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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Mission Critical: Social Media for Small Business Workshop | Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche | FSCJ

Web 2.0 and the Business Environment

Facebook, Twitter, Free Source, YouTube, Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, and so much more – a new vocabulary has emerged with the integration of Web 2.0 and our business world. FSCJ Open Campus November 2010.

News Websites: Real-Time News to Enhance Classroom Presentations | International Conference on College Teaching and Learning | Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche

20th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning

The Web is an additional medium used by major TV cable news networks to expand and complement the dissemination of international, national, local, or other news that help users improve their knowledge and make informed professional and personal decisions. News websites provides an excellent way to present news to users who are willing to accept this technology and perceive that it is useful and easy to use. News websites allow professors to bring current events to the classroom in real time.

The Fact

Mayor TV cable networks, TV broadcast networks, local stations, newspapers, news agencies, radio and web-only news provides have been developing news websites.

The Benefit

News websites bring extensive detail and coverage of the news, allowing users to go beyond regular television programming.

The Issue

Web design, navigation scheme, and news content organization may affect the capability of these news websites to reach major users due to lack of usefulness or difficulty in navigating the sites to find the desired news. Usefulness and ease of use are two of the major problems encountered by web developers when creating and maintaining informational websites.

The News Web Sites

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking NewsWorld News, and News about the Economy

The Bottom Line

  • Content, content organization, and navigation scheme could have impact on users.
  • Perceived usefulness is the factor that predicts user’s acceptance and intended usage.

Climbing the Knowledge Tree | International Conference on Teaching and Learning | Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche

Presenting “Extreme Time Management. A Personal Leadership System” at 23rd

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International Conference on Teaching and Learning, April 2012. Dr. Lepervanche explaining how children in rural Latin America climb a tree with a laptop to find a wi-fi signal.

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TED-Ed, TED and TEDx Talks to Enhance Classroom Learning Experience

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TED, TED-Ed, and TEDx Talks have been used to enhance instruction beyond our classrooms. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading that started bringing together people from three worlds—technology, entertainment, and design. TED’s scope has become ever broader. We have tested several widgets and gadgets to bring new ideas to classroom and online learning. TED videos have been embedded into discussions, announcements, and newsletters to generate online discussions, small group discussions, and postvideo assignments. Thanks to these activities and more, the first TEDxFSCJ (www.tedxfscj.com) event was planned for Fall 2014. Aug 2014.

TEDxFSCJ TED-Ed Learning Experience

 

TED, TED-Ed, and TEDx Talks have been used to enhance management instruction beyond our classrooms. 2014 FSCJ Convocation was the ideal scenario to introduce these learning adventures to FSCJ faculty and staff. Expanding TEDxFSCJ beyond the learning edge #onecollege #tedxfscj

TED-ED, TED and TEDx Talks to Enhance Classroom Learning Experience.

Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche

Slides used at “TED-Ed, TED and TEDx Talks to Enhance Classroom Learning Experience”  at FlaStateCollege Convocation. #tedxfscj #onecollege

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TED-ED. Lessons Worth Sharing

 Lessons built around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk or YouTube video.

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Follow your Why: Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

Lesson created by Jose G. Lepervanche using TED-Ed.

Video from TED YouTube Channel

 

TEDxFSCJ Club Student Leadership Experience

TEDxFSCJ Club was created to bring FSCJ students the opportunity to produce TEDx and TEDx Salon events. The president of the Club is the TEDxFSCJ Executive Producers and students have role in planning, marketing, identification, etc. Faculty and staff mentors are assigned to guide the students. The TEDxFSCJ Organizer is the mentor of the Executive Producer. The students create the events, the program, select the videos, and select and curated the speakers. Speech professors are the coaches of TEDxFSCJ speakers.  The learning experience occurs in planning, organizing, leading, and controlling the TEDx events.

 

TEDxFSCJ TED-Ed Blackboard Community

Thanks to @FlasStateCollege faculty and staff who attended “TED-Ed Learning Experience” yesterday and to those interested in using TED, TEDx, and TED-Ed in our classrooms. TEDxFSCJ has been in Blackboard Communities for a while. Join our TED-Ed learning community in @FlaStateCollege Blackboard. Participate in the discussion about ideas to use this Bb Community. A “TEDxFSCJ Adventures” group is also open in FB to share learning ideas.

 

TEDxFSCJ in Blackboard Courses

 FSCJ professors  added an announcement to Blackboard courses to encourage students to save the date and register for TEDxFSCJ.

 

TEDxFSCJ #OneChallenge #OneCollege

Drawing on whiteboard during TED, TEDx & TED Ed Talk during 2014 Convocation inspired this one. #tedxfscj #onecollege #onechallenge

 

TEDxFSCJ as Adventure Catalist at TEDxBeaconStreet

What Is An Adventure Catalyst?

Adventure Catalysts are TEDx organizers from across the globe who join us at our annual conference and learn the format of community engagement through our Adventures events.  These leaders take a piece of TEDxBeaconStreet home to further the mission of Ideas in Action in their own communities around the world.

 

TEDxFSCJ Inaugural Day and Next TEDxFSCJ Learning Adventures | #TEDxFSCJ

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TEDxFSCJ Day and Next TEDxFSCJ Learning Adventures. #TEDxFSCJ

On September 27, 2014 we all were on the top of TEDxFSCJ mountain. After months of climbing and building blocks, we reached FSCJ #OneCollege Summit.

We all were on the stage of Wilson Center. 100 attendees, caped by TEDx first timers’ rule, filled the stage facing our elevated red carpeted stage and screen with the unusual background of empty theater seats. All audience, speakers and volunteers had the experience of being part of a learning “performance” on stage. All attendees were “beyond the learning edge” getting new lessons from our speakers. As they entered the theater expecting to be in the patio or balcony, they were ushered to seats on the stage. Some of them commented: “weird”, “wow”, “what?”, “amazing”, “interesting”, etc. They did not know what to expect but their time on stage was filled with lifelong lessons.

These are the new challenges. TEDxFSCJ Learning Adventures continue after this day with videos, blogs, pictures, and new TED Ed lessons, TEDxFSCJ Blackboard and Facebook groups, TEDxFSCJ Salon at FSCJ Deerwood with focus on technologies and education, TEDxFSCJ seminars and conferences to share the lessons and learning tools, and of course our next TEDxFSCJ events.

Speakers, attendees, volunteers, and team are all TEDxFSCJ Ambassadors to share the experience, the ideas, and the challenges. We are now part of a global TEDx community.

Thank you all for creating and maintaining TEDxFSCJ. Yesterday, we were on the top of TEDxFSCJ mountain. Now it is time to hike down and start climbing our next mountains. Enjoy the journey. TEDxFSCJ is a lifelong learning adventure.

Dr. Jose Lepervanche, TEDxFSCJ Organizer. Sep 2014.

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