UNMC Education Technology

ELI Webinar: Measuring the Effectiveness of Online/Blended Programs

Online/blended instructional programs are prevalent across many higher education institutions. Does your institution measure these programs as well as their effectiveness and impact on student learning and success?In this two-hour webinar hosted by ELI and Quality Matters, we will explore rubrics and other institutional efforts currently in practice. Join us and discover practical examples and tools to craft plans that can reveal how your online/blended programs “measure up.”   Date: April 8, 2015 Time: 12:00–2:00 p.m. CST Registration: University of Nebraska Medical Center is a  member of… Continue Reading

Educational Technology Collaboration (ETC) Special Interest Group

ETC is a special interest group for UNMC faculty and staff that are: using technology to create and delver education seeking peers traveling a similar path, and /or interested in hearing how colleagues are experimenting with educational technology Please join the group, the next meeting: Thursday, April 2, 2015 Noon to 1:00 p.m. Wilson Training Room 8th Floor of McGoogan Library; Wittson Hall Virtual Reality in Simulation Patti Carstens, MS Program Director of the Clinical Skills Center  

Join the Simulation Interest Group

Want to learn about simulation?  Join the Simulation Interest Group. The group meets at noon every other month. Next meeting is Wednesday, March 18th . The College of Nursing will be presenting some of their simulation activities during this “FREE” luncheon event.   Come early. Meeting being held at: Omaha   CFNS 3030 Lincoln            304 Kearney          148W Scottsbluff     B130D Norfolk           189

UNMC Educause Membership

Through various programs, publications, and events, EDUCAUSE and its members contribute to thought leadership on major issues, help clarify the current environment, and highlight how emerging trends and technologies are impacting higher education. UNMC faculty and staff have access to EDUCAUSE and ELI ( Educause Learning Initiative). http://www.educause.edu/ Click login> in the upper right hand corner Click Log in Using InCommon (located under Federated Login) Type University of Nebraska Medical Center in the Start typing here to find your institution Click the UNMC icon, the… Continue Reading

Tools for Concept Mapping

Keeping Students on Board with Concept Maps Article By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Faculty Focus The benefits of concept maps are well established. They encourage students to organize knowledge and do so in ways meaningful to them. They help students sort out, prioritize, and understand relationships between terms, concepts, and ideas. Students can also use concept maps to forge relationships between new knowledge and what they already know. Continue reading article here. Have you considered using concept maps for course content? Are you wondering what… Continue Reading

Office365

Have you been looking for a way to share documents with colleagues? Do your students need to collaborate on shared projects? Check out Office 365 – FREE for all UNMC faculty, staff and students. Office 365 is an online suite featuring Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, as well as Yammer, Sites and OneDrive (1 TB of HIPAA compliant storage). Because Office 365 is powered by the cloud, you can get to your applications and files from virtually anywhere—PC, Mac, tablets and mobile devices—and they’re always… Continue Reading

UNMC Ed Tech Newsletter: Fall 2011

Educational Technology Update 9.21.2011 Classroom Educational Technology During the past year, UNMC has seen a significant expansion of technology enhanced classrooms with the addition of the Center for Nursing Sciences (10 new classrooms/conference rooms) and the Maurer Center for Public Health (12 new classrooms/conference rooms) buildings.  Additional areas across the multiple campus sites in Nebraska have seen technology upgrades and enhancements, as well.  The two new buildings located on the Omaha campus have added innovative technology enhanced classroom spaces that include Video (IP) conferencing, web… Continue Reading