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THINK - IN 2011 A teaching with technology showcase

Welcome to the 2011 Think-In Presented by Information Technology and Computing Services

Table of Contents

We are looking forward to Think-In 2011: a

Presentations ………… 2

Teaching with Technology Showcase!

Think-In Team …………… 11

Information Technology and Computing Services would like to invite you to the 7th annual Think-In! This is a great opportunity to network with colleagues and see some of the dynamic and innovative teaching strategies

and

learning

technologies

faculty are using in their classrooms.

Thank you to all of the participating faculty and staff for submitting proposals and preparing their presentations.

We

would also like to thank our Think-In team for their hard work in coordinating this event. Year after year their dedicated

This technology showcase will give you

efforts ensure a successful venue.

a head start on taking your teaching

special thank you to the Dowdy Students

well beyond the brick & mortar or virtual

Store for donating merchandise for the

classroom

Passport to Prizes prize drawing.

door.

This

year’s

Think-In

A

offers concurrent poster presentations from every college on the ECU Campus.

We hope you will absorb many new and

This year’s presentation topics include

exciting ideas to enhance your classroom,

group wiki’s, pencasts, online binders,

enrich your teaching experience, and

collaborative tools, instructional resources

offer new ways for your students to learn.

and much more.

Enjoy your time at Think-In 2011!

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Passport to Prizes As a Think-In attendee you will receive a Passport. To participate, visit a minimum of 10 tables and ask the presenter to initial your passport in the area provided. Once you have visited at least 10 tables, you can then submit your passport to register for our prize drawing. We will notify winners by email, so please be sure to print your name and email address on your completed passport.

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Presentations

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ECU’s Global Understanding Program:

We Go From Here

Education

Incorporating Literature and Music

Brenda Bertrand, Will Forsythe, and Amanda

emulate the experience of a face-to-

Luci Fernandes and Sylvie Debevec Henning

Mann, College of Human Ecology

face class for their students. Pencasts

Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences

We

ECU students interact with peers around

introductory nutrition courses to tell a story

the world using Polycom Via Video II video

of global malnutrition. The story begins

conferencing units, Skype and MiRC Internet

with in-class discussion of global hunger,

chat. Dr. Sylvie Henning has incorporated

continues with students reporting (group

short literary texts (poems, short stories,

wikis) the etiology of malnutrition in “their”

folktales, and memoirs). Dr. Luci Fernandes

(assigned) country, and ends with Bill Gates’

has incorporated various musical genres

decision to donate 4.8 million dollars to

(folk and popular songs, dances, audio and

the group who most effectively describes

video recordings). Students learn how music

how Gates’ money will make malnutrition

and literature can relate to social norms and

“go away” in their country (3-minute group

values. Drs. Henning and Fernandes show

proposal presentations). We will review the

that technology can bring these cultural

peaks, pitfalls, and where we plan to go

aspects into the classroom in new ways

with this case based on student feedback

and thus expand students’ understanding

and instructor insights.

of, and appreciation for, the cultures with

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which they interact.

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Using Group Wikis to Tell a Case the Peaks, the Pitfalls, and Where Do

used

a

case-based

approach

in

courses,

professors

can

provide both audible and visual access to information and allow students to review the information in varied ways.

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Using Private Facebook Groups for Student Videos

Annette Peery, College of Nursing

Graduate

nursing

education

practicum

courses require students to submit a 15-minute

teaching

video.

students

submitted

videos

Previously, in

multiple

formats and devices making viewing a challenge.

A private Facebook group

introduces these future nurse educators to

another

teaching

strategy

while

allowing them to upload their videos to a Using the Livescribe Pen in Distance

private group. Students are able to view

Education Timm Hackett

each other’s videos, provide feedback,

Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences

and observe others teaching styles and

By using Livescribe pens in Distance

methods. Faculty may view and download

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the videos for student portfolios and accreditation purposes. Groups are deleted

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Communicating through Centra

needed different exercises for ENGL 1200

Kenneth MacLeod, College of Business

(Spring 2011), I wrote ten assignments

after the semester. Grades are posted only

Centra can be used to provide a channel of

corresponding to the progression of the

in Blackboard. Student consent has been

communication between the professor and

course’s research concepts. The students

given for this presentation.

the students, and between students within

worked individually, but could see each

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X-ray Vision: Computer Animation for

a group, as well as allowing students to

other’s posts.

Health Sciences Doug Barnum

make presentations to the rest of the class.

2011, my students are using Blackboard’s

Multimedia and Technology Services

In addition, by recording the sessions,

new Journals feature to post private

The possibility of seeing beyond visual

the communication occurs whether the

reflections on textbook chapters.

boundaries has fascinated the science

students can attend at that time or at a

fiction and fantasy community for years.

time that better fits their schedule.

Using modern techniques in computergenerated imagery and animation, we can now see what the unaided eye cannot. In

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Homeworkology: Three Semesters of Blackboard Homework Evolution

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For ENGL 1100 in Fall

LiveBinders and OneNote – Eliminating Paper

in

Course

Projects

Heather

Ramsdell, College of Allied Health Sciences

Do you have binders full of course information

Leanne Smith, Thomas Harriot College of Arts

on your office shelves? In my Graduate

this demonstration, we will see a living

and Sciences

Seminar in Articulation and Phonological

human with transparent skin, as electrons

For three semesters, I’ve used Blackboard

Disorders, my students are to create a

and hydrogen ions in the process of

to add weekly homework to my ENGL

reference manual for use in clinical practice.

mitochondrial energy production only

1100 and 1200 classes to reinforce skills/

The unique thing about this project is that

as clear as fish in an aquarium. We will

concepts from the course objectives. In Fall

the manual is to be created using either the

witness the human heart in motion,

2010, my ENGL 1100 students commented

free online binder program,

opening to reveal the mitral valve, among

in

Keillor’s

(http://livebinders.com), or Microsoft Office

others,

Writer’s Almanac.

The experiment was

OneNote (and Windows Live for publishing

successful, but needed revision. Since I

and sharing). By using LiveBinders and

including

a

soundwave

through the brain and beyond.

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trip

groups

about

Garrison

LiveBinders

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OneNote, I am attempting to eliminate

instructors must first learn how to use

the use of paper and incorporate the

the

use of technology into this class project.

and to conceptualize the changes in

This Think-In presentation will explore

pedagogy that comes with switching to

similarities and differences between the

an interactive platform.

LiveBinders and OneNote technologies for collecting, organizing, and presenting

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packaged

with

IWBs,

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Superior

Performance

on Online Quizzes: Synergies of

Repetition and Continuous Improvement John Kros and Christopher Keller, College of Business

Quantitative homework assignments have

Multimedia & Technology Services

been the mainstay of College of Business

(MTS) - Making It Happen

data analysis classes. These assignments

Nate Sauders, Adam Brewer and Larry Bone

have been administered via hard copy

Harnessing the Power of Interactive

Multimedia and Technology Services

and laboriously graded by hand. Students

Whiteboard Technology for Higher Ed

Multimedia

information.

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software

Unlocking

&

Technology

Services

typically have one attempt to solve the problems

and

feedback

arrives

days

Kathryn Kavanagh, Academic Library Services

(MTS)

Interactive Whiteboards, or IWBs, are

multimedia and educational technology

later.

being installed in classrooms on college

services and resources to the university

in such content delivery systems as

campuses all over the world, replacing

community.

staff

Blackboard,

traditional projected notes at the front of

has

offer

grading, immediate student feedback,

the class. This cutting-edge technology

support across a multitude of service

and automatic data renewal upon each

surpasses

areas including: AV consultation and

attempt. Learning outcomes are analyzed

overhead, or digital projector of the past

support,

based on the number of attempts and

by allowing students to take the stage

multimedia development, video services,

feedback.

and physically manipulate elements on

videoconferencing and web design. Stop

that

the whiteboard in front of the class. In

by to get more details on our services

with proper feedback allows students to

order to make full use of this technology,

and find out how we can help you!

garner higher overall grades in the course.

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that

of

the

chalkboard,

strives

extensive

to

Our

provide

technical

experience

classroom

top-notch

and

support,

ECU-TV,

Online grading systems, included

now

provide

immediate

Preliminary analysis shows

multiple

quiz

attempts

coupled

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WordPress–Techniques for Supercharging Learning in Distance

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Do you use Facebook in your

Quick Response (QR) Codes best known

class? Should you? Melinda Doty,

for their similarity to bar codes allows an

College of Technology and Computer Science

individual to create a variety of outputs

and Computer Science • Matthew Powell,

As much as some would like to ignore

that have increased from the original text

Information Technology and Computing Services

it, Facebook is thoroughly engrained in

to encompass far more such as Tweets,

The purpose of this presentation is to

today’s society. Our students use it, we

SMS, phone number, URL, RSS feeds and

share a proven technology for promoting

use it and even our parents use it. It is

even Google Map locations. As educators

student engagement and collaborative

part of our culture. In this presentation,

become

problem solving with DE students. The

I will demonstrate how I use Facebook

possibilities for integrating QR Codes

tool that will be showcased is an open-

as an educational tool in my classes. I

for both augmented reality activities

source blog platform called WordPress.

teach my students the “right” way to use

and internet-based communication, the

Applications to problem solving and

Facebook while allowing them another

premise behind the use of QR Codes in

learning were made in the ITEC6050:

way to interact with me and their fellow

education is ease of use, functionality

Strategies

classmates via social networking. What

and student engagement.

Education J. Barry DuVall, College of Technology

for

Technology

and

Communication class provided online

are

to 30 graduate students in the current

using this new medium? Are we evading

Fall Semester. This method energizes learners located worldwide to introduce themselves, tell their story about where they work and what they do, and provide clues on their ability to conduct research and function as a member of a highperformance work team.

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your

thoughts

and

concerns

of

their “personal space”? I will welcome discussions

on

this

popular

social

networking tool and whether it should be allowed into our classroom.

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more

knowledgeable

of

the

Streaming Video through the Library Jeanne Hoover and Clark Nall, Academic

Library Services

Joyner Library has a growing collection of streaming video databases. Subjects covered

include

arts,

humanities,

QR Codes Make “Learning On

science, business, and history.

Most

Demand” a Virtual Reality Elizabeth

videos are documentaries or educational.

Hodge and Abbie Brown, College of Education

Professors can assign videos for classes

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by

linking

The

(including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and

to provide convenient access to the

streaming videos are a great resource

Access), audience response technology,

library’s catalog and electronic resources.

for the ECU campus and DE students.

portfolios and more!

Exciting new things are happening at

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through

Blackboard.

OET - We do it all! Jean Merenda and Bob Fainter, College of

Allied Health Sciences

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Laupus Library; come visit us today!

What’s New at Laupus Library? Christine Andresen and Megan Besaw,

Health Sciences Library

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Using Wikispaces for Collaborative Knowledge

Construction

in

a

Master’s-Level Course Cheryl Stevens and

The Office of Educational Technology

Laupus

(OET) serves the College of Allied Health,

resources

both faculty and graduate assistants, in

teaching and research for the College

the utilization of various technologies

of Allied Health Sciences, College of

available through East Carolina University.

Nursing, School of Medicine, and the

The OET has created a Sharepoint site

School of Dental Medicine.

where faculty has access to files, forms

recently renovated parts of the third

and calendars for training.

We have

floor to create a presentation practice

incorporated an “instruction on demand”

room, conference room, additional group

area of specialization. The students and

philosophy, which allows our faculty to

study rooms, and space for student

instructor are collaboratively building a

easily schedule training on their current

services.

With the addition of these

repository of information topic by topic,

instructional need. Instruction includes,

new rooms, the library has created an

throughout the semester, using a Wikispace.

but is not limited to, course management

online room reservation system for ECU

This Wikispace will serve as a resource

systems,

systems,

students & faculty to reserve select

for students’ exams. After the course,

lecture

library rooms as needed. New computers

students will be able to continue to use

applications

have also been added on the third floor

this information for comprehensive exams

web

conference

videoconferencing capture

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systems,

systems, Office

Library and

offers

a

services

wealth to

of

support

The library

Jamie Quinn, College of Health and Human Performance

The learning outcomes for this course require students to summarize, synthesize, integrate and apply information in order to explain the potential for leisure and recreation for easing societal problems, with particular application to the student’s

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and workplace applications. Construction

Harriot College of Arts and Sciences

their classroom, but the cost of many

and use of the Wikispace and evaluation of

The Global Understanding course connects

of these pieces of technology can be

student participation will be discussed.

students

at

cost-prohibitive. The Nintendo WiiMote

can

can be used to create a Do-It-Yourself

cooperatively learn about each other’s

interactive whiteboard for less than $50.

cultures.

using

I will describe the benefits of using an

videoconference and chat; however, in

interactive whiteboard for instruction,

these interactions an important component

and provide instructions for how to set

of culture is missing. Understanding the

up a WiiMote Whiteboard. I will also

Technologies into educators’ classrooms

environment is essential for understanding

demonstrate the use of the WiiMote

and departments. Understanding what

cultural context, and yet, all our students

Whiteboard during the poster session.

technologies your students and department

see is a single classroom. Pictures and

need to be successful will allow educators

explanations of those pictures provided by

to avoid adopting technologies that they

students are loaded onto Flickr, a free web-

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must dismiss after a single semester.

based photo storage system. This allows us

Ecology

These technologies may range from virtual

to create a visual, interactive geographic

This technology makes it possible to

worlds, training simulations, to using web

exploration

that

conduct polls with your students via

2.0 and 3.0 technologies. Identifying the

students can then share with their partners.

text message, web address, or Twitter

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Whiteboard

and get results in real time. It is easy to

Robert Quinn, College of Fine Arts and

create multiple choice and open-ended

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Avoiding

Buyer’s

Remorse

in

Integrating Technology Eric Kisling,

College of Education

This presentation will introduce sociotechnical

systems

methodology

for

the successful diffusion of Information

educational needs of your students will help your teaching be successful.

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from

international

ECU

with

universities,

We

achieve

of

Using

cultural

a

students so

this

they by

environs

WiiMote

Audience

Response

Systems

That Increase Student Classroom

Interaction Eboni Baugh, College of Human

Communication

questions, and download them into a

Environments

Many instructors would benefit from

PowerPoint presentation.

Kimberly Fleming and Jami Leibowitz, Thomas

the use of an interactive whiteboard in

to

Using Explore

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Flickr

to

Cultural

Explain

and

questions

are

Responses

immediate,

which

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allows for classroom discussion of the

technology

you?

These forms have changed the way

results.

This is a useful method to re-

Need an easy and efficient step-by-

Admissions and General Dentistry record

energize the classroom and engage those

step system to understand all of it?

and manage data. In the near future these

students who may be a bit apprehensive about participating.

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Carl Twarog, College of

Fine Arts and Communication

Students

in

ART

4070:

Advanced

Interactive Media design game levels use Unity3D software. This full-featured 3D game engine is available free to the public. Students go through the entire game level design process including: Writing

the

Proposal,

Core

Creating

Game a

Idea

Game

and

Outline,

Feature Set, Mechanics Systems, and all phases of production and scripting.

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Using

CATCHsystem

Technology

8

how

to

to

Use CATCHsystem’s 5 steps to solve

utilize

all

forms will also be implemented in the clinics to help replace the paper forms patients normally fill out. Please stop by our booth for hands on experience with

Productivity, (3) Sites, (4) Documents,

the forms and to discuss how this could

and (5) Media were developed to help

be used in your department.

teachers better understand technology

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so they could also teach it. Visit www. thecatchsystem.com for more details

Using Technologies to Support Teaching with Technology Dorothy

Muller, Hui Bian, Joyce Newman and Sun

and resources.

Runnan, Office for Faculty Excellence

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Form over Function! Phillip Allen,

Members

School of Dental Medicine

Excellence share programs and other

Even with all of the technology available today, paper is still the preferred method The School of Dental

of

the

Office

for

Faculty

assistance to support faculty development. From sponsoring the summer workshop, “Developing

Your

Online

or

Hybrid

Course: Teaching with Technology” to the

Easy

Medicine, with the help of Mi-Co, has

Teaching Online Faculty Interest Group

Terrence

successfully implemented an electronic

to recordings to support faculty at a

form that can be filled out on any

distance, the OFE seeks to assist faculty in

electronic device with a web browser.

“growing” their courses.

for

Integration

of CATCHsystem, (1) Messaging, (2)

of assessment.

Wolfe, North Carolina State University

Uncertain

available

your technology troubles. The 5 steps

Video Game Level Design with Unity3D

tools

of

the

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Office

of

Continuing

Studies

Carolyn Thompson

The Office of Continuing Studies serves as a bridge between the student at a

distance

and

the

academic

and

administrative units of the university. The office respects and understands the unique demands of the lifelong learner and is committed to assuring quality, accessible The

programs

and

supports

the

office

services. university

systems. Continuing Studies conducts

The UNC Online Proctoring Network

its activities in partnership with all units

provides faculty teaching DE courses with

of

the ability to schedule and administer

the

university

and

encompasses

Summer School, Distance and Extension

proctored

Education,

Professional

Carolina and at selected sites outside of

Education, the Lifelong Learning Program,

the state. The Network includes an online

the Testing Center, Faculty-Led Summer

scheduling system, as well as more than

and Semester Study Abroad, and Military

500 proctoring sites. The ECU Distance

Outreach. URL: www.options.ecu.edu.

Education

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local site for the UNC Online Proctoring

Continuing

ECU Distance Education Proctoring Center Kim Wilson,

Emerging Academic Initiatives

in maintaining its leadership role in the areas of distance and technology enhanced learning both in our region and

beyond.

The

educational

and

economic development of the citizens of its service area is a focal point for the office as is evident through its

The East Carolina University Distance Education Proctoring Center is housed within Emerging Academic Initiatives. It is located at 1914 West Arlington Blvd. It offers test proctoring services to students enrolled in distance education classes at ECU, and other universities within the

exams

throughout

Proctoring

Center

North

is

the

Network. The UNC Online Proctoring Network has been designed to enhance the academic integrity of online courses by providing students with an easily accessible pool of qualified proctors. For more information regarding the ECU DE Proctoring Center, please visit our website at http://deproctoring.eai.ecu.edu.

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Global Academic Initiatives Elmer Poe, Rosina Chia, and Carol

partnerships with the academic and

University of North Carolina system. The

administrative units of the university

ECU DE Proctoring Center is a state of

serving business, industry, the military,

the art facility that ensures integrity in the

Global Academic Initiatives has created

community colleges, and local school

proctoring and examination processes.

a network of 40 universities in more

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McLawhorn, Emerging Academic Initiatives

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in

more

than

24

countries

that

partners with ECU faculty to bring live international experiences into our own classrooms. Beyond the Global Understanding class, GAI helps faculty

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Information Technology and

face-to-face

classroom,

in

an

online

Computing Services (ITCS)

classroom, or teach a hybrid course,

Jennifer Raby, Belinda Perkinson, Academic

Academic Computing has many learning

Computing

technologies available for you. Blackboard,

ITCS provides campus-wide information

ECU’s course management system, is a

technology services and essential resources

platform containing a multitude of tools

to

learning,

to add both static and multimedia content

modules, and lecture exchanges in areas

research and administrative functions. Over

in order to build a community of learners

ranging from theater, to global climate

the course of the year, you’ll find that you

in your course.We also offer Centra, a

change, to public health. This display

have many interfaces with ITCS, whether

web-conferencing software designed for

teaching

technologies,

synchronous learning via presentations,

creating Web sites for instructional and/

class lectures, office hours, etc. Live

might be interested in bringing global

or multimedia content, seeking assistance

sessions can be archived for later viewing.

experiences into their own classrooms.

from technology specialists staffing the IT

Finally, WordPress is a blog platform

For more information regarding Global

Help Desk, directing your students to one

and open-source web application. As

of the many ECU computer labs, obtaining

ECU faculty, you have access to Word

university-licensed

visiting

Press where you can create a blog

arrange jointly taught courses, content

will

provide

details

to

faculty

who

Academic Initiatives, please visit our website at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/

support

ECU’s

with

teaching,

classroom

software,

OneStop or attending a technology training

site and customize it with the help of

globalinitiatives/index.cfm.

session. To keep up to date on technology

a myriad of templates to make it your

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projects and announcements, be sure to

own. Finally, Yammer is worth exploring

visit us at www.ecu.edu/itcs.

if you are interested in collaborating and

Copyright Q&A Beth Winstead Academic Library Serivces

Stop by the Copyright Q&A resource table for information on copyright along with an opportunity to ask questions in a one-on-one situation.

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ITCS Learning Technologies: Blackboard, Centra, Wordpress,

and Yammer Learning Technologies Whether you teach in the traditional

communicating via a social networking tool. Join an interest group of ECU’s Yammer or use it in your classroom. Let us know how we can help you enhance your courses with our learning technologies.

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University Multimedia Center Laurie Godwin, Lindsay Thompson

The University Multimedia Center (UMC) is a faculty resource that designs and develops

curriculum-based

multimedia

content. Faculty members who wish to take advantage of the UMC’s services submit a short proposal describing their needs. Two general types of projects are considered; long-term involving two or more semesters, extensive resources, and the collaboration of all team members, as well as short-term that may be completed in a semester or less. First priority is given to projects directly impacting teaching and learning through course offerings at ECU. Second priority is

Special thanks to our Think-In Team •  Joy Bailey

•  Matt Powell

•  Cindy Bowers

•  Ginny Sconiers

is approved, team meetings are scheduled

•  Josh Brown

•  John Southworth

to develop a strategy for completing the

•  David Clark

•  Lindsay Thompson

project. Project development is a team

•  Allen Dennis

•  Matthew West

•  Laurie Godwin

•  Josh Wilcox

given to student support projects, and third to special presentations. Once a proposal

effort that utilizes the knowledge and skills of faculty, ITCs, UMC staff and other resources as needed.

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