All posts by Jennifer Adams

announcement links

 

http://commons.suny.edu/cotehub/2017/04/11/nutn-awards-showcase/ 3:10 PM
http://go.nmc.org/DigiLitImpact 3:11 PM
https://brockport.edu/academics/celt/docs/hybridconference.pdf 3:11 PM
https://www.esc.edu/stem-oer-symposium/ 3:12 PM
http://cit.suny.edu/cit-2017/ 3:12 PM
https://sunyla2017.wordpress.com 3:13 PM
http://www.esc.edu/graduate-studies/lit/registration/ 3:14 PM
http://www.infodocket.com/2017/02/08/umass-amherst-libraries-releases-results-of-open-education-survey/ 3:14 PM

Open SUNY COTE Community Meeting – notes 4/11

Tools & Apps – ipads (Heather O’Brian presenting)

Planbook  — https://planbook.com/
idoceo — http://www.idoceo.net/index.php/en/
notibility
Explain Everything – students use the app to create presentations and reflections for class.  Of course instructors can use to to create as well.

Explain Everything

Showbie – assignment hand ins.

nearpod – lesson creation

symbalooEDU – link management and sharing (can be embedded into blackboard)  http://www.symbalooedu.com/

blendspace – digital content collection tool – students use this to create their own collection that goes into their eportfolio.  https://www.tes.com/lessons

Next – Sophia Georgiakaki from Tompkins-Cortland Community College

MyOpenMath   — https://www.myopenmath.com/    looks like an LMS

Next – Paul Seeburger, Monroe Community College

online lecture components:
Lecture Videos – used camptasia with TOC
OER Textbook – problems and readings aligned to lecture videos     http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/DE/DE.aspx
WeBWork online homework –
Graded Written Assignments and quizzes – submitted as a single pdf

online2pdf.com

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByDMkg2LPAvJVzJueHotYjlCREE/view?usp=sharing

online visualization tool .. direction fields and calcplot3d

graded online discussions
student video presentations (typically between 3-8 minutes) – they are posted to a course wiki – the videos help build community, and serve as a tool for review. they are required to watch and respond to each others videos.  Sometimes he uses student videos in future teaching.

includes time estimates for each component within Blackboard

 

 

 

 

 

Could your next TA be an A.I.?

At the Coursera Partner’s conference that I recently attended in Boulder, CO; one of the speakers was Ashok Goel from Georgia Tech.  He got up on stage and spoke of his experiences using an A.I. agent as a teaching assistant, side by side with human teaching assistants, unbeknownst to the students in the course.  There were wonderful stories and you can read some of these here at this link.

But I’m at a conference about massively scaled courses.  So, the obvious tie in is the concept of scaling the instructors (I mean TAs – cough.)  I think the truly interesting part will be when content experts and A.I.s start to have in depth discussions with one another about the subjects.  Hopefully there will be recordings!

 

 

Has stuff stopped working in your browser?

I was having more and more trouble as time went on with some features in echo360’s editing area.  It sends an error complaining about flash not being new enough… but I knew I had the newest one installed…  very frustrating.  I know that Apple and Adobe don’t always get along – especially when it comes to Flash, so I just went with it for a bit.  But hey – turns out that there is an actual solution, and it isn’t in the apple preferences, it’s in the browser preferences.

The other fun bit, is you can’t just pull down a normal settings menu and expect to find this… you have to type into the URL field:  chrome://plugins  to get to these preferences.

https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/enabling-flash-player-chrome.html

All fixed!

 

 

TEDxSBU tickets now available!

This will be the 4th annual TEDxSBU event.  I’m really glad that everyone enjoys these talks and performances so much!  People have been inquiring for months now about when they can get their tickets.

 

The tickets are finally available to be purchased here:

https://alumniandfriends.stonybrook.edu/2016-tedxsbu-registration

I can’t wait to see you!

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TurningPoint Cloud with Powerpoint for Mac – notice

Dear Valued Admin –

Turning Technologies released an update today for TurningPoint Cloud to support Microsoft Office 2016 Mac v15.25. Clients with this version of Microsoft Office were experiencing issues with TurningPoint’s PowerPoint Polling environment. This update resolves the previous issues to allow for a seamless experience with PowerPoint Polling.

To download the latest version, open TurningPoint Cloud and sign in. Click the TurningPoint logo at the bottom of the dashboard. In the popup window, click Check For Updates and click Install Update.

We thank you for your patience.

Please review full documentation for more information.

Turning Technologies

Article from our IT page about new MOOC

 

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Complete article… 

https://it.stonybrook.edu/news/articles/doit-helps-launch-global-health-diplomacy-massive-open-online-course-mooc

On August 8, 2016, Stony Brook University will launch its new Coursera program on Global Health Diplomacy. In this seven week course, students will be immersed in the diplomatic, financial and geopolitical context that underlies global health decision-making. Students are able to navigate their way through course articles and videos and test their knowledge through voluntary assessments. DoIT’s team of consultants from Academic Technology Services, the Faculty Center and Video Production, all played a crucial role in the development of this new course, spending countless hours and numerous weeks perfecting the program to enhance the student learning experience.

After an inquiry six months ago by Dr. Peter Small, Founding Director of the Global Health Institute at Stony Brook University School of Medicine,…

 

Changes in purchases at SBU

Buh, bye B&N.  Hello Amazon.

So – we no longer have a Barnes and Nobles as the campus bookstore.  Instead Amazon Prime has become the official campus provider with it’s own SBU storefront.  (Where you already using Amazon for your textbooks?  Comment below.)

One notable exception to purchasing through Amazon (for now) – you should get your student response clickers via your Turning Technologies account.  This will get you a better price and the four year license.  Login to this account inside Blackboard under Tools or go directly to https://account.turningtechnologies.com/account/.  Be sure to use your SBU email address if you are setting up a new account.

YOUR CURRENT BENEFIT

Official Stony Brook textbooks

When you search for your books on Amazon, we’ve marked those required and recommended by your professors for specific courses.

COMING IN LATE FALL 2016

Free Package Pickup

Your package will be safely waiting for you at our future location on campus. Prime Members get Free One-Day Pickup.

Hassle-free returns

Drop off your items at our future on-campus location.