This message is from Remote-Learner, our Moodle host:
Remote Learner will be conducting database maintenance August the 15th from 01:00 AM EST until 04:00 AM EST on the Kansas City data center. During this window we will be improving the performance and resiliency of our database system. During this time you may experience periods with loss of connectivity to your hosted site. Thank you for your patience as we continue improving our services.
We will have the Oculus Rift and the LeapMotion available for faculty, students and staff to use next week at the following times and locations:
Tuesday, May 13th
The Wilson Media Lab in the Davis Family Library
From 11am until 3pm
Wednesday, May 14th
Room 205 in McCardell Bicentennial Hall
From 11am until 3pm
No appointment is necessary, these are open demos for anyone to attend. Other gadgets for virtual space and motion may be available.
Our colleagues in Communications will be demonstrating the Quadcopter outside the Davis Family Library at 2pm on Tuesday the 13th (if we have rain on Tuesday, they will be joining us at 2pm on Wednesday at McCardell Bicentennial Hall, specific location TBD.
Benjamin Bratton on “What’s wrong with TED Talks?” A, er, TED talk …
“… This is taking something of substance and value and coring it out so it can be swallowed without chewing. This is not how we’ll confront our most frightening problems. This is one of our most frightening problems. …” [around 2:00]
13 Ways To Be A Great Public Speaker – Rehearsing your body language and getting proper rest are effective tactics for reducing public speaking anxiety and ensuring that you give a memorable presentation.
Memes, Genes and Evolution on Facebook - The way memes evolve on Facebook is startlingly similar to the way genes evolve on Earth, say researchers who have carried out the first large-scale study of memetic evolution.
Photos: 3D printers, a tour of the top models – The MakerBot Replicator Mini is the cheapest of the versions at $1,375. It’s designed for home use and only weighs 18 pounds. Download the designs on the tablet app, connect the Mini to a USB cable, and print. The machine is optimized for PLA filament.
Seduction in the Poster Session – Plan, learn and whatever you do – don’t use Comic Sans! This article provides poster making tips from Kathryn Everson, a PhD Student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks & University of Alaska Museum. Adobe InDesign and Illustrator are highlighted as two of the best tools to use for poster production and (GOOD NEWS!) these are both available at Middlebury in the Wilson Media Lab!
This webinar is being offered by Remote-Learner, our Moodle host. There is a small group in LIS that will be attending together, please let me know if you would like to join us by emailing email@example.com.
March 13th 2:00pm EST
A good eLearning solution requires more than good content. Identifying and implementing the right types of media and instructional strategy can make all the difference and will help increase learner engagement, resulting in an increase in learner mastery. Research has shown that appropriate use of Moodle tools keeps learners interested and motivated, and this increases learning. Let us show you a few ways we can use proven strategies combined with Moodle tools to meet your eLearning needs.
Who Should Attend: Teachers, Instructors, Trainers, Instructional Designers, Instructional Technology Specialists, and Training Directors, course developers.
In this webinar you’ll learn the following:
The differences between a basic course where Moodle is used to organize files for learners, a simple Moodle course where material is put together using Moodle modules, and an interactive course where instructional strategies are incorporated into a course to draw learners into the eLearning experience.
Creative uses for innovative ways to incorporate different Moodle modules into your courses.
About the servicesoffered by Remote-Learner’s Learning Service Department and ways we can help you design, develop, and build interactive moodle courses for your learners.
Presenter: Page Chen
Chief Learning Officer
Page, has her Masters Degree in Adult Education and is currently completing her dissertation research in the field of Instructional Design for Online Learning. She has been designing curriculum and instruction since 1994, and focused specifically on designing courses for delivery on the Moodle platform since 2009. Designing and building “out of the box” learning experiences for all ages and a wide variety of industries, government agencies, and educational institutions, Page’s experience working with major oil and gas companies and the Aerospace industry gives her a unique perspective when balanced against being a fifth generation educator who is passionate about education reform and the role technology plays in changing how we live, play and learn.
In order to increase the resilience and reliability of our cloud platform we will be replacing our network firewalls. Upgrades on the firewalls will be conducted during the February 28th maintenance window between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., ET.
During most of this period your site will be operational, but there may be short periods of connection loss to the internet.
Please join us as we engage in a discussion and workshop on audio and podcasting for education with radio producer and filmmaker, Erin Davis, in January. Participants will walk away from this two day workshop with a clear map for podcast production from concept to distribution. We will begin by addressing the fundamental question, “What is a podcast?” and swiftly continue to cover:
Format, style and themes of a variety of leading podcasts
Equipment needs & recording techniques
Software & editing basics
Distribution and sharing
The discussion and workshop will occur on Monday, January 20th and Wednesday, January 22nd, from 1pm-4:30pm. There will also be time to work with technologists on project work on Tuesday, January 21st, from 1-4:30pm.