2015 NMC Horizon Report Higher Education

The NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). This 12th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, giving campus leaders and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning. The report aims to provide these leaders with more in-depth insight into how the trends and challenges are accelerating and impeding the adoption of educational technology, along with their implications for policy, leadership and practice.

Atomic Learning 101

Atomic Learning provides training tutorials in a vast variety of topics in easy-to-understand short video format and is available to all Wesleyan faculty, staff and students. Topics range from Excel basics to APA formatting and beyond.  It can also be easily integrated within Blackboard. Simply login using your Texas Wesleyan credentials.

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CETL has the following Atomic Learning Workshops Scheduled:

Atomic Learning also provides training videos on how to use it. As always, please contact us for additional training on how to use this tool.

CETL Featured in Article

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Last week the CETL was featured in a Campus Technology website article titled Badges: A New Measure of Professional Development. The article discusses how some institutions are using badges to create, issue, and share digital badges and how these currencies are gaining acceptance in higher education and professional development institutions.

Since 2013 the CETL has used badges to better acknowledge and reward faculty and staff professional development. In the first year we used a system of points and badges and currently we moved to a more competency-based model. To learn more about our badges click HERE. To read the full article click HERE.

What is Big Data?

If you have heard a lot of talk about Big Data, but are not sure about what it is, please make sure to watch this short animation video to understand it. For more you may also see this blog post by TED.

Congratulations Dr. Addy Meira

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.

addy_universityimageDr. 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 ameira@txwes.edu or set up an individual consultation.

About the CETL

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University (CETL) promotes a student-centered university by providing resources and professional growth opportunities to faculty on enhancing instructional practice, integrating technology, and promoting essential student skills.

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