UNMC Education Technology

Recommended App: Teaching Professor Tips

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Teaching Professor Tips is a handy resource for faculty. Each day one very short item is sent to users, often with a link to more information. The material comes from the vast library of Magna Publications, producers of The Teaching Professor newsletter and conferences. Features FREE – Available on Apple and Android devices 365 tips per year You can specify the time of day you… Continue Reading

The Power of Podcasting Redux

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Article by: Kurtis C. Clements in Faculty Focus It’s no secret that technology continues to transform the way educators teach and the way students learn. Increasingly, students want to be able to learn on their own terms–that is, they want to be able to study whenever, wherever, and however they choose, and they expect institutions and faculty to be accommodating. We’ve likely all had students… Continue Reading

Online Learning for the Future

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We would like to invite representatives from your college and online programs to attend a meeting with Tanya Jootsen on “Online Learning for the Future”.  “Online Learning for the Future” with national expert Tanya Joosten Tuesday, November 3, 2015 1:00-2:00pm Wittson Hall, Conference Room 3042 Sponsored by:  NU Online Worldwide and UNMC E-Learning  Reservations:  E-mail elearnlab@unmc.edu to reserve a spot in this small group meeting… Continue Reading

A new way to PowerPoint with Office Mix

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Office Mix allows you to turn your PowerPoint decks into interactive online lessons or presentations. This FREE download adds functionality to PowerPoint 2013 so you can record audio or video of yourself presenting, write on your slides as you speak to them, insert quizzes, polls, online videos, and more. Click here for the recorded webinar session. *Please note this product is not yet compatible with Office… Continue Reading

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

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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

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

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

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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