You are invited to attend a presentation by: Robert J. Beichner, Ph.D., North Carolina State University Thursday, January 31, 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Cremona 102, Seattle Pacific University Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/scaleup How do you promote active learning in a large classroom? Can students practice communication and teamwork skills in a large class? How do you boost the performance of […]
Author: David Wicks
CFP: Educational Innovations in Countries Around the World
The Center for Global Curriculum Studies of Seattle Pacific University announces its Fifth Biennial Symposium: Educational Innovations in Countries around the World. The Symposium will be held on the campus of Seattle Pacific University and on Whidbey Island, located near Seattle on the Puget Sound. The dates of the Symposium are 1-3 July, 2013. Interested […]
Google+ as a Tool for Collaborative Learning
Emerging Technology in Online Learning Symposium Las Vegas, NV. July 26, 2012 Lead Presenter: Karissa Locke (Google, US) Tess Milligan (Google, US) Mark Green (Simpson College, US) David Wicks (Seattle Pacific University, US) Courtney Step (Seattle Pacific University, US) Kami Cottrell (Seattle Pacific University, US) Abstract: Hear from professors and students pioneering the use of […]
Does Space Matter?
Space Matters: The Impact of Active Learning Classrooms Interactive Lecture wit D. Christopher Brooks, Ph.D. Tuesday, December 11, Noon – 1:30 PM Cremona 101, Seattle Pacific University Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/spacematters D. Christopher Brooks is a Research Fellow in Educational Technology Services at the University of Minnesota. He earned his doctorate in Political Science with a minor in Russian and […]
First EdCamp Seattle Scheduled for November 17, 2012!
Educators are lifelong learners who continually look for ways to improve their craft. National and regional conferences can be good sources for new information but can be expensive and time consuming. Enter EdCamp, a group of “unconferences” held across the country throughout the year, putting educators in control of their own learning. EdCamps have been held […]
Can using a tool like Google+ lead to the death of the LMS?
This summer I have enjoyed using Google+ in place of Blackboard‘s Discussion tool in two courses that I am teaching. Students were able to interact with each other, chat with participants in another course, and even learn with real-world education experts like +Holly Rae Bemis-Schurtz and +Larry Ferlazzo. An LMS (e.g. Blackboard) “protects” students by letting them only […]
Advice for mobile e-newsletter creators
When I first wake up in the morning I typically reach for my iPhone to find out what is new in the world of educational technology. I subscribe to several e-newsletters, most of which are delivered in the middle of the night. Some of my favorites include: SmartBrief on Ed Tech, Inside HigherEd, PadGadget, and […]
Flipping the Session
Updated 7/22/2012 to include a flipped session from Todd Conaway and Jill Schiefelbein. The idea Several months ago Alan Levine and Audrey Watters blogged about the possibility of flipping traditional presentation-centric conferences. Both suggest that presenters share session content prior the conference, and then use the freed up face-to-face time for conversations, debates, and brainstorming on session […]
What are professors and students saying about new learning spaces classroom?
Satisfied with the Basics: 2012 Faculty Evaluation of Blackboard
Satisfied with the Basics: 2012 Faculty Evaluation of Blackboard Seattle Pacific University Janiess Sallee Assistant Director Instructional Technology Services David Wicks Assistant Professor, Director Instructional Technology Services Seattle Pacific University has used Blackboard as its Learning Management System (LMS) since 1999. Technology has since rapidly developed and transformed the way in which we learn […]