To enhance a student's learning experience and advance collaborative teaching and learning, Ohio State's Knowlton School of Architecture (KSA) creatively blended technology into their open studio environment. KSA created an online studio environment that includes two specialized web applications that house the Digital Library, a collection of educational digital media that supports the curricula and is host to both the School's Open Educational Resources and KSA Community.
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Fisher College of Business is in the process of transforming courses for delivery in a hybrid or online setting, blending both face-to-face interaction with educational technologies and online content. Says Fisher College of Business Dean Christine A. Poon, “As the practice of business evolves, so must our efforts to engage students in meaningful ways.”
In late April, the College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) completed an extensive renovation of the Edgar Dale Media Center in Ramseyer Hall to create the College Commons. EHE Dean Cheryl Achterberg saw a need for space where students, faculty and staff could meet, work and create. The renovated space is now an open and inviting technology-enabled learning space.
Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. Recently, the QM program recognized Senior Lecturer Barbara Pappas, Chemistry Department, for developing an online course that meets quality online course standards. This is the first eLearning course at Ohio State to earn this recognition.
The Learning Collaboration Studio (LCS) and LearnLab are actively seeking classes to fill out the spring schedule. The LCS is a reconfigurable learning space complete with dual-boot laptops, SMART Podium, and on-site staff. The LearnLab is a group-centric learning space complete with triangulated projection and interactive white board. There is no charge for either space and the Office of the Chief Information Officer sponsors instructor orientation sessions to provide insight on how to make use of either space. Deadline for requests: February 18.
OCIO’s team members, with input from the eLearning Strategic Implementation Committee, OCIO Advisory Community, and several colleges and departments, are developing a university-wide eLearning Inventory. When completed, this resource will be a searchable and sortable web site where people can find out what eLearning tools are in use at Ohio State. All units – campuses, colleges, departments, and other organizations – that provide eLearning tools for their instructional staff will be invited to contribute to and use this shared resource.
OCIO staff in Learning Technology, with initial input from personnel in several colleges and departments, have been developing a university-wide eLearning Inventory. When completed, this resource will be a searchable and sortable web site where people can find out what eLearning tools are in use at Ohio State. All units - campuses, colleges, departments, and other organizations - that provide eLearning tools for their instructional staff will be invited to contribute to and use this shared resource.
“Enhancing Teaching with Technology” was the focus of the Academy of Teaching 2010 Fall Reception. Members welcomed special guest speaker Kathy Starkoff, chief information officer, who shared ways of integrating technology into courses, with increasing student engagement and learning as goals.
To begin with, members were given “clickers” to engage in the forum. Starkoff polled attendees on the use of clickers and why it matters. Experts say technology can increase instructor efficiency and student engagement.
<onCampus> The start of the fall quarter has been dubbed the time to celebrate the university’s advancement, technologically speaking. So let’s hear a rousing "hurrah!" for the handheld electronic voting clicker!
Wait a minute. We’ve been there and seen those, right? These aren’t exactly new. When they are used on the results show of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” you know this technology is already mainstream.
Beginning autumn quarter, the Office of Continuing Education will take over the SPSS noncredit statistical training previously offered through the Office of the Chief Information Officer.
The SPSS training is a hands-on course that focuses on easy ways to do statistical analysis in the Windows and Macintosh environment. SPSS can be used to generate tabulated reports, charts and plots of distributions and trends, descriptive statistics and various inferential statistical analyses.