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Smoke and Mirrors: Higher Education in the  Digital-Virtual Age Beth Ritter-Guth (Desideria Stockton) The Hotchkiss School
TECHNOLOGY IS (ONLY) A TOOL
TECHNOLOGY IS NOT THE ANSWER… <ul><li>Sometimes… </li></ul>
Even chalk was once a “new” technology…
Steps for Success <ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Implemention </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Reflectio...
Planning Maintain Course Outline Maintain High Standards Never Sacrifice Content Plan for “Glitches” Have a “Bag of Tricks...
Implementation <ul><li>Be the Expert! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“We ARE doing” not “We will try” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be Pos...
Assessment <ul><li>FDD:  First Day Data </li></ul><ul><li>Periodic Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>ASSESS LEARNING…NOT TECHNO...
Reflection <ul><li>Talk to Others! </li></ul><ul><li>Be Honest </li></ul><ul><li>Let “IT” soak </li></ul><ul><li>Create a ...
BLRG’s Top Ten Free Tools <ul><li>10.  Voice Thread </li></ul><ul><li>9.  Zotero </li></ul><ul><li>8.  Skype </li></ul><ul...
EXAMPLES <ul><li>Student </li></ul>
Final Thoughts Technology is (only) a Tool YOU are the Power Cord
Thank You! [email_address] [email_address]
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  1. 1. Smoke and Mirrors: Higher Education in the Digital-Virtual Age Beth Ritter-Guth (Desideria Stockton) The Hotchkiss School
  2. 2. TECHNOLOGY IS (ONLY) A TOOL
  3. 3. TECHNOLOGY IS NOT THE ANSWER… <ul><li>Sometimes… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Even chalk was once a “new” technology…
  5. 5. Steps for Success <ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Implemention </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul>
  6. 6. Planning Maintain Course Outline Maintain High Standards Never Sacrifice Content Plan for “Glitches” Have a “Bag of Tricks” Communicate with IT Plan Assessment Tools
  7. 7. Implementation <ul><li>Be the Expert! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“We ARE doing” not “We will try” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be Positive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“This will work!” not “Well, we’ll see…” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Go to Plan B, C, D, Z </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smooth Transitions! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be Honest </li></ul><ul><li>Move On! </li></ul><ul><li>Try Again </li></ul>
  8. 8. Assessment <ul><li>FDD: First Day Data </li></ul><ul><li>Periodic Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>ASSESS LEARNING…NOT TECHNOLOGY </li></ul><ul><li>Share successes AND “Challenges” </li></ul><ul><li>Use Assessment for CHANGE (not towel tossing) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Reflection <ul><li>Talk to Others! </li></ul><ul><li>Be Honest </li></ul><ul><li>Let “IT” soak </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Game Plan </li></ul><ul><li>TRY AGAIN! </li></ul>
  10. 10. BLRG’s Top Ten Free Tools <ul><li>10. Voice Thread </li></ul><ul><li>9. Zotero </li></ul><ul><li>8. Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Yuuguu </li></ul><ul><li>6. Animoto </li></ul><ul><li>5. OneTrueMedia </li></ul><ul><li>4. Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><li>2. Diigo </li></ul><ul><li>1. Mixbook </li></ul>
  11. 11. EXAMPLES <ul><li>Student </li></ul>
  12. 12. Final Thoughts Technology is (only) a Tool YOU are the Power Cord
  13. 13. Thank You! [email_address] [email_address]
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