Tag: technology

Online Learning Resource Round-Up!

Online education is growing fast–so fast that it can be hard to keep up with all the latest news and resources. The Distance Learning staff have assembled some of their favorite online learning resources to help highlight some of our favorites. Inside Higher Ed – Inside Digital Learning – Krissy Wilson In order to stay up-to-date with the latest news in digital learning, I’ve subscribed to the Inside Higher Ed – Inside Digital Learning newsletter. Like many digital media providers, Inside Higher Ed publishes news and opinion pieces at a pace that is almost impossible to keep up with. How can


Enter to Win an iRig Lavalier Microphone (by IK Multimedia)

The Office of Distance Learning is giving away an iRig Lavalier microphone that was graciously donated by IK Multimedia. In order to participate, faculty and students must visit our recent Field Recording blog post, read about and listen to the microphone comparisons, and reply to the post using the following criteria. Identify the mic you feel sounds best, and describe why. Describe what type of content you might compose if you had a mobile lavalier mic handy. Asking questions about field recording and equipment are encouraged, but not required. Replying to your colleague’s posts is encouraged, but not required. Winners


The Benefits of Using Digital Badges in an Online Course

When it comes to online courses, faculty members are always on the hunt for new ways to keep their learners engaged. The use of Digital Badges is one form of engagement that has popped up over the past few years, yet many people are still unsure of how it can be applied to their online courses. What are Digital Badges? Badges are visual representations of skills that learners have acquired by mastering a certain skill or activity. Unlike certificates, badges are distributed and posted online and are used to validate settings that are formal and informal (Learning Tech, 2015). In


Web 2.0 Digital Tools Selection: Online Presentation Tools

In Part 1 of this series, Web 2.0 Digital Tools Selection Criteria, I shared a method for evaluating digital learning tools that may find their way into our online courses. In this continuation entry, I will demonstrate the method in action by discussing tools which I evaluated as part of my course work for Introduction to Online Presentation Tools. If you missed the last entry and want a quick catch up, the premise of the Web 2.0 Digital Tools Selection Criteria is to quickly evaluate proposed learning tools by measuring their user-friendliness against a thorough checklist which tests for: Accessibility,


Tech Blog: Field Recording with Lavalier (TRRS) Microphones

Field Recording Tools: Based on A True Story It came to our attention recently that some faculty would like to record interviews with colleagues to include in their courses, a practice we highly encourage. As professional practitioners you have access to experts and colleagues with all types of experience who can add real world context and value to your course content simply by sharing a story. One such faculty was travelling on business and scheduled a meeting with a colleague who volunteered to give some real world context to important lessons in their course. As the meeting was somewhat impromptu,