Use appropriate technology in the planning, delivery and assessment of instruction.
Differentiating with Assignment Choice
Utilizing technology options, create choice in assignments to differentiate instruction.Read More
Indispensable Skills and Deep Conversations
Our Menu of Learning is extensive and presents a good window into what we offer for our faculty and staff. We listen to people from many departments across our region and across our programs to provide sessions that teach skills and aid in diving deeper into teaching. When we cover how to create discussions and […]Read More
Our Technology Mission…And We Choose to Accept It Each Day
A dominant area of focus in instructional planning, instruction and assessment is technology. To me, technology includes more than just computers and tablets. I think whiteboard walls, post its, markers and colorful pencils and pens are all technology too. Whatever technology we thoughtfully choose to integrate into our planning and teaching is a central support […]Read More
TPACK Knowledge and Application!
Technology integration is a part of today’s classroom. Most of us teach in classrooms that are equipped with mobile technology and internet access where the students have access to one or several mobile devices. When the context is filled with technology and online tools, it’s possible to be distracted when we try to integrate it […]Read More
The Tools’ Paradox and Technology in Higher Education
Technology Integration brings a lot of debate among educators around the country. Supporters argue that technology increases motivation and engagement, while critics claim technology has no real impact on student success. In this blog post, I will outline my personal perspective on Technology Integration. The Tools’ Paradox What comes first: technology or pedagogy? This is […]Read More
iPad Initiative: How to Inspire People to Take Risks
The video that we are sharing today is not about the iPad. It is about how people were inspired by other people. It is about how a growth mindset person can positively affect our faculty, staff, and finally our students. I think the world needs more people like them. The world needs more people like […]Read More
Excellent Online Resources for Teachers
As KCELT is working to improve its web presence, we have found a few good online resources that inspire us to do better. And we’d like to share them with you! The first is Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching, which offers research-informed teaching guides currently found in the right column of its webpage. These teaching […]Read More
Google Hangouts: A Reflection
At the end of the Fall 2013 semester, KCELT hosted the Technology Teaching and Learning Institute that featured integrating internet video conferencing (IVC) into the classroom. During one of the three days, we concentrated on providing hands-on training on four IVC tools, including Google Hangouts. According to our feedback, many faculty were interested in either […]Read More
How ready are our faculty and students with emerging technology?
Below is a list of key emerging technologies from the NMC Horizon Report, which can be downloaded from http://www.nmc.org/publications/2014-horizon-report-higher-ed. This report was mentioned in an earlier post, titled “What do you want to learn?” Faculty need to approach this list with a critical mindset. Teachers should ask themselves the following questions about each item: Do […]Read More
More on Twitter
This is a quick post to educators who want to further learn and explore the utility and practicality of Twitter. The video above comes from TeacherCast, the Educational Broadcasting Network. To access the video through their site, go to http://podcast.teachercast.net/tep12/. Also, another blog of note is Sue Beckingham’s Social Media 4 Us, which focuses on […]Read More
How can Twitter help community college faculty?
I’ve been using Twitter for several years as @slagoski23 and I have more recently started tweeting for KCELT @KCELTkirkwood (somebody else already had the @kcelt handle). As a student, researcher, and teacher, I have found Twitter to be extraordinarily helpful for information, inspiration, and communication. And once I started getting the hang of interacting on […]Read More
My first experience of presenting content with computer technology was Microsoft’s PowerPoint. I was surprised to discover that it was released to the public in 1990 because I didn’t really see it used much until a decade later. Once I had my laptop computer in 2000, I started playing with it. I made my first […]Read More
A Class Without Textbooks – Has Technology Replaced Basic Communication Skills?
This post was originally presented to Central States Communication Conference on April 6, 2013 by Professor Richard L. Underwood. Welcome to Fundamentals of Oral Communication. I am your instructor Rich Underwood. The textbook for the course is…” This is a phrase that all instructors have used at the start of a course. According to the […]Read More
Completing Kirkwood Courses as an Assessment Tool
This post was written by Judith Wightman, Professional Development Fellow and faculty in the Psychology department. Taking credit courses offered through Kirkwood can serve a variety of purposes, including learning more about a particular subject, getting exposure to new technologies and teaching techniques used by other instructors, increasing in empathy for students, and working toward […]Read More
I have used this PPT (and slightly different variations of it) to introduce the conceopt of outcomes-based assessment to different faculty groups. This is the version that I shared last year with the iPad Initiative members, and now I’d like to share more broadly. According to an outcome-assessment framework, it is imperative that the teaching/learning […]Read More
iPad Initiatives and Mobile Learning
One of the projects that I am involved in here at Kirkwood is the iPad initiative, which started a week before my first day here. Although I am for giving teachers opportunities to use mobile devices to enhance the teaching and learning processes that go on in and beyond the classroom, I do not want […]Read More
Blogging was one of the topics covered during 2012’s Technology Teaching & Learning Institute. You can view that session in the videos below. If you are interested in creating your own blog through Blogger or Edublogs, please view the following videos. Blogger is one of the two most popular free blogging programs with WordPress being […]Read More
First iPad Experiences as a Kirkwood Professor
Rich Underwood, speech professor at Kirkwood Community College, demonstrates how he progressed from absolute beginner to novice with the iPad, which he uses in his classes.Read More
Learner Success with the iPad
Deb Bloom, English instructor at Kirkwood Community College, reflects on how the iPad and Active Learning pedagogy have positively affected learner success in her classes.Read More
Why Podcast – Findings of a Teacher
DJ Hennager, who teaches Anatomy and Physiology here at Kirkwood, reviews thoughts gained by the use of YouTube in teaching for the “Flipped Classroom” model. Specifically, a brief introduction on how to get started, how podcasts may benefit students, and how podcasting may change the nature of education. You may view the Prezi from the […]Read More