Would you like to enhance your teaching with more educational technologies?
Please join us for a special Technology Showcase Friday, March 18, 2011, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in College of Health and Human Services (CHHS 281). Three talented instructors will share their experiences using a variety of technologies to engage students in their courses.
Using Video within Moodle to Connect Classrooms around Global Experiences: The 6 Continents Project
With the goal of increasing social work students’ worldview and awareness of how the profession operates in other countries, 6 social work classrooms on 6 continents are participating in a year-long educational project. Using Flipcams, students make videos of their responses to prompting questions each month that are uploaded to the project’s Moodle site.
Leveraging Online Collaboration Tools to Enhance Group Projects
While completing group projects, students gain experience in teamwork, sharing responsibility, and managing dependent tasks. This presentation will explore how students use Web-based tools such as Google Docs and Basecamp in group projects to manage revisions from multiple authors and keep project timelines on track.
Unlocking the iPad – Exploring the Role of Tablet Computing in Teaching & Learning
In this presentation, we will examine the increasing role of tablet computing, particularly the iPad, in higher education courses. Topics of focus will include: 1) functionality of the iPad, 2) benefits and constraints of the iPad in teaching and learning, 3) the use of "apps" in teaching and learning, 4) issues to consider when integrating the iPad into courses, and 5) the future of tablet-based computing in higher education.
1:00 Diana Rowan
1:40 Melody Dixon-Brown
2:20 Richard Hartshorne
Please sign up now to attend! Light refreshments will be served.