CTLT Dialogues

The Blog of the Center for Teaching & Learning with Technology

Music by Request

Posted by ctlt on May 20, 2011

Per your requests, my playlists for TNT
Wednesday Playlist:

  1. Sharon Isbin “Baroque Favorites for Guitar”
  2. Modern Jazz Quartet “Blues on Bach”
  3. Oscar Peterson “Oscar Peterson Plays the Jerome Kern Songbook”

Thursday Playlist:

  1. George Zukerman “Bassoon Concerto Classics”
  2. David Russell “Air on a G String: Baroque Masterpieces”
  3. Art Tatum “The Best of Art Tatum”

Friday Playlist:

  1. Angela Hewitt “Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1”
  2. (Various Artists) “Essential Guitar” (Disc 1)

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Getting Started with Amazon Cloud Player

Posted by ctlt on May 20, 2011

Here’s the Getting Started link for the Amazon Cloud Player, available for many platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android and iPhone (iOS).

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New York Times in College

Posted by ctlt on May 20, 2011

Here’s the link for the New York Times in College, with connections to the digital resources Emily Ryan discussed during her session.

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Resources Link for Collaborating in the Cloud Sessions

Posted by ctlt on May 20, 2011

The page with resources and links for the sessions on Collaborating in the Cloud, led by Kim Gabelmann and Wylie Hagerty is a page on this blog.

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Topics for Presentation on SLOA Blog

Posted by ctlt on May 20, 2011

Topics for TNT 2011 Presentation:
Introduction – Paul Younghouse
Overview of topics
A new communication tool
Contrast with FDU Web site – example from Provost’s Page
Provost’s Learning Outcomes Assessment Advisory Committee
Interactive communication
Webcampus course and community – restricted access
Choice between public and private blog
Relevance for faculty in the University

Building a Culture of Assessment – Marlene Rosenbaum
Student Learning Outcomes Assessment at FDU – Overview
Multiple ways of communicating SLOA information
Need for interactive communication tool
Use of the blog for SLOA work

Using the WordPress Blog Dashboard – Paul
Link to page on using WordPress Dashboard at PCY’s blog
Creating and Editing Posts and Pages
Appearance – Using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Managing Users
Need username and password from FDU WordPress administrator
FDU Terms of Use: http://community.fdu.edu/
User log in – Meta section of sidebar

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Link to Student Learning Outcomes Assessment blog

Posted by ctlt on May 20, 2011

Here’s a link to the departmental WordPress blog for Student Learning Outcomes Assessment, from Marlene Rosenbaum, Associate University Provost for Learning Outcomes Assessment, sloa.blog.fdu.edu.

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Kim Gabelmann’s MyPLN Website for Her TNT Presentation

Posted by ctlt on May 20, 2011

Here’s a link to the Webs.com Website Kim created for her presentation on Personal Learning Networks for her TNT 2011 Presentation: mypln.webs.com.

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TNT Links from Al Debren

Posted by ctlt on May 19, 2011

Here’s a link to a page Al Debren created to share two Web links with folks attending this year’s TNT Institute.

The first link is to presentations by Ken Robinson on the TED Web site. The second link is to a new School of Education/FDU Technology Tools for Teachers Wiki. Everyone is invited to become a member!


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Preparing Our Students for a Digital Nation

Posted by ctlt on May 21, 2010

The Keynote Address for this year’s TNT Institute was delivered by Steve Maher, formerly a social studies teacher and now a supervisor at Chatham High School. Steve was interviewed by film makers from the PBS series Frontline for two recent documentaries broadcast by PBS. Steve is a long time observer of student use of computer-based or smart technology, especially handheld devices, and he’s been a practitioner of integrating IT and new media into his teaching for several years.

Steve reflected on his sense that people generally acknowledge that information technology keeps evolving, but that they don’t fully grasp how dramatic a change new forms of communication and interaction represent. Steve offered as a prompt to our imaginations the situation of a high school teacher in 1973 being offered a classroom with both an LCD projector and a computer with access to the Internet. How would a teacher from 1973 react to the availability such resources? Students today are coming of age in an environment rich in possibilities, and teachers should take into consideration how new patterns of media interaction may shape their sense of who they are and their future professional lives.

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Seven Principles for Good Practice Game

Posted by ctlt on May 21, 2010

The Seventh Annual TNT Institute began Thursday morning in Dickinson Hall, on the Metro campus of FDU. After registration and welcome remarks by Catherine Kelley and Sandra Selick, we played a problem-solving game called “Seven Principles for Good Practice.” This activity was based on the article “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education,” by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson, which appeared in the AAHE Bulletin in 1987.

The game consisted of a scoring sheet and the presentation of short video clips from a number of vintage (?) popular films. The activity asked participants to identify which principle for good practice in undergraduate education could best be discussed using that video clip as an example for discussion. In other words, the underlying task was to interpret how a particular video clip could be a good example of good practice, and thus lead to a better understanding of the seven principles.

Chickering and Gamson’s paper inspired a subsequent article by Chickering and Stephen Ehrmann, “Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever,” which focused on integrating technology into the educational practices that the earlier research report presented. Chickering and Ehrmann point out that technology is not a substitute for good teaching; rather, it is a means to supplement or extend effective teaching practices.

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