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November 12, 2009

RSVP TODAY- Class Capture Tools: Making Content Available Outside of Class

In an effort to better prepare faculty in the event of absent students (and absent instructors), Academic Technology Services has put together a Brown Bag Event for faculty, graduate assistants, teaching assistants and staff in CEHD to explore how technology can assist in making in class content available online.

Please join us next Thursday, November 19th in Room 325 from 10:30-12pm to discuss options available to you, see some examples, and provide you with resources for getting started with capturing your class content (and be ready to followup with me, your IT Fellow to put your ideas into action). To RSVP please send an email to Melissa Martyr-Wagner, Assistant Director of Academic Technology: mmw@umn.edu.

Feel free to email me, the EdPsy IT Fellow, with any questions: edpsyitf@umn.edu

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November 7, 2009

WORLD USABILITY DAY- November 12, 2009

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the Digital Technology Center is sponsoring a free program of events on Thursday, November 12, for World Usability Day. The purpose of the program is to promote awareness of the benefits of usability engineering and user-centered design.

You are invited to join us for a program including speakers on usability topics, a participatory activity dealing with recycling, and an Open House at the Usability Services Laboratory.

• All students, staff, faculty, and the general public are invited
• Events will take place in Coffman Union (303BC) and Walter Library on the East
Bank of the Twin Cities campus.
• All events are free of charge and no registration is necessary.

We hope you can join us for these great events!

October 15, 2009

National Day on Writing Workshops (October 20@12pm)

Tuesday, October 20 is the "National Day on Writing," established by the National Council of Teachers of English "to draw attention to the remarkable variety of writing we engage in and help make writers from all walks of life aware of their craft." This day will be celebrated by several groups at the University of Minnesota working in partnership, including the Writing Center, the Libraries, and the Office of Information Technology. Two events involving OIT are planned back-to-back over lunch (12:00 - 1:15) in 101 Walter:


*10 Tips to Become a Better Blogger* (Sponsored by the Digital Media Center/University Libraries)
/When? /12:00 to 12:30 p.m.
/Where?/ 101 Walter Library (no pre-registration is necessary)

*5 Tools to Write & Cite* (Sponsored by the Digital Media Center/University Libraries)
/When? /12:45 to 1:15 p.m.
/Where?/ 101 Walter Library (no pre-registration is necessary)

Please see the complete list of events at http://writing.umn.edu/dayonwriting/index.html

May 12, 2009

Invitation to TurningPoint Lunch and Learn-May 21st

If you're interested in TurningPoint (i.e. clickers) this could be an interesting event for you happening next Thursday (lunch provided). I just put in my RSVP to go check it out so I'll be there. Deadline for registration is May 19th!
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University of Minnesota faculty, teaching staff, and technical coordinators are invited to attend a TurningPoint vendor lunch and learn presented by Turning Technologies and hosted by the Office of Information Technology (OIT). The presentation will focus on the benefits of using a student response system in the classroom, how other universities are using clickers, and the features of TurningPoint software.

The TurningPoint vendor lunch and learn will be held in Nicholson Hall 135 from 11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m. on May 21. Registration is free and lunch will be provided. If you would like to attend, please register online at http://uttc.umn.edu/training/courses/description/?designator=TRPT121 by May 19. Registration is easy. On the right side of screen, click the "Enroll" button and follow the registration steps. Once you submit your registration, you will receive an e-mail confirming your enrollment.

*TurningPoint Details *
TurningPoint transforms a standard PowerPoint presentation into an interactive learning system that engages students in active participation. With TurningPoint technology, you can display questions, surveys, opinion polls, and games that allow every student in the class to select a response via wireless ("clickers") or ResponseWare and transmit the data immediately to the presentation. For more information on Turning Technologies, please visit http://www.turningtechnologies.com.

February 27, 2009

Academic Technology Events For the week of March 2nd-March 6th, 2009

Tuesday, March 3rd:
CEHD Academic Technology Services Open House
9am-12pm in 320, 325 and 330 Education Sciences Building
Join Interim Dean Quam and the Academic Technology Services staff for refreshments and some great conversation! Participating CEHD instructors will showcase their technology enhanced learning projects that are in development this year! Academic Technology Services staff will be on hand to answer your questions about the coming year's project proposal process. RSVP NOW!

Wednesday, March 4th:
Copyright in the Age of YouTube
12:00-1:30 p.m., 402 Walter Library
Emerging technologies can create confusion about the use and creation of copyrighted materials in education and research. Panelists from different disciplines will offer insight and clarification on the intersection of copyright, technology, and university life.
http://dmc.umn.edu/issues.shtml

Thursday, March 5th:
Digital Video Workshop for CEHD faculty, staff, students
3:30-5:30pm, 355 Peik Hall
RSVP Required!
We have decided to offer a 2-hour introductory workshop, led by Pete McCauley, on video production tools that are available to the academic community here in CEHD.
The primary focus of this workshop will be editing and sharing your videos; i.e. using iMovie and adding your video to a blog / website / Moodle page.
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/edpsyitf/blog/2009/02/cehd_introductory_video_worksh.html

February 20, 2009

CEHD Introductory Video Workshop- March 5th (RSVP Now!)

**RSVP REQUIRED TO ATTEND
We have decided to offer a 2-hour introductory workshop, led by Pete McCauley, on video production tools that are available to the academic community here in CEHD.
The primary focus of this workshop will be editing and sharing your videos; i.e. using iMovie and adding your video to a blog / website / Moodle page.

This is an informal event that will take place in 355 Peik Hall on Thursday March 5th, from 3:30 until 5:30PM. We will hopefully offer more of these in the future. Peik 355 has 30 Mac workstations with all the software we’ll need; if you have any video files you might like to experiment with feel free to bring them – otherwise, we’ll just use some sample footage. If you have cameras that you use and would like to see how they integrate with the editing software in the lab, feel free to bring them as well.
See outline for details on this workshop

**Please RSVP to pstlitf@umn.edu if you wish to attend.**

Feel free to forward this email to other folks within CEHD that you think would benefit from this workshop. There is no fee involved, and if there is enough interest perhaps we will make this an ongoing event.

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February 15, 2009

CEHD ATS Technology Projects

What are the CEHD Academic Technology Services Projects?
- Academic Technology Services (ATS) invites instructors in the College of Education and Human Development to submit proposals for teaching & learning multimedia and web development projects. Successful projects will receive multimedia, web, and/or instructional design development support to assist in project development. Please inquire for more information and see examples from past projects here: http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/AIT/teams/TchgLrngProjs.html
*You should know that last year, Educational Psychology had about 11 projects proposed and the majority of them were approved so if you have an idea for something, let’s talk about it and make sure you get it proposed.

Details: http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/AIT/teams/projprocess_1.htm
Project Ideas: http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/AIT/teams/projideas_1.htm
Application Form: http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/AIT/teams/projform_1.htm

Come to the Project Showcase to view completed projects from the 2008-2009 year on Tuesday, March 3rd from 9am-12pm on the 3rd floor of the Education Sceinces Building

Read more about the ATS Projects and email Angela, the EdPsy IT Fellow if you have questions: edpsyitf@umn.edu

January 27, 2009

2008-09 TEL Seminars Continue

The 2008-09 Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) Seminar Series will continue, starting in February, with three sessions planned for the spring. The first session, “Data-driven Applications in Teaching and Learning,? will take place Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 12:00-1:30 p.m. in 402 Walter Library. We invite you to attend and join in the discussions in person or online via UMConnect Meeting. Below please find more information about the spring series.

The TEL Seminar Series is sponsored by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and cosponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost (SVPP) and the panelists’ units. All University faculty members, staff members, students, and members of the general public are invited to attend at no charge.

*Data-driven Applications in Teaching and Learning *
Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 12:00-1:30 p.m. , 402 Walter Library
Panelists will discuss how they developed databases and data mashups to create multimedia learning opportunities, a repository of case studies, an internet mapping application and online learning style models to promote authentic, engaged learning in varied modalities.

Moderator: Tonu Mikk, OIT, TC

Panelists: Jonathan Schilling, Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, TC * Pamela Solvie, Elementary Education Program, Morris * Steven Manson, Geography, TC * Brenda Kayzar, Geography, TC * Denise Guerin, Design, Housing, and Apparel, TC * Caren Martin, Design, Housing, and Apparel, TC
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*Copyright in the Age of YouTube *
Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 12:00-1:30 p.m., 402 Walter Library
Emerging technologies can create confusion about the use and creation of copyrighted materials in education and research. Panelists from different disciplines will offer insight and clarification on the intersection of copyright, technology, and university life.

Moderator: Wendy Lougee, University Libraries, TC

Panelists: Dale Mossestad, Copyright and Permissions Center, TC * Gilbert Rodman, Communication Studies, TC * Cristina Lopez, OIT, TC

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Technology-Enhanced Learning and Assessment in Health Professions Education *
Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 12:00-1:30 p.m., 402 Walter Library

Students in the health professions must develop proficiency in diagnosis and treatment, motor skills, and communication with clients. Panelists will discuss technology-enhanced learning and assessment activities created for future veterinarians, family physicians and surgeons.

Moderator: Kurtis Scaletta, OIT, TC

Panelists: Ann Van Heest, Orthopaedic Surgery, TC * Thomas Fletcher, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, TC * Bernadette Gloeb, Family Medicine and Community Health, TC * Rebecca McComas, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, TC


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dmc@umn.edu
612/625-8030
http://dmc.umn.edu

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This material can be made available in alternative formats for people with disabilities. To request disability accommodations at the above events, please contact clopez@umn.edu
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October 29, 2008

World Usability Day- November 13th

Usability Services - Digital Media Center - University of Minnesota

Each year, the Office of Information Technology and the Digital Technology Center sponsor a program of events to promote the benefits of usability engineering and user centered design. The programs feature activities and presentations about usability and web accessibility. (See materials from previous years.)

All students, staff, faculty, and the general public are invited to the World Usability Day events at the University of Minnesota. All events will take place in Walter Library on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus. (See map and directions.) All events are free of charge and no registration is necessary. (Event details PDF.)

TEL Seminar - Nov. 4th: iTunesU- Perspectives of Faculty

Read Spotlight Issues - Digital Media Center - University of Minnesota

iTunes U and Beyond: Perspectives of Faculty
November 4 , 2008, 12:00–1:30 p.m.
101 Walter Library, Minneapolis (East Bank)

On the day of the session, access the TEL Seminar UMConnect Meeting. Afterward, archives of the session will be available as UMConnect recordings, podcasts and vodcasts.

A new academic technology, iTunes U, is coming to the University in November. Faculty members will discuss their experiences using iTunes U. Learn how to move beyond recording lectures, and use iTunes U as an outreach, learning, and dissemination tool.

Moderators: Billie Wahlstrom, Distributed Education & Instructional Technology, SVPP • Ann Hill Duin, OIT

Panelists: David Arendale, Postsecondary Teaching and Learning • Frank Barnwell, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior • Sehoya Cotner, Biology Program • John Finnegan, School of Public Health

October 14, 2008

2008 TEL Seminar: U of M Learning Spaces

Please join us tomorrow as we commence the 2008 Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) Seminar Series. The first session, “U of M Learning Spaces: Physical, Virtual, and Mobile,? will be moderated by Ann Hill Duin, OIT and Robert McMaster, Undergraduate Education, SVPP and will take place in 105 Cargill Building on October 15, 12:00-1:30 p.m. We invite you to attend and join in the discussions in person or online via UMConnect Meeting.

In preparation, check out http://dmc.umn.edu/spotlight. Spotlight articles are published a few days before each seminar session. The page will include an overview of each topic with citations to related readings and information about relevant campus resources, plus instructions about how to participate via UMConnect Meeting. After each session, we will add on this page a link to the UMConnect recording of the event. The seminars also will be podcast after each event.

The TEL Seminar Series is sponsored by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and cosponsored by the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost (SVPP) and the panelists’ units. All University faculty members, staff members, students, and members of the general public are invited to attend at no charge. For more information about the series, please see: http://dmc.umn.edu/issues.shtml

*U of M Learning Spaces: Physical, Virtual, and Mobile*

October 15, 2008, 12:00–1:30 p.m., 105 Cargill Building (St. Paul)

Experience the use of innovative, flexible, mobile learning devices designed for today’s students. Faculty, staff, and student panelists will demonstrate teaching and learning opportunities and the associated challenges as they implement innovative learning spaces and conduct new forms of scholarship.

Moderators: Ann Hill Duin, OIT • Robert McMaster, Undergraduate Education, SVPP

Panelists: Robin Wright, College of Biological Sciences • Aimee Whiteside, OIT • Earl Schleske, OIT• Steven Manson, Geography

October 13, 2008

Inaugural Conference on Classroom Response Systems (clickers)

The Inaugural Conference on Classroom Response Systems: Innovations and Best Practices > University of Louisville

Date: November 15, 2008
Time: 7:30 AM (Continental Breakfast/Registration) - 5:00 PM
Location: Founder's Union Building, Shelby Campus, University of Louisville
Keynote Speakers: Drs. Tim Stelzer and Doug Duncan
Registration cost: $175
Conference Schedule