February 20, 2013
The University of Richmond’s Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology is currently accepting applications for Faculty Academy 2013! Applications are due by March 18, 2013. Please apply here: http://goo.gl/Iexho
When: Monday, May 13, 2013 to Friday, May 17, 2013
Where: Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology, Boatwright Library
Incoming students described as “digital natives” are arriving at colleges and universities with significant expectations of how technology should be used and integrated to support their learning. These expectations include the opportunity to access and interact with course information online, collaborate and connect with others through the social web, and produce multimedia projects that can digitally express their ideas and creativity. In order to meet these expectations, faculty should be aware of modern tools and pedagogies that allow them to use technology innovatively and effectively (Roberts, 2005). Moreover, faculty should continue expanding their comprehension of instructional technologies so that they are able to apply them in creative, meaningful and influential ways.
The Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology will host its Faculty Academy 2013 (FA 2013) to help prepare faculty to utilize emerging technologies and teaching strategies to enhance the learning experience for Richmond students. This five day professional development opportunity immerses participants in a variety of hands-on workshops, training sessions and thought-provoking discussions about innovative pedagogy, instructional technology and new media. Faculty can choose one of two themes: Technology-Facilitated Course Design or Digital Media Production.
The learning objectives of the Technology-Facilitated Course Design track will allow faculty to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of instructional design principles as they relate to face to face and blended learning environments.
- Design online assignments and develop activities to assess students in blended learning environments.
- Create or redesign a course that fully utilizes Blackboard and includes rich media, web-based discussions and relevant assessments.
The learning objectives of the Digital Media Production track will allow faculty to:
- Produce digital video and design learning experiences that incorporate media production tools and blended learning resources to promote student reflection, creativity and information technology fluency.
- Create a digital story and integrate a new media narrative assignment that incorporates audio, image and video editing.
- Advocate for student media literacy and communicate the ethical use of digital media, including respect for copyright and Creative Commons licensing.
On Monday (5/13/13 from 1p-4p), an orientation will highlight the week-long activities of FA 2013 and introduce faculty to each other to discuss their interests and expectations. Selected participants from FA 2012 will then share their lessons learned and new practices they’ve integrated in their courses because of prior participation.
On Tuesday (5/14/13 from 9a-4p), Wednesday (5/15/13 from 9a-4p) and Thursday (5/16/13 from 9a-4p), faculty will break into their selected theme and engage in discussions and hands on activities that allow them to create a capstone project (design a blended course or produce a professional video interview and digital story).
On Friday (5/17/13 from 10a-2p), faculty will present their capstone to their FA 2013 peers and discuss project challenges, affordances and implications for innovative teaching. Afterwards, an informative discussion with current Richmond students about their thoughts on technology use in the classroom, blended learning and new media projects will conclude the week long event.
Candidates must be a University of Richmond faculty member actively teaching credit courses in any of the five schools. The application must be submitted by March 18th, 2013. Selected participants will be notified by March 22nd, 2013.
A total of 10 faculty (5 in each theme) will be selected. A $1000 stipend will be provided to each participant upon attending all 5 days, presenting a capstone project and completing an evaluation.
If you have any questions about Faculty Academy 2013 or the application, please contact your technology liaison: http://is.richmond.edu/academic/
March 22, 2011
Here are some helpful links to guide you on your way to becoming a pro on your Mac. The first section covers settings and shortcuts while the second focuses on applications.
Settings and Shortcuts
Applications and Actions
How to map to netfiles:
- In Finder mode, click Go > Connect to Server
- Type in: smb://netfiles.richmond.edu/users/<first letter of netid>/<netid>
July 14, 2010
Here are the links provided in the “PowerPoint 2007 with Multimedia” workshop:
My PowerPoint Handout can be downloaded for future reference.
Download this sample PowerPoint File: PowerPoint2007
Download this file for sample graphs: Excel 2007.xlsx
Safari Books can be consulted for more information – Access via library Research Databases
Presentation Zen is an excellent reference, check it out here!
Ribbon Customizer is an interesting tool to check out if you don’t like the Office Ribbon.
Do you have the Compatibility Pack installed on your non-Office 2007 Computers?
July 12, 2010
Here are the links provided in the “Introduction to Excel 2007″ workshop:
Download this file: Excel Sample Files
VTC – www.VTC.com — Email me if you would like an account
Safari Books – Access via library Research Databases
Do you have the Compatibility Pack installed on your non-Office 2007 Computers?
Quick-start guide to making three types of charts:
Start by highlighting the data you want to chart (as shown with the black outline), go to the “insert” tab, and select the appropriate chart for you data arrangement. These examples have not been edited, and still need to be cleaned up and have their axes labeled. The point is this: If you start with your data properly organized and labeled in your worksheet, it will make the chart-creation process go much more smoothly.
Simple Bar Chart (the legend is redundant and can be deleted):
Complex Bar Chart with legend:
June 24, 2010
Welcome to the Mighty Mac: Settings and Shortcuts.
May 21, 2010
Questions we hope this workshop will help you answer:
Why should faculty at UR have a personal/professional blog?
Why use a blog instead of Blackboard?
Why have your students create/contribute to a blog instead of writing a paper?
Are there differences between papers and blogs regarding grading and expectations?
Choosing between the UR Blogging platform and Wordpress.com (if there is time)
Links used in the “Blogging as a supplement to the traditional paper” FYS seminar:
Navigate the UR “Multi-User (MU) Environment”: http://blog.richmond.edu/jkulstad
Create blogs at Wordpress.com, Example: http://jkulstad.wordpress.com/
Examples of Blogs used in Courses:
Geography Department (4 professors): http://blog.richmond.edu/geography/
Script Analysis (Walter Schoen): http://blog.richmond.edu/script_analysis/
2008 Honors Thesis (Richard Waller): http://blog.richmond.edu/honorsthesis08/
A Student example from Linda Hobgood’s Business and Professional Development class: http://urjb6hx.wordpress.com/
Next Generation Leadership Academy:
Tom Shields and his staff used a blog to host an academic conference: http://urngla.wordpress.com/
Example of Integration into your Blackboard Page:
-Encourage your students to link to content licensed through the Creative Commons.
-Resize images that you have taken with your own camera before uploading them (800 x 600 pixels at most).
-Know the difference between a “thumbnail” and a full-sized image.
-Pictures can also be a hyperlink!
-Samples of Blogging rubrics available online:
March 18, 2010
Here are some useful links to use in our “Powerpoint Amplified” workshop:
Click here for an Excel file to get started.
Recommended video formats:
PC: MPEG-1 (.mpg) and .WMV
Mac: MPEG-1 (.mpg) and .MOV
If you need to convert your content, there are several options:
Mediaconverter.org is a very useful website, although it does not always work.
Use AVS Video Converter if you feel like spending money on a good, user-friendly product.
Super, is an ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT product, but not very user friendly.
Here is a YouTube video on how to use it (OK quality)
Here are the recommended setting for Super
1. Output Container: MPG
2. Video Codec: MPEG-1
3. Audio Codec: mp2
- Select FFmpeg
Video: Keep standard settings, and choose a “Bitrate” around 1000 (this is just a general guideline)
-Audio: Sampling Freq: 44100
- Finally, Click on “Encode (active files)”
- You may have a bit of trouble finding the output file the first time you do this.
December 7, 2009
Well, for one, you have to be open and accustomed to consuming content on a portable device. Sometimes this can be challenging because of the small screen and limited options for input. Secondly (and most importantly), you have to have a mobile device - if you’re a member of the University of Richmond faculty, the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology can provide you with an iPod Classic or an iPod Touch to be used in your courses. You can complete the proposal form to request iPod’s here.
October 15, 2009
September 30, 2009
email@example.com - x8258
Examples from my website.
Learn key features of Google Maps and Google Earth
Create Custom Maps and Tours
Explore online tools to find data and tools
Share custom Maps and Tours with others
Understanding the basic features of KML
“My Maps” (log-in or create an account)
GPS Visualizer tool http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/
-create KML overlay using coordinates from Google
KML factbook http://www.kmlfactbook.org/
-Good for displaying country-level data
-Adjust “Full Chart Value” to “data max”
example data query
display in Maps or Earth
Lighthouse Geospatial Data Gateway http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov/
National Landcover dataset
Placemarks and lines
Taking a tour
Grand Canyon Example: http://www.gearthblog.com/kmfiles/GrandCanyonTour.kmz
Recording a tour
100 tools: http://mashable.com/2009/01/08/google-maps-mashups-tools/
NOAA Maps: http://demo.geogarage.com/noaa/
Wifi hotspots near UR: http://hotspotr.com
USA Photomaps http://www.jdmcox.com/
more data / pictures/options, but is a little hard to use