Archive for Kyle Chambers

Testing accommodations for students in Moodle 2.5

Previously, when Gustavus was using Moodle 1.9, I mentioned that testing accommodations could be made for students by creating a new group for those that requested extra time on quizzes or exams. Now that we are using Moodle 2.5, making accommodations has gotten easier. Instructors can use a quiz’s “User Overrides” option to setup up different […]

Tweetle while you work

“Tweetle while you work” is the Teachers Talking Technology session this coming Tuesday, March 19th. Join us for a discussion of different uses of Twitter in academic life. The session will feature panelists Sean Cobb, who uses Twitter to establish more connections with other film scholars, and Kristian Peterson, who uses Twitter to continue course […]

The impact of MOOCs on Gustavus

Join us for Teachers Talking Technology this upcoming Tuesday, February 19th, to discuss the impact of MOOCs on Gustavus. We will have table discussions about the role online courses and MOOCs in higher education and how(if) they will change the Gustavus academic program. You can find links to recent articles on the topic at http://bit.ly/gustavusMOOC. Program […]

 

Class Schedule Generator

This afternoon I was working on updating my class schedules for the Spring 2013 semester and wondered if others across campus were doing the same. Many things went through my mind during this time, but the 2 most relevant were (1) why are we all doing the same task when one person could figure out […]

Tablet Computing

The 2012 Horizon Report for Higher Education indicates that Tablet Computing is no longer on the “horizon” but here. During Faculty Development Day, we could have a session that explores creative and interesting uses of tablets and their apps for teaching and learning. The Horizon Report highlights a few possibilities (see page 15 for specific examples). […]

Web-based accommodations for students

Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) has many adopters and potential benefits. At Gustavus, one of the most common implementations of JiTT is to administer pre-class quizzes through Moodle. For web-based quizzes to be the most effective, researchers have recommended establishing time limits. However, as an accommodation, students frequently request extra time on assignments, exams, and quizzes. To […]