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How can iPods help you learn and study better?

December 7, 2009 Learning@Richmond, Project, Teaching and Learning, Workshops Comments Off

Well, for one, you have to be open and accustomed to consuming content on a portable device.  Sometimes this can be challenging because of the small screen and limited options for input.  Secondly (and most importantly), you have to have a mobile device – if you’re a member of the University of Richmond faculty, the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology can provide you with an iPod Classic or an iPod Touch to be used in your courses.   You can complete the proposal form to request iPod’s here.

Feel free to a look at the OEDb’s 100 ways to use iPod’s for learning.  I found #’s 6, 24, 51, 63, 72 to be quite intriguing.  Let us know which ones you like!

http://oedb.org/library/beginning-online-learning/100-ways-to-use-your-ipod-to-learn-and-study-better

Learning 2008 in Review

May 9, 2008 Project Comments Off

The Party\'s OverPhoto Credit – Sharyn Morrow

Learning 2008 is now officially over. Despite some minor adversity, a great time was had by all. There were lots of exciting conversations and really impressive presentations.

In case you missed something, or just want to revisit something you really liked, here are links to relevant notes, slides and resources for all the presentations I could find. If you have additional material, please leave a comment and link and I’ll add it to the mix.

Thanks to everyone who attended!

Keynote

Networked Academic Conversations and the Liberal Arts – Ruben R. Puentedura, Ph.D.

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Session One

Reflection in Digital Storytelling – Kenneth Warren and Terry Dolson

Tools to Simplify Research – Andy Morton and Laura Horne

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Session Two

A Blogging Bestiary – Tom Woodward, Dr. Patricia Stohr-Hunt, Dr. Darell Walden

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Introducing the Digital Scholarship Lab – Andrew Torget

Session Three

Copywrong: Web 2.0, and Collaborative Multimedia Resources – Allison Czapracki

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WordPress Blogs- More Than Meets The Eye

February 26, 2008 Project Comments Off

It’s easy to think of blogs as simple online journals. That’s often the way they’re portrayed in the media. The facts, however, are quite different.

Disregard the word “blog” (which sounds silly anyway).

What this server based software allows you to do is:

  • quickly and easily publish websites and updates from any computer with an Internet connection
  • embed all sorts of files in your site- everything from Word docs to YouTube videos
  • make all this contact sortable and searchable by your audience
  • build community and allow an online conversation to occur that is controlled by you

If you’d like to see some of the ways the UR community is using WordPress check out some of the links below.

If you want to view some tutorials or ask questions regarding UR’s WordPress blogs we have a support site at http://blog.richmond.edu/wordpress

Academic Technology Consultants

Academic Technology Consultants are the bridge between teaching and technology. The liaison group collaborates primarily with University of Richmond faculty to effectively incorporate technology into the teaching and learning processes. We deal with diverse technologies, and are happy to work with any skill level.

Andrew Bell
Jon Messer
Scott Pennington
Corrina Waxman