Workshop on Teaching and Learning with Mobile Devices

This Thursday, June 5, Professor Robert Blake will offer a workshop on Nearpod, a tool that facilitates teaching and learning with iOS, Android, and web-enabled PC and Mac computers. The presentation will take place from 12-1pm in Olson Hall, Room 205. Blake will demonstrate how to use the tool to create presentations, polls, quizzes, links to webpages, and […]

New Horizon Report Released!

The 2014 Horizon Report has just been released. Created by the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, this annual research report identifies and describes emerging technologies that are likely to impact higher education in the next five years. This year’s report identifies six key trends that are accelerating the adoption of higher education technology, six significant […]

Learner Analytics & Direct versus Indirect Evidence

In response to our post about Using Data in Higher Education last week, Kara Moloney, assessment coordinator for UC Davis’ Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), had some interesting comments about learner analytics: The data that fall into the “learner analytics” category provide “indirect” evidence of student learning, but do not provide actionable […]

Provost Hybrid Course Award Winners Announced

Six faculty have received the Provost Hybrid Course Award (PHCA), which provides support to develop innovative hybrid courses in which face-to-face instruction and activities are integrated with online instruction and activities. The courses selected for the 2014-15 PHCA include four hybrid redesigns of existing courses, as well as new classes in economics and communications. The […]

Digital Badges at the Agricultural Sustainability Institute

At last month’s DOLCE Meeting, Joanna Normoyle presented on the interesting work she’s been doing at the UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute. They recently created a new undergraduate major, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. Because their curriculum focuses on experiential, out-of-the-classroom learning (they require a 12-unit internship and have labs or field work associated with the majority of their courses), the […]

Friday Events: Desire2Learn, Faculty Panel on Flipping the Classroom, & Edupoweredu’s Mobile Platform

There are a lot of great events happening this Friday that you won’t want to miss! At 10am, Desire2Learn (one of the vendors we’re considering as a replacement for Sakai, the learning management system that currently powers SmartSite) will give a demonstration in the Student Community Center. Then, at 12pm in 1310 Surge III, we’ll […]