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Welcome a the World of Resources!

Talk about information overload...

 

There are many, many resources available locally as well as globally to help support every aspect of our course development. This purpose of this page is to highlight just of a few of the different places that we might begin to look to for help. Here, you find information about conferences, journals, and OERs as well as pedagogical and technological support. It is a lot of information, but far less than what you will find on the internet... 

Hopefully, there is enough here to help you get started - enjoy!

Consultations

If you are working on one of your courses and would like support, we would love to journey with you through these processes!

The following are the kinds of consultations and support that CREATE! staff and/or Faculty Development Committee members may be able to provide to you:

  • Support for each phase of the course development process: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, & Evaluation
  • Redesigning a course in part or in whole
  • Refining specific course elements: objectives, activities, course organization, resources, assessments, etc.
  • Reflecting on student course evaluations, assessment data, etc. to help improve the course
  • Training for specific educational technologies to use in your course
  • Conducting "In-Progress" chats with students to help improve the course
  • Conducting observations and assessments of your course for continuous quality improvement purposes
  • Discussing and/or troubleshooting concerns that you have about one of your courses
  • Identifying resources and professional development opportunities to support you in your course development endeavors
  • And much, much, more!

Begin by contacting one of us to determine what your needs are and how we might proceed (click on the image above to access our contact information).

A Community of Support

Our community here at the college is blossoming with innovation, creativity, and expertise!

 Whether you are interested in trying something new and different in one of your courses or struggling with a specific part of your class, chances are that there is someone who can help you. Click on the image above to access a list of resident experts for different teaching strategies. To access a list of super-users for specific technologies, click on the image below. For a list of officially supported technologies, see further below.

If you would like help with an area not listed in these documents, contact us and we will find you the support that you need!

There are a number of technologies that you have available to utilize in your courses. For a list of these officially supported technologies, click on the image below. To see a list of additional technologies that are being on our campus, see above.

In addition, we are currently working on equipping the CREATE! Space (located in Leinhart 2001) with the following technologies:

  • Desktops with specialized software (e.g., Camtasia, audacity, Softchalk, etc.) for creating and editing modules and resources for your classes
  • Laptops for training purposes
  • Webcams for video recordings
  • Noise cancelling headsets for audio recordings

If you would like to access any of these, please contact one of the CREATE! Staff.

 

(Click on the image to contact one of us for help)

 As we might imagine, there are endless resources that one can access to help support teaching and learning. Below are just a few that we want to highlight. If you have some that you think others would benefit from, send them to us - thanks!

Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are resources that you can access and use in your courses for free. As the costs of education continues to rise, it is important that we seek to minimize how much our students and our institutions pay for educational resources. Below is a more complete list of repositories of open educational resources (click on the image to access):

From this list, we have highlighted three that you might begin with. Click on the images below to begin accessing these sites that house OERs.

OER Commons: offers a comprehensive infrastructure for curriculum experts and instructors at all levels to identify high-quality OER and collaborate around their adaptation, evaluation, and use to address the needs of teachers and learners.
TED Talks: is building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.
  MERLOT II: is a community of staff, volunteers, and members who work together in various ways to provide users of OER (Open Educational Resource) teaching and learning materials with a wealth of services and functions that can enhance their instructional experience.

Journals to Follow...

Did you know that you can have the most up-to-date evidence-based educational research delivered to your virtual door?

There are a plethora (that's our word of the daylaughing!) of journals that you can follow. Click on the image below to see a list of some of the ones that you might consider keeping up with.

From this document, we have pulled some of the general education journals that you might consider. Click on the journal(s) below that you are interested in and sign up for Table of Contents alerts to stay current on where research is headed...

Teaching in Higher Education:critically examines and interrogates the values and presuppositions underpinning teaching, introduces theoretical perspectives and insights drawn from different disciplinary and methodological frameworks, and considers how teaching and research can be brought into a closer relationship.
  Medical Teacher:provides accounts of new teaching methods, guidance on structuring courses and assessing achievement, and serves as a forum for communication between medical teachers and those involved in general education.
  Educational Technology Research and Development:seeks to contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge regarding the use of technology and computers in higher education and inform readers about the latest developments.
Active Learning in Higher Education:devoted to all aspects of development, innovations and good practice in higher education teaching and learning, including the use of information and communication technologies and issues concerning the management of teaching and learning.
Critical Studies in Education:draws on post-structural, feminist, postcolonial and other critical orientations to critique education systems and to identify alternatives for education policy, practice and research.
Kennesaw State's CETL List of Education-Related Journals:CETL provides an extensive list of disciplinary and interdisciplinary journals in the scholarship of teaching and Learning (SoTL) focused on undergraduate and graduate education for teachers at colleges and universities, organized alphabetically.

 

Conferences to Attend

There are a number of conferences related to teaching and learning that can help you to continually develop as a professional educator. Click on the image below to view a list of conferences that faculty and staff here at NMC have attended.

Shown below are just a few conferences that you might consider checking out. And, remember, we hope to have the finances to help support your attending these, so be sure to check out our Funding Opportunities site!

Magna's Teaching Professor's and Technology Conferences:serves the higher education community by producing online seminars, publications, conferences and other products that support faculty and staff development.
  Nebraska Educational Technology Association's Conference: exists for the purpose of providing leadership and promoting the application of technology to the educational process. Its span of interest includes all levels and aspects of education..
  Health Care Education Association's Conference: a multi-disciplinary professional organization comprised of health care educators who are committed to improving healthcare outcomes through evidence-based patient, family, consumer, community and staff education, resource development and communications.
  Kennesaw State's CETL List of College Teaching ConferencesThis Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) maintains one of the most extensive directories of conferences that are related to teaching and learning in higher education. It is definitely worth checking out!