“Free Tools That Rule” is a joint session that kicks off K-State’s IDT Roundtable and TechBytes series this semester. Join us 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in Union 212 to learn about many of the free tools available on the Web. The session will feature tools that can be used for:
Screen recording (video) and screen capturing (screenshots)
Bring your favorite tools to share during the session.
Ready to meet the challenges of the visual-spatial learners in your classroom? Worried that your lectures and presentations are missing the visual impact you are looking for? Join Ben Ward, instructional designer with iTAC, as he takes you through an image-packed journey into the world of visual literacy.
From Garmins to Google Earth, we are increasingly more connected in finding our way and understanding our earth. At the core of these cool tools is Geographic Information Science and Systems (GIScience, GIS, GPS…). To find your way into, or toward, your next step with these spatial temporal tools and datasets, come explore with K-State experts and the K-State GIScience Commons team.
The sixth presentation of the Instructional Design Technology Roundtable (id.ome.ksu.edu/roundtable) will feature geographic information systems. Eric A. Bernard, associate professor in Landscape Architecture, Regional and Community Planning (www.capd.ksu.edu/larcp), will be presenting with the K-State GIScience Commons team 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in Room 212 of the K-State Student Union.
The next Instructional Design and Technology roundtable will be 11 a.m – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in K-State Union 212.
The Pecha Kucha format is 20 PowerPoint slides shown for 40 seconds apiece, leaving you with a 6 minute and 40 second automated presentation. Jump into the craze of the short, concise presentation style that is sweeping the nation. Join us as we grab a taste of new experience, and share ideas and thoughts afterwards. We have scheduled Michael Wesch, Andrew Barkley, Gayle Doll, Cyndi Danner-Kuhn, Mike Finnegan, and Sue Williams.
Online learning may involve synchronous (real-time) and asynchronous collaboration. Learners work together in virtual teams to learn; conceptualize ideas; solve problems; design presentations; develop plans and models, and form professional relationships.
This presentation will spotlight some virtual collaborations for student projects and the technological tools used (learning/course management systems, blogs, wikis, immersive “synthetic world” sites, and others). Come join us 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in Union 212.
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
Come hear crystal-ball predictions on the future of higher education from three faculty. Elizabeth Unger, Tweed Ross, and Rebecca Gould divine the future of the academy at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Union 212. They will share thoughts from leaders and scholars across the country and at K-State on the next iteration of higher education. Come join the conversation, hear what others are saying, and share your thoughts. Along the way they will also show examples of how these ideas have come to fruition or are in practice.
The Instructional Design and Technology Roundtables are a series of interesting and innovative instructional design, e-learning, and new teaching topics for faculty to learn, share, and discuss with their peers. All presentations will be in Room 212 of the K-State Student Union.
The fall presentations begin with K-State Online: Tools to Improve Your Teaching at 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. This presentation will focus on the new tools available in K-State Online for all faculty.
The second presentation is Nostra d’academe at 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, where three faculty will predict the future of higher education.
The last presentation for the semester is Virtual Collaboration: Applied Projects and Tools at 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, to learn about collaborative strategies, technologies, and projects.
The last IDT Roundtable session this semester is 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in Room 212 of the K-State Student Union.
Every day there seems to be something new on the Web designed to connect people in exciting, innovative ways. Come join iTAC staffers Kevin Champion, technology information specialist, and Ben Ward, instructional designer, as they take a wild journey exploring everything from Facebook to Twitter. Be prepared to jump into the discussion of new ideas, old fears, and where the future might take us.
Coffee, tea, and water will be available, and you are welcome to bring your lunch. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-532-7828. To learn about the past sessions, go to the IDT Roundtable website.