2009 Summer Symposium
for Online Teaching
Monday, June 22 - Thursday, June 25
Bb 9.0: What's
presentation will focus on the significant improvements/changes in
the Blackboard 9.0 environment. Some of these changes include social
learning tools such as blogs and journals, Gradebook enhancements,
and Web 2.0 innovations, as well as a completely redesigned course
environment. Come and see what you can do with the new Blackboard
9.0 Next Generation.
to integrate the built in blog, journal and group tools in your
course. These tools encourage students to reflect on their learning
experiences and share ideas with their instructor and/or other
students in the course.
A Blog is
part web site, part journal, and part meeting space. In this
workshop, we'll talk about using Blogs to increase student
engagement and motivation by exploring the notion of "the personal
how to capture your live lecture or prerecord and publish it to
iTunes University in 3 easy steps.
is a social bookmarking website which allows signed-up users to
bookmark and tag webpages. It also allows users to highlight any
part of a webpage and attach sticky notes to specific highlights or
to a whole page.
Elluminate Live is a virtual classroom tool that allows you to
conduct real-time teaching sessions via the Internet. In this
workshop, we'll consider the difference between synchronous
and asynchronous tools and focus on the unique benefits that
synchronous tools offer.
ePortfolio tool, faculty and students can collect and
select their professional evidences and /or coursework to showcase
their accomplishments reflecting on their educational or
professional experiences. The ePortfolio solution fosters student
engagement by promoting integrative and reflective learning. It is
also a great student learning assessment instrument.
Facebook is the leading, most embraced website in social
networking. Not to be confused with a learning management system
such as Blackboard, Facebook is quickly gaining popularity as a
learning utility. This workshop will demonstrate the functionality
of facebook and present methodology in engaging students with this
Video allows you to easily make a video of field work, interviews,
lectures and more in your classes. You are then able to share it via
email and the web with your students.
like your students to virtually visit an historical location of the
world? From literature to environmental studies, Google Earth can
help you bring a world of information alive for your students to
enhance their learning experience. Use Google Earth to create
engaging classroom activities that go beyond geography and discover
ways this interactive tool can take the learning experience "to the
next level." Learn how to fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite
imagery, maps, terrain, and 3D buildings as well as explore rich
geographical content that can be saved and shared with others.
Intro Bb 9.0:
Whether you are teaching a traditional face-to-face, hybrid or
online course, Blackboard has something for everyone. Learn the
Blackboard basics: creating announcements, uploading content,
encouraging collaboration via the Discussion Board, groups & blogs
as well as how to use the Blackboard Grade Center.
iTunes U serves as one of the central locations providing the Campus
Community with convenient access to audio and video content for
classes, lectures, lab demonstrations, campus tours, and special
features. Students can download and review the content on their
computers or iPods.
is the program Apple uses to create stunning presentations with a
user-friendly interface. You can make a great looking presentation
with Keynote’s pre-designed themes. Keynote also provides an
abundance of animation and transitions to enhance your slide
PowerPoint offers a variety of classroom applications that allow
instructors the ability to go beyond displaying lecture content.
Using PowerPoint's multimedia and hyperlinking capabilities it can
be used to
create games that students play in class. Games are not
only a way to add excitement and fun to the classroom, they can also
help to motivate students. Games can be used as a review and also a
new way to present course content.
voice is a great way to add character to a presentation. Whether
it's narrating an entire presentation or adding comments to selected
slides, PowerPoint's voice narration tool is great way to enhance
your presentation. Using text alone in a presentation only works in
the classroom because the instructor is there to present. Online
courses need narration.
Pronto is an academic based instant messaging platform integrated
with Blackboard. Students and faculty will automatically be
connected with each other once they have installed Pronto and
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that
enables its users to send and read other users' updates known as
tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters,
displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users
who have subscribed to them (known as followers).
wiki is a simple-to-use web page creation tool that can be used by
you and your students. In this workshop, we'll look at how your
students can use a wiki to collaborate outside of class by creating
a course study guide.