The Interactive Communications (ICM) orientation was fast approaching and we needed to find an efficient and effective way to stream the orientation online for those students who were unable to attend in person. Our original solution was to stream the orientation from a Sony Handycam through a USB video capture device into an Adobe Connect video pod. Read More »
Almost immediately after starting full-time work for QU Online in May, I was handed the project of creating a video to assist faculty in recognizing and handling distressed students. Tackling such a large project required planning… A LOT of planning.
Coming Up With a Script
It was during my first week of work that I sat down with Carol Boucher, the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, as well as a group of counselors, to explain the project and gain assistance with the content. Read More »
QU Online is pleased to announce the release of a video which was produced in collaboration with Student Services and Quinnipiac Counseling Services. This thirteen minute video was developed for faculty to increase their awareness of the signs of a distressed student and to make faculty aware of the resources that are available for students struggling with stress or emotional issues. Read More »
Recently, I interviewed Cecilia Dalzell, the Instructional Design Librarian from the Arnold Bernhard Library, to get the latest scoop on their new live chat tool and beneficial information on the tools and resources, such as their new e-book service, ebrary, available for online faculty.
Kim : Your position at the library is a unique one, in that your position is called “Instructional Design Librarian”, may I ask what this position entails?
Are you using mobile technologies in your department? Do you or any of your colleagues have an example of mobile learning that you would like to share? The Technology User Group invites you to share your experiences on Thursday, November 11, 2010 from 12:30 to 1:45 PM!
Mobile learning or “mLearning” is broadly defined as any learning which takes place outside the classroom and away from a desktop computer. This includes a vast variety of technology tools such as mobile phones, laptops, flip cameras, Kindles and well known mobile devices like the iPod Touch and the iPad. Our next TUG seminar will be a sharing session with lightning round examples of mobile learning followed by breakout group discussions lead by our presenters. If you would like to participate as a presenter for this TUG session, please contact Frances Rowe by Friday October 22, 2010.
If you are one of the lucky people to get an iPad at your institution, you probably have been approached by colleagues asking, “what exactly can the iPad do for education?” Aside from extending the classroom with its portability, the iPad can also enhance learning inside the classroom as well. I have been exploring using an iPad with a projector, and I would like to share some of my discoveries. Read More »
In addition to providing support via e-mail and phone 7 days a week from 8am-10pm on Sunday-Thursday and 9am-5pm on Friday and Saturday, this month, Quinnipiac introduces a Knowledge Base for students, faculty and staff.
The Quinnipiac Knowledge Base is an electronic repository of “articles” that outline frequently asked questions, processes and procedures. These articles and tutorials are searchable and accessible from any Internet connection.
The Knowledge Base can be accessed from the Applications Tab on the homepage of MyQ or by going directly to https://kb.quinnipiac.edu
The Sloan Consortium has recognized Quinnipiac University with a 2010 Effective Practice Award for Facilitating Student Achievement in Online Courses with Self-Regulated Learning Segments, a project developed collaboratively by The Learning Center and QU Online. The award recognizes institutions that have incorporated innovative practices which advance the goals of the Sloan Consortium including access, learning effectiveness, faculty and student satisfaction, and scalability in higher education. Read More »
In April 2010, QU Online received approval from the Institutional Review Board at Quinnipiac University to conduct a study to evaluate the effectiveness of using of instructional videos on time management to improve online students’ self-regulated learning (SRL) skills. The videos that are being utilized for this study were developed over a twelve-month period as a result of a partnership between QU Online and the Learning Center. There are four videos that are currently available for faculty and students use. They are:
By: Christopher Neidig,
Quinnipiac University Online
The use of multimedia is one way to engage learners in online courses. Many instructors have images and video that they use to hook students into a discussion or get them excited about the content. However, instructors face the difficulty of delivering multimedia content via today’s learning management systems such as Blackboard. Utilizing a Flash-based media gallery, instructors can display images and videos in a single content area eliminating multiple clicking and downloading times for their students.
Recently an online biology instructor, who has traveled the world researching mummies, has compiled many spectacular visual images for his course. Read More »