Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Campus Technology 09 Virtual Conference - Free!

Campus Technology is hosting a Virtual Conference. Mark your calendar for Thursday, December 3, 2009 from 10am to 6pm EST.

Highlights of the conference include:
  • Virtual Keynote: The Ed-Tech Journey: Are We There Yet? by Josh Baron, Director of Academic Technology and eLearning, Marist College
    Josh Baron considers some of the reasons why technology has not been the "silver bullet" that education institutions had hoped for, but more importantly, he looks at how we, as educators, can change the direction of our ed-tech journey and chart a course towards a future where technology becomes a catalyst for a true transformation of the educational experience.
  • Five Elements of Exceptional Technology Enhanced Learning by Stephen Laster, Chief Information Officer, Harvard Business School
    This session gets back to basics by concentrating on the creation of instructionally sound experiences that leverage the power and reach of today's collaborative technologies.

  • Lessons and Outcomes from University of Minnesota's Future Classrooms by Jeremy Todd, Classroom Management and Linda Jorn, Digital Media Center, University of Minnesota
    The University of Minnesota explored the future of classroom design by constructing two pilot classrooms designed as student-centered, integrated, flexible learning spaces, with goals including stimulating interest in innovative classrooms and demonstrating new flexible classroom construction techniques.

  • Immersive Technology Platform Standards: Sharing Your World by Aaron E. Walsh, Director, Boston College; Julian Lombardi, Duke University; John Lester, Second Life, Linden Labs; and Jordan Slott, Sun Microsystems
    This session examines emerging standards for immersive environments, and considers the issues technology and academic leaders on campus should take into account as they explore the amazing opportunities of immersive education.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Angel Introduction Screencast Series

Thanks to Eva Agbada, Department of Information Science, J.W. England Library, we can now offer a series of introductory screencast videos on the Angel Learning Management System. You can find links in the Angel Academic Technology Group under Content. The first two dealing with "Getting Started" and "Logging In" are also available on the Angel Home page under Announcements.

Remember for Angel support, use the Access USP Angel Help Desk.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Global Learning Framework

I'd like to share this thought provoking presentation with you. Richard Close, CEO of The Chrysalis Campaign, gave this at the recent Pennsylvania Distance Learning Association (PADLA) at the Penn State University Malvern campus. Do we need a learning management system (LMS) when Google is the "Global LMS"? [Run this full screen by clicking the icon on the lower right.]

Social Media: Living Statistics Scoreboard

See just how fast social media is growing with this Social Media Counter by Gary Hayes...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Educause 2009 News: Future of Angel and More!

In observance of National Distance Learning Week, I'll be reporting on my experience attending Educause 200 in Denver last week. Attend this webinar and learn about the future of Angel now that Blackboard is in control. I'll also touch on other news of interest including Blackboard's new mobile solution, e-portfolios, Moodle, Google Wave and more.

Tune into the next episode in our Academic Technology Webinar Series on Friday, November 13, at Noon. University students, faculty and staff can register on our Campus Portal or Angel Learning System.