Announcing ET@MO's 2011-2012 Brown Bag Series
The 2011-2012 Brown Bag series features conversations with Mizzou's eMentors, encore sessions from our TeAchnology! Conference, as well as demonstrations, trainings and showcases. Printed calendar booklets are available at ET@MO and at each session. Attendees can detach a ticket from their booklet to submit for a prize drawing at the Celebration of Teaching in May.
Reminders for Fall Term Online!
Nearing the beginning of a new semester, we like to highlight a few simple reminders to help start the semester off with a bang. We’ve posted our complete list of reminders
for your consideration. ET@MO staff is available to review course documents such as your syllabus, your Blackboard site, and other course materials if you’d like additional feedback in these final weeks before the fall term begins. Mizzou students will be loaded into Blackboard for the regular fall term starting Monday, August 15; classes start Monday, August 22. Please contact the Instructional Design Team
if you have questions.
Custom Guide to Teaching with Technology at Mizzou
ET@MO provides a free Instructor Guide to Teaching and Learning with Technology on its web site. From course planning to implementation, this guide is full of pedagogical design issues; tips on planning, developing, and writing course content; as well as planning and facilitating online interaction. The Faculty Guide is one of many resources in ET@MO's Teaching Toolbox and new eLearning web site and goes well with a one-on-one course planning session with our staff of educators and technology professionals.
7 Things You Should Know About Personalized Digital Magazines
Applications like Flipboard, Zite, RSS5000, and Taptu aggregate content from personal social media networks and other sources, presenting the information in a snappy magazine-style format complete with headlines, images, column formatting, and multimedia. Users set up sections, like those in a newspaper, and each section provides content from Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, or other social media account or pulls data from an RSS feed or a website. As students contribute their own text, photos, videos, and related links to the network, the emerging content can engage classmates and encourage participation in the conversation. These products change who has control of content and raise new questions about copyright. Although implementation of these products in academic settings remains in the early stages, we can expect similar content-delivery products on smart phones and laptops. Download the PDF of this full article. This information is provided by the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative's (ELI's) 7 Things You Should Know About… series which provides concise information on emerging learning technologies and related practices.