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.
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.
More than 200 faculty/staff have registered to attend the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today (Tuesday, March 1) in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.
Walk-ins are allowed, so faculty who only have an hour can still drop by to learn about IT tools and resources their colleagues are using. The first 200 faculty/staff to enter the ballroom will win a Varney’s gift card.
This year the SIDLIT conference Aug. 5-6 will be broadcasting sessions live from Johnson County Community College. The SIDLIT Live webpage will list available sessions and links for the webinars each day. The web address (URL) for the live stream will be available from that page and provided during the days the conference is in session. To get a jump start on the conference, see twitter.com/sidlit.
People wanting to learn more about social media can tap into the UFM Community Learning Center’s (www.tryufm.org) low-cost classes this summer on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter — and even learn a few new tools. The following tech classes are listed in the Career and Finance section of the summer catalog:
- Facebook — Saturday, June 5
- Glogster — Tuesday, June 8
- iPhone and iPod Apps — Saturday, June 19
- Youblisher — Saturday, Aug. 7
- Twitter 101 — Saturday, Aug. 14
Videos and presentation materials from the K-State Online / Axio Conference 2009 are now available on the Axio Conference website.
- (Keynote and Provost Lecture Series presentation) A New Generation of Learning: Diverse Students, Emerging Technologies, and a Sustainability Challenge by Mark David Milliron
- Axio 5 Overview by Scott Finkeldei and Joshua Works
- Investigating ways to assess AXIO Learning Management Systems as blended/accelerated courses at Colby Community College: Part Two – Feasibility by Angela Dijanic
- Using Axio Survey for Teaching and Learning, Virtual Team Decision-making and Educational Research by Shalin Hai-Jew
- Improving Student Retention: The K-State Online Holmes Method by JohnElla Holmes Continue reading “K-State Online / Axio Conference 2009 videos now available online”
Elizabeth Unger responded to some questions as a preview to the interactive “Nostradacademe” presentation this Wednesday at the IDT Roundtable (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in Union 212). She shares some of her predictions about the future of higher education in this question/answer format.
Q: What are some of your predictions for the future of higher education?
Below are a few about faculty and instruction.
- Para professional faculty
- Faculty appointments at multiple institutions
- Collaborative teaching and research teams from multiple institutions including business, industry, and governmental – including international scholars
- Move from tenure for faculty to long-term contracts
- Instruction will continue to move to the “guide on the side” modes of instruction
- More emphasis on solving real-world problems in the educational experience most likely will occur; perhaps providing a new form of internship or coop experience
by Lin Davis-Stephens, instructor, Colby Community College
Students are seeking the message, craving the experience of being alive and part of the world around them. Basically, life is a cycle of action and reflection. I explore the relation of service-learning and student-centered learning in the higher education setting.
At Colby Community College, several programs of study emphasize learning-by-doing in realistic situations, then reflecting on what students have done. We see this as “fostering ideas, facilitating learning”. We invite participation and connect learning to real-life experiences. Continue reading “Spotlight: Service-learning and student-centered learning”
SoftChalk LessonBuilder 3, a web lesson editor that allows you to create interactive web lessons for e-learning classrooms, offers a simple way of creating digital flashcards which allow students to practice vocabulary words and definitions. A free trial of the software available for Windows and Mac can be downloaded from SoftChalk.
First, open SoftChalk LessonBuilder. From the File menu, choose Insert. Go to Activity. In that drop-down menu, go to Flash Card.
ELATEwiki is the Electronic Learning And Teaching Exchange created and edited by those interested in advancing the use of technology in teaching. This site is intended to host a wealth of freely available information categorized and organized into E-Learning and Teaching topics. It will be useful to teachers, scholars, students, and administrators seeking to understand the dynamic and changing higher education landscape during this critical time of transformation.
The following screenshot provides a view of ELATEwiki’s homepage.