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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Scoop.it! Web Media Laboratory

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The Web Media Laboratory (www.webmedialab.org) is used to test web, media, and mobile widgets and gadgets for online courses. WebMediaLab updates can be found on the Learning EDGE blog (www.learningedge.org), the Teleducator Network (www.teleducator.net) and Scoop.it! (www.scoop.it/t/webmedialab).

Social media management in online education

Wired Scoutmaster or Wireless Porfessor?

During FSCJ Open Campus convocation some professors mentioned the benefits of social media networks in online courses. As you may notice, I do not enforce nor strongly suggest to use Facebook or Twitter outside online learning platforms such as Blackboard. I am testing with Twitter in courses discussions and announcements and I do not see enough comments. In the past I have seen comments when I offer extra credit. Maybe this is the reason. What do you think? I am also testing several pages in Facebook and you do not have to be “friend”. 1. “Learning Edge Management” page is about technologies and online learning. If you wish, please “like” it.  2. “Next Manager” page is about Management and Leadership.  I usually share interesting tweets or Facebook posts inside regular online discussions to improve topics and demonstrate how easy it is to find useful information in social media that can be used to add current events to our courses.

If you volunteer to participate in these pages, you just have to “like” them. Participation for students is optional. Again, you do not have to “friend” anyone and I do not ask you to be “friend”. If you ask to be “friend” I will accept as I also share other pages to students and graduates. Facebook pages or groups are a good place to keep in touch after graduation and improve networking for potential jobs. Some of our college advisory board graduates were selected because their active participation in courses and social media networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn.

Managing social media requires a good time balance between personal and professional social reading and interactions. You have to decide how social media will benefit you in life or work. We are providing resources to find this benefit without overloading our screens. This is our dynamic lab where emerging technologies are tested for personal and professional use. Thank you for participating on this lab. More soon in www.webmedialab.org.