June 15: ODEE Mixed Bag

Join us for June’s Exploring Learning Technologies (ELT) Community Meeting where we will get an update from ODEE on the latest happenings with Proctorio, TurnItIn, the new Carmen Quizzing tool, and conclude with a brainstorming activity on low cost thirst party tools used in your department. We will be meeting from 10:00-11:30AM in 346 Hopkins Hall. All are welcome.

May 18 ELT: All Things VR

Recap:

Revisit the presentations and discusson from our session on All Things VR below:

Description:

Join us for May’s Exploring Learning Technologies (ELT) Community Meeting where we will take a closer look at how departments are using Virtual Reality (VR). We will learn how the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science is using VR for digital storytelling and for developing virtual tours. We will also hear from the College of Arts and Sciences and their work in setting up a VR lab for student learning. The meeting will be held Friday (5/18) from 10-11:30AM in 346 Hopkins Hall. All are welcome. RSVPs encouraged: https://go.osu.edu/eltmay18

April 20: A Conversation with Mike Hofherr

Recap:

View the video recording from our conversation with Mike Hofherr courtesy of Doug Dangler.

Description:

Join us for April’s (4/20) Exploring Learning Technologies Community meeting from 10:00-11:30AM in 346 Hopkins Hall. This month we will hear from Mike Hofherr, Vice President and CIO for the OCIO. Mike will join us for a candid discussion on upcoming University priorities. All are welcome.

March 16 ELT | Tales from the Trenches: iPads in the Classroom

Join us for March’s (3/16) Exploring Learning Technologies Community meeting from 10:00-11:30AM in 346 Hopkins Hall. This month we will hear from departments integrating apps and iPads into their courses. Dr. Jennifer Burgoon from the Division of Anatomy will share her work integrating interactive content (i.e., the Complete Anatomy App) into a large enrollment undergraduate anatomy course. The College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Medicine will also share how they orient students to mobile devices for use in their respective curriculums.

February 16 ELT | A Closer Listen: Getting the Best Audio for your Project

Recap:

We spent February’s meeting learning about different types of microphones in order to obtain optimal audio for  multimedia projects.  The meeting agenda is below along with video recordings captured courtesy of Doug Dangler.

  1. Getting the best audio for your video project
    • High-end audio recording (Mark Rubinstein)
    • Midrange equipment (Paul Kotheimer)
  2. Getting the best audio for your eLearning modules (Cara North, Sean Hickey, & Greg Nagy)

Description:

Join us this Friday (2/16) for the next Exploring Learning Technologies community meeting where we will take a closer look at how to obtain optimal audio for your multimedia project. We will hear instructional designers and videographers review equipment and best practices to make sure your listeners get great audio. We will be meeting in Room 346 Hopkins Hall from 10-11:30AM.

April 21 ELT: Canvas Potpourri

Join us for April’s meeting where we’ll be talking all things Canvas. The list of topics for the day with department presenting include:

  • Clinical Hub implementation for Clinical Rotations (College of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Extracting Email Addresses from Canvas (Fisher College of Business)
  • Canvas and Online Language Testing (College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Blundering Around in Canvas (Office of Distance Education and eLearning)

We’ll then open up the meeting up for you to ask questions and stump our community Carmen Affiliates. The College of Veterinary Medicine will be hosting us in Room 100 of the Veterinary Medicine Center located at 601 Vernon Tharp St, 43210, on April 21, 2017 from 10:30AM-noon.

March 17: Easier, Accessible, Better: Digital Book Publishing with Pressbooks

Join us for March’s Exploring Learning Technologies community meeting (3/17) where we will learn about Pressbooks, the latest tool being used by instructors to create eBooks. Pressbooks streamlines the process for creating digital texts, greatly reducing the cost to publish. It also features a growing user base of content authors driven to create open access textbooks. Mike Shiflet from the Affordable Learning Exchange at the Office of Distance Education and eLearning, will give us an overview of Pressbooks and share case studies of books created by university faculty. We will be meeting from 10:30AM-noon in 115 Stillman Hall.

Resources:

The Ohio State University Pressbooks Site: https://osu.pb.unizin.org/

February 17 ELT: Getting to Know the Oculus Rift

February’s meeting (2/17) will continue our exploration of virtual reality in education. We will learn how the College of Education and Human Ecology’s Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE) is evaluating the Oculus Rift virtual reality system. Greg Nagy, Web Communications System Engineer, will show us how the system works with a live demo of the Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch controllers. All are welcome. RSVPs encouraged:

We will be meeting from 10:30-noon at the Center’s home located at:

Room 1089
1900 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH 43210