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

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

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

Which trends and technologies will drive educational change?

The NMC Horizon Report series charts the five-year horizon for the impact of emerging technologies in learning communities across the globe. With more than 13 years of research and publications, it can be regarded as the world’s longest-running exploration of emerging technology trends and uptake in education.  Check out the 2015 higher education report HERE. Please rate this Rate this Post

Educational Technology Update – July 7, 2011

Educational Technology Update – July 7, 2011 This is an update on UNMC classroom educational technology activities currently underway, completed or planned for the next few months. Classroom Technology Updates and Changes As in past summers, UNMC ITS is updating classroom, labs and cluster computers and technology.  Most of the updates this summer are related to server replacement, software updates and upgrades to more current… Continue Reading