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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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Students drawn to distance learning to save on gas

Posted by Cathy Kelley on July 12, 2008

There have been a very large number of reports in the media in the past several weeks about students signing up for more distance or hybrid classes, and citing high fuel costs as the reason. To track this emerging phenomenon, Ray Schroeder has started a blog. You can find over two dozen news reports from a variety of local media sources here:


Ray is  Professor Emeritus and the director of the OTEL (Office of Technology & Enhanced Learning) at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Some of you may remember Ray as one of our presenters at this year’s TNT event. I’ve had a number of interactions with Ray through the Sloan-C organization.

I wonder if hybrid learning can also help colleges and universities with their skyrocketing energy costs, if some campus buildings can be shut down for part of the week. I’ve only seen a few articles on this concept, but it too seems to be a new phenomenon with potential. What do you think?

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Excellent resource for sciences

Posted by Cathy Kelley on May 29, 2008

The following appeared in today’s Wired Campus blog (a service of The Chronicle of Higher Education):

Pedagogy in Action Online

This blog post describes the Science Education Research Center at Carleton College, an online resource available here:


This resource gives wonderful ideas for teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to undergraduates.  Not all are technology-enhanced, but all are great ideas to consider for re-invigorating your classes and helping your students learn. I am a particular fan of the “studio teaching” approach which gets prominent mention on the front page of this website.

If you are reading this and you are not a scientist, but know some scientists, please pass this along! I’d like to get broader readership of this blog at FDU. And if you stop by, drop a note in the comments to let us know you’ve been here.

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FMG On Demand

Posted by ctlt on May 23, 2008

During Wednesday’s lunch, Denise O’Shea, the CoolCAT NJ Systems Librarian, demonstrated FDU’s new online resource, digitized educational films available through streaming video. Working with NJ’s VALE (Virtual Academic Library Environment) consortium, FDU has licensed an initial collection of about 50 digitized educational films. Any member of the FDU community who has a Webmail account can visit the FMG Access site to learn more about the films that are available.

Faculty and staff at FDU can also request Films On Demand accounts, and use more advanced features at the Films On Demand Web site. Account holders can identify films they’re interested in, and make a list of those films as “My Videos,” or they create playlists of films and film segments as “My Playlists.” Further, with a Films On Demand account, you may identify segments of films you want to use in class, generate a stable URL for each segment and use those URLs to make films or film segments available to your students, by putting links in your Webcampus courses. Faculty can use film segments that have already been identified (as “learning objects”), or set start times and stop times within a film to create their own, customized learning objects.

For more information on FDU’s access to Films On Demand, visit this page on the library’s Web site. There you can find a link for a form to request a Films On Demand account, in order to access advanced features. Or you can download a Films On Demand training manual.

Denise O’Shea has her own blog, FDU Library Technology, where you can find more information about her work for FDU and the College of Saint Elizabeth. There you can also find more information about additional efforts to make digital video resources available for NJ educators.

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Rave Wireless for Teaching and Learning

Posted by Cathy Kelley on May 21, 2008

Faculty who attended this morning’s presentation at our TNT Institute by Patty Kahn and two faculty members from Montclair State learned a great deal about using cell phones to enhance teaching and learning. This engaging presentation showed some very interesting ways to keep your students learning once they have left your classroom.

As I mentioned during the presentation, FDU has a relationship with Rave Wireless. All of our residential students get Rave / Sprint phones and all of the Rave services that go with it.  (I also said that all Freshmen have the phones, but that is inaccurate – for now, only residential students have the phones.) But as our faculty saw and experienced first-hand, your students don’t need to have Rave phones to participate in most of the engaging class activities that were presented.

If you are interested in participating in a pilot project to use cell phones for teaching and learning, let me know. Over the next week or so, Neal Sturm and I will be working out some details about a pilot project to run this fall. I’ll keep you posted about this opportunity.

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