Monthly Archives:: November 2014

History of Ideas – short podcasts

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BBC animated podcasts, from 90 seconds to 12 minutes in length, can be useful discussion sparks or background reference material for your classes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3vVjcY47k2p5Wsnj3ZFHV5W/a-history-of-ideas

A Good Way to Understand!

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“To understand is to stand under which is to look up to, which is a good way to understand.”- Sister Corita Today I opened my browser to Google something and saw that Google was honoring Corita Kent’s 96th birthday with a special page. And her quote (above) inspired me to make this post to Circles. For a while now, my […]

2014 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology

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Yesterday there was an interesting, free webinar from Inside Higher Ed editor Scott Jaschik and Technology Reporter Carl Straumsheim. In the webinar they reviewed the results of the 2014 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology.  According to the findings, there is still quite a bit of skepticism regarding the efficacy of online courses. “A majority of […]

Using Greenscreen for Video Introductions

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The other day, I got a request from Buffy Pilloud, Professor of Yoga and Meditation, to get together and discuss using greenscreen to help her make a welcome video for her students. (Thanks Buffy for letting me share your video with Circles!) Long story short, we set an appointment and met yesterday. I brought my pop-up greenscreen and during […]

Updating Your Lync Profile Picture

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The other day I had a request from Neil Phillips asking how to update our Lync Profile pictures. In other words, how do we put our pictures so that our smiling faces show up when we send email or use our new Lync communicators. When I realized that the technique that I had used years […]

The Lightboard Challenge!

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Hello from STEMtech 2014! This afternoon I went to a brilliant presentation on Lightboards from the innovative team at Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning in Toronto, Canada. In the session, they shared how they are using lightboards to enhance teaching and content dissemination in flipped, hybrid & online environments. If you are not […]

Digital Learning Strategies at STEMtech 2014

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Thank you for coming to our session at STEMtech 2014. As promised, here is your outsourced memory. Please click here an email us and let us know if you have any questions. In the fall of 2013, a new course was piloted on the East Campus of Valencia College. The one credit course was SLS2930 […]