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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Author: Faye Haggar

Should I Use this App?

Technology has put a wealth of information at our fingertips (literally). Smart devices have become powerful education tools. There are thousands of academic apps that can be streamed easily to these devices; however, deciding which app to incorporate into your curriculum might be overwhelming. According to Learning in Hand, an effective app is one that does what […]

May 1, 2017

2017 Horizon Report: Higher Education Trends, Challenges & Developments

Are you familiar with the Horizon Report? Every year the New Media Consortium (NMC) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) jointly release the NMC Horizon Report, which identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education. They also provide a wonderful infographic as a summary to […]

February 27, 2017

**NEW** Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing

Personal interaction between you and your students is one of the most valuable elements of quality teaching and learning experiences. However, it can be challenging to maintain high levels of interaction when your students are not in a classroom, such as in blended or online courses, or with students who are not often on campus. Web […]

January 4, 2016

Recommended App: Teaching Professor Tips

Teaching Professor Tips is a handy resource for faculty. Each day one very short item is sent to users, often with a link to more information. The material comes from the vast library of Magna Publications, producers of The Teaching Professor newsletter and conferences. Features FREE – Available on Apple and Android devices 365 tips […]

December 15, 2015

The Power of Podcasting Redux

Article by: Kurtis C. Clements in Faculty Focus It’s no secret that technology continues to transform the way educators teach and the way students learn. Increasingly, students want to be able to learn on their own terms–that is, they want to be able to study whenever, wherever, and however they choose, and they expect institutions […]

November 2, 2015

How a Course Map Puts You on Track for Better Learning Outcomes

By Vicki Caruana, PhD for “Faculty Focus” For both new and veteran faculty, inheriting a syllabus to teach from is like being blindfolded on a long journey and being told, “Don’t worry, you’ll know it when we get there.” There’s a lot of trust required in order to follow someone else’s map. There are road […]

July 6, 2015

Educational Technology: Summer Workshops

Join us this summer… Technology workshops open to all faculty and staff. Summer is a great time to learn a new tool or gain a more in-depth understanding of a tool you currently use.  Join Faye Haggar, UNMC Technology Training Analyst, as she facilitates the following hands-on sessions: All sessions are BYOD (Bring Your Own […]

June 11, 2015

Educause: 7 Things You Should Know About Developments in Instructional Design

Author(s) Edward R. O’Neill (Yale University) Abstract In recent years, instructional design has been undergoing significant changes resulting from developments in areas including pedagogy, learning science, and technology. Instructional designers today work with a broad and growing array of tools and a deeper and more complex understanding of learning processes. They fill a wider range […]

May 18, 2015

Perfect Presentations Series: Enhancing YouTube Video URLs

I frequently use YouTube to supplement instruction, learn new processes, or simply to share clips during presentations. Many of the videos are much longer than I have time for or I only want to share a certain part. The following are some easy steps to follow so you can enhance YouTube URLs. How do I set a set a start time? With YouTube […]

April 3, 2015

Which trends and technologies will drive educational change?

The NMC Horizon Report series charts the five-year horizon for the impact of emerging technologies in learning communities across the globe. With more than 13 years of research and publications, it can be regarded as the world’s longest-running exploration of emerging technology trends and uptake in education.  Check out the 2015 higher education report HERE. […]

March 18, 2015