As we move into our last week of the semester, many of you are already thinking of ways to update your courses for next year. These updates can come in the form of new assessments and creative classroom activities that may benefit from the use of learning technologies. To help guide you through this process, we have created a document that lists several different technologies, a description of these technologies, and direct links which will allow you to read more about them or watch demonstrations. To access this document, please click on the link below:
During the Fourth Annual Innovate Conference at OSU this week, our college was represented by BSW student, Lauren Moore and MSW student, Robyn Steiner who described their classroom and field experience using the iPad app FaceTime.
To help bridge the community and classroom, Dr. Holly Dabelko-Schoeny partnered with Julia Nielsen-Bingman, Executive Director at the Greater Hilltop Shalom Zone, to speak with her SW 6501 classes about ethical dilemmas, leadership skills and interviewing skills through the use of FaceTime. This project was supported through a College tech grant that Dr. Dabelko-Schoeny and Lisa Durham received autumn semester.
This week we had a lively discussion regarding Adobe Connect – our web-conferencing solution! This technology tool can be used in a variety of ways at our college: student advising, faculty/staff meetings, online class activities, online office hours, and collaborating with others across the country-even the world!
We would like to provide each of you the opportunity to create an account in Adobe Connect and use it for the above reasons (and more). As we know using new technology can be a daunting task….we have put together a step-by-step set of instructions on how to use this product. We have also created a one page set of directions for any future guests you may invite to a meeting. These documents can be found on the right-hand side of our blog, or you may access these below:
Adobe connect and iPad! Download the connect app to participate in meetings. It’s free.
We hope you try out Adobe Connect and please let us know what you think!