Educational Technologies at Texas State University


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A Brief presentation made to MGT 4390D Training and Development class covering the educational technologies used by TXSTATE faculty.

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Educational Technologies at Texas State University

  1. 1. Using Technology in Educationat Texas State University – San Marcos<br />Emin Sağlamer<br />Instructional Technologies Support<br />Texas State University – San Marcos<br />
  2. 2. Where Does ITS Fit in the Organization Chart?<br />President<br />Dr. Denise Trauth<br />VP of Information Technology<br />Dr. Van Wyatt<br />ITS<br />Associate VP<br />Dr. Milt Neilsen<br />Technology Resources<br />Associate VP<br />Mark Hughes<br />Library<br />Associate VP<br /> Joan Heath<br />
  3. 3. ITS Departments<br />Academic Computing<br />Classroom Technologies<br />ETC-Support<br />Video Production<br />Instructional Design<br />ETC-Research & Development<br />
  4. 4. TXSTATE Educational Infrastructure Services<br />Learning Management System: Sakai<br /><br />Portfolio System: TK20<br /><br />University Website: Magnolia<br /><br />Adobe Connect<br />  <br />Turn It In<br /><br />
  5. 5. Examples of Technology Use in Education<br />Instructor may use:<br />Student ID readers to take attendance<br />Clickers for a pop up quiz in the teaching theater.<br />TRACS to provide materials for an online or face to face course.<br />Web 2.0 sites such as Google Docs for student group projects.<br />Adobe Connect for office hours / exam reviews.<br />Streaming Media Server to share clips from Hollywood movies with students.<br />
  6. 6. Issues to Consider When Teaching With Technology<br />Pedagogy<br />Equal Access to Materials<br />Copyright & Fair Use<br />FERPA compliance<br />TOS Compliance<br />Accessibility<br />
  7. 7. Why Use TXSTATE Hosted Technology Solutions?<br />Free Access to Teaching Technologies<br />Single Login Multi Use Tools:TRACS<br />Free Dedicated Technical Support<br />Protected Privacy<br />Backup / Recovery<br />Compliance with University Policies<br />Access to Colleagues<br />
  8. 8. Why Use Web 2.0 Tools? Pros / Cons<br />Pros<br />Social Media Concept is Missing in TRACS<br />Leverage New Technologies<br />Students Have Access to Their Work Post Graduation<br />Better Exposure for Student Work<br />Easier to Share with Peers for Review.<br />Better Looking UI Design.<br />Cons<br />No Guarantee of Longevity<br />No Migration Pathways<br />Subject to a Third Party TOS<br />Privacy Concerns<br />Ferpa Considerations<br />Copyright Protection<br />Legal Representation<br />
  9. 9. Buzz Word Role Call!!<br />BUZZ WORD <br />ROLL CALL<br />
  10. 10. Web 2.0<br />Web 2.0<br />
  11. 11. Social Media<br />Social Media<br />
  12. 12. Cloud Computing<br />Cloud Computing<br />
  13. 13. TOS<br />TOS<br />
  14. 14. FERPA<br />FERPA<br />
  15. 15. Fair Use<br />FAIR USE<br />
  16. 16. Creative Commons<br />
  17. 17. Building Learning Communities Online Workshops<br />Building Learning Communities Online Workshops for Instructors<br />These are the Web 2.0 sites we cover:<br />Twitter / Plurk<br />Facebook<br />Blogger<br />Flickr<br />SlideShare<br />YouTube / Vimeo<br />Google Docs<br />Delicious<br />PageFlakes<br />Second Life<br />
  18. 18. Examples of Activities Created By ITS<br />On Campus Lessons & Tutorials:<br />TRACS Site: Learning Modules<br />Second Life 101<br />Adobe Connect Recording<br />Online Meeting<br />Flash Presentation / Tutorial<br />Object Oriented Programming Tutorial<br />
  19. 19. Examples of Web 2.0 Projects ITS Created<br />Facebook<br />ITS Facebook Page<br />WordPress<br />Aha! Blog for Instructors by Instructors<br />XtraNormal: Course Assignment<br />Health Information Management Activities<br />Google Earth<br />El Cerrito Village Exploration<br />Second Life<br />TXSTATE Virtual Campus<br />Vimeo<br />ITS Video Channel<br />
  20. 20. Questions?<br />