Technology for Teaching and Learning

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Blackboard Collaborate is now accessible to the entire Pace community. The web conferencing tool has a classroom feel with features such as the whiteboard, breakout groups, and polling. Collaborate’s interactive atmosphere makes it an excellent component for online and blended courses of all disciplines. Instructors can create sessions within the Tools section of their Blackboard course shell. Click here to learn more about Collaborate and how it can benefit your course.

To schedule a training session, please contact Beth Gordon at bgordon@pace.edu .


Digital Storytelling

The Center for Digital Storytelling (DS) defines DS  as “a short, first person video-narrative, created by combining recorded voice, still and moving images, and music or other sounds.”  (see the Website: http://www.storycenter.org/ ). The multimedia use of narrative has many pedagogical possibilities across disciplines and fits very well with Dyson College’s  emphasis on High Impact Practices as well as its interest in exploring  digital literacies.   It has been used by faculty in schools across the country in many ways, including to enhance research, create an argument, and  showcase community-based learning activities.

Students and faculty can create brief videos using free basic software:  Windows Moviemaker, is easily downloaded on a PC (The MAC version is iMovie), and can be found on all computers in the Pace Academic Computing labs.

For more information on DS, click here.


Digital Measures allows faculty members to showcase their achievements (such as publications, presentations, community engagement, grants, etc.) on the Pace website.  This information is used to attract the best faculty and students by displaying the caliber of our faculty.  Digital Measures also includes a reporting tool to administer critical information pertaining to faculty achievements, assessment, and accreditation.

Click here to view Digital Measures profiles of Dyson faculty members.

To get started building your Digital Measures profile, or to learn more, please contact Beth Gordon at bgordon@pace.edu


The Mobile Technologies User Group meets monthly during the fall and spring semesters to discuss the pedagogical applications for various mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones. Meetings feature guest speakers from vendors and other institutions, as well as Pace faculty from various disciplines who are using these technologies in innovative ways. To particiapte, email Samantha Egan to be placed on the mailing list.

Spring 2014 iPad User Group Meetings

·         Wednesday, February 12, 12:15-1:15

·         Thursday, March 6, 3:30-4:30pm

·         Wednesday, April 9, 12:15-1:15pm

·         Thursday, May 8, 3:30pm

* all meetings will be held via video conference in Miller 16/ Civic E 319

Follow the Mobile Technologies User Group blog to get a re-cap of past meetings.

 



Echo 360 is a lecture capture tool designed to allow students re-play classroom lectures on their computers, and mobile devices. The instructor’s voice, video and computer presentations are captured simultaneously to give students the full classrrom experience. After each class recordings are accessible within the Blackboard course shell. To read more about ECHO 360, click here. To get set up with ECH360, contact Educational Media.


 

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Missed a Mobile Technologies User Group meeting? Get caught up and join the conversation on the iPad User Group blog.

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