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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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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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New and Improved: Updated projectors with audio

Posted by ctlt on May 31, 2007

CTLT will be replacing seventeen older-model projectors across both campuses with new projectors. CTLT will also add permanently-installed speakers and amplifiers to these same classrooms. As a result, seventeen classrooms across both campuses will be outfitted with high quality audio and video capabilities.

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New and Improved: 50 projector cables for distribution to faculty on Metro campus

Posted by ctlt on May 7, 2007

CTLT has provided Computing Services with fifty projector cables to be distributed to the individual departments as a resource for faculty on the Metropolitan campus.

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Improved: Video tutorials for Webcampus Version 7

Posted by ctlt on March 21, 2007

As you probably already know, the Blackboard system (the platform for Webcampus) was upgraded recently to a new version, one that provides many new features. Check out our video tutorials on how to develop materials on the new platform, available at: http://edtech.fdu.edu/videotutorials.html.

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Improved: SCORE Web site has online resources for students

Posted by ctlt on March 21, 2007

We have revised our online resources for students, and launched the SCORE Web site. SCORE stands for: Student Centered Online Resources for Education. Students can find SCORE at http://score.fdu.edu. There you will find links to many sources of help for students, whether they are enrolled in fully-online, hybrid, or traditional face-to-face courses.

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New: All public classrooms have “pixie” controllers

Posted by ctlt on March 21, 2007

All public classrooms on both the Metropolitan and Florham campuses have been outfitted with pixie controllers, which are wall-mounted key pads for turning the installed projectors on and off. These pixie key pads eliminate the need for handheld remote controls for the projectors.

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New: All public classrooms have overhead projectors

Posted by ctlt on March 21, 2007

All public classrooms on both the Metropolitan and Florham campuses have now been outfitted with overhead data projectors. The College at Florham campus was outfitted for Fall 2005, with the Florham Provost’s Office and the Office of Information Resources and Technology contributing funding. The Metropolitan campus was outfitted for Fall 2006, with funding approved by the Information Technology Planning Committee, since a new process for funding community projects for information technology was developed that prior semester.

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