Clickers have been a great tool to quiz students and the software is available in all classrooms. I have lots of clickers in my cabinet and you don’t have the students sign up if you are doing anonymous polling. You don’t have to get a license just sign up for a free Instructor account.
Some interesting data –
- The class became more active and vibrant
- Students became less passive
- Absenteeism was reduced
- Students seemed to like the addition of clickers
- More students were able to share their ideas with the whole class, promoting an emphasis on explaining and listening to reasoning. Students were also better able to hear their classmates.”
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Was from ECU Technology Digest about OneDrive for Business (OD4B) Cloud Storage. So you may be using Dropbox for your lecture files but consider putting them on your OneDrive.
Start using your OneDrive for Business today by logging in to http://pirate365.ecu.edu. OD4B makes it easy to share files and/or folders as well.
- Storage – 1TB for non-sensitive files – NO HIPAA, PCI, SS# or other sensitive data (see the OneDrive vs. Piratedrive page for a list of examples)
- Availability – access files from a work, personal or mobile device
- Document editing – edit files within OD4B using Office programs on your computer or Office Online within OneDrive
- Sharing – Share files or folders with ECU and non-ECU users; either read or edit permissions
- Collaboration – Edit a file simultaneously with others. There’s only one version!
- Sync – You choose which files automatically upload
Delve – See what’s been shared with you through the Delve app
Visit the OneDrive website for general info, an FAQ and a list of learning resources. Having trouble installing OneDrive? Call the IT Help Desk at 252.328.9866 | 800. 340.7081.
In the news recently was Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion As your students go out into the “real” world beyond academia LinkedIn is one way for them to network outside of Facebook and other social media tools. Here are some tips on creating the “perfect” LinkedIn profile, called the Ultimate LinkedIn Cheat Sheet.
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Or why not? I will admit I have not embraced this technology but I am exploring it’s use in higher ed and have found some articles which tempt me to continue in this endeavor. If you use “tweets” as part of your class or were thinking of incorporating them into class let me know and we can explore together.
Some articles which may help you get started:
10 Twitter Tips for Higher Education | University Business Magazine
Tweeting alternative to Discussion Board
Tweeting in Higher Education: Best Practices | EDUCAUSE
I know I talk/write often about lecture capture but there is another tool available to faculty and students which can be used for both synchronous and asynchronous delivery. Some faculty use it along with their lecture capture. The tool has become more user friendly than its former name Centra. Click on the picture to find out more or contact OET for a demonstration in real time!
Saba Meeting is a Web conferencing program where a group of people interact in a virtual online meeting environment. Saba Meeting can be accessed live anytime, anywhere attendees have an Read more
Many faculty have used Turning Point with PowerPoint but did you know that you can poll using Anywhere Polling part of the Turning Point 5 Dashboard. Using clickers and a receiver Anywhere Polling lets you poll atop web page, videos, documents of any application using a floating interactive toolbar. Set up a series of generic or specific questions and you can “ask the audience”. More info and tutorials can be found at the Turning Point website http://www.turningtechnologies.com/ PC Training
Turning Point also features the Self-Paced Polling environment which allows participants to take a paper-based test on an XR or NXT ResponseCard.
Contact OET for a demo or schedule a time to use in your class!
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Tech wise that is. According to a recent article I read in Campus Technology “American millennials (those between the ages of 16 and 34) may be the first generation that grew up with computers and Internet access, but all that time spent glued to a small screen hasn’t translated to technology competence. While they spend an average of 35 hours every week on digital media, nearly six out of 10 millennials can’t do basic tasks such as sorting, searching for and emailing data from a spreadsheet.’ (http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/06/11/report-6-of-10-millennials-have-low-technology-skills.aspx) Distance Ed students can find many resources here and you can also use Lynda.com to help students build skills. Questions? Contact OET.