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Lecture Capture: Blackboard Collaborate

Do you want to have synchronous communication with your students outside of the classroom? Do you want to be able to have virtual office hours, where students can ask for your help at more convenient times? This is all possible with the Blackboard Collaborate tool. Read more...

Lecture Capture: Camtasia

Do you want to provide your class with a video demonstration, with a video voice over, or special effects to highlight specific parts of a video or demonstration? If so, Camtasia is going to be the tool for you. Read more...

Lecture Capture: Media Technology Services

Media Technology Services (MTS) provides a service to instructors on campus where they can record a lecture, produce the video, and return it to the instructor in a DVD format. This service produces the best quality video, allows capture of lectures with students in a class, and requires no extra knowledge of any technology on the part of the instructor. Read more...

Possibilities for Lecture Capture

Would like to record your lecture for students who missed your class? How about create the structure for a flipped classroom? Maybe you just need to create additional resources for next Fall's class? Have a goal, but confused about which tool or service to use? Read more...

Grant Money in and around the Classroom

One of my favorite historical characters is Ben Franklin, for a myriad of reasons. His mind was always dreaming up new things as evidenced by the amazing number of inventions and concepts he created. Not only did he invent the Franklin stove, the lightening rod, bifocals and the glass armonica (look that one up!), but he is also the Father of Matching Grants. Franklin was spearheading a campaign to raise funds for the Pennsylvania Hospital when he asked the colonial government to match the current amount raised. Read more...

Ready. Set. Motivate.

“What have I gotten myself into?” I find myself asking this question frequently. This fall I am teaching a new course entitled Animal and Food Microbiology. It is an exciting, yet sometimes overwhelming task. One challenge I knew I would have is scheduling the laboratory. Since we are working with living bacteria, many of the experiments take multiple days. This doesn't fit into our standard “3 hours of lecture and two hours of lab” schedule. Early on I decided that I would have to be flexible and occasionally use “lecture” time for lab work. I began looking for ways that I could make short lecture videos as needed to cover the necessary material. Read more...

Electronic Devices Usage in Europe

In the beginning of the summer of 2014, I was fortunate enough to study abroad for two and a half weeks to Czech Republic, Germany, and the Netherlands. I was studying "History of Science and Technology in Europe, 1500 to the Present". This trip will be something I will never forget. While I was there, the professors had asked us to keep an eye out for different cultural behavior. I noticed that many people were not attached to their electronic devices like Americans were. Read more...

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