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Palomar Online Teaching Site Award “BEST OF THE BEST”

  PALOMAR ONLINE TEACHING SITE SHOWCASE! Palomar College Faculty: Submit your site January 26 – April 1, 2015 Visit the “Best Of  The Best” website for more information. http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/onlineshowcase/ Be the “BEST OF THE BEST”! Enter Your Online Course site in the Palomar Online Teaching Site Showcase. Showcase your exemplary use of the Internet as a teaching tool. Share your use of the Web for course delivery. Receive a Certificate. Receive recognition at the Faculty Tea. Be listed as an exemplary course implementing technology on the “BEST of the...
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Academic Technology Committee

This Faculty Senate committee will coordinate faculty interests in all areas of academic technology. This committee will advise the Senate on relevant technology matters. http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/academic-technology-committee/ Meeting Time: 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 2:00 – 3:30 pm Room: LL-104 Dr. Lillian Payn, Academic Technology Coordinator (760) 744-1150 x3626 Members: • Academic Technology Coordinator • At least one but no more than two full-time faculty members representing each Instructional division and one part-time faculty at-large • Coordinator of the Adapted Computer Center •...
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Blackboard Adventure Time

Blackboard Adventure Time
Hi, this is David the human, and today I’ll be telling you a bit about my adventure last week in Las Vegas, at the BbWorld 2013 convention. (Okay, technically I attended both Blackboard’s Developer’s Conference, DevCon, and the main BbWorld conference, but the content from DevCon is uniformly tech in nature so likely nobody here cares.) Some of the BbWorld sessions were about esoteric topics, such as how to optimize the integration of data from the Palomar eServices system into Blackboard, or how to crawl around in the databases looking for diagnostic information to help make the...
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Blogging and Journaling in Blackboard

Blogging and Journaling in Blackboard
One of the most common objections I hear from instructors about teaching online is the lack of interactivity between students. The most popular tool in Blackboard for student to student (and instructor to student) interaction is the discussion board. I recommend considering the blog and journal tools as well as they are also great ways for students and instructors to interact with each other. The blog tool is best for student to student interaction. It allows students to submit entries (posts) consisting of text, links, and images which can be commented on by other students. The blog can be setup as a...
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TED Talks

We are busily preparing for our annual summer tech camp which begins next week.  The detailed agenda is published and now we are going through our materials to be sure we are prepared.  Our tech camps are inspired by TED talks.  If you are not familiar (I suppose this is possible) TED talks are a forum for the world’s brightest people to present their best ideas in 18 minutes or so, more or less.  A speaker stands in front of a largish audience and usually uses PowerPoint, Prezi or some speaker’s aid to present cogent, brief, brilliant ideas.  The whole thing is filmed and the videos are...
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