Instructional Technology

Podcasting Guides

Educause Learning Initiative Discovery Tool: Guide to Podcasting

Educause Learning Initiative’s 7 Things You Should Know About Podcasting

Lecture Capture Software

Echo360
www.echo360.com

Camtasia
www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp

Elluminate
www.elluminate.com

LectureTools
www.lecturetools.com

Research Articles and Reports

Brittain, S., Glowacki, P., Van Ittersum, J., & Johnson, L. (2006). Podcasting lectures. Educause Quarterly, 3, 24-31.  

Brotherton, J. A., & Abowd, G. D. (2004). Lessons learned from eClass: Assessing automated capture and access in the classroom. Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 11(2), 121-155. Read more »

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Link to CRLT TTI Grant Projects 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

  • Mining Corpora: Students as Academic Language Investigators

    Pamela S. H. Bogart, Lecturer IV, English Language Institute/LSA

    ELI students face a particularly difficult challenge in their academic writing when it comes to selecting appropriate “collocations,” or words that pattern together in high frequency and thus “sound right" to fluent English speakers. This project facilitates student use of online “corpora” databases of real language use that are designed for language researchers and that can thus be unwieldy for language learners. The project team therefore created an online video tutorial showing students how to conduct collocation investigations based on word choices in their own writing. Students log their process and findings in a Sitemaker database, where they can also view the findings of their peers. Students reported being pleased and surprised to find a resource for discovering how words pattern in real language use. Since some student conclusions about collocations have been inaccurate, future work will focus on developing additional online tutorials to support more sophisticated searches.

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Link to CRLT TTI Grant Projects 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011

Online Video Pedagogy

John Ellis, Associate Professor, School of Music, Theatre and Dance (jsellis@umich.edu)

The mini video cameras that have come on the market have the potential to revolutionize piano pedagogy. Their ease of use, portability, and web interface attributes open up enormous possibilities. For this project, student teachers made video clips both during and in between lessons with their students in both PPLP (the pre-college piano program) and college Class Piano. The clips served as a study guide for individual students and could be shared, in the case of PPLP, with each student's parents. This kind of rich media artifact also allows me to better guide and supervise my GSIs.

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Link to CRLT TTI Grant Projects 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011

Applied Ethics in the Ancient World

Sara Ahbel-Rappe, Associate Professor, Classical Studies, LS&A, (rappe@umich.edu)

Professor Ahbel-Rappe’s project prepares and facilitates the creation of websites that connect students’ own identities and aspirations to social issues in the ancient world. Through multi-media explorations (video, interview, performance, conferencing, etc.) students’ websites address the ancient Greek and Roman intellectual record with special focus on possibilities for social, intellectual, and scientific protest and debate. Read more »

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Links to CRLT TTI Grant Projects:

Creating a course to engage students in critical thinking and collaborative writing projects

Amy Carroll, Assistant Professor of Americal Culture and Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature, LSA (amysara@umich.edu)

Professor Carroll’s project focuses on re-designing her course, Latino/Latina Literature of the United States: Borders and Circuits. The course will employ various technology tools that encourge students to think and work outside the box about the readings. Students will use technology tools to comment on each other’s writings, share and exchange thoughts, and archive the final group projects. Read more »

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