W&M eLearning Community Meeting – March 2012

Swem Media CenterThe March eLearning Community meeting focused on recording video and how it can be used to enhance and support students’ learning. Dr. Kim Smith, Associate Professor and KPMG Fellow, School of Business, shared her experience of recording video for her students to use during homework review and the resulting positive responses from her students. Troy Davis, Media Center Director, Swem Library, discussed the video production resources that are available in the Swem Media Center to help W&M faculty and staff make and use recordings. Dr. Ann Marie Stock, Professor of Hispanic Studies and LCST Director, Modern Languages and Literatures, spoke about her experience with students recording video as part of a course assignment. If you weren’t able to attend the March meeting, you can catch the details in the recorded Tegrity video accessible through Blackboard. If you are a member of the eLearning Community, simply login to the W&M eLearning Community course within Blackboard to access the recording. If you are not a member of the Community, you may self-enroll in the Blackboard course. Instructions for self-enrollment can be found by clicking on the Blackboard tab above. Our Blackboard course has a number of resources for those interested in eLearning. We invite you to explore the course contents.

W&M eLearning Community Meeting – February 2012

W&M eLearning Weather VaneThe W&M eLearning Community held its second meeting on February 24, 2012. This was the first in a series launched by Dr. Judi Harris (from the School of Education) on “Blended learning: Many models, one goal.” Her talk focused on the wide range of teaching/learning structures available for blended learning, their particular affordances and constraints, and how to select among them. She spoke about how blended learning can be tailored to meet the needs of the students and helped the eLearning Community to begin to map, explore, and compare the many instructional possibilities offered by blended learning in higher education. A recording of the meeting is available in the W&M eLearning Community Blackboard course. W&M faculty and staff who are members of the eLearning Community should already be enrolled.  If not, you are invited to self-enroll in the Blackboard course where recordings, handouts and additional eLearning resources are available.