Faculty across NCCU are using wikis, blogs, Twitter, videos, digital storytelling and more to enhance their instruction and their students’ learning experiences. Hear from them firsthand on their goals, outcomes and advice on using technology in their instruction. Also, learn about the tools they use and how the Center helped.
Blackboard is the learning management system (LMS) of NCCU. It allows students and teachers to communicate and share documents outside of the classroom. It also provides a means for creating and managing automatically scored and graded testing. More information, training, and assistance are available through the NCCU Blackboard office, in Room 128 of the Farrison-Newton Communications Building (x7667), and through the Blackboard HelpDesk number: 1-866-845-0010.
Elluminate allows instructors and students to communicate via the Internet with two-way audio, instant messaging, screen sharing, a shared whiteboard and more. For more information on Elluminate, click here. To try it for yourself, contact LaToya M. Parker or Sharon Alston in the NCCU Blackboard office.
Interested in Twitter? Click here for resources on Twitter and examples of how it is being used at colleges across the country.
Interested in how social media like Facebook and Twitter could be used at NCCU? The Social Media Club in Education at NCCU is a new group of faculty and staff talking about and experimenting with new ways to use technology and social media in education. Learn how to join the group and hear how other faculty and departments are using social media to enhance NCCU.
Visit our equipment page for a list of equipment and uses for popular instructional technology we have available for loan. We have camcorders, laptops, projectors, microphones, document cameras and other equipment you can use to supplement your instruction.
Looking for an overview of a different type of instructional technology? Educause, a nonprofit association that promotes the use of information technology, has a series of short, easy-to-read articles about a variety of instructional tools called “7 Things You Should Know About…”
Here are a few examples:
View the complete series of “7 Things You Should Know About….” on the Educause Web site.
Open Educational Resources are textbooks, readings, simulations, syllabi, assessment tools and other educational resource that can be used at little or no cost for teaching, learning or research.
Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) has many teaching resources that you can use for free to supplement your instruction. The site has learning materials, exercises, tutorials, simulations and more available in most disciplines. Visit the website for more information.
View and share learning modules with Connexions, the free learning community. You can create, collaborate, build upon, share and explore the modules created by fellow educators. Materials for most disciplines are available. Visit the website for more information.
For more information on open educational resources, read Educauses "7 Things You Should Know about Open Educational Resources."