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Call for Proposals: Think-In 2015

Deadline 2/9/15

ECU Faculty and Staff: There’s still time to submit a proposal for the tenth annual Think-In: Teaching with Technology Showcase. Whether you teach face-to-face or online, this is a great opportunity to network and share the innovative strategies and learning technologies you are using in your courses.

Think-In 2015 will be held on March 18th in Joyner Library from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Comments from your peers illustrate the value of the Think-In:

  • “The variety of presentations was outstanding.”
  • “There was a useful focus on specific innovation/applications, and very engaging, helpful presenters.”
  • “I learned a great deal that day, things that I can use in my teaching responsibilities.”

Visit the Think-In website for more information.

Complete your proposal form by 2/9/15.

Engage Students in the Classroom

The first ResponseWare pilot is almost complete.  We would like to invite you to participate in the next phase of the pilot, spring 2015.

ResponseWare is an app that allows students to respond to polls during class from their mobile devices. ResponseWare works side-by-side with the Turning Technologies clickers, so students have the option to use either a clicker or the ResponseWare app to respond to polls.

One faculty member in the pilot shared that ResponseWare provided a “Big Advantage – courses like mine can use this technology to keep students involved and to measure learning”.

Are you interested in allowing your students to respond to classroom polls from their mobile devices? If so, ResponseWare may be for you. Students enrolled in a class participating in the spring ResponseWare pilot will receive a one-semester subscription to ResponseWare. At the end of the spring semester, we will send out a short survey to collect feedback.

If you are interested in participating in the ResponseWare pilot, please contact the Clickers team at Clickers@ecu.edu.

Think-In 2014

Joyner Library – March 26th
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Registration begins at 9:30 am.
Join us for great presentations, prizes, refreshments and more.
Check out the full Think-In 2014 Program online.

Panel Discussions

  • Exploring the Flipped Classroom Model
    10:00 am to 10:45 am
  • Strategies and Tools for Engaging Students
    11:00 am to 11:45 am
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Poster Presentations: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

  1. Cornerstone: ECU’s New Training System
  2. Using Wikis to Examine Information Presented in Legislator Statements, Press Releases and Other Media: A Critical Step in the Critical Thinking Process
  3. Collaboratively Developed Interactive E-books Improve Secondary Teacher Candidates’ Instruction
  4. Digital Driving Question Boards: Getting at Student Context, Current Conceptions, and Checkpoints
  5. Grand Rounds via Wiki and Blog
  6. Centering Spenser: A Digital Resource for Kilcolman Castle
  7. Using Automated Grading and Feedback to Improve E-Learning in Information Technology Lab Experiments
  8. Using the Mediasite Desktop Recorder
  9. *Think-In 2014  Sponsor Table:  Sonic Foundry
  10. Creating Fit between Student Learning and Information Technology in Distance Education
  11. Multimedia & Technology Services – ITCS
  12. Using Technology to Support Faculty Development at a Distance and On Campus
  13. Our Course (Re) Design Journey: From Boone to Greenville to More Engaged Students
  14. *Think-In 2014 Sponsor Table: Turning Technologies
  15. Flipped Classroom Pilot in General Chemistry II
  16. A Survey to Assess Student’s Attitudes and Self Perceptions of Online Technologies
  17. More than Lecture Capture: Using Tegrity as a Course Supplement
  18. Creating the Global Community at ECU
  19. College STAR Online Faculty Development Modules
  20. Pirate CREWS Faculty Learning Communities
  21. Read and write Gold Software
  22. MOOCs – Using the edX platform to reach thousands of students online
  23. Predicting plagiarism in medical student personal statements
  24. Is content really king? An objective analysis of the public’s response to medical videos on YouTube
  25. 3D Printing
  26. A template for Blackboard courses: The MSITE model
  27. Integrating iPads into Library Instruction
  28. Digital Whiteboarding – The Flip Side
  29. Results of a Study Using Tegrity to Provide Feedback to Student Writers
  30. Academic Technologies/ITCS
  31. Blackboard Refresh
  32. *Think-In 2014 Sponsor Table: Blackboard

Visit the Think-In 2014 website for more information and to Register for the event. We look forward to seeing you on March 26th!

Please contact Ginny Sconiers at sconiersg@ecu.edu if you have any questions about Think-In 2014.

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Think-In 2014

March 12, 2014

Think-In 2014 – Joyner Library – March 26th

Flipped classrooms…wikis…student engagement…desktop recorders…course (re)design…MOOCs…3D printing

All this and more at the 2014 Think-In!  Come join us to see what all the buzz is about.

Panel Discussions

  • Exploring the Flipped Classroom Model
    10:00 am to 10:45 am
  • Strategies and Tools for Engaging Students
    11:00 am to 11:45 am
Poster Presentations: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

  1. What is Cornerstone?
  2. Using Wikis to Examine Information Presented in Legislator Statements, Press Releases and Other Media: A Critical Step in the Critical Thinking Process
  3. Collaboratively Developed Interactive E-books Improve Secondary Teacher Candidates’ Instruction
  4. Digital Driving Question Boards: Getting at Student Context, Current Conceptions, and Checkpoints
  5. Grand Rounds via Wiki and Blog
  6. Centering Spenser: A Digital Resource for Kilcolman Castle
  7. Using Automated Grading and Feedback to Improve E-Learning in Information Technology Lab Experiments
  8. Using the Mediasite Desktop Recorder
  9. *Think-In Sponsor 2014 Table:  Sonic Foundry
  10. Creating Fit between Student Learning and Information Technology in Distance Education
  11. Multimedia & Technology Services – ITCS
  12. Using Technology to Support Faculty Development at a Distance and On Campus
  13. Our Course (Re) Design Journey: From Boone to Greenville to More Engaged Students
  14. *Think-In 2014 Sponsor Table: Turning Technologies
  15. Flipped Classroom Pilot in General Chemistry II
  16. A Survey to Assess Student’s Attitudes and Self Perceptions of Online Technologies
  17. More than Lecture Capture: Using Tegrity as a Course Supplement
  18. Creating the Global Community at ECU
  19. College STAR Online Faculty Development Modules
  20. Pirate CREWS Faculty Learning Communities
  21. MOOCs – Using the edX platform to reach thousands of students online
  22. Predicting plagiarism in medical student personal statements
  23. Is content really king? An objective analysis of the public’s response to medical videos on YouTube
  24. 3D Printing
  25. A template for Blackboard courses: The MSITE model
  26. Integrating iPads into Library Instruction
  27. Digital Whiteboarding – The Flip Side
  28. Results of a Study Using Tegrity to Provide Feedback to Student Writers
  29. Results from a Study of Faculty Use of Clickers at East Carolina University
  30. Academic Technologies/ITCS
  31. Blackboard Refresh
  32. *Think-In 2014 Sponsor Table: Blackboard

Visit the Think-In 2014 website for more information and to Register for the event. We look forward to seeing you on March 26th!

Please contact Ginny Sconiers at sconiersg@ecu.edu if you have any questions about Think-In 2014.

Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications/DELTA’s Annual Report (NCSU)

March 11, 2014 

ECU Faculty and Staff:  The North Carolina State University DELTA (Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications) Annual Report is now available.  DELTA’s Annual Report showcases their efforts to transform teaching in order to improve student success at NC State.

You can view the report at delta.ncsu.edu/annualreport.

What’s Inside the DELTA Annual Report?

  • Letter from the Vice Provost
  • The Mane Event: Developing an Educational Game to Teach Horse Care
  • Blurring the Lines: Examining the Impact of the DE Tuition Change
  • OOC Experiment: Exploring New Frontiers with Digital ASIC Design
  • Redesigning Courses: Flipping Precalculus to Improve Student Success
  • Sharpening Our Tools: Improving NC State’s Enterprise Learning Technologies
  • Supporting Faculty: Examining One Instructor’s Experiences with Instructional Support Services
  • Service that Scales: Recording Distance Education Courses-From a Distance
  • Making Education Matter: Transforming Educational Videos to Engage Students
  • Sharing Best Practices
  • By the Numbers
  • Looking Forward

Think-In 2014: Posters, Panels, and Prizes

March 5, 2014

 You are invited to Think-In 2014!  This Teaching with Technology showcase highlights the innovative, creative and effective use of technology in education with presentations by ECU faculty and staff.

Think-In 2014 is your opportunity to:

  • Meet colleagues from other disciplines
  • Discover how ECU faculty are integrating technology to support student learning
  • Generate new ideas for your own teaching
  • Ask questions in an informal environment

Presentation topics include student engagement, exploring the flipped classroom model, student readiness, course re-design, lecture capture for supplemental content, global community, MOOC’s, 3D printing, enhanced student feedback, and much more.

Visit the Think-In 2014 website for the complete list of presentations and Register for the event.

We look forward to seeing you on March 26th!

Please contact Ginny Sconiers at sconiersg@ecu.edu if you have any questions about Think-In 2014.

Lynda.com Demonstration (12/5)

ECU Faculty and Staff: ITCS is collaborating with distributed IT and colleges to investigate a Lynda.com pilot.

What is Lynda.com? Lynda.com provides students access to high quality, just-in-time training for widely used software platforms, operating systems, and even general courses for developing creative and business skills.  There are currently 2,273 courses available and you can access a sample of videos on the Lynda.com website.  Courses are searchable by subject, software, and author.

Using Lynda.com, faculty can supplement course material to support a flipped classroom model, promote student readiness, deliver instructional content from industry experts, etc.

Where can you learn more?  Join us for a presentation on December 5th in Mendenhall 221 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm to learn how faculty can integrate Lynda.com into course curriculum.

Please register on the ECU Training Calendar to reserve your seat.

SabaMeeting Survey – Submit your Feedback by 11/6

November 4th, 2013

ECU Faculty, Staff, and Students:

 There’s still time to submit your feedback about SabaMeeting web conferencing. Over the last year, SabaMeeting (formerly Centra) has hosted more than 5,300 meetings for 500+ faculty & staff and over 5,000 students. We are continuously working to improve the services provided by SabaMeeting in order to help you meet your educational objectives. With that in mind, we would like to hear about your experiences using SabaMeeting. If you are a SabaMeeting user, please take a few minutes to complete this short survey. All responses will be kept confidential; however, if you would like to be contacted regarding SabaMeeting, please do feel free to include your contact information in the space provided for the last question. Your feedback on this survey will help us to better serve you.  Thank you!

 >> Click here to start the SabaMeeting Survey <<
Please submit your survey by November 6th

Or copy and paste the following link into your browser:
https://ecu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1zhdIUrNF5aVdZP