During 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.
LET (Learning Educational Technology) Community will meet in Furman 405 from 10-11:50 am on the following dates: Friday, April 28; May 19th; and June 9th.
You are welcome to come for the entire time or come and go as fits your schedule. We will continue to explore and learn together surrounding learning technologies. An ongoing theme that runs through our discussions is social justice and equity surrounding learning technologies in online learning spaces. One of our meetings will include hands-on learning with WebEx and other video conferencing tools. Have another topic or educational technology tool you wish to explore? Let Cheridy or Jennifer know. Join us for coffee, tea, snacks and good conversation. Join us online in the Tech’d Out Learning Facebook Group.
What 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.
During Winter term, the LET (Learning Educational Technology) Community will meet in Furman 405 from 10-11:50 on the following dates: Friday, January 27; Friday, February 24; and Friday, March 17.
We look forward to another good term of exploring issues surrounding learning technologies! A sampling of potential topics include Open Educational Resources, exploring WebEx, Canvas, instructional design best practices and continuing our discussion about social justice and equity.
LET (Learning Educational Technology) Community will meet in Furman 405 from 10-11:50 am on the following dates: Friday, October 21; Tuesday, November 8th; and Tuesday, December 6th
You are welcome to come for the entire time or come and go as fits your schedule. On our first meeting, we will build community surrounding learning technologies and choose topics we wish to explore. One possible focus is social justice and equity surrounding learning technologies and online/hybrid teaching. We look forward to hearing your interests! Join us for coffee, tea, snacks and good conversation. Join us online in the Tech’d Out Learning Facebook Group.
Join participants from OSU and beyond. Breakfast and lunch will be served both days. Take a look at the full agenda. This colloquium is presented by Academic Technology, a division of Information Services, and the Center for Teaching and Learning, a division of Academic Affairs.
Guest Post by Rhonda Wise – My name is Rhonda Wise and I am currently working as a Seasonal Interpretive Park Ranger at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in Johnson City, TX. As an Interpretive Ranger, my job is not only to educate but to connect our visitors, on a personal level, to the cultural and natural resources associated to the Johnson Presidency. The National Park Service is embarking on its second century of service. I want to make sure that I am prepared to represent the agency while adapting to meet the needs of our future visitors in a way that is relevant to them.
Pok’ewhat?!? Social media is swamped with the reports and posts, both good and bad, about the new Pok’emon Go mobile app and game. The mobile app takes gamers to historical sites and markers in a quest to ‘catch’ the Pok’emon creatures. The National Park Service is embracing it, with our current director producing a video welcoming Trainers, as the gamers are called, to the parks. With his endorsement, I added his video to our facebook page and welcomed trainers to Lyndon B. Johnson National Historik Park (but inside I am cringing).
Is this how we get millennials into and experiencing the parks? I read an article today that made a statement that took my attention. ”Pok’emon Go managed to accomplish something that museums, historic sites and others have struggled with for years: Getting a generation of nerds into the world to discover it, and its stories, anew.”
I will be anxiously watching as this plays out. Will we find new connections with this Pok’emon generation or will parks be a nondescript backdrop for the game? Is this or can this be used as a digital educational tool? Thoughts?
(Stay tuned. Rhonda is working on a project for the Educational Technology course. When it’s complete, an update will be made here to direct traffic to more of her engaging posts like this.)
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 need a web collaboration tool for video conferencing, screen sharing, etc., give WebEx a try. OSU purchased a site license. Get started with the WebEx Computer Help Documents. A link to OSU WebEx is on the right hand navigation menu under OSU Quick Links.