PD StrategiesDuring the 2017 Spring OSU Ecampus Faculty Forum, I presented with other members of the Faculty Senate Online Education Committee in a session entitled An Online Educator’s Guide to Authentic Self-Promotion. The session covered things for online faculty to consider for their dossier, online peer observations, professional development strategies and documentation, and busting myths surrounding online education. It has been interesting to be a part of these discussions and to consider the topics in our presentation from multiple perspectives! Check out our presentation for more details and resources.

Access professional development strategies for online faculty resources from my Padlet online sticky note. (Hint: Scroll down once you are on the site.) Add your suggestions!

Other 2017 Spring Ecampus Faculty Forum Presentations can be viewed online. Thanks Ecampus for another good conference!

share and reflect giffyWhat frameworks do we use when considering technology integration to support learning? What does digital literacy mean in education? Our January Learning Educational Technologies (LET) meeting focused on discussion surrounding these types of questions. Here are some highlights and resources.

Did you know the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has new standards for K-12 students? Check out the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students (scroll to bottom) and compare them to the 2007 ISTE Standards for Students. The ISTE Standards for Teachers are due for a refresh. Compare the draft to the current ISTE Standards for Teachers. What are your thoughts?

What frameworks aid in guiding considerations surrounding learning technologies? We tapped the surface in our discussion, leaving more to explore! In my presentation, Brainstorm: Why, How, When, Which Tools, slides 3-7 explore a few such as the SAMR model, TPACK, critical pedagogy, considerations with English Learners, and more. We also had a rich discussion piggybacking off The Office of Educational Technology’s Educational Technology in Teacher Preparation Challenge (2016).

What does the term “digital literacy” mean? We began discussions and collecting related resources, while keeping in mind our ongoing conversation surrounding equity and inclusiveness in online spaces. Here are few resources promising to ignite conversation: From Written To Digital: The New Literacy in Educause Review (March/April 2016); Kathy Schrock’s Resources for the Digital Age; and sources I aggregate on my When Tech Met Ed Digital Literacies page. I highly recommend Kevin Kelly’s book, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technology Forces that will Shape our Future (2016) as food for thought in the context of education.

Let’s continue these discussions! Add to the resources and conversations by joining one of our upcoming LET meetings. Share in the Tech’d Out Learning Facebook group.


Did you know OSU has Box? In short, Box is unlimited, secure cloud data storage. It allows anywhere, anytime, any device accessibility. It makes sharing and collaboration easy. Learn more at Box for Oregon State University and use the Getting Started With Box information.

The Learning Educational Technology (LET) Community gained an overview of the new Box for Oregon State University in our November meeting. We will continue to explore it!

LET 360A huge thank you to everyone who participated face-to-face or virtually in the Learning Educational Technologies (LET) Community this academic year! We had lively discussions surrounding social media in education, YouSeeU, hybrid/online teaching, adaptive analytics and more. As a result of our collaboration, several of us presented A Smorgasbord of Integrating Educational Learning Tools at the Spring 2016 Ecampus Faculty Forum

We rounded out the year with a celebration of accomplishments and an exploration of emerging technologies. Victor Yee shared work by the Ecampus Multimedia team. Some of it can be accessed on the Outreach and Engagement Technology presentation Canvas site. Cub Kahn showed us a hybrid poster using Aurasma, which can quickly add a virtual dimension to posters. Jennifer Bachman took a 360 picture of the group and showcased it on Google Cardboard Glasses. Cheridy Aduviri shared a few nostalgic, fun sites like Itch-A-Skitch and Star Wars Crawl Creator. She also shared some favorite online map sites and encourages K-12 educators to think creatively while browsing the When Tech Met Ed Educational Sites tab. Jennifer treated us to homemade scones! As we continue our learning technology explorations, we consider frameworks that take into consideration supporting learning, creativity, communication, collaboration, etc. in meaningful and new ways.

If you weren’t able to join us, check out some of the sites linked to in this post. Consider joining the Tech’d Out Learning Facebook group over the summer.

Are you new to online or hybrid teaching at OSU or want to take your skills to the next level? Ecampus, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) offer trainings and workshops. Technology Across the Curriculum offers faculty support in Canvas and other learning technologies.

OnlineEcampus Online Trainings and Workshops

  • Teaching an Online Course — This is a two week online self-paced training course.  It’s designed for someone who is new to teaching online and teaching an established online course.  It gives hands-on experience and allows participants to experience online learning from the student’s experience. Contact Karen Watte to register.
  • New Instructor Training – This is a 2-hour session (live/online) approximately two weeks before the start of each term.  It is designed for new online instructors.  It devotes an hour to best practices in online teaching and an hour to Canvas basics. Contact Karen Watte.
  • Canvas Facilitator Training – This is a 50-minute training offered various times during the month before each new term. It reviews important Canvas features. It is offered both online and face-to-face.  Registration is online.

Check out all Ecampus development and training workshops. Keep your eyes open for updates and useful hints from Ecampus in their email newsletters.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/snre/5114827205/CTL Hybrid Trainings, Workshops and Grant Opportunities

TAC Workshops and Canvas Updates

  • TAC Events — This is a current calendar of events. TAC frequently provides Canvas workshops and support for faculty.
  • Canvas Transition Site — Check out the many Canvas specific resources and Lynn Greenough’s Canvas support office hours on the right hand side of the Migration Help page.
  • TAC Canvas Updates mailing list is also a useful resource. Join it for brief updates and useful tips sent to your inbox.

We have some wonderful resources on Campus! Enjoy getting to know them.

Kaltura WhiteboardIn our December LET Community meeting, Raul Burriel from OSU Media Services presented an overview of Kaltura and it’s integration with Canvas. He discussed distributing video securely and in compliance with FERPA through OSU Media Spaces. He provided us a demonstration followed by hands on practice using Capture Space on My Media and so much more. It was both informative and practical!

All instructors are encouraged to become familiar with the features of Kaltura and it’s integration with Canvas. Enter at your own comfort level. Raul extends an invitation to instructors to meet with him one-on-one to learn. The combination of his knowledge and patience makes this a win-win invitation for all skill levels.

Here are a few resources to explore as you learn about some of the technologies available to both instructors and students at the touch of our fingers.

OSU Media Spaces

The Canvas Migration site also provides useful information in one place. Here are a few informative documents on the site related to Kaltura.

The OSU WebEx, a video conferencing tool, is also integrated with Kaltura.

Give recording a video, editing, or a screen capture a try using Kaltura. Then, join us at our next meeting to let us know how it goes!

highlighter-603992_1280Thanks to so many for joining the October 2nd LET Community meeting! Here are a few of many points we discussed.

Canvas, Canvas, Canvas for Instructors

  • The Canvas Migration Help page has the answer to many FAQs. Thanks for the reminder about this resource from Lynn Greenough of the Technology Across the Curriculum.
  • Want to add an external link to the course navigation bar? Use the Redirect Tool app. When logged into your course, access it by going to settings/apps.

OSU Learning Technology Resources

  • There are some quick links to learning technology resources at OSU on the navigational menu on the right of this site.
  • Check out the Inspire site by Ecampus. The Canvas Notifications article may be handy at the beginning of the term in drafting a reminder post to students.

2016 Hybrid Faculty Learning Community

What’s next?

These represent a few highlights. Join us for the upcoming LET Community meetings as we build community surrounding learning technologies and pave the road for learning together. Chime in or follow the conversation on the Tech’d Out Learning Facebook group.

recommendsWant to explore some learning technology resources? In our last LET Community meeting, we shared some of our favorites. Here are a few that represent an array of topics.

  • Cub Kahn suggests Teaching in a Digital Age. It is a new open, online textbook by Tony Bates, a long-time leader in the online learning world. Here are some sample chapters titles: Ch. 7 – Pedagogical Differences between Media, Ch. 8 – Choosing and Using Media in Education, Ch. 9 – Modes of Delivery, Ch. 11 – Ensuring Quality Teaching in a Digital Age.

Asking me for my one recommendation is like asking me if I’ll take a chocolate or coffee. My response is “Yes please to both.” Here’s a variety that serve different purposes.

  • Free Technology for Teachers is a must if you are interested in online learning technology tools. Richard Byrne shares and reviews free resources that teachers can use in the classroom. His short posts often include suggestions of how to incorporate the technologies and how to guides.
  • EdSurge is a site I subscribe to and enjoy updates on everything from product reviews for education, to research, to ed tech start ups.
  • Audrey Watters writes in many places, including Hack Education. I enjoy her insight, wit and candor in reporting on ed tech.
  • Steve Hargadon is also at the top of my list. He is behind many projects such as The Learning Revolution and free online conferences like the Global Education Conference.

If this isn’t enough, check out more of my recommendations at When Tech Met Ed/Blogs, Podasts, Social Networking as PD.

Don’t get overwhelmed as you explore! Organize in a RSS reader, such as Feedly or Inoreader and return to your favorites at your leisure.  

What are a few of your favorites?  Join us in sharing at our next LET Community or on the Tech’d Out Learning Facebook Group!

Check out the Brainwaves You Tube Video Anthology by Bob Greenberg.  It’s loaded with short videos that feature leaders in global education.

Here’s one with Sir Ken Robinson where he talks about his new book, Revolutionizing Education from the Ground Up.

Here are a few of many others I’ve either watched or look forward to viewing soon!

Subscribe to The Brainwaves Video Anthology to stay notified of the latest uploads.  Consider ways you can use them in your courses or as a springboard for conversation.  Hey LET Community members, perhaps we can use a few of these in upcoming meetings.

Happy viewing!

*Cross-posted on When Tech Met Ed