Ian August
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ISTE Ed Tech Conference

Started Nov 29, 2016 0 Replies

I just learned about ISTE, International Society for Technology in Education. Has anyone been to there annual conference? I am curious if it a good conference to attend.Continue

Make Blackboard Courses more Visually Appealling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian August Dec 23, 2016. 1 Reply

I am looking for tips or resources to help make my campus Blackboard courses more visually appealing. I recently saw this very cool webinar where someone from SCAD shared an amazing Blackboard…Continue

Blackboard LMS data

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martha V. Gold Nov 28, 2016. 1 Reply

Some interesting data from Blackboard on what lms users are actually doing inside there;…Continue

 

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Alexandra M. Pickett liked Ian August's discussion Blackboard Hackothon
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Ian August replied to Paul McLean's discussion What process is used at your school to select your Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassadors
"Hi Paul, I am an office of one and we do not have too many online courses. I do all the new online course development and periodic review and refreshing of courses. This gives me insight into what most are doing. I make the decision based on best…"
Feb 22
Ian August replied to Ian August's discussion Make Blackboard Courses more Visually Appealling
"Found this cool tool yesterday, that will make an embed-able slide show in Blackboard. You create a photo album in flickr, and past the link to the photo album on this website http://flickrslidr.com/ , and the site give you an embed code. This…"
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ISTE Ed Tech Conference

I just learned about ISTE, International Society for Technology in Education. Has anyone been to there annual conference? I am curious if it a good conference to attend.See More
Nov 29, 2016
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Martha V. Gold replied to Ian August's discussion Blackboard LMS data
"Very interesting! Thank you, Ian."
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Make Blackboard Courses more Visually Appealling

I am looking for tips or resources to help make my campus Blackboard courses more visually appealing. I recently saw this very cool webinar where someone from SCAD shared an amazing Blackboard course. They had custom modules that made the course look like a cool website. They mentioned they used a BB add on called BB Community. Is anyone using that currently or does anyone have more information about it?Here is a link to the webinar; …See More
Nov 18, 2016
Andrea Gilbert replied to Ian August's discussion Course Redesign Resource
"This is  a great resource! "
Nov 14, 2016
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Nov 10, 2016
Ian August replied to Tom Capuano's discussion A "Copy Only" Blackboard User Role
"Did you put in a ticket with the SUNY help desk? During my migration to Blackboard I remember SUNY was able to create custom roles. Not sure if what you want is too custom.  What if you create a Blackboard course and the only thing in it is the…"
Nov 10, 2016
Ian August replied to Hope Windle's discussion Clickers next step on your campus?
"Hi Hope, I just playing around with google forms, that creates survey's in seconds. My plan is to use them instead of clickers and have students pull out their devices. "
Jul 13, 2016

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about me
Instructional Designer at SUNY Maritime College. My lifelong journey is to seek out the answers and solutions, for EVERYTHING.
email address
iaugust@sunymaritime.edu
my interests
online teaching, online learning, blended learning, effective practices, research, web 2.0, web-enhanced teaching and learning
campus affiliation
Suny Maritime
i teach
i support faculty that teach online
Open SUNY Fellow Role
Experienced Online Practitioner

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At 3:16pm on September 8, 2015, Alexandra M. Pickett said…

I am thinking about how you would look with blue hair....

At 12:57am on July 15, 2015, Diane Gusa said…

Hi Ian  Critical thinking assignments are the same online or F-2-F, but getting the students to understand online the process seems a little more challenging. Faculty in higher education is more about collecting the dots (content learning) than connecting the dots (concept development). Few think pedagogical in either formats. Some seem to work well in f-2-f because of their strong social presence, but many do not know how to bring that social presence to online learning. I find in breaking the cycle either breaks the students (they drop out or stop working) or breaks the habit (and the begin to fly). If you go to my blog you can meet some students who now fly (http://bit.ly/1JgH8jR  

...I worked my students hard to the point they complained to my chair and their department chair...but when they finally did the work they all started being really engaged...We used twitter this summer and it was first resisted and then embraced with my students. Most plan on using Twitter in their future teaching. #educ300  Well got lots to do....stay in touch.

At 11:45pm on July 14, 2015, Alexandra M. Pickett said…

Hey Ian: sorry i missed you in the chat yesterday. yes. i am enjoying the summer and yes, i miss the class. : ) thanks for thinking of me.

me : )

At 9:38pm on July 3, 2015, Diane Gusa said…

Here is what we are thinking about in my course; Learning Experience Design: A Better Title Than Instructional Design?

At 9:11pm on July 3, 2015, Diane Gusa said…

Praxis is the putting an idea or theory into practice. I will be presenting in Berkeley @ the International Conference of Critical Thinking the end of July. I will be sharing my "praxis" of encouraging critical thinking online. I am not an expert, but have focused on developing online courses that encourage metacognition, higher order thinking, and now critical thinking. 

What do you find most challenging as an instructional designer? As an online instructor what I find most challenging are students that see online as a quick way to get credentials. I actually had one student complain on my course evaluation that I expected them to learn too much. Students who have been conditioned to expect online to be reading, power point by teacher, quiz, discussion that is more like chatting - really struggle in my class the first few weeks...I am not sure how I can change this.  Great hearing about your good news.

At 10:12pm on October 24, 2014, Diane Gusa said…

Hi Ian

It is a small world! Joe Hoffman instructed my nephew when he attended Maritime. I am busy as an adjunct :( and teach one or two online classes a semester. I also teach two online over winter term and three online over the summer, just so I can make a living wage. I find the online work overwhelming. To get my students to engage with the material, I need to have assignments that require the readings. I usually loose about 10% of my students who feel that online learning should be easier than f-2-f. However as my skills have improved AND word has gotten out that you work in my online classes I have fewer students dropping. However all the prep and work is worth it when my students share (in amazement how much they learned in the semester). I am trying to get my first article on online learning out (mindfulness and critical thinking online). I need to get in touch with Alex to suggest a journal of online learning that focuses on praxis. Any suggestions? How are you doing?

At 3:26pm on October 8, 2010, Alexandra M. Pickett said…
Hi Ian!

Welcome to the community!

Please be sure to set your email preferences and check the new member guide, community guidelines and FAQs. Thanks for adding your profile photo! It is great to "see" you here. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for the site.

I will look forward to learning from you as you share what you know here
: ) Please introduce yourself in the Welcome - who are you? forum so we can get to know you a little better. I would love it if you would share your experiences supporting online faculty at Old Westbury? Maybe also a little about what you are looking for in this community, or anything else you want us to know.

: ) thanks for joining!

alex
 
 
 

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