Assign Six Word Memoirs for Reflection and Synthesis

Description Similar to the six-word story from the flash fiction genre, the Six-Word Memoir is a writing genre for telling a personal story in six-words. In popular culture, it has become a global movement now featured in the book Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs: by Writers Famous and Obscure, on [in the …

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Using mobile apps to facilitate project-based learning

Description Description: Project-based learning is a method of inquiry-based learning where students are required to develop an end product using their knowledge of a specific topic. In most cases, the product is directly applicable or usable in the real world. Larmer and Mergendoller (2010) cite seven requisites that a good project-based learning experience must have: …

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Use mobile apps to encourage student-created course content

Description Description: Having students create content-related resources encourages them to feel ownership of what they are learning and influences the level of engagement perceived toward the class (O’Neill, 2005). There are a variety of free mobile applications that facilitate this activity. Link to example artifact(s) Professor: Steven Hornik, Accounting Instructor, Kenneth Dixon School of Accounting, …

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Use mobile devices for experiential learning in applicable disciplines

Description Description: Using mobile devices for class activities to give students hands-on experience with applications they may use in their professional career. A wide-range of mobile applications (apps) have been created specifically for discipline-specific activities or may be adapted easily for such purposes. The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Emerging Technologies & Mobilization group maintains …

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Providing Student Choice: Adopting an eTextbook in your Online Course

Description Adoption An important element of the national conversation about higher education has been the increasing price of textbooks. According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the average price of a textbook has risen 82% between 2002-2012. Faculty can help lower the cost of a textbook by adopting an eTextbook or a printed book that …

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Use Smart Phones for Student Interaction

Description Instructor Testimony I Professor: Rick Brunson, Journalism, Nicholson School of Communication, UCF Professor Brunson encourages his students to use only their smartphones to collect and file information to be used in a news story. They used voice-to-text conversion apps, digital notepads, and other applications on their smartphones to interview students, capture the information, and …

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Evaluate the usefulness of technology tools in teaching and learning

Description Research has shown that technology doesn’t really guarantee learning, but meaningful uses of technology can engage students but also improve learning (Kozma, 1994; Mayer, 2003). It is important to evaluate technology adoption practices for continuous improvement in teaching and learning. The technology acceptance model (TAM) is a survey instrument that has been widely-used to …

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