Assessments that worked fine in face-to-face courses may be a challenge to move online. Why? Because the online teaching and learning environment presents the following seven challenges to traditional assessment implementations.
See more at: http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/online-education/7-assessment-challenges-of-moving-your-course-online-solutions
Join us for the third session of the AHEAD to You Technology Access Series. Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 3:00-4:30pm in the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, POY 234.
Higher Education professionals increasingly need a firm knowledge base in the area of Technology Access. Alternate Format isn’t just plain text anymore! This session will explain document structure and how reading tools use it to improve accessibility and navigability.
No registration required.
For more information about the Technology Access Series, visit AHEAD, Association on Higher Education and Disability.
From streaming lectures and other video content on-demand to live event broadcasting, universities and large companies have similar needs when it comes to video content management.
Gartner, the world’s leading IT research and advisory company, recently released their first Magic Quadrant report for Enterprise Video Content Management, detailing their analysis of the enterprise video market and its future direction. This report is a must for any administrators and educational technology staff interested in evaluating lecture capture and presentation recording solutions for their institutions.
As the sole vendor in the “Visionaries” quadrant, Panopto is pleased to provide you with complimentary access to this research. To download the report, visit Panopto’s website.
Online course providers increasingly using the term ‘learning experience’ | Inside Higher Ed.
As ed tech companies and universities search for the most effective way to teach students online, some have found the term “course” no longer captures what it means to pursue an education. Enter the “learning experience” — a term being used to describe a module of higher education not anchored to a specific place or time
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/10/28/online-course-providers-increasingly-using-term-learning-experience#ixzz2jeiIztxm
Inside Higher Ed
George Mason University recently offered and has archived a webinar about recent accessibility updates from Pearson Higher Education North America.
- Discussion on the accessibility of MyMathLab, MyITLab, and MyWritingLab, all with live demonstrations.
- Broader information sharing for other MyLabs
- Introduction of accessible HTML eBooks across several disciplines
- Explanation of various workarounds that can be provided
- What should be coming in 2014
View the archived webinar using the link on the right hand side of GMU’s Assistive Technology Initiative Website.
There are still dates available for Canvas training this fall. The following sessions are being offered. Click on the workshop title to register.
- October 14, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
- October 24, 9:00am-10:30am
- October 29, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
- November 5, 09:00am – 10:30am
- November 21, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
- December 4, 9am – 10:30am
- December 10, 9am – 10:30am
MIGRATING FROM BLACKBOARD
- November 13, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
CANVAS OPEN LABS
No registration needed.
- October 25, 9:00am-10:30pm
- November 1, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
- November 14, 09:00am – 10:30am
Also, the Library Classroom will be open during the week of December 16-20 from 8:00am to 5:00pm for Open Labs.
You may also call (3-4404) or email Gary Austin to make an appointment for Canvas help.