What’s so great about Google Drive? And why should my students be using it?

I have fallen in love with Google Drive. But it was not love at first sight. Our relationship was slow to get started. First, Google Drive was like the guy you know for a while as a friend. You think he’s okay looking, but you don’t really pay much attention to him. Then one day he … More What’s so great about Google Drive? And why should my students be using it?

3 Steps to Getting Started with Mobile Learning

The dramatic proliferation of mobile devices, especially Apple iPads and Android tablets, on college campuses has not translated to widespread adoption or innovation in teaching and learning.  In recent years, mobile device ownership among college students is near ubiquitous.  However, most college faculty have yet to embrace mobile devices as relevant and engaging teaching and … More 3 Steps to Getting Started with Mobile Learning

Sakai Gradebook Basics

A great way to get started with any Learning Management System (LMS) is to select one or two tools and practice your skills when teaching a face-to-face course.  These should be tools that are meaningful to your students.   Sakai Gradebook Basics Video (8:26) Nothing is more meaningful to most students than their grades.  Using … More Sakai Gradebook Basics

“Absolutely No Studying Allowed” Quiz – by Scott Bledsoe, Grad Psychology Faculty

Overview: This activity promotes active learning and review of course content without the scourge of test-taking anxiety. Students work in groups to construct quiz items based on course material over a week, month, mid-term or entire semester. Students start out with a perfect score (10/10) and only lose points if they do not work collaboratively … More “Absolutely No Studying Allowed” Quiz – by Scott Bledsoe, Grad Psychology Faculty

Using SAMR to Guide Teaching with Technology

Faculty interested in being more reflective and effective with their technology use need to look no further than the SAMR model.  It stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition.  Developed by Ruben Puentedura, an educational technologist, the SAMR model guides faculty in their design, implementation, and evaluation of technology use in their classes.  Faculty can use … More Using SAMR to Guide Teaching with Technology