IDEA Shop - where high-tech tools, research-based practices, innovation and experimentation all combine to make learning happen. AT THE INTERSECTION OF PEDAGOGY AND TECHNOLOGY . . .
Welcome to Instructional Design and Educational Assessment (IDEA Shop), where high-tech tools, research-based practices, innovation and experimentation all combine to make learning happen. An organizational unit within the Center for Teaching and Learning, Instructional Design and Educational Assessment (IDEA Shop) provides consultations, training, and faculty development opportunities focused on
Operating as usual
#OER at #BoiseState in the news -- “Anyone is allowed to add to the story,” said Monica Brown
Higher ed faculty want more resources to introduce classroom tech - And we also know that male (and female) Professors at Boise State are using technology to engage students in some clever ways.
d2l.com New data shows that while male university professors believe they are ahead of the curve when it comes to technology adoption in the classroom, they actually lag behind their female counterparts. And less than one-third of all professors say they are prepared to equip Generation Z students for the m...
Mobile Learning Summer Institute 2019 Accessibility
twitter.com “Faculty, get ready for a 3 day immersive experience. Facilitated by Lana Grover, Serena Hicks and Krishna Pakala @BoiseStateCOEN @boisestatelive”
HAPPY HOURS at the Mobile Learning Summer Institute! Really! See how Krishna Pakala creates virtual office hours that student rave about in course evaluations using mobile devices and apps #mobilelearningbsu
boisestate.edu For educators and students, the traditional office hour is a well-intended measure plagued with limitations....
Mobile Learning Summer Institute 2019 is on its second day! #mobilelearningbsu
“This year, I have advocated immensely for open educational resources. We created presentations for the OpenEd18 conference and presented there to many staff, faculty, and librarians from across the world,” Melchert wrote in an email."
Thank you, Mikayla Melchert!
arbiteronline.com PresidentKaleb Smith is the Associated Students of Boise State (ASBSU) President and will be returning to his position next year. The president oversees all legislation, code and regulations adopted by ASBSU.“I'm
Textbooks prices are increasing faster than inflation!
today.com According to an NBC analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, textbook prices have soared more than 1,000 percent since 1977 – over three times the overall rate of inflation. Some new textbooks cost more than $400.
We are preparing for our OER Institute. Here is just a sampling of some of the research we are combing through...
nbcnews.com Ben Popken explains what's behind the rise in textbook prices, and how the economics behind school supplies will keep pushing prices higher.
Call for applications is now open.
orgsync.com Instructional Design and Educational Assessment (IDEA Shop) will hold a 1-day institute focused on creative pedagogical strategies that leverage the power of Open Educational Resources (OER) to enhance teaching and learning. Areas of exploration will include the creation of OER ancillary course mate...
“Sometimes it’s like some things at the university might have already kind of started to happen, or maybe haven’t quite started and all it really needs is that student push,” [ASBSU President Kaleb] Smith said. “And we’re starting to kind of see that now. We’re getting a lot more people–and by people I mean faculty–interested.”
arbiteronline.com Students at Boise State are expected to pay for a lot. They have to pay for housing most of the year, tuition, meals, course registration costs and course materials—to name a few. These course materials can be anywhere from $100 to $1,000 depending on a student’s
Making Connections: Intercultural Learning & Universal Design for Learning https://www.truenorthintercultural.com/blog/universal-design-for-learning
OER at Boise State, now a member of Open Textbook Network (OTN).
boisestate.edu Support is available for students, faculty, and staff who want to learn more about OER and start adopting, creating, and sharing open content.
Bob Casper, Laurel Traynowicz and Michael Strickland presented at the Open Education Conference from Oct. 10-12 in Niagara Falls, NY.
(They presented with Jasmine Roberts from Ohio State University.)
news.boisestate.edu They presented with Jasmine Roberts from Ohio State University on “Who are you calling racist? OER’s role in addressing institutional discrimination.” Race is a major, but not the only, factor signaling the potential for discrimination. Gender, class, sexual orientation, race, first-generation...
Lana Grover and Devshikha Bose led an interactive workshop on "Rethinking Mobile Learning Professional Development."
Cheap at twice the price.
campustechnology.com According to a recent research project, developing an open education resources course costs, on average, about $11,700, to cover salary and benefits for the instructors involved. Those results come from a study examining the implementation of OER in colleges. The work was commissioned by nonprofit A...
Devshikha Bose and co-author Dr. Patrick Lowenthal have just been published in an online journal today. This article is a case study on the IDEA Shop's e-portfolio faculty learning community which Devshikha Bose co-facilitated with Brian Martin. Here is the link to the publication:
IDEA Shop staff and ASBSU worked together to Present at Open ED 18 in Niagara, NY in October of 2018.
#photooftheweek: Kaleb Smith, Emily Rembert, and Mikayla Melchert were part of the 12 @boisestateuniversity campus groups to travel to the OpenEd18 conference in New York. Photo by Kaleb Smith. #POTW #BoiseState #BSUnews2u #MyStudentMedia #niagarafalls #StudentNews
OER is growing at Boise State and the IDEA Shop can help you find, use and even create OER for your course.
news.boisestate.edu Boise State was the first public university in Idaho to join the Open Textbook Network, an international collective of more than 800 campuses that work together in support of open education in general and open education resources (OER) in particular – articles, courses, images, data, video, code a...
Devshikha Bose working with a new faculty member at New Faculty Orientation.
OER is back on the front page, again! In addition, Dr. Schimpf said that OER is #3 state priority. “We still want to maintain a level of autonomy for teaching staff, but OER is like laughter — as instructors see each other succeeding with it they gain interest.” Casper said
arbiteronline.com Faculty and students at Boise State are gaining momentum with the Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative on campus. Bob Casper, instructional design specialist at the
idahoednews.org Online learning has the potential to revolutionize higher education. We must continue to make such access a priority for the future of our state and its citizens.
More than taxes are due on April 15th...
news.boisestate.edu An April 15 priority consideration application deadline is quickly approaching for the 2018 OER Institute. Faculty can reduce student textbook costs, increase course enrollment and improve student learning by adopting OER — freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media useful for teaching...
"What began as an accommodation for people with disabilities became a design strategy that had almost universal appeal."
chronicle.com As more students request accommodations, you may find that meeting their needs can help all of your students.
"I have been able to greatly enhance my online and hybrid courses with my faculty and staff cohorts from BSU’s eCampus as well as our Instructional Design and Educational Assessment (IDEA Shop). The eCampus Center is dedicated to expanding the programs and offerings beyond traditional borders to meet the academic needs of students anytime, anywhere. In the IDEA Shop, high-tech tools, research-based practices, innovation and experimentation all combine to make learning happen."
ridenbaugh.com More online possibilities December 10, 2017 by Michael Strickland Higher tuition, budget cuts, course shortages and parking problems are merely the beginning of a long list. Daunting challenges face many Idaho students who want to attend traditional colleges and universities. In October 2016, the St...
"Familiarity with openly licensed materials is also growing: About 30 percent of respondents said they were aware or very aware of open educational resources. And nearly 90 percent of faculty members said that cost to the student was a key factor in how they select required course material."
chronicle.com A survey finds that the share of professors who have adopted open-licensed textbooks has risen to 9 percent from 5 percent in just two years.
theatlantic.com New technologies are revolutionizing education—but they’re also keeping prices high.
An article which might provide ideas about Authentic Learning/Assessment?
chronicle.com Thirteen states are using a common tool to evaluate how well their students write, calculate, and think. Can this effort paint an accurate portrait of academic quality?
Analytics in Action: Empirical Findings from an Online Learning Program Pilot of A4L
Presented by Rob Nyland, Boise State University For several years, Learning Analytics has been touted as a potential tool for improving student success and r...
What are your questions and concerns with Cengage's new model for textbook acquisition (by faculty and then, also by the student)? Is this a good or bad thing? https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/12/05/cengage-announces-unlimited-digital-subscription
insidehighered.com In a shift away from traditional publishing models, Cengage introduces an all-you-can-read subscription offer for digital course materials.
boiseweekly.com "We have helped people with all ranges of body limitations, stress or anxiety, autism, social skills, and even if you are fully paralyzed, we have found relaxing VR videos or music experiences to be effective."
er.educause.edu As national-level conversations continue to take shape around supporting accessibility and sharing resources, community colleges must be included: the
venturebeat.com For the past year, Lori Landay has worked on using virtual and augmented reality to help people on the autism spectrum tackle challenging experiences like socialization and stage fright. She and he…
FACULTY AND STAFF IN ACTION https://news.boisestate.edu/update/2018/03/22/bob-casper-teresa-focarile-and-debra-purdy/
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