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Using short videos to help students learn

Posted by Cathy Kelley on April 29, 2008

An article in today’s Chronicle of HIgher Education provides some ideas about how to use short home-made videos in your class to help your students learn better. This article describes how some professors will work through a single problem or example and record it outside of class time. Students often find these short, highly-targeted videos to be far more useful than full-length lectures.

The article also provides ideas about low-cost, easy-to-use technologies that can be used to produce these videos. Some of these technologies are available to FDU faculty members in our Instructional Design Studio, located on the first floor of Dickinson Hall on the Metropolitan Campus. Starting this summer the studio will be open again five days a week.

Young, Jeffrey (2008). Film School: To Spice Up Course Work, Professors Make Their Own Videos. The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 2, 2008.  http://chronicle.com/free/v54/i34/34a01301.htm

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Workshops – Faculty Development

Posted by ctlt on September 25, 2007

The Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology (formerly the Office of Educational Technology) has been running Faculty Development Workshops for more than nine years. Traditionally, they are hands-on sessions (or a series of sessions). The schedule changes each semester, but the goals remain: to teach faculty relevant applications needed for their coursework, as well as to assist faculty in instructional design issues for the development and refinement of online, blended, and Web-enhanced courses and multimedia applications. Faculty Development Workshops are appropriately called “faculty development,” as they pertain to teaching excellence, rather than software training.

This year, the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) is introducing Pre-Registration for our fall semester Faculty Development Workshops. Pre-registration enables faculty to schedule workshops at times and dates convenient to them.

Registration Instructions: Visit the registration website below and sign-up for the workshops you are interested in taking and on which campus. If you sign-up before each workshop’s registration deadline, you will be asked to list your availability for each day of the week. TLC will review all registrations and choose a date and time that accommodates as many faculty as possible. All attendees will then be notified by email at least one week prior to the scheduled date of the session. In order to keep some structure, each workshop has a target month assigned to it so that you have some idea of when you will be taking it.

Each workshop is one or two hours long and consists of a single session.

Please register online at: http://ctlt.fdu.edu/facultyworkshops.htm

Find workshop descriptions at: http://ctlt.fdu.edu/workshopsdesc.htm

In addition, the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) offers faculty the services of our Coordinators of Instructional Design (CID). CIDs are available by appointment for individual or group instructional design consultations, from the beginner’s level to advanced. CIDs can assist you with the design process of creating or re-engineering your online or blended course. In addition, TLC will conduct custom workshops for faculty groups of five to fifteen. We are open to providing training on any topic as long as we have the expertise to teach it. Training must be scheduled in advance to ensure that lab space is available. Please contact Sandra Selick (selick@fdu.edu) to coordinate custom training for your faculty group.

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New and Improved: Projector and speakers for id Studio

Posted by ctlt on June 28, 2007

In the id Studio, we now have the following: a motor-driven projection screen, a projector installed on the ceiling, and built-in speakers. We expect this equipment will get a lot of use during our faculty events, beginning this fall.

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