Today marks the formal debut of Information Stories, a series of twelve three-to-five-minute video narratives (plus an introduction and conclusion) that respond to two questions: What's at stake when local news and information flow doesn't serve all members of a community equally well? How can people respond? I came up with the idea for Information Stories in collaboration with Liv Gjestvang, a Columbus, Ohio filmmaker who is also the coordinator of the Digital Union at Ohio State.
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The Office of the Chief Information Officer is pleased to announce its 2011 Departmental Impact Grant recipients. With 22 grant proposals submitted for this Year of eLearning endeavor, the committee selected grant recipients from the Division of Anatomy in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and the Department of Statistics.
The goal of the Departmental Impact Grant is to increase student engagement, facilitate greater instructor efficiency, and enable anyplace/anytime learning through purposeful technology use.
If you are an Apple developer working with programming for mobile devices, hold your calendar for April 28 when Apple hosts a hands-ondevelopers' education event during Innovate 2011. This event is followed by Ohio State hosting the Apple AcademiX on April 29, as a partnership between Ohio State’s College of Medicine, Center for Knowledge Management, OCIO's Digital Union, and Apple.
Take a shot at winning $400, $600 or $1,000. Create a video, audio or other digital media piece that shows how technology increases student engagement or improves instructors’ teaching. First, second and third place winning entries will be shown at Innovate 2011 and featured on the Year of eLearning web site. Winners also receive the opportunity to have the Digital Union staff make a presentation to their class, colleagues, or organization on a topic of choice.
Please join the OCIO’s Digital Union for these November workshops as we continue to celebrate the Year of eLearning.
Registration is now open for the Digital Storytelling Workshop to be held December 14-16 with a Script Writing Pre-Workshop on December 3. Registration is $480, which includes continental breakfast. Participants learn what makes a good digital story and the skills to be able to assemble a digital story from start to finish. At the end of the three days, the attendees will have a showcase piece that they can share with friends and colleagues. The Digital Storytelling Program is a partnership between University Libraries and the Office of the CIO. For more information see:
As an outgrowth of the eLearning Strategy Report, the Year of eLearning aims to strengthen Ohio State interest, community, and expertise in teaching and learning with technology. It features events from a wide range of university groups. The year began with a soft launch this spring and continues with a full slate of events scheduled
Looking for professional development opportunities about learning technology? Apply now through October 15 for an OCIO Learning Technology eLearning Professional Development Grant. Receive up to $1,000 to extend learning technology skills and knowledge that increases student engagement, facilitates greater instructor efficiency, or enables anytime/anyplace learning. An open Q&A session is being held Thursday (10/7) from noon to 1 p.m. in 060 Science and Engineering Library.
Article originally published in a different format
Article by Robyn Ness
Originally published in a different format
The Digital Union celebrated its fifth anniversary on May 21 with a showcase highlighting its mission to foster instructional use of technology. CIO Kathleen Starkoff was on hand to deliver opening remarks. She complimented presenters on their creativity and urged the audience to take advantage of the hands-on opportunities.
Among the projects featured were: