A very helpful resource for learning technology are the Lynda.com tutorials provided free to Penn State through ITS Training. The links below show the wide variety of topics available as of Fall 2010.
FYI - The next official deadline to submit TWT portfolios to coordinators will be May 21, 2011. If you intend to complete a portfolio this semester, please contact your coordinator in advance to be sure you can coordinate a review process and schedule.
Please also note:
* Non-graduate instructors should register at https://secureweb.ohr.psu.edu/HRDC/catalog/HRDC_Catalog.cfm (Login may be required)
* Any instructor graduating should submit portfolios by March 28, 2011
Good luck with your portfolios.
This is a reminder that the next announced due date to submit a TWT portfolio to your coordinator is Sat Jan 8. If you are a non-graduate instructor, please be sure to register for the Teaching with Technology program within the HRDC registration system. See http://ets.tlt.psu.edu/twt/getstarted for information about registering in the system.
This is also a reminder to please contact your coordinator if you intend to submit a portfolio.
The semester is clearly winding down to a close, but I thought I would end the series on Lynda.com seminars with some descriptions of advanced topics. Advanced topics offered on Lynda.com include:
* ActionScript (Flash), including for games
* CSS (Styles)
* Databases (Access/FileMaker/SQL)
* iPhone SDK
* Ruby on Rails
* XHTML and HTML
Hopefully some of you can take advantage of the holiday break to catch up on some tutorials on these and other topics.
The ANGEL Team has just published a new set of tips for instructors to consider when one semester winds down and a new one begins. Tips include how to publish final grades and how to move content between courses.
See http://ets.tlt.psu.edu/angel/node/474 to get a link to the article.
Penn State faculty, students, and staff can now use an online communication and presentation tool called VoiceThread free of charge, thanks to a University-wide license obtained by Information Technology Services.
If you will be on campus the week before class begins, you may want to take advantage of the Winterfest training options including an overview of the TWT Certificate on Wed Jan 5, 8:30 AM.
Teaching with Technology Certificate Portfolio for Graduate Students
Wednesday, January 5 from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. in 169 Willard
A complete list of sessions follows below:
Monday, January 3
ANGEL: Start Using ANGEL in Your Course Right Away
Monday, January 3 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in 23 Willard
Unlike the previous few semesters, the ANGEL team will be leaving all tools active (including the import/export tools) for finals week, but could turn off non-essential tools if servers experience an overload in finals week.
The team also gives a workaround for quickly e-mailing students outside of ANGEL using Listservs.
Please read details below from the ANGEL support team.
FYI - There will be two ITS Training sessions to review the TWT Program. One is next Monday, Nov 22 at 8:30 (space still available) and the other will be in early January, Wed Jan 5 also at 8:30 AM (this is the week before class begins).
Despite the title of the seminar, it is open for all instructors!
Nov 22 Registration Link
Jan 5 Registration Link (Registration may not be open as of Nov 19)
Part of Winterfest