UNMC Education Technology

How a Course Map Puts You on Track for Better Learning Outcomes

By Vicki Caruana, PhD for “Faculty Focus” For both new and veteran faculty, inheriting a syllabus to teach from is like being blindfolded on a long journey and being told, “Don’t worry, you’ll know it when we get there.” There’s a lot of trust required in order to follow someone else’s map. There are road hazards the mapmaker may not be aware of; there may… Continue Reading

OLC Blended Learning Conference (On-line Participation)

Peggy Moore, the E-Learning Instructional Designer would like to extend an invitation to view streaming session of the OLC Blended Learning Conference. Recorded sessions will be available at a later date. Tuesday, July 7th & Wednesday July 8th E-Learning Lab, McGoogan Library, 8th Floor July 7th  9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. July 8th  9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. http://olc.onlinelearningconsortium.org/conference/2015/blended/streamed_sessions   Please rate this Rate this… Continue Reading

Educational Technology: Summer Workshops

Join us this summer… Technology workshops open to all faculty and staff. Summer is a great time to learn a new tool or gain a more in-depth understanding of a tool you currently use.  Join Faye Haggar, UNMC Technology Training Analyst, as she facilitates the following hands-on sessions: All sessions are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device…preferably a laptop).  Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. If… Continue Reading

ELI (Educause) June 8 Webinar: Leading Technology-Based Innovations in Medical Education

Postsecondary education is a rich tapestry comprising undergraduate, graduate, and adult learners. In each of these dimensions, technology is rapidly and continually changing the game. What is shared across higher education is the commitment to use technology to promote active learning as well as to increase learner engagement and success. In this webinar, we’ll explore leading technology-based innovations in teaching and learning in the domain of… Continue Reading

Educause: 7 Things You Should Know About Developments in Instructional Design

Author(s) Edward R. O’Neill (Yale University) Abstract In recent years, instructional design has been undergoing significant changes resulting from developments in areas including pedagogy, learning science, and technology. Instructional designers today work with a broad and growing array of tools and a deeper and more complex understanding of learning processes. They fill a wider range of roles, serving as architects, partners, mechanics, translators, and guides…. Continue Reading

BB Monthly Maintenance

Monthly maintenance is scheduled third Sunday of each month 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. During the maintenance Blackboard is NOT available. The next scheduled maintenance is Sunday, May 17, 2015 Please rate this Rate this Post

Educause: Explore the IT Buyers Guide Designed for Higher Ed

Educause released of the new Higher Ed IT Buyers Guide — the only Buyers Guide specifically designed to help you discover and select technology solutions for a higher ed campus. Quickly search 50+ product and service categories, access thousands of IT solutions specific to the higher ed community, and send multiple RFPs — all in one place. This new Buyers Guide provides a central, go-to online… Continue Reading