BU supports a long list of technology platforms, each of which was chosen intentionally to serve a particular purpose and meet a particular need. EdTech is often tasked with evaluating platforms to determine if they still meet our university’s needs, and evaluating whether the adoption of a new platform could significantly benefit our students and
In January of 2017 four interns joined the Educational Technology Department through the CAS internship program. They have spent their time here learning about the platforms we support, working on projects that benefitted our team and the BU community, and gathering to share their challenges and accomplishments in our weekly meetings. As the semester comes to a close, EdTech will
Geddes Language Center featured four faculty projects in its Spring 2017 Digital Faculty Showcase. Each faculty member displayed their recent and developing innovations in digital-based teaching practices. Flipping a Portuguese Language Class Celia Bianconi, senior lecturer in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and Adel Faudetzinova, lecturer in the College of Arts
For this article we interviewed nine students from four of BU’s colleges, with eight different majors and a range of experiences with educational technology. They spoke about the challenges and successes they have experienced with educational technology, the programs that they like and dislike, and specifically what their instructors have done or could do to aid their
EdTech is delighted to announce Blackboard Buddies, a wonderful new program to support BU instructors using the Learning Management System. Faculty members interested in participating can email firstname.lastname@example.org and will be paired with an educational technologist, who will support them directly, one-on-one. The Blackboard Buddy will be able to help instructors adopt new tools in
BU recent adopted the Kaltura Video streaming platform, and have branded it MyMedia the Instructional Video Streaming Platform. Some of the benefits of MyMedia are its: Integration with Blackboard Unlimited storage Powerful keyword search Automated transcriptions, and Ability to serve as a private channel for BU faculty and students. The content you upload is behind BU’s login, so
MyMedia [a.k.a Kaltura] is a platform that allows you to publish instructional videos for your students to access through Blackboard. Tomorrow (Tuesday, March 7) from 10:30am to noon our MyMedia specialist, Wendell Seale, will lead a training on how to use MyMedia. Why use MyMedia? Instructional videos give your students more opportunities to engage with course content, making
SPH lecturer Cassie Ryan uses Blackboard with Echo 360 to flip her class. And she is excited about using Echo Cloud to improve the way she does in-class assessments to determine how well students are understanding the material.
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. Classes topics include: WordPress, Kaltura/MyMedia, Echo360, Blackboard, TurningPoint, NVivo, and many more.