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Revisiting Twitter as an Educational Tool

Twitter, the popular microblogging site that allows users to post 140-character “tweets,” both intrigues and irritates faculty, according to a Faculty Focus survey. Some embrace it as a clever way to teach concision and get students writing, thinking, and connecting with the course material and one another. Others consider it distracting and antithetical to sophisticated […]

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: Mendeley (reference manager and academic social network)

In our session last Friday Christopher Lee, Ph.D student in Lillis Business College presented on his use of the Mendeley bibliographic citation tool (Mendeley site: http://www.mendeley.com/).   Chris discussed how Mendeley works as a both a free reference manager and academic social network.   What was particularly interesting was how this tool functions as an individual research platform that also […]

TEATalks: Collaborative Applications and Collaborative Learning

In our second TEATalks meeting we focused on collaborative applications and learning.   The main area we explored was the idea of using technologies like Google Docs, word processing documents, and wikis for creating collaborative learning spaces for students. We hope to continue this collaborative learning discussion through all of our future sessions.   As part of this […]

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 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 […]

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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. […]