The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) would like to congratulate Dr. Addy Meira, our Instructional Technologist, for a successful doctoral defense at Baylor University on Monday, November 3 in Waco, TX.
Dr. Meira is a graduate of Baylor University (Waco) with a bachelor degree in Fine Arts (class of ‘06), a master’s degree in Science of Education (class of ‘08), and will graduate with her Ed.D also from Baylor University this December.
Dr. Meira’s dissertation was a case study on the state of acceptance of new media projects as Ed.D. capstone experiences. You can view and share the summary of her results on her personal website: addymeira.net/dissertation.
If you are interested in learning more about her research and how to implement new media and technology into your classroom contact her at email@example.com or set up an individual consultation.
Our very own Lisa Hammonds, Instructional Designer, presented at T-BUG (Texas Blackboard User Group) Conference this past week in Houston, TX. T-BUG is an organization for those who use Blackboard products and the group facilitates sharing of best practices and solutions to problems.
Lisa’s presentation, “Blackboard Three R’s – Rewards, Retention and Rubrics,” highlighted how to incorporate Blackboard’s achievement, retention center and rubrics features to increase communication with students, engage students with course content and keep them on track for success.
On November 7th, The Center for Digital Education, in conjunction with the North Texas Community College Consortium and the National Convergence Technology Center, will host the 10th Annual Texas Community College Technology Forum. This event will provide an opportunity for Texas education technologists to convene and discuss trends, innovations and best practices in administrative, instructional and research computing technology. Lisa will be sharing flipped classroom strategies as she presents, “Have Students Flopped in Your Flipped Class?”
Lisa will be presenting both of these workshops in the CETL lab to all faculty and staff members who are interested, so be sure to register. If you can’t make the allotted time or have other instructional design needs, please contact the CETL to set up an individual consultation with Lisa.
- Setting up a frame for your class, perhaps through an essential question or two, is a good way to help students make connections and deeply learn material.
If you were unable to attend the live webinar yesterday, please check out the recording along with the handouts. This Magna Online Seminar you will learn how to face the challenges of an increasingly diverse campus by leveraging the assets that all your students bring to the classroom. You will also learn how to design inclusive, accessible courses that enable non-traditional and traditional students alike to succeed and thrive.
LINK TO SEMINAR AND HANDOUTS
Click the links below to access the recording of this presentation and seminar materials. (You may also copy and paste the URLs into your browser’s address bar). On demand access will be available for 30 days after the live presentation date.
Link to the presentation: http://magnapubs.adobeconnect.com/p56i3otv8pt/
Link to PowerPoint Handouts: http://magnapubs.adobeconnect.com/p8gw93kowyl/
Link to Supplemental Material: http://magnapubs.adobeconnect.com/p1t9uzihvjt/
Link to Critical Reflection Worksheet: http://www.magnapubsadmin.com/uploads/mos-cr-worksheet.doc
Link to Discussion Guide: http://www.magnapubsadmin.com/uploads/mos-discuss-guide.pdf
This week’s app of the week is Stickyboard 2. It is a tool to create advanced organizers by creating sticky notes on a digital board and then annotating on that board. It could be great for note taking and for brainstorming sessions. The free version only allows users to have one board. The paid version ($4.99) allows for multiple boards, colors, and choices for typefaces. When you are done you may share the board via social networks or email. To download the free version for iOS click HERE. To download the paid version click HERE. To learn more about this app, watch the video below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom please let us know by commenting on this post! We would love to learn about your personal experiences and we would love to share them with other Texas Wesleyan folks!