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"Teaching with Technology" Featured on WSU News

by Ruth Gregory 19. November 2014 09:29

Ruth Gregory talks with instructor Adam Attwood

Brief with a side of whimsy: WSU videos cover “Teaching With Technology”

WSU’s Ruth Gregory, an award-winning filmmaker and video producer, has launched a video blog to help faculty increase student success by incorporating emerging technologies into their courses. In “Teaching With Technology,” Gregory examines new tools and interviews WSU faculty members who are integrating technology into their classes.

The episodes are both brief and whimsical, said Gregory, the Emerging Technology and Multimedia Specialist at WSU Global Campus, “We wanted faculty to be able to quickly preview new technology they might want to use in a fun and accessible way.”

The first six episodes of the video blog (aka vlog) are available on YouTube. Three installments cover ways faculty can have students use their cell phones and other Web-enabled devices for instructional purposes, rather than “selfies, social media streams, and hilarious cat videos.” Other episodes highlight how R.D. Keegan in Veterinary Sciences and Adam Attwood, a graduate teaching assistant at the College of Education, are using technology in innovative ways. New episodes are set to be released near the end of each month.

Anyone interested in learning more about incorporating technology in their classes can contact Gregory directly at (509) 335-2105 or Ruth.Gregory@wsu.edu for more information or to schedule a demonstration. You can also follow Gregory on Twitter @WSUTeachwTech where she tweets regularly about technology and education.

This video series is part of several initiatives created in conjunction with the WSU Provost’s Office Cougar PAWS program, which aims to increase student engagement and success. Other options can be found on the Cougar PAWS website, the Global Campus eLearning Services site, and the Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning.

First featured in the WSU news

Faculty Led Workshops Fall 2014

by Ruth Gregory 30. September 2014 11:40

On Friday September 19th the Global Campus hosted 4 faculty members who shared their expertise about engaging students using a variety of methods.  Check out the videos of their talks below.

Phil Mixter - A Clinical Associate Professor in Molecular Biology, shares strategies to build a strong learning community that supports student engagement. His hybrid course blends online learning, at-home laboratory experiments, and an on-campus “boot-camp” lab. He also gets students thinking about how to judge credible and reliable online resources.

Samantha Swindell - A Clinical Associate Professor in Psychology, offers a thought-provoking counterpoint to the other presenters’ with her technology-oriented ideas to increase engagement in large enrollment online and on-campus classes.

Sheila Converse - A Clinical Associate Professor in Music, shares her “moment of truth” when she realized that many students did not know how to learn. She’ll discuss insights, strategies, and tips that help students achieve academic success.

Andy O'Fallon - A Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, explains ways to get students more involved in large enrollment classes using social media, engineering apps, and the LMS. These tools help to increase collaborative exchange while fostering independent thought and creativity.

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