Open Educational Resources: Affordable Textbook and Content Solutions
Presented by Stacy Zemke – PHSC 201
This session will cover how to find an use Open Educational Resources for teaching. Topics will include; Creative Commons licensing, major initiatives in open textbooks, and search techniques for finding open Images and educational content.
Qualtrics Intro for Research and the Classroom
Presented by CEDaR – PHSC 212
Qualtrics is a robust survey tool that can be used in the classroom and for research projects. This tool can be used for simple qualitative information gathering as well as for quantitative purposes. Additionally, the use of the collaboration feature allows for students that work in groups to collaborate and access the information gathered without having to share passwords or usernames. Faculty researchers interested in using this tool may also like the selective collaboration features as they can add graduate students to assist with limited permissions while adding co-PI’s with varied levels of access.
Are you Running the Technology or is the Technology Running You?
Presented by Kenneth Forehand – PHSC 222
When using technology in the classroom educators are constantly faced with the challenge of the technology becoming a crutch to good instruction instead of a tool that can be wielded with amazing results whether it be projector, PPT, interactive white boards or any device for the classroom/lab. Proper use of technology requires sound educational fundamentals for the classroom along with the knowledge of how to use the technology. Too often it is observed in a classroom setting that good classroom management techniques and sound educational principals will be ignored with the belief that the technology will do the teaching. This session will challenge that notion and prepare attendees to better use technology to facilitate actual learning the classroom/lab.
Learning Spaces: Physical and Virtual
Presented by Chris Kobza – PHSC 224
In this section, I will discuss the core services provided by the IT Learning Spaces team, showcase a few of our latest projects, and discuss how we strive to transform technological innovation into enhancements to the learning and teaching process.
Lynda.com Campus – Online Software Training
Presented by Seth Hartman and Janea Triplett-Newell – PHSC 228
Lynda.com is an online learning company that helps anyone learn software, design, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. Last summer, Lynda.com was used successfully within an intro MIS class, MIS 2113. With a Lynda.com campus, students, faculty and staff have unlimited access to a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials.
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