The last six months have been a busy time for our University E-mail service. The OCIO e-mail team has collaborated with university IT advisory groups to identify and implement two exciting enhancements to University E-mail based on customer feedback.
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The OCIO Impact Grant program is a great opportunity to collaborate with learning technology professionals to enhance an existing course through technology. The focus of the Impact Grant program is to increase student engagement, facilitate greater instructor efficiency, and enable anyplace/anytime learning through purposeful technology use in a course impacting students.
Massively open online courses (MOOCs) are generating exciting discussions on education today and for generations to come. Offering courses online for free and without the exchange of university credit has sparked interesting debates about accessibility, credibility and finances. What people can agree on is the potential for MOOCs to expand the learning experience beyond traditional boundaries of admission cutoffs, tuition and class schedules.
The innovative Digital Storytelling Program (DSP) at Ohio State proves once again that the university is a leader among educational institutions. This national program was recently recognized by the Scout Report as a "great idea," and a "source of motivation and inspiration for those who might like to create their own narratives."
It is hard to believe that it was only four months ago that we launched the Digital First initiative. During that time, we have worked with individuals and departments across campus to advance technology enhanced learning. Much has happened since May and we are so proud of all of the amazing work being done across campus. We thought we’d share some highlights of successes and recognition across the university.
OSU Courses Highlighted on iTunes U
The Ohio State University today announced that it has joined with 16 top-tier institutions, including Brown, Florida, Texas, Vanderbilt, and Maryland, in the newest round of participants in the open online education venture Coursera. Participating universities are offering courses taught by their own professors in a wide range of disciplines, including computer science, medicine, the arts and humanities, and the sciences.
Join the Digital Union for a workshop this week!
Carmen Workshop: Tasks and Tools
When: Tuesday, September 11, 1:30-3 p.m.
Where: Jennings Hall, Room 050
(E-mail Joni to register for this session)
Ruby I: The Ruby Programming Language
When: Wednesday, September 12, 9:10-11:15 a.m.
Where: Hagerty Hall, Room 186
A dozen Ohio State faculty members looking to revise their online courses to better engage students found a solution during a recent trip to Apple Inc.’s Chicago office. The two-day immersion boot camp, sponsored by the university’s Digital First initiative, enabled participants to create or add to an established iTunes U course.
Carmen Workshop: QuickStart
When: Tuesday, August 28, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Where: Hagerty Hall, Room 186
(Only a few seats left; e-mail Joni to register for this session)
Carmen Workshop: Quizzes
When: Wednesday, August 29, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Where: Derby Hall, Room 0029