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Teaching with Technology Showcase 2009

  1. 1. Teaching with Technology Showcase Presentation for NIU Council of Deans Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center August 12, 2009
  2. 2. Presentation Goals <ul><li>Highlight new features now available in Blackboard following May 2009 upgrade </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce new Blackboard features under development </li></ul><ul><li>Explore emerging technologies that are becoming increasingly popular in higher education today </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss implications for use of new technologies in teaching today </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>Grade Center </li></ul><ul><li>Early Warning System </li></ul><ul><li>Workflow Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Self & Peer Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard Sync (Facebook/iPhone) </li></ul><ul><li>Wimba Classroom /Pronto </li></ul><ul><li>E-portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Export Grades from Blackboard to MyNIU </li></ul><ul><li>E-Books (Kindle) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media (YouTube, Flickr, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Screencasting </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Video Capture (FlipVideo) </li></ul><ul><li>Microblogging (Twitter) </li></ul><ul><li>Software Alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Technologies (podcasting, sms, etc.) </li></ul>New Blackboard Features Emerging Technologies
  4. 4. New Blackboard Features
  5. 5. Grade Center
  6. 6. Grade Center Features <ul><li>Easier to use tool bar </li></ul><ul><li>Searching and sorting </li></ul><ul><li>Freezing columns </li></ul><ul><li>Creating and printing </li></ul><ul><li>Sending email </li></ul><ul><li>Adding comments </li></ul><ul><li>New grade calculations and column types </li></ul><ul><li>Exempting a grade & dropping the lowest grade </li></ul><ul><li>Grade history & reverting a grade </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Views </li></ul><ul><li>Grading Periods </li></ul><ul><li>Grading Schema </li></ul>
  7. 7. Early Warning System
  8. 8. Early Warning System – cont.
  9. 9. Early Warning System Features <ul><li>Monitor student progress and alert faculty to possible performance problems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graded performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Late or missing course work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard course access </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communicate warnings to students via email </li></ul>
  10. 10. Workflow Tool <ul><li>Chronological collection of tasks that comprise a business process, assignment, or collaboration project </li></ul>
  11. 11. Workflow Tool Features <ul><li>Create multi-stage Workflows </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Define task order </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage the Workflow </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Self and Peer Assessment Tool
  13. 13. Self and Peer Assessment Features <ul><li>Faculty post questions that students respond to during the submission period </li></ul><ul><li>Students evaluate themselves and a set number of peers during the evaluation period </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty review evaluations and transfer results to Grade Center </li></ul>
  14. 14. Blackboard Sync <ul><li>Blackboard Learn for Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard Learn for iPhone/iPod Touch </li></ul>
  15. 15. Access / Install via Blackboard Step 1: Login to Blackboard and click Blackboard Sync link Step 2: Click the link for either the Facebook of iPhone/iPod Touch application and follow instructions to download/install
  16. 16. Blackboard Learn for Facebook
  17. 17. Blackboard Learn: What’s New
  18. 18. Blackboard Learn: Announcements
  19. 19. Blackboard Learn: Forums
  20. 20. Blackboard Learn: Materials
  21. 21. Blackboard Learn: Grades
  22. 22. Blackboard Learn for iPhone/iPod
  23. 23. Installing Blackboard Learn Step 1: Login to Blackboard and click Blackboard Sync link Step 2: Receive an authorization code for authenticating with Blackboard Step 3: Download/install the application from iTunes
  24. 24. Wimba Classroom <ul><li>Live collaboration with students </li></ul><ul><li>Archives available for online or on-demand offline or mobile viewing </li></ul>
  25. 25. Wimba Pronto Basic <ul><li>Instant messaging system automatically populates courses, and communities, giving students and educators immediate access to their existing learning network </li></ul>
  26. 26. New Blackboard Features Under Development
  27. 27. Content Collection Access for Students & TAs
  28. 28. E-portfolios
  29. 29. Sample E-portfolio
  30. 30. Export Grades to MyNIU <ul><li>New Building Block for Blackboard currently under development by ITS for exporting final grades from Blackboard to MyNIU </li></ul><ul><li>Intended to reduce data entry duplication and streamline the process for posting final grades </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated pilot date – Mid-Fall ‘09 </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated availability – TBD </li></ul>
  31. 31. Step 1: Set External Grade
  32. 32. Step 2: Display as Letter
  33. 33. Step 3: Gradebook Submission * Note – This tool will be accessed from the Control Panel in Blackboard
  34. 34. Step 4: Select Grades & Submit
  35. 35. Final Approval <ul><li>Only official instructors of record can export grades from Blackboard to MyNIU </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty will still need to login to MyNIU after approx. 15 minutes for final approval of grades to post </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty notified via e-mail after the grades are successfully exported </li></ul>
  36. 36. Emerging Technologies
  37. 37. Educause 7 Things…
  38. 38. Common Characteristics of Emerging Technologies <ul><li>“ Free” or low-cost </li></ul><ul><li>User-friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Open </li></ul><ul><li>Lifespan beyond single course or semester </li></ul><ul><li>User-driven </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Platform independent </li></ul><ul><li>Reusable </li></ul>
  39. 39. E-Books <ul><li>Electronic version of a text that can be read on a standard desktop, laptop, smart phone, or dedicated e-book reader </li></ul>
  40. 40. Kindle <ul><li>Convert any electronic document to e-book format for viewing </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase books directly on the Kindle for immediate download or from Amazon’s Kindle Store </li></ul>
  41. 41. CourseSmart iPhone / iPod App
  42. 42. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>New ways of organizing, categorizing, and sharing information and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Students make social connections with other individuals interested in a similar topic </li></ul><ul><li>Saving bookmarks to a public Web site and tagging them with keywords </li></ul>
  43. 43. Social Media <ul><li>Content created by people using highly accessible and scalable publishing technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty or students recording audio, video, or taking photos and sharing online </li></ul><ul><li>Community contributes to the creation of a collection of photos, audio clips, or videos </li></ul>
  44. 44. YouTube / Flickr <ul><li>Video-sharing service </li></ul><ul><li>Videos can be embedded in other sites or Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Photo-sharing service </li></ul><ul><li>Users rate & comment on photos </li></ul>
  45. 45. Screencasting <ul><li>Faculty create step-by-step “how-to” demonstrations </li></ul><ul><li>Students create screencasts to demonstrate proficiency performing technical tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty provide assignment feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Screen capture of the actions on a user’s computer screen, typically with accompanying audio </li></ul>
  46. 46. Mobile Video Capture <ul><li>Record an unplanned event in the field of research </li></ul><ul><li>Quick update, unit introduction or conclusion, or other message </li></ul><ul><li>Quick, point and shoot recording of video using any mobile device equipped with video recording </li></ul>
  47. 47. FlipVideo <ul><li>Small, inexpensive digital camcorder </li></ul><ul><li>Spring-loaded USB plug for easily attaching directly to a computer for file transfers </li></ul><ul><li>Simple editing software included </li></ul>
  48. 48. Microblogging <ul><li>Communicate informally on subjects of shared interest </li></ul><ul><li>Platform-independent (web, client, mobile) </li></ul><ul><li>Posting small pieces of digital content—which could be text, pictures, links, short videos, or other media—on the Internet </li></ul>
  49. 49. Twitter <ul><li>Scholars communicate informally and open windows into their projects, sparking interest and discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty posting course-related news, links, or resources for the class </li></ul><ul><li>Students engaging in informal discussion either in-class or online </li></ul><ul><li>Part blog, social networking site, cell phone/IM tool </li></ul>
  50. 50. Why is Twitter Popular? <ul><li>Platform independent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>can be accessed on Web, client software, and any cell phone or mobile device </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>open API allows for many 3 rd party applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TwitPic : share photos via Twitter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Twiddeo : share videos via Twitter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Polldaddy : send a poll to your Twitter followers </li></ul></ul></ul>
  51. 51. Twitter on the Web
  52. 52. Twitter on the Desktop
  53. 53. Twitter on Mobile
  54. 54. NIU “Tweets” <ul><li>Alumni Association </li></ul><ul><li>Art Museum </li></ul><ul><li>College of Business </li></ul><ul><li>College of Engineering and Engineering Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Convocation Center </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Development </li></ul><ul><li>NIU Hoops </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Star </li></ul><ul><li>Public Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>School of Music </li></ul><ul><li>Study Abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer Center </li></ul>
  55. 55. Twitter How-To <ul><li>Search for what people are currently saying </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Send a public message to another Twitter user </li></ul><ul><ul><li>@username </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Send a private direct message to another Twitter follower </li></ul><ul><ul><li>D @username </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Join a conversation by adding a hashtag </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#tag </li></ul></ul>
  56. 56. Software Alternatives <ul><li>Free or low-cost alternatives to expensive software </li></ul>
  57. 57. Mobile / Portable Technologies <ul><li>Trends in personal hardware use is toward mobile or portable technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Convenience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affordability </li></ul></ul>
  58. 58. Mobile Applications
  59. 59. Podcasting <ul><li>Short media clips recorded and posted as podcast episodes for students </li></ul><ul><li>Students subscribe once, then access media directly on computer or portable device </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic downlading of media files (audio or video) for viewing offline or on a portable media player </li></ul>
  60. 60. Implications for Use of New Technologies
  61. 61. Realities <ul><li>Technologies continue to advance rapidly </li></ul><ul><li>Technology use varies </li></ul><ul><li>Students are using these technologies and expecting to use them in learning </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty are experimenting with new technologies that may not be officially supported by the institution </li></ul>
  62. 62. Questions for Consideration <ul><li>How does the institution support emerging technologies? </li></ul><ul><li>Are “Free” tools available from Google and others truly free? </li></ul><ul><li>How are openness and opportunities for inter-institution collaboration managed? </li></ul><ul><li>How is student data protected? </li></ul><ul><li>When “walls” are removed, what must be considered? </li></ul>

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