- TLTC Mobility Series: Stay Connected with Twitter
Literature:7 Things You Should Know About: Twitter. (2007). Educause. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7027.pdfAlbro, W. (2012). Getting a Handle on @Twitter. (cover story). ABA Bank Marketing, 44(5), 12. http://ezproxy.shu.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=76301003&site=eds-liveDyrud, M. A. (2012). Posting, Tweeting, and Rejuvenating the Classroom. Business Communication Quarterly, 75(1), 61-63. doi:10.1177/1080569911432738
http://ezproxy.shu.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=buh&AN=75234631&site=eds-liveJunco, R. E. (2011). The effect of Twitter on college student engagement and grades. Journal Of Computer Assisted Learning, 27(2), 119-132.
http://ezproxy.shu.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tfh&AN=59268352&site=eds-liveLowe, B., & Laffey, D. (2011). Is Twitter for the Birds? Using Twitter to Enhance Student Learning in a Marketing Course. Journal Of Marketing Education, 33(2), 183-192.
- Preview – TLT Center’s Fall Break Workshop “FLIP IT! Strategies for Creating a Flipped Classroom”
In preparation for the FLIT IT! Strategies for Creating a Flipped Classroom workshop on Tuesday October 10th, please take a few minutes to watch the following video produced by the TLTC:
(video – 11 minutes)
Current Literature:7 Things You Should Know About: Flipped Classrooms. (2012) Educause. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7081.pdfBrunsell, E., & Horejsi, M. (2011). “Flipping” Your Classroom. Science Teacher, 78(2), 10. http://ezproxy.shu.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ofs&AN=508182178&site=eds-liveProber, C. G., & Heath, C. (2012). Lecture Halls without Lectures — A Proposal for Medical Education. New England Journal Of Medicine, 366(18), 1657-1659. doi:10.1056/NEJMp1202451 http://ezproxy.shu.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=74756257&site=eds-liveLecture Halls without Lectures. (2012). New England Journal of Medicine, 367(7), 677-679. doi:10.1056/NEJMc1206639 http://ezproxy.shu.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=78960098&site=eds-live
- TLT Center’s Fall Break Workshop “FLIP IT! Strategies for Creating a Flipped Classroom”
FLIP IT! Strategies for Creating a Flipped Classroom
This one day workshop will highlight ways in which flipped classroom strategies can better support student learning and engagement. Flipped classroom is a philosophy that promotes blended learning opportunities, encouraging students to review material as pre-class work in order to engage in active learning exercises in class. Sessions include best practices and personal lecture capture software for creating flipped content.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
9:30-10:15am Flipped Classroom: Creating Blended Learning Opportunities
This opening session will provide a framework for the flipped classroom. Models for integration will be provided as well as examples of best practices. Participants will begin to explore how the flipped classroom strategies can employed in their courses.
10:15-10:45am Break and Activity
10:45-11:15am Best Practices in Creating Online Lectures
11:15-12pm Demo of Echo 360 Lecture Capture Software
1-2pm Hands on Lab (Optional) *Bring your laptop
Breakfast and lunch will be served.
To register for this event click here!
- TLTC Mobility Series: Topic Enrichment Starring YouTube
Literature:Andrew, C., & Claire, M. (2011). Can YouTube enhance student nurse learning?. Nurse Education Today, 313 (4), 11-313. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2010.10.004
http://ezproxy.shu.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edselp&AN=S0260691710001802&site=eds-liveFranz, A. K. (2012). Organic Chemistry YouTube Writing Assignment for Large Lecture Classes. Journal Of Chemical Education, 89(4), 497-501. doi:10.1021/ed100589h
http://ezproxy.shu.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=75900474&site=eds-liveSherer, P., & Shea, T. (2011). Using Online Video to Support Student Learning and Engagement. College Teaching, 59(2), 56-59. doi:10.1080/87567555.2010.511313
- Mobile Learning ~ Fall 2012 Faculty Workshops
Handheld portable devices, such as tablets and smartphones, along with wireless technology, have reshaped our daily lives in radical ways. How can we harness this evolution to increase the potential of learning in our classrooms? The Teaching, Learning and Technology Center (TLTC), for the Fall of 2012, is offering a series of workshops to explore practical applications and techniques supported by mobile environments to increase connection and engagement while expanding e-learning opportunities to our students.
What exactly is mobile learning anyway? Key components fall under three concepts which include the mobility of the technology and learners, and learning anywhere and everywhere. Don’t miss this chance to investigate and explore the potential of this highly changing, dynamic form of delivery with the TLTC this fall!
Scan Me! Integrate QR Codes into Your Teaching
September 14th 9-12pm
TLTC Conference Room
Heidi Trotta, Instructional Designer; Bill Otskey, Computer Training Manager
In this session we will discuss working with one of the hottest mobile tech trends, QR Codes. Discover how to create QR Codes and use them effectively. We will look how QR codes work, best practices for their creation, types of information to be embedded within them and how to use them in the classroom to extend learning opportunities, provide remediation and encourage community. Bring your smart phone or tablet if you have one for this fun-filled workshop. **Bring Laptop Register
Topic Enrichment Starring YouTube
September 21, 2012 9-12pm
TLTC Conference Room
Renee Cicchino, Senior Instructional Designer; Riad Twal, Instructional Designer
YouTube can be used in and out of the classroom on virtually any device making it a tremendous resource for learning. Elements that make YouTube so interesting on a mobile app include subscribing to the class’s YouTube channel, as well other organizations for topic enrichment. During this workshop we will be examining two YouTube channels, The Harvard Business Review (http://www.youtube.com/user/HarvardBusiness), and National Geographic (http://www.youtube.com/user/NationalGeographic). This session will cover a variety of ways to integrate this tool in your teaching and in activities for your students. **Bring Laptop Register
Engaging Your Students with Electronic Polling
September 28, 2012 9-12pm
Computer Training Classroom
Mary Zedeck, Instructional Designer; Shayle Adrian, Instructional Designer
Electronic polling can be a very useful tool for voting, immediate feedback, evaluations, or for collecting data for teaching and research purposes. Poll Everywhere is an online tool that allows you to get instant feedback from your audience using mobile devices or standard laptops. In this session, you will learn how to set up audience response systems using Poll Everywhere, strategies for engaging your students (i.e., quizzing, attendance, feedback, evaluations, discussions, etc.), and best practices. Finally, we will discuss ways to integrate this tool into your classroom using PowerPoint or any web browser. Register
Extend the Classroom through Location Based Learning
October 5, 2012 9-12pm
TLTC Conference Room
The proliferation of mobile devices and access to the internet in almost any location facilitate the use of mobile devices to support learning and inquiry. This workshop will examine the use of mobile devices to provide location based learning opportunities through the use of geotagging, specialized apps, and augmented reality. Students can share geotagged as part of a collaborative knowledge construction activity or other forms of peer social interaction. ** Bring Laptop Register
On the Go? Stay Connected with Twitter
October 12, 2012 9-12pm
Computer Training Classroom
Danielle Mirliss, Associate Director; Riad Twal, Instructional Designer
Twitter was designed to be easy to use from just about any mobile device, allowing users to follow others and post quick status updates. Twitter users can follow news organizations, interest groups, and individuals, as well as participate in backchannel communication during conferences and provide active feedback via various polling strategies. During this session, we will take a look at creating a Twitter account, deciding who (and who not) to follow, and explore the possibilities of academic microblogging. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about staying connected in a constantly moving world! Register
Creating Mobile Learning Opportunities with Podcasts
October 19, 2012 9-12pm
Computer Training Classroom
Wendy Sue Williams, Director of Language Resource Center; Riad Twal, Instructional Designer
Podcasts (audio or video), and can be quickly accessed from a variety of computing platforms, including highly mobile devices such as Smartphones and Tablets. During this session, we will take a look at repurposing existing content for use as enrichment material and methods for quickly creating and distributing original content, such as weekly discussion summaries, foreign language exercises, or a look ahead at what will be covered in class next week. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about creating your own Podcast Content! Register
- 2012 Fall – News and Events from the TLTC
News and Events From the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center
Fall 2012 Blackboard Workshops
As the Fall semester quickly approaches, the TLT Center is offering Blackboard workshops to help faculty prepare for student assessments, grade calculations, and preparing for the semester.
Stay on the move this Fall with Mobile Technology and the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center! The TLT Center is developing new and exciting workshops on using the latest mobile technology.
- QR Codes
- Mobilecasting and more
Visit the ePirate blog for
updates on these workshops and other opportunities.
Blackboard Basics covers all of the basic elements of Blackboard including how to log in, locating the course, copying content from previous semesters and organizing course menu and content. Important features including Announcements, email and photo roster will also be covered
Workshops held at the Computer Training Classroom:
Tuesday, 8/21 @ 10:00am
Wednesday, 8/29 @ 3:00pm
Friday, 9/7 @ 10:00am
Monday, 9/10 @ 3:00pm
Thursday, 8/23 @ 4:00pm
Tuesday, 8/28 @ 5:30pm
Hours:Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Register for sessions online!
“Assessing Learning using
the Assignments Tool”
Assessing Learning Using the Assignments Tool – In this course we will focus on Blackboard’s Assessment Tools so that performance evaluations can be
made and detailed for students. Learn how to manage assignments, supply
feedback to students, and choose between different grading options.
Wednesday, 9/5 @ 2:30pm
Tuesday, 9/18 @ 5:30pm
Technology Service Desk Contact Info: Phone: 973-275-2222 or
ext. 2222 Email:
“Working with Tests and
“Working with Tests and Quizzes” covers creating and deploying tests and quizzes in Blackboard. Learn how to use the regrading tool, negative marking and create activity reports.
Workshops held at the Computer Training Classroom:
Wednesday, 9/12 @ 12:00pm
Friday, 9/21 @ 10:00am
Tuesday, 9/25 @ 3:00pm
Thursday, 10/4 @ 12:00pm
Thursday, 8/30 @ 5:00pm
Tuesday, 9/4 @ 1:30pm
“Blackboard Discussion Board” This hands-on workshop will introduce you to guidelines for planning an engaging and interesting discussion board activities,
evaluate postings with rubrics and manage forums and threads in Blackboard.
Tuesday, 8/27 @ 2:00pm
Tuesday, 9/17 @ 4:30pm
For more workshops click here!
Teaching, Learning and Technology Center – Seton Hall University
- Summer Series 2012 – Creative Advertising Using Technology
With an event, be it a class, seminar, open house, fundraiser or something in between, the ultimate goal is to have people attend. On July 11, as part of the 2012 Summer Technology Series, participants explored how to use creative advertising using a number of different venues, both print and electronic.
The three different advertising mediums covered in detail included QR codes, brochures and flyers and email marketing. Design tips and formatting options were explored.
- Building a Foundation for Learning: Choosing the Right Course Design for Your Students
This session will focus on trends in online and hybrid course development including the “chunking” of course materials (i.e. grouping and organization) and tips for planning online and hybrid course activities. Participants will leave the session with templates to aid in planning and chunking their own course materials.
Online and Hybrid Course Design: Ryder University and Seton Hall University
Online and Hybrid Course Development Faculty Experiences (PDF)
- Summer Series 2012 – Pin It, Tag It, Bookmark It
There are numerous ways to organize online resources in order to be able to use them effectively. This hands-on workshop covered the most popular online tools including Pinterest, Delicious, Diigo, and also included additional cool tools for online information gathering and organization. These tools can help you and /or your students organize information so that it is able to be retrieved and utilized in a timely and efficient manner.
Resources, including the session presentation, can be found here.
- Summer Series 2012 – Electronic Survey Research
This session was held on June 6, 2012. Following is a description of the workshop and links to resources:
Electronic surveys can be a very useful tool for voting, evaluations, or for collecting data for teaching and research purposes. In this session, you will learn some tips and best practices for creating electronic surveys. In addition, you will learn how to create a survey in Survey Monkey, an electronic survey tool available via the web, through a hands-on workshop in which you will create your own survey. After you’ve created your survey, you will learn how to use the data analysis and graphing tools within Survey Monkey, as well as how to export the data into Excel and SPSS for further statistical analysis. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about creating your own electronic survey!
- Summer Series 2012 – Strategies for Delivering Effective Webinars
This session was held on May 30, 2012 and covered best practices when delivering webinars and other synchronous online activities. We demonstrated how to use the Microsoft Lync web conferencing software to deliver lectures and other classroom activities synchronously in a webinar format. Participants also learned how to deliver live online lectures and share their desktop/other applications on their computers so that students can participate in class despite snow closings and other class cancellations. With Microsoft Lync, class is always in session!
Information about Microsoft Lync and Request an Account:
Printable Microsoft Lync Tutorial:
Microsoft Lync Scheduler:
- Summer Series 2012 – Slides That Talk
Dr. Viswa Viswanathan, Associate Professor in the Department of Computing and Decision Sciences, facilitated the workshop Slides That Talk held on May 23 from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm as part of the 2012 TLTC Technology Summer Series. Dr. Viswanathan shared simple principles and techniques to fully communicate with an audience, minimizing their cognitive load. Attendees applied the concepts and principles and received detailed feedback on their presentations in the afternoon.
- Summer Series 2012 – Working with Images in the Cloud
Working with Images in the Cloud
Have more fun with your digital photos this summer! This session will explore ways to save, edit and share your images online (i.e. the cloud). We will also explore creative ways to work with images to create digital stories and traditional (paper) books. Participants are encouraged to bring their own digital images or can work from a bank of “stock” files.
click here for a PDF version of the Flickr presentation.
click here for a PDF version of the Digital Story presentation.
Web-based Photo Editors
There are some free online photo editing tools available for use. Some of the most popular include:A discussion about each can be found on the following blog post 6 Exceptional Web-based Image Editors.
Photo Product Web Sites
Snapfish – Integrates with Flickr; Photo Books, Cards, Calendars, Prints, Photo Gifts
Shutterfly – Photo Books, Cards, Calendars, Prints, Photo GiftsPicaboo – Photo Books, Cards, Calendars, Prints
Tiny Prints – Photo Books, Invitations, Cards, Photo Gifts
Minted – Beautiful high-end cards and art
Blurb – Photo Books
Mixbooks – Import images from facebook and Picassa (Google product) really nice photo books,
Mpix – Check out the really neat fun stuff section
Moo Cards – Business Cards
- TLTC Summer Series Workshops
The TLT Center is proud to offer a Cruise to Technology! Our annual Summer Series of technology workshops will begin Wednesday, May 23rd and run through Wednesday, July 25th.
This year’s workshops will cover a wide range of subjects including using web products to organize data, making your PowerPoint slides come alive, conducting webinars, doing elctronic surveys, constructing online hybrid courses, using technology to advertise and market events, using the web to edit and share your digital photos and a technology potpourri to upgrade your tech skiills.
These workshops will be held on Wednesdays in the Computer Training lab in Walsh Library. Check the schedule below for class descriptions and to register. We hope you can join us for some lively, interactive and informative sessions.
Schedule – All sessions will begin at 9:00am. Click the Register link for descriptions and to register.
Wednesday, May 23 – Slides That Talk Register
Wednesday, May 30 – Strategies for Delivering Effective Webinars Register
Wednesday, June 6 – Electronic Survey Research Register
Wednesday, June 13 – Trends in Online & Hybrid Course Development Register
Wednesday, June 20 – Pin it, Tag It, Bookmark It! Register
Wednesday, July 11 – Creative Event Advertising Using Technology Register
Wednesday, July 18 – Working with Images in the Cloud Register
Wednesday, July 25 – Technology Potpourri Register