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Month: December 2008

NERCOMP: Curricular Innovation in Freshman Communication Within a Tablet-Mandated Environment

Speaker: Andreas Karatsolis, Assistant Professor of Information Design, Carnegie Mellon University – Qatar Provide each student with a tablet pc – difficult to support Wanted to move into a paperless campus Used DyKnow Andreas’ background – Rhetoric and Communication -situated learning -information design Albany College of Pharmacy: Principles of Communication…

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NERCOMP: Challenges and Lessons Learned with TabletPCs: Incorporating Pen Technologies into Traditional Pedagogies

Yale University recreated a traditional pedagogical model in a way that used TabletPCs to maximize student participation. We realized that classroom management software along with the interactivity of the TabletPC could provide an opportunity, as the professor put it “to send all of the students to the blackboard at the…

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NERCOMP: Enhancing Field-based Classes Through the Use of Tablet PCs for Pen-based Data Collection

Speakers: Meg Stewart, Academic Computing Services Consultant for GIS, Vassar College Keri VanCamp, Ecological Preserve Field Station Manager, Vassar College (Get PPP to post on the blog) -Got a grant from Hewlitt Packard – got 21 tablets 2004 -Enhanced GIS program -Teaching with GIS -with money from the grant –…

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NERCOMP: PEN-BASED TECHNOLOGIES

PEN-BASED TECHNOLOGIES: Worcseter Polytechnic Institute 9:00am – 10:00am Pen-based Electronic Feedback at WPI Speakers: Kate Beverage, Instructional Technology Specialist, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Jessica Caron, Instructional Technology Specialist, Worcester Polytechnic Institute What adjectives/adverbs describe PDT? Effective Quick feedback Fun! Easy, real-time back-up More effective learning tool Interactive Less distracting Simple expensive…

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Creatively Balancing the Equation: Brandeis University

Sarah Walkowiak Moodle based site LATTE http://latte.brandeis.edu/project/index.html as the CMS. Participatory culture: low engagement barrier, sharing creations, mentorship, contributions matter, opinions of others about self and work matter – Henry Jenkins Some new social skills needed to navigate this culture: negotiation, distributed cognition, transmedia navigation, collective intelligence, appropriation, networking… Examples:…

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Brown the Teaching Commons

https://wiki.brown.edu/confluence/display/teachingcommons/Nercomp+Multimedia+Support Brown’s use of the wiki, the PowerPoint section is a good example of how we can help faculty explore how to use the tools that we support. https://wiki.brown.edu/confluence/display/teachingcommons/Powerpoint+Presentation+Software Multimedia Services at Brown – https://wiki.brown.edu/confluence/download/attachments/29261890/MultimediaServicesOverview.pdf?version=1 – this list alone is a good idea to pinpoint the areas we support, plan…

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