The following are some of the tools and techniques that I found of interest at the conference this year. BioBook – this Moodle based product provides students with faculty developed interactive textbooks that allow students to choose their learning paths through materials and assess their learning at the beginning and end of each new concept….
General theme of presentation was Grades –vs.- proficiency –vs.- mastery – using applied, authentic assessment techniques instead of traditional testing. Highlights: Flipped classrooms – lectures delivered at home through videos created with Camtasia Studio. With this technique lectures are delivered over the internet and viewed outside of the classroom, and classroom time spent on Q&A,…
Presentation discussed the strategic plan initiative for increased sharing of information and use of technology across the Marist College community from the perspective of faculty development. The following are some of the high points of the session.
http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf The next several postings will outline some of the salient points that I took away from the presentations and provide resources that will allow you to explore many of the topics in more depth.