on various meetings and presentations about e-portfolios, open courseware, and assessment.  Under discussion are the ways in which different technologies can help mediate across-campus open access to course objectives and assessment processes.  Out of these discussions one area that has really stood out for me is […]

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 […]

Universal Design in College Instruction

At some point during one’s teaching experience an instructor has most likely come across a situation where a student needed a level of support not normally planned for within  the syllabus and curriculum development.  This student may have had a physical limitation such as needing wheelchair access to the classroom, or a student may have […]

Open Education: Free for all?

An area of growing interest in educational technology circles has been the subject of open access and education—having educational resources freely available to anyone who can access them on the web.  A couple of popular examples can be found with the MIT Open CourseWare project and iTunesU. The current EDUCAUSE Review (ER) devotes an entire issue […]

Teaching Resources on the Web—They’re just a click away, click away, click away

Like most, if not all of you, I let my fingers do the walking pretty much all day at work and at home. I check out the latest Mac News, try to maintain my connections to the Midwest, plan trips to places I’ll visit if I win the lottery, and see just how many hits […]