Copyright, Fair Use and the Teach Act for materials in courses

Copyright, Fair Use and the Teach Act for materials in courses

How can you determine if you can legally use copyrighted images, documents or videos in your course materials? You may be familiar with the concept of Fair use, which sets the rules for academic use of copyrighted information. The Teach Act also applies to educational use. Here are some decision trees and checklists that will help […]

Design Thinking for Learning Design

Design Thinking for Learning Design

Design Thinking for Learning Design What’s the difference between a learning experience that’s effective versus one that gets forgotten? We introduce a technique for prototyping technology-enhanced learning using a framework of design-oriented pedagogy that leads to learning that sticks with the learner. This process encourages co-design, participatory learning and technology redefinition to create a rich […]

Educational Technology Countdown: Day 10

Educational Technology Countdown: Day 10

Smart wearables can be found in many places. There are wearables that can be found and are engineered for the healthcare industry. The can be used for learning as well. There are smart watches, sleep in headphones, pet trackers, event smart clothing. Check out some of these devices: Athena Personal Security Medical Record Necklace ReSound […]

Educational Technology Countdown: Day 8

Educational Technology Countdown: Day 8

Image from http://langwitches.org/blog/2015/11/15/10-tips-to-get-started-with-sketchnoting-workshop/ Research has shown that drawing your notes, even doodling can help you learn and remember information. Sketchnoting or Visual Note-Taking is one way to do this. A mobile app to try with sketch noting is Paper by FiftyThree. No artistic skills are needed. See also: The Pen is Mightier Than the Keyboard Show […]

Educational Technology Countdown: Day 9

Educational Technology Countdown: Day 9

Virtual reality, or VR, is here. Google Cardboard makes virtual reality accessible and Google Expeditions has made virtual reality focused on using it to engage learners.  See how a doctor used Cardboard to save a baby’s life. Get your own Google Cardboard now, or build your own. See also: Doctors’ training revolutionized by cardboard, smartphones […]

Using Design Thinking in Higher Education

Using Design Thinking in Higher Education

  by Holly Morris and Greg Warman Design thinking focuses on users and their needs, encourages brainstorming and prototyping, and rewards out-of-the-box thinking that takes “wild ideas” and transforms them into real-world solutions. Design thinking is a leadership competency at UNTHSC. Interested in attending a Design Thinking workshop or having a design thinking session in […]

Continuing the Discussion: Communication and Collaboration

Continuing the Discussion: Communication and Collaboration

Students participate in active learning when constructing knowledge with their peers and in reflection. Using Salmon’s stages of communication in education, this session will show participants how Canvas can encourage students to initiate and continue discussions that focus on your learning objectives. The right communication tool at the right time can make all the difference […]

Resources for Design Thinking

Resources for Design Thinking

  Interested in an Introduction to Design Thinking Workshop? BOOKS The Design of Business, by Roger Martin Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger Design: The Invention of Desire by Jessica Helfand Change by Design, by Tim Brown Creative Confidence, by Tom Kelley & David Kelley A Whole […]

2016 Students and Technology Research Study

2016 Students and Technology Research Study

EDUCAUSE Technology Research in the Academic Community collaborated with 183 institutions to collect responses from 71,641 undergraduate students across 25 countries about their technology experiences. This study explores technology ownership, use patterns, and expectations as they relate to the student experience. Colleges and universities can use the results of this study to better engage students […]

First Impressions: Activities for the First Day of Class

First Impressions: Activities for the First Day of Class

The post First Impressions: Activities for the First Day of Class appeared first on Faculty Focus. The old expression that you never have a second chance to make a first impression is certainly true in the classroom. Early in my career, I tried several first-day-of-class strategies, ranging from briefly introducing the course and dismissing students […]

2016-2017 Teaching Excellence Faculty Seminar Series

2016-2017 Teaching Excellence Faculty Seminar Series

New Faculty Teaching Excellence Seminar Series on the Building Blocks of Teaching Excellence Develop and Document Your Teaching Skills Summary: Quality learning begins with quality teaching.  Many university professors enter the classroom with little to no practice or training in the skills needed to successfully deliver information in the classroom, particularly those in the sciences.  […]

Assessment Resources

Assessment Resources

The most fundamental question that an assessment effort seeks to answer, whether on the course-level or program-level is: are your students learning what you intend? Assessment is therefore focused on learning outcomes and looks at teaching and decisions that teachers make as contributions to student learning. The following resources will help you make informed decisions […]

Teaching Online and the Seven Principles for Good Practice

Teaching Online and the Seven Principles for Good Practice

Many technologies and online tools lend themselves to promoting good practice in teaching and learning as described by Chickering and Gamson. The table below is a brief list of examples along with links to tools that are easily available as components of Canvas here at UNTHSC. image from http://dbctle.erau.edu/initiatives/seven/ This table is adapted from Iowa […]

Blended Learning Faculty Development

Blended Learning Faculty Development

The BlendKit Course is a set of subject matter neutral, open educational resources related to blended learning developed by Dr. Kelvin Thompson and available for self-study or for group use. Periodically, these materials will also be used as the basis for a facilitated open, online course.  The goal of the BlendKit Course is to provide […]

Teach & Share: Getting Your Students to Read: 321 Purposeful Reading assignment

Teach & Share: Getting Your Students to Read: 321 Purposeful Reading assignment

  Getting Your Students to Read: 321 Purposeful Reading assignment. Research (Roberts and Roberts, 2008) and experience tell us that supporting students’ reading, writing, and reflective practices is one of the most challenging aspects of learning and teaching. Learn how Dr. Oden utilizes a simple but influential tool for learning that has increased engagement and […]