Faculty Notes Newsletter

Faculty Notes Newsletters are published by quarterly.
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  • December 2014 ~ Faculty Notes

    topics and articles include Teaching Expectations: Best Practices – Using Videos for Weekly Overviews by Heather L. Norcross-Geoffroy; Features & Benefits of Turnitin by Rita Kondrath; Student Engagement & Instructor Presence by Mark Jewell; Office Hours using Bb Collaborate by Mary Beth McNicholas, Faculty Training and Development Calendar, Feedback Worksheet, Course Review and Instructional Design Process, School of Education, Educator Toolkit ~ 1st in the nation, Jeanne Hayes received the Professional Advancement Award, E-Text Books – get used to them!, OERs, OARs, OATs and The Rule of Capture and Quick Links.

  • August 2014 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include Faculty Spotlight – Julie Moser, MA, CAGS, Featured Articles – Features ~ Moodle 2.6; Meta is Beta; Movenote: video + slideshow = easy; Online Learning Consortium webinars; Reminders for Fall term; and Quick Links.

  • June 2014 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include Reminders on Online-Hybrid- Blended Course Schedules; Faculty Spotlight – Emily Hinnov; Meet the Staff – Scott Hazzard; 2014 GSC Graduation Veremony; Teaching with Technology Articles: Turnitin, Academic Technology Institute, MVW Science and Technology Fair, The Constructivist Mode of Teaching and Learning, Feedback ~ how learning occurs; and Quick Links.

  • April 2014 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include Faculty Spotlight – Paula Lombardi, Meet the Staff – Kenneth Whitelaw, Meet the President Dr. Roxanne Gonzales, Featured Articles – Mary Ford presents at the Habit of Mind Summit; Preparing to Teach Online: One Size Does Not Fit All; Thinking RED: a Guide to Critical Thinking; GSC Faculty Engaging Students with Rich Media, and Quick Links.

  • March 2014 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include Faculty Spotlight – Dennis Martino; Meet the Staff – Nicole Kowak; Featured Articles – Cognitive Science in Student Learning, Online Teaching Activity Index, Rich Media in Online Instruction, and 7 things on Games & Learning; Sharing our Successes – Dr. Roxanne Gonzales delivering the keynote address, Michael Russell and Phillip Russell tie for Top 100 ranking in a Glo-Bus Competition, and Liberty Mutual has contributed over $25,000 to the GSC Alumni Association; Blackboard Collaborate tips:
    Setting up a Session in Moodle (video) and
    Moderating a Bb Collaborate Session (html); Just for Laughs – “I’m concerned about my grade in your class.”

  • February 2014 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include Faculty Spotlight – Rita Kondrath; Meet the Staff – Elizabeth Dalton; Featured Articles – Horizon Report 2014, Faculty Engaging Students, Your Student’s Academic Coach; Sharing our Successes – Dr. Roxanne Gonzales Named 5th President of GSC, U.S. News & World Report ranks GSC on top, GSC joins forces with Manchester Community College and Fall 2013 Dean’s List; and Academic Expertise.

  • December 2013 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include Blackboard Collaborate web-conferencing now in eLearning+ (Moodle)!; Register for a 2014 Bb Collaborate Webinar; Resources and Training Guides for Bb Collaborate; Links for the Quick Start Guide, Things to do to make sure your Moodle course is ready, Course Evaluation Rubric, and Instructional Design Support Request Form.

  • November 2013 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include Moodle 2.5 New Features and upgrade on Dec. 16; Faculty Spotlight – Laurie Carrara; Meet the Staff – Jane Fletcher; Reta Chaffee and Steve Covello Presents “Online Faculty Development Strategies” at NERCOMP; Sharing our Successes; GSC Now Member of Sloan Consortium; Student eLearning+ (Moodle) Orientations; Dr. Tech-Know: How do I make images smaller in Moodle?

  • October 2013 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include Moodle Quick Start Guide & ID Support Request form; Featured Articles: Rich Media for Student Engagement, Dr. Jose Antonio Bowen – Teaching Naked, Instructor presence in online learning – is not optional, it is essential!; Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Burgess Smith; Meet the Staff – Jia Shin & Anthony Baldi; Sharing our Successes – GSC Captures Top Spot in National College Rankings & 2013 Facts & Figures; Featured Tool – Comparison of Jing, Camtasia, & Kaltura; OLLI Auction Fundraiser; SOE Professional Development Opportunities; Ask Dr. Tech Know – Moodle won’t let me change a grade!

  • September 2013 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include resources of interest: Quick Start Guide, Things to do to make sure your Moodle course is ready, Course Evaluation Rubric, and the ID Support Request Form; Joe Hannon and our Military Outreach Program; Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Zuzana Buzzell; Meet the Staff – Penny Savage; Sharing our Successes: Steve Covello and Liz Gauffreau presented at AAEEBL Conference, GSC has once again achieved a national ranking for Best Buy, GSC announces its Winter and Spring 2013 Dean’s List; Designing for Everyone-improving accessibility/using universal design: Invisible Disabilities; Alumni Learner’s Association’s events; SOE Professional Development Opportunities; WN14 Faculty Training; Dr. Tech-Know: My links don’t show up in Moodle.

  • July~August 2013 Ed Tech Notes

    topics include Course Evaluation Rubric; What’s new in Moodle – Moodle 2.4 features, The Scroll of Death & Course Navigation; Course Import Instructions; Faculty Spotlight – Faby M. Gagné; Meet the Staff – Jim Miller; Sharing our Successes – GSC Expands its Degree Programs, USNH Board Names Todd Leach Chancellor, Governor Announce Two-Year Tuition Freeze for In-State Students, Linda Kenney, ID at GSC has been elected as the corresponding
    secretary of the NH Chapter of the Fulbright Association; Designing for Everyone: improving accessibility/using universal design; Alumni Learner’s Association’s events; SOE Professional Development Opportunities; WN14 Faculty Training ~ Online & Hybrid Classes; Student Orientations; Special Notice – Xtranormal.com closed it’s doors; Dr. Tech-Know: Expand and Collapse Topics

  • June 2013 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include our new single sign-on; Upgrade to Moodle 2.4 – Quick things you will notice this SM13, New Features for FL13; Faculty Spotlight – John S. Gianforte; Meet the Staff – Laurie Quinn, Ph.D; Featured Article – USNH ATI 2013, May 28-31, 2013; Sharing our Successes – GSC 40th Commencement highlights and videos, Senator Jeanne Shaheen visits GSC Concord campus (article and video); Featured Tool – Using Kaltura @GSC; 2013 Alumni Sponsored Events; SOE Professional Development Opportunities; Faculty Training; Dear Dr. Tech-Know – Copyright-free images.

  • May 2013 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include Faculty Spotlight – Michael McMurray, Meet the Staff – Pat Erwin-Ploog, Featured Tool – Wikis, Featured Articles – “It’s Time to Face What Isn’t Working in Our Courses and Find Out Why” by Chuck Bagley, The Flipped Classroom: Experiments and Experiences by Elizabeth Dalton, Demo Module: Twitter by Steve Covello, Students now have access to the CINHAL Plus Full Text database; Sharing our Successes – GSC Names Dr. Laurie Quinn Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, GSC Alumni, Students Earn Recognition, Commencement 2013 Ceremony details,
    and Ask Dr. Tech Know.

  • April 2013 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include Quick Start Guide to Moodle; Whats new in Moodle, helpful features, blocks and functions; Course Import Instructions; List of Items that Need Updating; Faculty Spotlight – Michael B. Russell; Meet the Staff – Scott Hazzard; Featured Articles – Science Faculty Forum, Simulations in the Classroom; Sharing our Successes – Peter Nhiany, GSC student was honored; Featured Tool – VoiceThread; Upcoming Faculty Training; SOE Professional Development Opportunities: Ask Dr. Tech Know – Email Notification of Forum Posts.

  • March 2013 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include Spring term begins April 6th; Submit your ideas for articles; Faculty Spotlight – Christine Tate; Meet the Staff – Gail Thomas; Featured Articles – Science Faculty collaboration-it makes a big difference!, LRC adds Sage Publications’ Premier Collection of 640+ journals, Covello and Gauffreau present at NERCOMP ’13; Sharing our Successes – USNH head’s goals: online classes, sharing, GSC’s online bachelor’s programs are among the best, U.S. News and World rankings; Featured Tool – Polldaddy; Upcoming Faculty Training and Student Orientations; SOE Professional Development Opportunities: Ask Dr. Tech Know – Feedback in the Gradebook is not visible.

  • February 2013 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include upcoming term news and useful articles; Faculty Spotlight – Mark F. Jewell; Meet the Staff – Reta Chaffee; Featured Articles – Course Evaluation Rubric, Improving Accessible and Universal Design in Your Course, Organizing Course Content, Course Copies, the Horizon Report 2013, Keep a professional distance, and
    Using Twitter in your class; Sharing our Successes – GSC’s 40th Anniversary, students sharing what they LOVE, Check out the new Spring 2013 Course Schedule, USNH re-funding news; SOE Professional Development Opportunities; Featured Tool – Hangouts, Upcoming Faculty Training and Student Orientations; Ask Dr. Tech Know – Changing the Content File Size.

  • January 2013 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include Spring 2103 Moodle courses are available, the Quick Start Guide and Intro to Moodle for Faculty self-paced tutorial, Faculty Spotlight – David Pook, Meet the Staff – Tamara Von George, Featured Tool – Camtasia, Featured Article – Rubrics and Course Policies, Sharing our Successes – Pres. Todd Leach’s interview and other good news, SP13 Faculty Training and Student Orientation, and Ask Dr. Tech Know – How can students tell what groups they are in?

  • December 2012 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include Winter 2103 term is upon us, Faculty Spotlight – Liz Gauffreau, Meet the Staff – Pam Woods, Featured Tool – YouSeeU, Featured Article – Have you had a course copied from one term to another?, Hot Topics – MOOCs: Think Again, What’s New – Student eLearning+ Moodle Orientations, and Ask Dr. Tech Know – Giving feedback in the Gradebook.

  • November 2012 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include GSC Faculty Handbook and Quick Start Guide, Faculty Spotlight – Mary Beth McNichols, Meet the Staff – Marty Chang, Featured Tools – Doodle and Join.me, Featured Article – Instructor Presence in Online Learning – Is Not Optional, It Is Essential by Chuck Bagley, Hot Topics – Covello presented at NERCOMP SIG on WordPress on Oct. 11, and GSC staff attended “The University Unbound: Can Higher Education Compete and Survive in the Age of ‘Free’ and Open Learning?”, What’s New – Moodle Mobile Customization, Intro to Moodle for Faculty: Self-Paced Tutorial and Student eLearning+ Moodle Orientations, Faculty Forum on Dec. 11 in Conway, and Ask Dr. Tech Know regarding adding your Bio to the Instructor Block.

  • September/October 2012 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include the Quick Start Guide & You’ve Got Class Guide, Faculty Spotlight – You!, Meet the Staff – Bonnie Fletcher, Featured Tool – Snagit, Featured Article – ECAR, Hot Topics – The GSC LRC Discovery Service, Faculty Forums, Faculty Teaching & Learning Online, WN 2013 Student Orientations & Ask Dr. Tech Know.

  • August 2012 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include important upcoming dates, Moodle 2.2 upgrade, Faculty Spotlight – Nicola M. Imbracsio, Meet the Staff – Donna Bordeleau, Featured Tool – RemarkdPDF, Special Event – N.E. Fall Astronomy Festival on Sept. 21 & 22, Featured Article – EdCamp NH, Hot Topics – UNH Computer Store, MyGranite Human Resources Page, Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, What’s New – Moodle 2.2 Upgrade, Science Faculty Forum, Faculty Forums, Faculty Study Groups, Faculty Fellows Program, Faculty Development Days and Ask Dr. Tech Know.

  • July 2012 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include new Moodle Documentation on the Faculty Resource Center, Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Sarah Mason Eck, Meet the Staff – Linda Kenney, Featured Tool – Brainshark, Featured Article – Academic Technology Institute 2012, Hot Topics – EdCamp and AAEEBL conference, What’s New – Smarthinking Training for Faculty; GSC Science Faculty Forum, EdCamp, Teaching and Learning Online; Student Orientations and Ask Dr. Tech Know.

  • June 2012 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include Betsy Burtis utilizes Xtranormal EDU in COMM550, Featured Tool – Google Search Education, Featured Article – Kaltura, Hot Topics – Dr. Michael B. Russell’s “Team Best Camera Corp” class was #1, Elizabeth Dalton attended the Immersive Education Summit, and Steve Covello presents at Emerging Learning Design Conference, What’s New – The Concord Campus & Admin Center has moved and Ask Dr. Tech Know.

  • May 2012 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include Faculty Spotlight – Paula B. LomBardi, Meet the Staff – Nicholas Marks, Ed.Tech. Dept. Mission Statement, Featured Article – FERPA and Privacy, Featured Tool – Xtranormal, Library & Research Commons, the Concord Campus & Admin Center is moving, Last Reminder: Bye-Bye Blackboard, and Ask Dr. Tech Know

  • April 2012 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include Faculty Spotlight – Gail Poitrast, Meet the Staff – Steve Covello, Featured Tool – thinklink, Featured Article – Supporting Online Student Success, Hot Topics – Horizon Report, What’s New – Faculty Forums and Ask Dr. Tech Know.

  • March 2012 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include Faculty Spotlight – Karen Allard,
    Meet the Staff – Chuck Bagley,
    Featured Tool – Jing,
    Featured Article – Open Educational
    Resources by Kevin Scully,
    Hot Topics – Teaching Beyond Text by Steve Covello,
    April 2012 Faculty Development Seminar, and
    Ask Dr. Tech Know

  • February 2012 ~ Ed Tech Notes

    topics include Faculty Spotlight – Andy Smith,
    Meet the Staff – Elizabeth Dalton,
    Featured Articles – Ten Best Practices for
    Teaching Online, Copyright & Fair Use for
    Online Images, Hello Moodle…Bye-Bye Blackboard, and
    Ask Dr. Tech Know