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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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Pedagogical Strategies Incorporating Global Learning into the Curriculum

Posted by ctlt on May 28, 2009

Diana Cvitan, the Director of Global Learning, presented on incorporating global learning into the curriculum. Diana focused on three questions about the activities of her area: How can global learning improve the teaching and learning experience? What resources are available to faculty to help bring global learning into the classroom? What are some pedagogical strategies and methods for incorporating global learning into the curriculum?

Noting the University’s commitment to global learning, Diana reminded participants that this commitment is expressed in the University’s Mission Statement. She also noted that enhancing global learning supported the University’s interest in encouraging students to learn higher-order thinking skills, such as the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation in Bloom’s taxonomy.

Diana presented an overview of the rich array of online resources provided by the Office of Global Learning, including reference material for the Global Virtual Faculty (GVF) Program, the Global Virtual Classroom, the Global Issues Gateway (GIG), the United Nations Pathways, and resources supporting FDU’s Study Abroad program.

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Planning Learning Experiences

Posted by ctlt on May 28, 2009

After registration and breakfast in Rice Lounge, Friday’s sessions began with a discussion of resources available for teaching and learning through the Office of Academic Technologies (OAT) and the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC). Manish Wadhwa, the Director of OAT spoke about the range of resources his office has responsibility for, and pointed out some features of the OAT Web site for participants.

OAT is responsible for installing and maintaining LCD projectors and sound equipment in public classrooms. Additionally, OAT is responsible for maintaining the Interactive Television (ITV) rooms on both campuses, and for scheduling classes and meetings in those rooms. OAT also administers and supports the Blackboard course management system, known as Webcampus at FDU. Webcampus is scheduled to be upgraded to Blackboard version 9 sometime in the near future, probably at the end of this coming Fall semester.

Manish was joined by Sandra Selick, who provided information about the TLC’s activities, and showed the Instructional Design Studio (id Studio) Web site to participants. The id Studio is a central location for course development support, faculty development workshops, and other activities on the Metro campus. Similar activities also take place at the College at Florham, but as yet we don’t have a space dedicated to meeting with faculty for those workshops or presentations.

Manish and Sandra distributed a sheet with Web addresses for all of the online resources that the Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology supports or has contacts with, including this CTLT blog, the Student Centered Online Resources for Education (SCORE) site, and the Quality Assurance Wiki.

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