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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.

Prezi: Single Canvas, Dynamic Design, Presentation Pizzazz is the second presentation, scheduled 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in Union 212. 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. Presented by Ben Ward and Huiming Lu.

Dramatized Videos for Higher Education will be the final presentation for fall, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov.18, in Union 212. “Show rather than tell,” should be a dogma always thought of by instructors in trying to maximize students’ understanding and comprehension. But just how does one “show” and what all should one “show” with regards to higher educational content?

These are the types of questions that will be explored in this presentation. The use of drama within a course video can go a long way to explaining or simply motivating. Content, subjects, and topics can be that much more understandable and real through the use of drama. Come and experience it for yourself. Presented by Brent Anders.

More details

  • For more information, see the IDT Roundtable website.
  • Coffee, tea, and water will be available, and you are welcome to bring your lunch.
  • RSVP to the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, catl@k-state.edu, 785-532-7828.