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  1. Static Course Modules? ZAP! Librarians Create Interactive Online LessonsThu, 04 Aug 2016 15:30:00 PDT
    Tired of voiceover PowerPoints? Looking for more than just another video link? NLA to the rescue! The New Literacies Alliance (NLA) is a project that creates interactive, online, and open access lessons addressing basic concepts of information and related literacies. Student scores on activities and assessments are captured using SoftChalk. The lessons are institution and LMS agnostic, allowing users from any organization to deploy the lessons in their online environment. Discover how librarians and instructors freely embed these lessons into their courses and collaborate remotely in the creation of new lessons. The session examines planning for initial lesson use, differing degrees of implementation, results and feedback, and strategies for the future. More...
  2. Presentation Power: Be an Agent of Ethical Image Use!Fri, 05 Aug 2016 11:00:00 PDT
    Using images can add action to your presentations, but do you know how to ensure that you use those images ethically and legally? Come learn how to be an agent for change and a force for ethical information use. Heighten your understanding of image use in the classroom, on websites, and in conference presentations. This session will help you understand copyright, creative common licenses, and public domain; search for stock and health sciences images; and cite your images appropriately. Avenge plagiarism! Vanquish copyright infringement! Defend sharing culture! More...
  3. Living in a World of Hackers, Phishing, Scams and SPAMThu, 04 Aug 2016 08:30:00 PDT
    How do you protect yourself and educate your students on privacy concerns and the lurking dangers of living and learning online? Considered by many the most pervasive danger in modern times is loss of privacy and fraud online and off. If you and your students dont know of someone who has endured an invasion of privacy or online fraud, you will soon enough. The best defense is knowledge. Among other issues, the session will address the following questions and issues: How do I avoid being the subject of identity theft? What can I do to protect myself from credit card fraud? What should I do if I suspect fraud? Are there online activities that endanger your privacy and your credit? Are there best practices that will help protect your privacy and your credit? How do I recognize SPAM and avoid contributing to the problem? A related issue is the discernment necessary to understand what is real and what is fake online. Judging the authenticity and verifiability of messages and websites will be addressed. More...
  4. The iPhone: Your Instructional Swiss Army KnifeThu, 04 Aug 2016 12:45:00 PDT
    This introductory session for beginning iPhone users offers tips, tricks and shortcuts to access an array of features that will come in handy for instructional preparation and classroom use. We will focus on little know tips that you may have missed in your rush to learn and use this multi-purpose tool. Among the features discussed: How to use the iPhone camera and its controls, Little know text entry and messaging tips for the instructor, Obscure usage tips that will increase your efficiency, Managing photos and images on your iPhone, Speaking the language of your iPhone, Understanding iCloud and cloud storage in general, Finding apps you didnt know you had. More...
  5. Mapping with Time: BackStory and BeyondFri, 05 Aug 2016 11:00:00 PDT
    Big picture, graphic instantian of history, listicle, histomap timelines present information visually to aid understanding but also can mislead. Learn about the timelines educational implications as well as its past and present. Whats the newest? Easiest? Tech-y wow? In this session, well check out current free online DIY timeline sites and view a gallery of creative time visualization expression. More...
  6. Zooming ITThu, 04 Aug 2016 15:30:00 PDT
    Having difficulty figuring out the best way to reach users with technical tips? K-State IT staff have tried many approaches to reach campus users including face-to-face presentations, workshops, one-on-one sessions, road shows to entire colleges, online training and more. The latest iteration for technical training is the Tech Tips Live! series offered via Zoom web conferencing every Wednesday at 3 pm for 15 to 30 minutes. Users can connect and participate live or listen to the recorded sessions. Fifteen topics were presented during the spring semester and ranged from Yammer Time to Sharing, Organizing and Syncing Files in One Drive. Learn how the sessions were organized, communicated and delivered, the required preparation with the presenters, the next planned series for Tech Tips Live! and pros and cons of using Zoom to deliver content. More...
  7. State of Video in Education (An Overview: Why should I use video, and how can I do this practically?)Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:45:00 PDT
    75%of students use video in their assignments (up 4% over 2015)50%the increase over 2015 of respondents that say they are flipping their classroom93%say that video has a positive impact on student satisfaction88%say video increases student achievementEvidence is growing year over year that video usage within teaching and learning is the norm; cable-cutters are the digital natives that enter our colleges and universities each fall and streaming on-demand content is the language they know. Please join Kaltura in this session, where we will discuss trends in the video space. Additionally, we will discuss how Kaltura tools can help with publishing/consuming video, sharing/co-owning video, measuring video consumption, and assessing how video was understood by the viewer (interactive video quizzing). More...
  8. Raise your Cards - A look at Plickers in an Adult Learning EnvironmentFri, 05 Aug 2016 11:00:00 PDT
    At SIDLIT 2015, the session on the free Plickers polling system dazzled many of us. Members of the National Weather Service Training Center immediately began integrating this tool into their classes. In this session, we will review our successful integration of Plickers. We will also examine the results of using this technique with adult learners with a predominately introverted, scientific mindset. This session will also include information about what has and has not worked. Are you unfamiliar with Plickers? No worries, we will do a quick overview of this tool at the beginning of the presentation. More...
  9. Integrating Technology & Tools: Winning over the Tech Resisters and Tech TimidFri, 05 Aug 2016 09:45:00 PDT
    Have you ever found a cool way to use technology or web tools in your class, but hit a wall of resistance from your peers, designers, or administrators? In this session, we will look at an example of dealing with tech resisters, and discuss what worked and what did not. Additionally, we will examine how global leadership and management experts create buy-in and discuss how to adapt these techniques on a local level. Join us, if you are afraid to integrate new technology into your classroom. The session will conclude with an open forum where the tech timid can ask questions, and the tech savvy can voice ideas. We will also brainstorm ideas for creating buy-in for unique situations brought up by participants. More...
  10. Assessment: Anything, Anywhere, Anytime Using JotFormThu, 04 Aug 2016 14:00:00 PDT
    One of the challenges of online education is the lack of real-time feedback. JotForm is a web-based form builder used to track and evaluate student progress through an entire class rather than at the end of it. Forms can be embedded into existing learning materials and learning management systems. I will demonstrate some JotForm features suitable for online education and assessment and share how the UMKC School of Law is using JotForm to assess, engage, and communicate with students. Hands-on training will be provided on how to build your first interactive forms. More...