Instructional Technology Coordinator

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Full-time 12-month position responsible for developing and delivering programs and consultations on teaching, technology integration, and related areas for faculty, teaching staff and teaching assistants; providing training and support on the use of web course management system; preparing online and hard copy materials; working closely with various academic and support units at NIU to address their needs on instructional technologies; and participating in various activities of the Center. Required: Master’s … Read More

Social Media in Plain English

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CommonCraft has released yet another witty video, this one focusing on the basics of social media: new technology that makes everyone a producer and tools that give everyone a chance to have a say. You can find links to more great videos explaining new technologies in simple terms on theCommonCraft blog.

New Online Collaboration Suite Features in Blackboard

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Many faculty consider live audio and visual interactions to be important elements of effective teaching and learning experiences online. Yet, such interactions can be difficult to foster in an online learning environment. NIU has arranged for a six month, campus-wide trial license of Wimba Classroom, an online collaboration suite designed exclusively for education that integrates with Blackboard and allows educators and students to engage effectively by combining interactive technologies with … Read More

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