In Autumn 2012, Ohio State and Coursera partnered to deliver OSU courses open and free to the world. Starting in January 2013, Jim Fowler (Mathematics) began his Calculus course featuring his home-built exercise and textbook website called MOOCulus connected right to the course in Coursera. His course alone is approaching 1 million unique videos watched and …Read more at the full article: Here’s the Scoop on Ohio State MOOCs
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Create an exemplar key or large course for your department and campus. Apply now through April 1 for the ODEE Departmental Impact Grant. Receive up to 200 hours of ODEE expertise and $15,000 to extend learning technology use that increases student engagement, facilitates greater instructor efficiency, or enables anytime/anyplace learning. An open Q&A session is …Read more at the full article: Departmental Impact Grant Application Period Open
One of the newest Ohio State MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) deals with City Planning and how technology plays a pervasive and transformative role in changing how we view and build cities.
We are currently in the course design process, preparing “TechniCity” for deployment on Coursera. Jennifer Evans-Cowley, professor of City and Regional Planning, is partnering …Read more at the full article: Planning for the TechniCity
Create an exemplar key or large course for your department and campus. Apply now through November 5 for the OCIO Learning Technology Departmental Impact Grant. Receive up to 200 hours of Learning Technology expertise and $15,000 to extend learning technology use that increases student engagement, facilitates greater instructor efficiency, or enables anytime/anyplace learning. An open …Read more at the full article: Departmental Impact Grant Application Period Open
Today, Ohio State has announced a new partnership with the online learning platform Coursera. Coursera offers open-access, non-credit classes at no cost to participants. You may have heard these types of courses referred to as “MOOCs,” or massive open online courses.
I’m currently working alongside two faculty from the College of Pharmacy to help them create, …Read more at the full article: The Ohio State University joins Coursera
There is now another way for you to easily keep up with the Digital Union daily blog and other learning technology happenings at Ohio State and beyond.
Introducing… the Digital Union… on Twitter!
Each day, we’ll tweet highlights from that day’s technology blog article. In addition, we may tweet other information about DU news, workshops, and more.
Some …Read more at the full article: The Digital Union is on Twitter
I had a chance to check out the service called Slidespeech.com.
Slidespeech is an online service where you can upload Powerpoint, Google Doc, ODP presentations and their service will auto narrate whatever is written in the speaker notes area and create an autorunning video-esque presentation that can play back through slidespeech.com or through their app on …Read more at the full article: Auto Narration via Slidespeech
This past June, I had the opportunity to attend the Educause Institute: Learning Technology Leadership program. It was, by far, one of the best professional development programs I’ve ever been through… so far. This year the program was in Hotlanta Atlanta, Georgia and the overarching theme throughout the program was this concept of leaderful leadership.
Leaderful …Read more at the full article: The 4 C’s of Leaderful Leadership
When I was thinking about what mobile device apps I might consider my favorites, I felt like I was a kid again being asked what my favorite color was… One week’s response would probably be different from the next. My favorite iPad apps do tend to change often as I’m exploring and testing.
So, without further …Read more at the full article: The Sound of My Favorite Apps
Over the past dozen years of working with faculty, I’ve heard one resonating theme with regard to using online discussion boards… “I struggle to get students to participate in online discussion.”
Here are a few tips (in no particular order) that I’ve found to help spark conversation and make the discussion boards more lively in the …Read more at the full article: Discouraged by Online Discussion Boards?