W&M Rich Media Grant Program Wrap-Up

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With the Fall Semester behind us now, we’re happy to say that we’ve seen the completion of over a dozen successful Rich Media Grant Projects here at W&M, and we’d like to share what we’ve seen as faculty wrapped up their projects.

Dedoose: an Alternative Application for Qualitative Data Analysis

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As I approach the dissertation phase of my doctoral program, I’m particularly interested in research methods and the software I may need to analyze data. Of course, I’ve taken statistics courses and used SPSS for my quantitative data analysis. However, it looks like my own dissertation research will require qualitative methods and a different kind of software for data analysis. I’ve discovered Dedoose, a relatively new Web-based application that works well for my needs.

Academic Technology Links for January 25, 2013

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This week’s links feature flipped classroom resources, Dartmouth’s new AP credit policy, a call for revamping higher ed for post-traditional learners, and more evidence on online courses creating more efficient personalized learning. Enjoy!

Collaborating on a Conference Panel with Google Drive

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Over the past week or so, I’ve been working with a couple of colleagues to put together a panel for a conference we’re applying to. We worked on our rough ideas for the panel via a group email, but when it came time to write our panel summary, I suggested that we could try using a shared Google Drive document. My fellow panelists were game, and it ended up working really well!

Thoughts from a MOOC Pioneer

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Recently Scott E. Page did a presentation at the University of Wisconsin Center for Educational Innovation where he reviewed his experience teaching his Model Thinking course twice through online course provider Coursera. The talk he gives is a very interesting insight into the process of creating a very successful MOOC (massive open online course), but ties the experience into the typical role of a professor. For him, the mission of the professor is to share important ideas as deeply and with as wide an audience as possible.

Academic Technology Newsletter

We’re starting up a newsletter for W&M Academic Technology!  Our plan is to have themed issues, distributed via email, come out once or twice a month about topics concerning using technology for teaching and learning. We’ll include info for any upcoming events here on campus, updates from the Academic Technology team, as well as collected […]

Academic Technology Links for January 18, 2013

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This week’s links include linear storytelling for museums, using Pinterest for teaching, a few EdTech startups to watch, an initiative by mathematicians to create self-published online journals, and the Raspberry Pi teaching manual. Enjoy!

Three Quick Tips for Planning Travel with Technology

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Many of us often travel abroad and I thought that it would be useful to put down some quick tips on international travel with technology. In this post I cover three important things to think about before you set out on your trip.

The Scout’s Guide to Video Teleconferencing

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“I have an important teleconference tomorrow at 9 a.m. Can you come by at 8:30 to get me set up? No, I’ve never used this system before.” That’s the phone call of my nightmares. Because, as I say to everyone who will listen, video teleconferencing is about 5% technology and 95% best practices. And the best best practice is practice — in the environment where the event will take place, under similar circumstances.

Academic Technology Links for January 11, 2013

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For the links this week, read about some ways to simplify your office hours, weaving stories and data at the Tapestry conference, a flipped classroom infographic, and a new online peer-review system for academic publishing. Enjoy!