Category Archives: Professional Development
Purdue University offers a lot of great software tools for faculty and students that can be used for course projects. The problem that may arise for faculty wanting students to create movies, graphics, or other deliverables for course projects may simply be that students are not familiar with tools needed to create those items. This [...]
Technology makes it extremely easy to share digital artifacts, and hence re-use the original work of others. However, just because it’s easily done does not make it lawful. Copyright law governs when this sharing is permitted and when it is not. In this post, we’ll delve into a special provision of copyright law which permits [...]
Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPACK) is a theoretical framework for examining the funds of knowledge which educators use in order to design and develop lessons infused with technology (see the figure below for a graphic representation of TPACK). The term was originated by Dr. Punya Mishra and Dr. Matt Koehler. According to these researchers, [...]
In 2008, we created two new positions within the department. Employee in these positions would be expected to answer incident questions (tickets) which the front line help desk had neither the knowledge nor access to resolve. They’ll be level two support partners in the ITIL model. Prior to the creation of these positions, everyone in [...]
Recently I attended a series of seminars and workshops at Ascend Training in Chicago, where they discussed what is new in the Adobe CS 5.5 upgrade. Adobe has added some much needed updates to several of their tools, however not all tools received large updates.
During spring break, ITaP is offering workshops for faculty and instructors formatted in two themed series on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011.
The first theme is ‘Mobile Technology and Student Engagement’, covering iPads, DoubleTake and Mixable. The second theme is ‘Record, Edit, Publish: Creating Online Learning Materials’, covering Jing, Screencorder, Adobe Presenter and PowerPoint 2010.
Blackboard offers online webinars for Best Practices and pedagogy in online courses.
The summit is for Learning professionals who want to be informed about the latest e-learning initiatives from Adobe and other industry leaders. The opening keynote speaker is Steven Berlin Johnson, Author of Where Good Ideas Come From: A Natural History of Innovation.
We recently started interviewing candidates for an educational technologist again. Though I could regale you with specifics, I will stick to generalities that might help you in the process. Be yourself. Don’t ever forget this. Tell them what you think. Yes, be professional in how you describe situations, people, etc. but don’t hide your personality. [...]
Lynda.com is a training resource for faculty, staff and students to learn how to work with a multitude of computer-based applications, tools, and scripting languages. Each set of tutorials is presented to the user via a series of videos that are organized to teach not only the fundamentals, but also advanced skills.