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Instructional design videos online: E-textbooks; teaching with the iPad; teaching science labs at a distance

These three videos can now be viewed online from the Fall 2012 Instructional Design & Technology Roundtable series:

  • E-textbooks and Beyond — Creating your own e-textbook; using a publisher’s e-textbook; learning about Open Educational Resources.
    (78 minutes)
  • Teaching with the iPad — Specific apps to use in the classroom and daily life.  (67 minutes)
  • Teaching Science Labs at a Distance — The challenges, choices, and solutions for teaching empirical science courses online (86 minutes). A separate vendors’ presentation video is also available (39 minutes).

For more videos about teaching and learning, browse the Instructional Design archive.

Instructional Design & Technology Roundtable [IDTR] Fall Series

The IDT Roundtable series is kicking off this semester with an exciting line of topics. All events will be held from 11a.m.-12:30p.m. at the K-State Union, Room 227 (formerly known as 212). The following is the lineup:

  • Thursday, September 27 – E-textbooks and Beyond – Interested in creating your own e-textbook for your online or face-to-face class or use a publisher’s e-textbook or simply learn about Open Educational Resources available? This session will be presented by Andrew Bennett, David Fallin, and Brian Lindshield, joined by Steve Levin and Jayme Carpenter from Varneys bookstore. Come join the discussion and share your thoughts.
  • Tuesday, October 23  Teaching with the iPad – Thinking about buying an iPad or own one already, want to learn about specific apps to use in your classroom or daily life? Join Dennis Devenney, Mary Hammel, Mattew Heinrich and Rusty Earl from the College of Education’s Catalyst Center for a closer look at some of these apps. Continue reading “Instructional Design & Technology Roundtable [IDTR] Fall Series”

IDT Roundtable Feb. 16: Creating Your First Mobile App

Mobile apps are everywhere! Come join Ben Ward 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in  Room 212 of the K-State Student Union as we take a running tour of the differences between types of mobile apps, devices, and what you can do with them to draw them into your classroom. We’ll also explore how to build your first, simple, web-based app and use K-State Online to share it with your students. Don’t worry, no programming required. Novices welcome!

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“iPad for beginners” presentation and user meeting 11 a.m. today

K-Staters who have iPads, are considering purchasing one, or just want to learn about this new technology are welcome to attend the IDT Roundtable presentation on “iPad for Beginners” 11 a.m. today (Tuesday, Nov. 15) at the K-State Student Union, Room 212. The event will be followed by the monthly iPad user group meeting noon-1 p.m.

Four presenters will be sharing their expertise: Mary Hammel, Matthew Heinrich, and Dennis Devenney from the College of Education, and Michael Raine from the College of Business Administration.

Beginner iPad users as well as experienced users will find these topics particularly helpful:

  • Apps to get you started (standard apps out of the box, iWork apps, note-taking apps, etc.)
  • Securing your iPad (data, contacts, email, passcode protection, and more)
  • Handy tips and tricks
  • Q&A session

More details are in the iPad announcement last week.

Instructional Design and Technology Roundtables for fall 2011, spring 2012

The Instructional Design and Technology Roundtable (IDTR) kicks off its fall series with “Tech Tools that Make Life Easy” at 11 a.m.–12:30 p.mThursday, Sept. 15,  212 K-State Student Union. Join us as we discuss and share tech tools that make our lives easier. We will be looking at software, apps, smartphones, and other devices that help us connect, be productive, or just have fun. Don’t hesitate to bring your own favorites, and don’t worry if you don’t have any yet!

RSVP to the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (catl@k-state.edu, 785-532-7828). Coffee, tea, and water will be available, and you are welcome to bring your lunch.

Mark your calendars for these other sessions in the IDTR series:

  • The Maturing of Cloud Computing
    11 a.m.–12:30 p.mThursday, Oct. 13, 212 K-State Student Union
    Join Eric Dover as he takes a look at the current state of cloud computing and examines tools that use the power of the cloud to enhance collaboration and the learning environment. We will look briefly at the definition of cloud computing and explore how it has grown into a new class of connected computing that’s transforming the way we work together, play together, and communicate with each other. Also included: Some of the current hot tools that best harness the power of the cloud and how they may assist in teaching, communication, and information sharing.
  • iPad for Beginners
    11 a.m.–12:30 p.mTuesday, Nov. 15212 K-State Student Union
    Curious about what iPads can do for you? Do you already have an iPad and don’t think you are getting as much out of it as you should? If you’re looking for answers to iPad questions, come learn tips and tricks from those in the know, as we gather together some of the more avid iPad users on campus.
  • Creating Your First Mobile App
    11 a.m.–12:30 p.mThursday, Feb. 16, 2012, 212 K-State Student Union
    Want to join the mobile app craze? Ever wondered if there’s some way to pull smartphones into your teaching in a meaningful way? Join Ben Ward as he guides us through a tour of mobile apps, how to build them, and how to teach with them. Don’t worry, no programming required!
  • Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase
    Tuesday, March 13, 2012
    This annual event inspires faculty to use technology in innovative ways, share best practices with university colleagues, and interact with technology vendors. Time, location, and event details will be announced in spring semester.

IDT Roundtable April 14 on technology for the learning environment

Faculty and students are invited to attend this week’s IDT Roundtable on effective and innovative use of technology in K-State courses, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the K-State Student Union, Room 212.

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IDT Roundtable April 14: Teaching, Learning, and Technology: What Works for Us

Faculty and students are invited to participate in a lively fishbowl discussion about the effective and innovate use of technology in K-State courses, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the K-State Student Union, Room 212.

Share your questions and comments as we explore the role of social media in the learning environment, how to best use K-State Online, and whether or not students really want to “friend” their instructors on Facebook. Experience the fun as we discover what students and faculty really think about what works and what does not. Join the panel discussion between students and faculty and find out what they really think.

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IDT Roundtable Nov. 18: Dramatized Videos for Higher Education

The last IDT Roundtable presentation of the fall series will be 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in Room 212 of the K-State Student Union by Brent Anders, electronic media coordinator in the Office of Mediated Education.

The use of drama within a course video can go a long way toward explaining or simply motivating. Content, subjects, and topics can be that much more understandable and real through the use of drama. Do you use dramatized videos in your class? Bring your ideas and examples to the presentation and share with your peers.

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IDT Roundtable Oct. 27: Prezi: Single Canvas, Dynamic Design, Presentation Pizzazz

Want to make your presentation more visual? Want your materials to have more impact? Looking for a way to put more life in your teaching than what PowerPoint can give you? Find out how Prezi breaks the mold of boring and linear presentations. See demos, participate in discussions, and share ideas about teaching with this new and free, exciting software.

Ben Ward and Huiming Lu will be presenting 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in Room 212 of the K-State Student Union.

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IDT Roundtable fall 2010: Free tools, Prezi, dramatized videos

The Instructional Design and Technology Roundtable series starts off with Free Tools That Rule, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in the K-State Student Union, Room 212. This is a joint session that kicks off K-State’s IDT Roundtable and TechBytes series for fall semester. Join us to learn about many of the free tools available on the Web.

The session will feature tools that can be used for collaboration, research, screen recording (video), screen capturing (screenshots), and more. Bring your favorite tools to share during the session. Presented by Artur Gregorian, Ben Ward, Cathy Rodriguez, Eric Dover, Jason Coleman, Marty Courtois, and Rebecca Gould.

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