The 2009 TLT Symposium will be offering a poster session in the afternoon of April 18 on the theme of "Student Engagement and the Culture of Teaching and Learning."
Deadline is Feb 27, 2009. See http://symposium.tlt.psu.edu/posterproposal09 for details.
There are a number of resources available for creating more effective quizzes in the Assessment tool from writing better questions to importing questions from a Word file to understanding the different settings for creating multiple versions of a quiz.
Some links include
A problem that can sneak up on you is running out of course file space. For the record, each ANGEL course can only 1G worth of content, and an ANGEL group is restricted to 300 M.
Most problems occur due to file uploads such as under these circumstances:
Registration is open for the free workshops offered by ITS Training Services that are designed to meet the needs of graduate students at Penn State. Many of these workshops are available over spring break, including Penn State Thesis Template, Podcasting, Scientific Computing, Blogs at Penn State, PowerPoint, and more. Visit the ITS Training Services Web site to register for any of these sessions at http://its.psu.edu/training/
This semester, I thought I would share some tips for getting more bang out of ANGEL.
The first tip is that you can rearrange the order of items listed under the "Lessons" tab and within each folder (such as a list of homework assignments or lecture notes).
By default, ANGEL puts the newest item posted at the bottom, but often it's helpful for students if it's at the top where they can quickly spot it. If you want to move the newest items on top do the following:
Instructors are invited to learn and share innovative uses of technology to enhance teaching, learning, and research at the 2009 Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology, to be held April 18, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, University Park.
During the free event, faculty will present innovative uses of technology in courses to promote learning and help keep students engaged. This year’s theme is "Student Engagement and the Culture of Teaching and Learning."
The day will also feature speakers David Wiley and danah boyd, demonstrations of social networking Web sites, and how to produce podcasts and vodcasts.
A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information and to register, visit http://symposium.tlt.psu.edu/. The symposium is sponsored by Information Technology Services.
If you wanted to review any PowerPoint tips from last semester, they are all listed at
Or you can look at the "Get Trained" menu on the left.
Take advantage of a new online learning resource for students, faculty, and staff at Penn State. The Technology Training Community allows you to browse current tips and information or log in to participate in forum discussions on the many technology topics that affect our lives and roles at the University. Though originally developed to foster continued learning for participants of the ITS technology workshops, this community is open for everyone at Penn State to use for informal learning and information sharing.
The TWT deadline to submit portfolios to coordinators is approximately two weeks before the theses are due to the Graduate Office. This semester, that will be April 6, 2008. Please contact your TWT coordinator (http://ets.tlt.psu.edu/twt/contacts) if you intend to complete your portfolio by then.
In December, a presenter from Adobe gave a Webinar of Basic Dreamweaver CS4.
The recording is at http://se.adobe.acrobat.com/p36588434/ and
information on the session is at http://technologytraining.psu.edu/node/148
The next webinar on Intermediate Dreamweaver is scheduled for Wed Jan 14, 10am-11:30am. See
http://technologytraining.psu.edu/node/149 for details on how to attend this free Webinar.