|Trouble reading this? Click here.||Number 127 - January 25, 2012|
Academic Technology Webinars This Semester
Academic Technology will be offering Tuesday afternoon, 2:00PM webinars throughout the spring semester (with the exception of spring break week). Webinars are web-based meetings that use software for the presenter to present and for attendees to interact with the presenter. We will be using the Blackboard Collaborate tool, but you do not have to login to Blackboard to attend one of our webinars. You simply go to a web page and click the login button when the time for the meeting arrives. We hope your will try it.
A list of the topics and schedule may be found on the ATRC website. Faculty seeking Professional Development credit should add the session to their PD contract. If you’re unsure about your computer’s readiness for this session, you can go to the “Blackboard Collaborate webconferencing” page. That page has a utility to check your operating system and Java versions, to confirm that they are ready to go. It's a good idea to login a few minutes early each Tuesday to be sure your equipment is working correctly (i.e., your speakers and microphone). If you want to review a recording of a past webinar (we've done two so far this semester) check our Webinar Archives page.
POET and the Online Teaching Checklist
part of the recent Western Association of Schools and
Colleges (WASC) accreditation process it was identified that
Palomar College lacked a way to validate that our online
instructors were prepared to teach online.
Our training schedule is in full swing now, and we encourage faculty members who want to improve existing or develop new technology skills to attend our workshops. In addition to the weekly webinars mentioned above, we offer online self-paced workshops, and in-person instructor facilitated workshops. Over the next few weeks we will be offering:
iPad app of the month
The information button (the T tool on the illustration above) varies with each structure, and provides 1) an Overview description of the structure; 2) famous case studies related to the structure; 3) associated functions of the structure; 4) associated cognitive disorders; 5) other associated disorders; 6) related sub-structures; and, best of all, 7) links out to Pubmed articles and links. These external links (which display in the Safari browser on the iPad if touched) are naturally very limited, but might be a logical starting place for student research. For example, the Limbic System display suggests links to seven important articles, linked and cited with Pubmed numbers, related to pathologies or medical discoveries. The app ingeniously contains a great deal of specific information in a pleasing interactive interface, and as such is fully searchable.
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