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Academic Technology Workshop Schedule

December 19, 2013 by | Events

Hot off the press, the Academic Technology Workshop schedule for Intersession and Spring semesters.  Except when otherwise indicated, these workshops are aimed for Chapman faculty: Location: LL305 Jan 28, 2-3:30pm: Blackboard Basics Jan 30, 2-3:30: Using Edublogs in your Course Feb 3, 9-11am: Blackboard Open House Feb 3, 5:30-7pm: Blackboard Open House Feb 4, 5:30-7pm:

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In a rut with PowerPoint?

October 1, 2013 by | Pedagogy

Looking for ways to break out of the PowerPoint rut?  Consider perusing a few of these links as inspiration (properly formatted as bullet points, of course): Friends Don’t Let Friends Use PowerPoint The Gettysburg Address, as a PowerPoint PowerPoint is Evil Some alternative tools: Prezi Adobe Spark Some examples of presentations that I’ve created using

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Study favors Non-Tenure-Track Teachers

September 27, 2013 by | Pedagogy

I spend a lot of time supporting Adjunct Faculty in their use of pedagogical technology (Chapman employs about 400 adjunct faculty each semester).  In fact, many of the most innovative uses of technology on our campus come from our Adjuncts. That’s one reason, among many, that the findings of this study about the effectiveness of

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Event: Teaching with Wikipedia on April 29, 11-12:30

April 26, 2013 by | News

Academic Technology is sponsoring a hands-on workshop for faculty who would like to learn ways of using Wikipedia in the classroom.  This workshop will feature the efforts of Shira Klein and Jana Remy, who have both used wikipedia in teaching history at Chapman.  Adrianne Wadewitz, a Wikipedia Ambassador and Occidental College Mellon Fellow, will also

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Here a MOOC, there a MOOC

April 26, 2013 by | News

Much of the conversation in Higher Ed is focused on the emergence of MOOC classes (Massive Open Online Courses). Several pieces in the Chronicle and the New York Times, as well as the California initiative to adopt MOOC classes at state institutions, have fueled many of the concerns about this new learning platform. If you’re

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