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Category "Online Training"

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Category "Students"

September 1, 2005

MERLOT

MERLOT stands for Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching. MERLOT describes itself as "a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning materials are collected here along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments."

This is an incredible online resource!

Posted by chri1010 at 2:55 PM | Faculty/Staff | Online Training | Resources | Students

Category "Faculty/Staff"

Category "Information Literacy"

Category "Students"

Category "Teaching Resources"

Category "University of Minnesota"

Library Teaching Fellows Program

This August, the University of Minnesota libraries and the Center for Teaching and Learning sponsored a library fellowship program. A primary goal of this fellowship program was to support faculty, instructional staff, and teaching assistants in designing courses with thoughtful components of information literacy. This program was being pilot tested this fall; hopefully, it will be offered again in the near future.

Posted by chri1010 at 2:04 PM | Faculty/Staff | Information Literacy | Students | Teaching Resources | University of Minnesota

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Category "MnSCU"

Category "Online Training"

Category "Students"

Technology and Teaching Center--Mankato State

Educational Technology Services, part of the larger Technology and Teaching Center (T n T Center) at Mankato State offers technology support for students, faculty and staff. One of the best resources on their homepage is their software support page.

On this page, faculty can get information about the latest software to enhance their teaching. Faculty and students can also link to online tutorials for a wide range of software programs.

Posted by chri1010 at 1:50 PM | Faculty/Staff | MnSCU | Online Training | Students

Category "Students"

Category "University of Minnesota"

Class of 2009 Web Portal

The University of Minnesota Portal has a unique interface for the incoming class of 2009. This interface has been designed spefically with the needs of first-year students in mind. Links to technology resources appear near the top of the list of resources in the left side tool bar.

If you want to check out the MyU Portal for incoming students, you can access the website at www.classof2009.umn.edu

Use the following guest username and password:
Username: tcfresh
Password: freshh123

Posted by chri1010 at 1:40 PM | Students | University of Minnesota

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Category "Online Training"

Category "Students"

Distance Learning: Moorhead State

Moorhead State has a strong website in support of distance learning. The Student Resource page gives clear guidance to students about getting started with distance learning (what kinds of technology are required for online learning), a quiz to see if online learning is right for you, and some tips for e-learning.

Moorhead State also has clear links to both D2L and MN Online.

Posted by chri1010 at 1:03 PM | MnSCU | Online Training | Students

Category "Students"

Category "University of Minnesota"

Orientation and Technology Literacy

At the University of Minnesota, all incoming students receive welcome CDs that give an introduction to the resources available at the university. The CD also comes with instructions for initializing a students' email account.

In addition, first year students also receive an orientation booklet that gives information about the portal, OneStop, getting online on campus, locations of computer labs, purchasing computers on campus, using email, and safe computing. During orientation itself, students also get some time in computer labs where orientation leaders make sure that students have initialized their email and are familiar with the portal and other technology resources on campus.

Posted by chri1010 at 11:32 AM | Students | University of Minnesota

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Category "Students"

Category "University of Minnesota"

U of M Microsoft Software License Program for Students

The University of Minnesota recently entered into an agreement with Microsoft to offer discounted software to students. Students can buy Microsoft Windows and Office Professional for less than $6 each!

Additionally, other software programs such as Visio and FrontPage are available at deep discounts.

These offers are only available to students.

Ordering information can be found at University Computer Services' homepage.

Posted by chri1010 at 11:25 AM | Resources | Students | University of Minnesota

Category "Online Training"

Category "Students"

Category "University of Minnesota"

QuickStudy: The Library Research Guide

This tutorial from the University of Minnesota library system provides an interactive approach to explaining the research process. A very helpful tool for someone new to the library and to research.

Posted by chri1010 at 11:16 AM | Online Training | Students | University of Minnesota

Category "Faculty/Staff"

Category "MnSCU"

Category "Students"

Category "Teaching Resources"

Technology at St. Cloud State

St. Cloud State has an InforMedia Center to provide technology literacy support for students, faculty, and staff. Through the InforMedia website, people can register for workshops on a variety of technology topics (although it's not fully clear if these workshops are open to students AND faculty and staff).

Posted by chri1010 at 12:12 AM | Faculty/Staff | MnSCU | Students | Teaching Resources

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Winona State: MnSCU's laptop campus

Winona State also has a laptop program. New this year, students may choose a tablet PC as one option in the laptop program.

To support the building of technology literacy, Winona has several online resources for students and faculty.

One program, the STARS program, involves peer tutoring in tech literacy. The STARS tutors have also created a set of online tutorials called Knowledgebase. These tutorials help people with simpler elements of tech literacy, like adding a signature line to email.

Faculty at Winona have a separate program, called eLearning, to support their own technology literacy.

Posted by chri1010 at 12:12 AM | Faculty/Staff | MnSCU | Students

Category "Students"

Category "University of Minnesota"

August 5, 2005

For Graduate Students: Library Orientation!

The University of Minnesota offers a series of library orientation workshops for graduate students. The workshop topics vary, but all relate to various aspects of information and technology literacy. The complete list of workshops can be found here.

Posted by chri1010 at 11:01 AM | Students | University of Minnesota

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Category "Resources"

Category "Students"

Category "University of Minnesota"

July 5, 2005

Innovation Researchers on Campus

Innovation Researchers on Campus, iROC, is a new club whose mission is to "join together to promote new ideas and change in the area of technology on campus." For more information, or to join, visit their website.

Two interesting things about iROC is that they plan to have regular meetings to demonstrate/showcase new technologies and they also have an iFellows program that will give support to early adopters to come up with innovative uses for various technologies.

Posted by chri1010 at 9:37 AM | Faculty/Staff | Resources | Students | University of Minnesota