Faculty are encouraged to use the tools and references below as you incorporate technology into your classroom presentations and learning activities.
Teaching with Blogs see examples and resources for the many ways Blogs can be used in your class as a way to create a learner-centered environment.
Educating the Net Generation (EDUCAUSE e-book)
Teaching with Technology: Tools and Strategies to Improve Student Learning (Faculty Focus Report)
EDUCAUSE defines Learning Technologies and explores current topics including M-Learning and mobility, emerging technologies and practices, plus games, simulations, and virtual worlds.
EDUCAUSE ELI Discovery Tool: Applying Technology to Teaching and Learning.
Balance Technology and Student Engagement .... this article explores how technology can sometimes allow students to become passive learners and how it can be used to free class time for more discussion and critical thinking.
Diigo Research and bookmarking tool. Highlight text and attach sticky notes to specific parts of web pages. Diigo highlights and sticky notes are persistent in the sense that whenever you return to the original web page, you will see your highlights and sticky notes superimposed on the original page. Similar to highlighting a book or article.
Digital natives are engaged by visual media. Use these resources as you develop learning activities for the classroom.
Google Presentations Functionality similar to PowerPoint and the presentations are stored online. Easy for sharing. When a user edits a presentation, it is automatically updated online in all web sites where it is located.
Merlot is a course content repository created by faculty, for faculty. Discipline specific content for the classroom or online. Peer reviewed and immediately available.
Digital content via MERLOT.ORG
The World Lecture Hall contains free online course materials from around the world. Begin by clicking the link below and then click 'Browse by Area'. Not all resources listed remain available but valuable content in many subjects is accessible.
Course content via World Lecture Hall
Check out these websites for videos for use in the classroom:
Want to add music to your presentations or digital materials? CCAC faculty and students may download from a library of stock music from RoyaltyFreeMusic.com. If you wish to use materials from this site for educational purposes at no charge, call the Helpdesk to receive the username and password for the site.
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