The first eTechnology Fair was held on February 17, 2012. The sessions were recorded and are available by clicking on the links below. If you have never used eLive, go to http://www.elluminate.com/Support/ to verify you have the correct software.
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2012 Recorded Sessions
Digital Detours: Solutions for when your technology classroom isn’t available
|Cindy Trussell||The eLearning Working Group at the University of Alaska works on issues that impact faculty revolving around eLearning. This year one of our tasks was to generate a list of practices that faculty at our institution invoke when technology stops working. We have focused our attention on the solutions that have been used for Blackboard, Elluminate Live, and email. We then took these solutions and classified them as proactive or reactive solutions, the ease of implementation, and the types of resources necessary. In this session we will present the solutions that have been working for our faculty and open up the session for discussion of what participants have identified as solutions to this problem. |
Making Your eLive Sessions More Interactive
|Lee Henrikson||Elluminate recommends that there is some form of student engagement every 3-5 minutes in an online classroom. Mini-lectures (20 minutes max) followed by group work or solo work is a good framework for a lesson plan. Explore the eLive tools and how to use them to make our sessions more interactive, more engaging, and more fun - both by adding interactivity to lectures and by incorporating other activities.|
|Presentation Tips||Katie Walker||Compare different presentation tools and techniques for both classroom and distance delivery. Share effective slide design and delivery tips.|
Quick Response (QR)codes
|Tina Coulston & Luke Weld||Curious about QR codes? A Quick Response (QR) code is a two-dimensional barcode that can hold more data than a traditional UPC barcode and is faster to read (those little barcode squares that are popping up almost everywhere). Session participants will learn more about QR codes and how to create them. We will also explore examples for their application in education.|
|Structured Documents||Sarah Frick||An overview of simple methods to ensure that your online course documents are accessible. Using styles in MS word to create accessible PDFs and using outlines in PowerPoint will be reviewed.|
|Exploring Options for Mixed Mode Classes||Lee Henrikson||Mixed mode classes are sessions in which some students are in the room with the instructor and some students are remotely connected via eLive, videoconferencing, or Skype. Our experience is that these class meetings are the most challenging to teach and to manage. How do we make sure the distance students have a quality experience? In this session we will brainstorm techniques and protocols for making these sessions work for all students.|
|eLabs and Virtual Labs||Sue Buie & Susan Mircovich||This presentation will provide an overview of distance labs offered by University of Alaska and surrounding campuses. Examples of the different types of lab experiments and activities will be shown in the areas of: Chemistry and Biology. The question of, “Why distance labs?” and “How do students meet learning objectives?” will be addressed. Discussion will continue on the future of distance labs to include the exciting field of remote robotics.|
|Speech Recognition||Krista Zug||Overview of speech recognition and voice recognition today, for Windows, Mac and mobile phones; primary differences in accuracy, functionality by brand, as well as by operating system.|
Many universities are experimenting with utilizing social media tools to reach out to students and extend discussion beyond the physical classroom. Because our students are using Google Apps already--and due to some unique features in Google Plus--this could be a powerful way to communicate outside of class.
This workshop will cover the basics of using Google Plus, and then will delve into some specifics of how other universities are using this tool and how we might leverage it in our own teaching.
|eLive Q&A||Katie Walker & Cindy Trussell||Come armed with questions about eLive. Share with colleagues. Try something new. Leave an eLive power user!|