What do you think of this classroom?

Student Thoughts on Active Learning Space I am teaching an educational technology course in SPU’s new active learning space classroom.*  The course is taught in a blended format so we will spend about 30% of the instructional time face-to-face in this classroom.  That works out to be three three-hour sessions. In our first face-to-face class […]

What do you think of this classroom?

Student Thoughts on Active Learning Space I am teaching an educational technology course in SPU’s new active learning space classroom.*  The course is taught in a blended format so we will spend about 30% of the instructional time face-to-face in this classroom.  That works out to be three three-hour sessions. In our first face-to-face class […]

Snow Day Instructional Technology Resources

A few years ago Seattle Pacific University’s Dean’s Cabinet asked me to put together a list of eLearning tools that faculty can use if classes are cancelled due to inclement weather. Today’s snowy weather along with a prompting from my boss encouraged me to share an updated version with SPU faculty. Instructional Technology Services provides […]

Six Questions About Using Rubrics for Assessment in Blackboard

In this screencast, David Wicks addresses six questions faculty may have about using the Rubric feature in Blackboard 9.1. The Questions: How should I prepare to create a rubric in Blackboard? How do I enter a rubric in Blackboard? How do I edit the Rubric Grid? How do I associate a rubric with an assessment? […]

Six Questions About Using Rubrics for Assessment in Blackboard

In this screencast, David Wicks addresses six questions faculty may have about using the Rubric feature in Blackboard 9.1. The Questions: How should I prepare to create a rubric in Blackboard? How do I enter a rubric in Blackboard? How do I edit the Rubric Grid? How do I associate a rubric with an assessment? […]

Screencast Introduction to my Teaching with Tech Course – Warts and All

I use Camtasia for Mac and Camtasia Relay to make screencasts of syllabi for my online courses. Recording a syllabus is a good use of my time for a couple of reasons. First, a syllabus screencast cuts down on student frustration and the number of questions I get asked during the first week of class.  I […]

What I tweeted about in 2011

Here is a tag cloud created with Tagxedo showing what I tweeted about in 2011.  My Twitter handle is dwicksspu.  I shared lots of links using the hashtag #mlearning as I prepared for several presentations on mobile learning.  My role as co-chair of the MacLearning.org Steering Committee had me frequently using the tag #maclearning and the […]

Answers to Four Questions about iTunes U

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AQu-aC2B_A] In this screencast, David Wicks addresses four common questions faculty have about iTunes U. The questions are: What is iTunes U? How do you access iTunes U? What resources can be found on iTunes U? How can iTunes U be used in your instruction? Link to this video on iTune U

Student perception of collaborative small group projects using synchronous and asynchronous tools

This Sloan-C 2011 session will report on findings from a three-year study that explored how different communication tools may impact small group collaborative learning projects in an online course. The primary goal of this session is to share successful techniques for organizing and facilitating small group collaborative projects in online and blended courses. Student perception […]