Faculty Academy 2010

Initial Thoughts on Teaching with an iPad

This presentation is a brief list of possible uses of the iPad by teacher and student. Demonstrations using an iPad will occur but this is an information session rather than a hands on session.

Fast, Cheap, and Under Control: Web Video

In this session, we’ll cover tools and techniques that will get your web video online fast. Cheap (free or almost free) resources will be emphasized to help you create, publish, and perfect your project. Videoblogging, lecturecasting, screencasting, and scenecasting. Bit-rates to Blip.tv. MP4, h.264, HTML5 and FLV. We’ve got you covered from shooting and capturing,Read More…

The Many Faces of UMW Blogs

Three years into UMW Blogs, this presentation will explore innovative uses, case studies, and, hopefully, seed ideas for future publishing projects.

Student Blogging

Rachaeldawnewrites.com is a blog that began after a freshman year class project.  It took another two years before it actually took any real form, but the final outcome was far from the original.  I have always been interested in aging and gerontology, and I love sharing my excitement with others.  My website comes from theRead More…

Our Western Civilization II Chapter Blogs

In Fall 2009, following the suggestion of Jim Groom and inspiration from the 2009 Faculty Academy, I instituted a course website and a series of chapter blogs as a group assignment for my Western Civilization II course.  Together with Jim, I plan to explain how he launched this site, who did what, how I gradedRead More…

A Wiimote Based Interactive Project System

Interactive White Boards (IWB) are now used in many public school classrooms.  In some schools each classroom may have a wall-mounted IWB used in tandem with a ceiling mounted projector, making the board as easily available as a chalkboard or overhead projector.  A limiting factor for many schools has been cost, the average price forRead More…

Can iPod Touches Help Students Learn Nueroscience?

In the spring of 2010, liaisons at the University of Richmond’s Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology teamed up with professors interested in mobile learning by providing iPod touches and microphones to proposal-winning faculty. Allison Czapracki, technology liaison to the sciences, guided biology professor Dr. Linda Boland and her students in finding relevant neuroscience applicationsRead More…

Digital Fluency, Online Communication, History and American Studies: One Department’s Engagement with Social Media & Pedagogy

This will be a panel discussion of our department’s engagement with social media and digital literacy. Topics for discussions will include: Discussions of blogging with AMST & History classes. Discussion of the way the three of us contribute to the department blog as a way of communicating with our students and the larger community (includingRead More…

How Martha Burtis Caught Me Coming out of the Technological Closet. . .and the Really Useful Things I Have Learned to Do with Technology Since Then

As technology is playing an increasingly important role in my teaching and professional life, it seemed appropriate to share with colleagues a tool that might be helpful to others.  This presentation looks at the use of recorded audio files (MP3) as a way to deliver detailed critiques of students project work.   I will also introduceRead More…

Augmenting Student Intellect: Tools for the Road

During my four years at Mary Washington technology has played in an integral role in my daily life. Most importantly technology has radically changed the way I learn in and outside of the classroom. If technology had not been so tightly interwoven into my experience I believe my education would be fundamentally different and, IRead More…