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Gateway Conference 2014

The John N. Gardner (institute that was foundational in bringing an understanding of the importance of the FYE to the national conversation) Annual Gateway Course Experience Conference March 23-25, 2014 was again well worth the investment to attend (in spite … Continue reading

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Springboarding in SoTL

As we worked on our paired course project (just submitted our first paper – yeah and fingers crossed!), it occurred to us how to articulate our librarian’s role in the project. Since 2010, I had been trying to build SoTL … Continue reading

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SoTL Project moving ahead!

We got an impetus to move forward quickly with the paper portion of our fall paired course project. A call for papers from the Journal of Excellence in College Teaching on innovations in STEM curriculum seems like a really good … Continue reading

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Video Lectures to get through the Winter Snow Days

Will all these snow days (and the weather outlook this week), you may be worried about falling behind in your classes – but no need! There are many ways these days to record a lecture and keep students up to … Continue reading

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LL ED/BiSc Paired Course Update

We finished up the fall semester and are starting to analyze the data – I have early data to report – as well as a journal of the semester activities at http://sites.psu.edu/fa13project/ We are presenting at TLT Symposium, Gateway Course … Continue reading

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First Institutional Research Projects

As a result of my coursework at PSU (cert in Institutional Research) and the Data & Decisions Academy (AIR), I was able to make some serious headway on my first institutional research projects for my campus: 1) cohort study of … Continue reading

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Setting up an ad hoc network with Apple TV and Airport Express

At the Teaching Prof Tech Conference in Atlanta, Dr. Dave Yearwood showed us how to set-up an ad hoc network in a classroom, using the existing projector (or a second one to have a multi-media experience), Apple TV, Apple AirPort … Continue reading

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Changing Role of the Faculty

Caution: Opportunity Ahead – Interesting read from edTech Digest describes a future that is already here in K-12 – Use of data and technology to create personalized learning environments. http://edtechdigest.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/caution-opportunity-ahead/  The article prompted me to ask myself, what is the role … Continue reading

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Faculty Professional Development Model

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to talk to our e-Education Council about faculty professional development (PD) at our campus, specifically about the lifelong learning (ELLI) project which started last summer and continues into the current fall pilot. As I thought … Continue reading

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SWIVL

New tech discovered at the Teaching Prof Tech Conference – thanks to Dr. Dave Yearwood U. of ND – What an enthusiastic educator – LOVED this speaker!!! http://www.swivl.com/ Speaker holds the SWIVL “marker” (the mic) and allows the SWIVL base … Continue reading

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Teaching Professor Tech Conference

October 4-6, 2013 I attended the first ever Teaching Professor Tech Conference in Atlanta, GA. This was very well attended with over 600 attendees. Keynotes speakers were good… sessions interesting too. I came home with ideas and gadgets to share… … Continue reading

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To Give Extra Credit or Not… That is the Question

A faculty member posed a question about extra credit – what is known about effectiveness, etc… so I started a search and found a few interesting morsels for us to chew on. 1) Faculty Focus article – gives the pros/cons … Continue reading

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Effective Lifelong Learning Event

On July 30-31, 2013, 27 faculty and staff members from six campuses (and one from Elizabethtown College) attended a very successful two-day training event, “Helping Students Become Lifelong Learners.” See details of the event. Participants who attended both days of … Continue reading

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How Badly do you Want it?

UPDATE! Believe it or not… persistence pays off…. http://sites.psu.edu/effectivelifelonglearning/ Part one of the project is happening next week! Effective Lifelong Learning training is a GO!! Part two – the fall pilot – also is able to move forward – a … Continue reading

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Part-time Faculty Fellowship: Course in College Teaching style :)

Finally, all the stars are in alignment – we had enough people who had the time/interest to do this, and I was able to get one-time funding for participants so this is officially a GO!!! a cohort with 6 people … Continue reading

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