Category Archives: Active Learning

Teaching Wirelessly with Tablets

Jamie Nelson, CITES Academic Technology Services Spring 2015 Michael Koerner: “Teaching wirelessly with a tablet is for me!” Introduction: Technology in the classroom is nothing new. A good #2 pencil and a decent notebook always have been, and remain, excellent technologies. … Continue reading

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Subhadeep Paul – Innovative Teaching with Technology Partner

Subhadeep Paul, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Statistics Teaching with Technology Topic: Teaching and Learning with a Tablet PC Primary Goal: Using a tablet PC for student teaching and learning Synopsis: In Fall 2013, Graduate Teaching Assistant Subhadeep Paul used a Tablet … Continue reading

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Ellen Fireman – Innovative Teaching with Technology Faculty Partner

Ellen Fireman, Senior Lecturer, Department of Statistics Teaching with Technology Topic: Lecture Capture Primary Goal: To improve statistics instruction in large lecture classrooms “. . . lecture capture is the single most important improvement to Stat 100 in the 13 … Continue reading

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Yelda Aydin-Mullen – Innovative Teaching With Technology Faculty Partner

Yelda Aydin-Mullen, Instructor, Mathematics Teaching with Technology Topic: Student Learning Using Tablet Games Primary Goal: Using tablet games to enhance student learning and engagement Synopsis: In Fall 2013, Math 002/199 Instructor Yelda Aydin-Mullen used the math game AlgeBurst, on iPads … Continue reading

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Using a wiki to make group work easier

When you think “wiki” do you automatically think “Wikipedia”?  It wouldn’t be surprising, but the wiki technology has many uses besides the free online encyclopedia.  Wikis can assist with collaborative work in the classroom in a number of ways.  This … Continue reading

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John Toenjes – Innovative Teaching With Technology Faculty Partner

John Toenjes, Associate Professor, Music Director, Dance Teaching with Technology Topic: Tablet Computing Primary Goal: To use tablet technologies in the service of creating new forms of performance expression. Synopsis: Dance 362, Dance Technology, offered in Spring 2013, invited students … Continue reading

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Flexible Learning Spaces Seminar – Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 9:45am-3pm

Do you want to make your teaching more active and engaging? Are you interested in how the physical design and setup of a room affects teaching and learning? Would you like to see some next-generation classroom furniture and technology while … Continue reading

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So You Want To Bake Some Badges

reposted from citesccme.wordpress.com I recently attended the 2013 Faculty Summer Institute held at the i-Hotel here in Urbana-Champaign. The buzzword for the year? Well, there were many–wikis, blogs, and apps ranked high–but I would say that 2013 is the year of the … Continue reading

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How Physical Space Supports Innovations in Higher Ed

In the age of massive open online courses (MOOCs), it might be tempting to think innovation in higher education means transcending physical space. In their coverage of Roy Pea’s recent keynote address at the Educause Learning Initiative, for example, EdSurge … Continue reading

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