Tag Archive: Engagement

Jul 24

Fried Friday: Surprise Attention Stealer!

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Sometimes we aren’t sure what our students are seeing, hearing or focusing on. Do your students even listen to video lectures/presentations that you post online? Do they notice the things that you are emphasizing or is their attention elsewhere? Here is a humorous example from the news highlighting our own attention span. What captured YOUR …

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Nov 21

Fried Friday: Gamifying Education

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It’s not too late to sign up for Karl Kapp’s short presentation on Games vs. Gamification. Join us at 11 AM on Monday the 24th to learn more about the gamification of education and how you might improve your student’s engagement and interest in your course topic. Karl Kapp of Bloomsburg University is the author …

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Nov 10

Gamification of Learning: Part 1

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Part 1: Background Educational games have been around forever. You have probably all played, shown a child, or at least heard of Typing Tutor or TypeBlaster, Where in the World is Carmen San Diego, and the Oregon Trail. These are all educational games that have filled a nitch for years and years and have been modified, …

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Mar 03

Great Opportunity: Ask the Expert

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We have a great opportunity to interact with an expert instructor and user of Camtasia. Susan Mircovich uses Camtasia lessons to help her students learn chemistry. She has created a tutorial Camtasia Recordings a Short Tutorial (35 minutes long) for you to get started using this tool. Camtasia is like Jing on steroids– in fact, …

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Dec 04

How Long is TOO Long?

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One of the biggest pitfalls in creating an online course is in trying to reconstruct your face-to-face classroom on the web, complete with 50 minute lectures and handouts. What’s wrong with that? First we must keep in mind that the web is a very different learning environment from our traditional classrooms, and online courses should …

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