Pary Fassihi, lecturer in the College of Arts & Sciences writing program, revolutionized her classes with the help of educational technology. Fassihi teaches writing to English Second Language students, and found herself facing two problems that many professors battle: time constraints, and students asking questions that she had already addressed in lecture. Fassihi received a fellowship
The DL&I team took a short break from digital learning to root for the Pats with a tailgating party at 141 Bay State Road.
The BU EdTech Blog is launching Success Stories, a series of blog posts snapshotting the successes of faculty who have used technology to benefit their students’ learning. Some of these developments have taken place with the help of the Center for Teaching & Learning and the Educational Technology Department, but all have taken place because of the
We have just created a schedule page for our educational technology training sessions! Choose “Training” on the navigation bar and explore the various classes relevant to digital learning. Class topics include: WordPress, Kaltura/MyMedia, Echo360, Blackboard, TurningPoint, NVivo, and many more.
Upload Instructional Videos to BU’s LMS to Enhance Student Engagement This workshop will provide users with an overview of the features available, along with how to create, manage and distribute media. Kaltura is a cloud-based video management system for storing, publishing and streaming videos, video collections and other media. The system integrates with Blackboard and Sakai,
Turnitin provides options to provide feedback and evaluate any assignment type, not just essay papers. They offer a brief webcast where two professors explain how they have given students alternative forms of assignments, such as speeches, charts, posters and PowerPoint presentations, and used Turnitin as a way of providing online feedback for such assignments. Have a look.
Educational Technology will be holding open trainings on the Digication ePortfolio system, covering Digication’s brand-new interface; creating courses, templates and assignments; and the Blackboard building block. They are scheduled for December 12 at 2 pm and January 24 at 1 pm. Anyone in the BU community is welcome to attend. You can sign up via IS&T’s
Following up our survey last spring, we now have a group for BU NVivo users from around campus to meet and get to know NVivo better. The group has had an introductory meeting already and will be meeting again December 9 for a presentation on visualization techniques in NVivo. All members of the BU community are welcome. If
BU Educational Technology welcomes three new employees to our team in fall 2016. Monty Kaplan joins the team as an educational technologist and platform administrator, Robert Heim joins as a media producer, and David Charpentier joins as a media producer and educational technologist. They can all be found on the second floor of Ed Tech’s new offices
Metropolitan College’s Office of Distance Education and the MET College Educational Technology & Innovation Team would like to invite you to the November Educational Technology Colloquium Series event: Creating Your Own Course Videos. These discussions focus on best practices and innovative uses of educational technology and media in teaching. Examples will be provided and recommendations for