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Google+ Hangout

December 9, 2011

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The Office of Academic Technology at Spring Arbor University recently met together virtually. Ironically, they did this while all in the same building. Why would they do such a moronic thing, you ask?

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On-The-Fly Podcasting Using Google Voice?

September 19, 2011

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How to use google voice for extremely easy on-the-fly podcasting: Make sure you have a google voice account if you don’t already have one and sign into your inbox area. Call your google voice number and leave yourself a message. When the message populates in your inbox, select the “more” option and then select “Embed”: […]

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What are the Effects of Multimedia on Learning?

February 7, 2011

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Multimedia’s impact on learning could be thought of similarly to that of kitchen electronics on cooking. You see, both cooking and learning have been deeply rooted in the traditions and rich diversity of practices we experience today.

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Copyright & Fair Use

October 11, 2010

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Have you ever wanted to share an image, a video clip, a song, or another form of media in your course, but did not know what your limitations were due to the confusion that copyright law restrictions left you with?

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The effect of the social environment on the online learner (Part 3)

July 26, 2010

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We have been discussing things that can be done in the online learning environment to enhance student motivation and interaction. One of the things we mentioned last week was the critical importance of timely feedback in the online context specifically. This week, we will talk further about feedback and further implications.

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The effect of the social environment on the online learner (Part 2)

July 19, 2010

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Last week, we talked about the social nature of learning theory and how this can play out in the online learning environment context. This week, we will flesh out what what this might mean for us as we design and deliver distance education courses.

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The effect of the social environment on the online learner (Part 1)

July 12, 2010

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In the Office of Academic Technology at Spring Arbor University, we are not so much in the business of teaching tools. We are very much in the business of helping faculty best use technological tools to teach.

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Learner Motivation as it Relates to Pedagogy

April 9, 2010

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So, one day you wake up and the moment your feet hit the ground you are ready to go and tackle whatever the day has to offer you. Whatever project or task comes your way doesn’t stand a chance to your ferocious tenacity to ‘get er done’. Then another day comes around and takes everything […]

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November OATmeal focuses on Grade Center

November 4, 2009

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One of the major updates to that came along with the Blackboard 9 upgrade this summer included a transformation from what used to be called the Grade Book to what is now called the Grade Center. Director of Academic Technology at Spring Arbor University and Professor Randy Meredith has been teaching workshops, giving personal training […]

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Course Development Process

September 9, 2009

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The SAUonline instructional design (ID) process was presented to, and approved by, Academic Senate as a means for improving consistency and quality in SAUonline courses. This post provides a concise summary of the major steps in the ID process and includes documents to download for complete documentation on this process. The detailed roles, responsibilities, and […]

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