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Christine Erlien, Thompson Writing Program
One of our initiatives in the Thompson Writing Program is to “make texts public.” We are working on doing that in a variety of ways, but one that speaks specifically to the use of instructional technology has been the participation of several of our faculty members in the WordPress pilot program. I think it would be valuable to share how writing instructors in a range of disciplines are using blogging software in their courses.
[CourseCast recording] or YouTube video (below)
Janis Hampton, Health, Wellness and Physical Education
The focus of this presentation will be on the use of video technology for teaching tennis activity courses in the Health, Wellness and Physical Education Department. Can the motor learning process be enhanced through personalized video? Information will include two different video cameras used, processes involved to create movie clips for students’ viewing in class for immediate feedback, as well as outside of class, benefits for the students, and examples of videos/movies. I will discuss my experience with in-office video editing and use of the Multimedia Project Studio, which allowed for more advanced video editing. This presentation will also include some student responses.
Mark Goodacre, Religion
A discussion of the NT Pod, a podcast offering a historical approach to the New Testament and Christian Origins: how it began, how it evolved, its benefits outside the classroom and how it has been received.
Barbara Lau, Pauli Murray Project, Duke Human Rights Center and Center for Documentary Studies
My presentation is about a project my students and I created last fall. We made a Google Map that located civil and human rights activism in Durham, NC. Each map point includes writing, images and in some cases audio documentary work. To be successful, students had to learn about Durham history, civil and human rights activism, google technology, documentary techniques and the Pauli Murray Project. Students were required to engage with the Durham community which they reported was very gratifying. The map can be viewed at www.paulimurrayproject.org. The project has been nominated for the Oliver W. Koonz Human Rights Prize.
Tyler Walters, Dance
Martin Brooke, Electrical and Computer Engineering
This presentation will include elements of the several Dance/Technology projects spearheaded by Professors Martin Brooke and Tyler Walters: an online ballet dictionary and syllabus for courses Dance 66: Ballet Fundamentals and Dance 68: Ballet I – how it has been used as a learning resource outside the classroom; progress to date toward three dimensional dance archiving technology and explanation of its potential uses; and the incorporation of interactive dance technology into ECE 51: Microelectronic Circuit Design, and plans for future use of this technology in dance courses and student projects.