Last semester’s Open Educational Resources (OER) Pilot Project was a huge success. The 10 instructors who took part in the project, combined with instructors who were already using OERs, helped to save students over $137,000 in just one semester. A few of these instructors chose free, open-source, peer-reviewed texts from Openstax, a nonprofit organization committed… Continue Reading Openstax: FREE your Students from Costly Textbooks
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The lightboard is an innovative teaching and learning tool that enables instructors to capture lectures in an exciting, engaging format. Essentially, instructors stand behind a lighted piece of glass mounted on a stand. Words appear to glow and float, resulting in an engaging visual effect that can improve the delivery of course content. One look… Continue Reading The NMC Lightboard is here!
The lightboard is an innovative teaching and learning tool that enables instructors to capture lectures in an engaging format. Essentially, instructors stand behind a piece of glass that has been framed in LED lighting and mounted on a stand. When the instructor writes on the glass, words appear to glow and float, resulting in an… Continue Reading Lightboard Teaching Technology: Request for Participants
Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) conference in Vegas. Five days of sessions conducted around peer-reviewed research focused on the best of what technology can bring to education for improving student learning. Presenters were from colleges and universities of all shapes and sizes from all… Continue Reading We Are Not Alone (Teaching is not a solitary task)
Have you been wondering what a flipped classroom means in practice? Thinking about how to increase your students’ learning engagement between classes in order to spend time in class for rich discussion or project work? California University of Pennsylvania is offering a 3-week micro-course (FREE!) to those who want to know more. The course also… Continue Reading Using Technology to Improve Student Learning: The Flipped Classroom