Making Your Blackboard Course “Pop” Workshop | Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche

April 19-23, 2010 – 21st International Conference on College Teaching and Learning

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Advanced Technology Center
Making Your Blackboard Course “Pop”
Are you or your students tired of the same old, boring online look of black letters on a white background? If so, this workshop is for you. In this interactive, hands on workshop, you will learn how to add images, banners, sound, and videos to the announcements, content, and discussions in your Blackboard courses. Liven up your class to help keep your students motivated. In this workshop, resources will be shared that will help you with adding and manipulating images, sound, and video. Prior experience with Blackboard is helpful but not necessary for this workshop.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., Players D (Macintosh Multimedia Room)
Eventoons: Experimental creative art using educational eventoons, cartoons and avatars
Cartoons and Second Life (SL) avatars have been used in management and information systems courses to bring educational current events to ground and virtual classroom. Eventoons are an experimental creative way to use art to shape current events in a drawing and/or virtual world to enhance their impact in our students. Drawing cartoons for a class is done on a whiteboard and/or posted on a website (www.eventoons.org), blog or SL virtual world. Creations are experimental because they are tested for usefulness to enhance the learning experience. (ID #143/Track 1)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Players D (Macintosh Multimedia Room)
Microblogging and social media groups to enhance classroom discussions topics
Microblogging and social media networks are two of the current web technologies that bring classroom activities outside the traditional ground and virtual platforms. Microblogging using Twitter is a creative way of posting comments and links that can be replicated in social groups, Blackboard announcements or inside a discussion board. Students are able to read and reply to tweets as part of a class or comment in a social group. Professors can select good responses and tweet them as a microblog in both Twitter and social media groups to expand discussions outside the classroom. (ID #139/Track 4)

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Thursday, April 22, 2010, 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., Players D (Macintosh Multimedia Room)
Capstone course development for the BAS in Supervision and Management
The Capstone in Supervision and Management is a course that focuses on the integration of knowledge, skills and abilities learned in the BAS in Supervision and Management program through a capstone project. Integrating management knowledge was accomplished by including the core competencies and program outcomes (professionalism, problem solving, literacy skills, management perspective, information technology and teamwork), business advisory board current industry needs, students’ current workplace experience, and faculty academic and practitioner experience. The result was a matrix of course components (team project simulation, individual project, OPQ, professional development, current topics, and mentoring) that combine and integrate the above-mentioned areas. (ID #158/Track 1)

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Glo-Bus Simulation Global Top 100 Ranking

Congratulations to Fall 2011 Capstone in Supervision and Management team on their first-place finish as the overall best-performing company in Glo-Bus global digital camera industry simulation. In recognition of this company’s industry-leading performance, Glo-Bus (www.glo-bus.com) sent a certificate as Industry Champion to team members.

In addition, as an Industry Champion this company is eligible to compete in the next Best-Strategy Invitational. Within two weeks of the start of the BSI competition, they will receive an official invitation by e-mail.

They also earned a Global Top 100 ranking for their company’s GLO-BUS performance during the week of 14-Nov-11 through 20-Nov-11. The co-managers of HPicture Perfect Inc (Company H) earned a Global Top 100 ranking on the following performance criteria: Earnings Per Share – Their Earnings Per Share of $12.73 was the 47th best Earnings Per Share performance of the week, worldwide!
View the Global Top 100 lists for the most recent week. View the Global Top 100 lists for the week of 14-Nov-11 through 20-Nov-11.