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Do you know about active learning? Here are a couple of great resources from Lynda.com to get you started. Not sure how to get started with Lynda.com? Check out our howto sheet or drop us an email at ctl@athenstech.edu Making Learning Active from Core Strategies for Teaching in Higher Ed https://www.lynda.com/Educational-Technology-tutorials/Making-learning-active/380260/432588-4.html Facilitating Active Learning from Core Strategies for Teaching in Higher Ed https://www.lynda.com/Educational-Technology-tutorials/Facilitating-active-learning-classroom/360035/378588-4.html  

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Tech Bits are bite sized, lunch ‘n learns focused on specific topics related to educational technology from the staff of the Center for Teaching & Learning at Athens Technical College.  Tech Bits will start again Spring Semester with new topics! In the meantime, did you miss a session?  Check out our resources – Yum! Tech Bits No. 1 – Apps for educators & life! Tech Bits No.2 – Studio Space Tech Bits No. 3 – Lynda.com, your personal training library  Tech Bits No. 4 – Creative commons, copyright and public domain for educators  Tech Bits No. 5 – Photo editing & apps – getting the most from your mobile photography Our latest news: Tech Bits! Bite sized learning series Tech Bits Tech Bits: Copyright & Creative Commons in Education Upcoming professional development from CTL

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Beginning Spring Semester 2016, ATC’s courses are moving from ANGEL to Blackboard Learn. If you’re taking an online course or a course with an online component, follow the steps belowto access Blackboard.   Download (PDF, 3.83MB)        

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It’s OpenAccess Week and here at Athens Technical College we are building a community of openness. You can read more about OER and our efforts to build a Community of Open below. CTL Curated Open Resources Presentations Free on the Internet (CTL Presentation; Professional Development Seminar) http://goo.gl/sXVXy5 Open Access White Paper http://goo.gl/x6tDgJ Open Education Resources http://goo.gl/KZ7Bex CTL Open Access Week 2014 Resources http://goo.gl/ncJFjS This document http://goo.gl/5HVfXq What is Open? Open focuses on free, unrestricted online access to content created by users (faculty, students, trainers, teachers, researchers, scientists, everybody!)  Open is an entire movement which includes Opensource software, Open Data, Open Textbooks, Open Educational Resources, and much more. Open content can be reused, shared, and often, modified. Although Public Domain content which has no copyright is often included in Open resources, copyright content is also included if it is licensed for use, such as under a Creative Commons license, which makes it easy to determine usage and citation policy (attribution). Examples may be educational (Open Educational Resources aka OER, like lesson plans and course content in OER Commons), research oriented (e.g., journals in the DOJA), images such as those shared via social media and licensed for sharing and reuse,   public…

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The Making It Happen Bootcamp has started and our campers are sharing great ideas in the MIH Blog. We are all learning a lot from this experience—captains and campers are discussing a wide range of topics in the field of finance and marketing as well as technology integration in the classroom. See below some pictures of our first meeting with the campers. We were all so excited to start activities and explore the tablets.    

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Athens Technical College faculty and staff now have access to lynda.com !!! Just make sure to use your athenstech.edu email address. Sign up here! The Center for Teaching & Learning is pleased to announce that ATC has partnered with lynda.com to provide faculty and staff a wide variety of professional development opportunities.  Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Taught by accomplished teachers and recognized industry experts, lynda.com is a high-quality resource for faculty and staff looking to develop skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, project management, social media, and a wide range of other topics. To sharpen your skills, there is even a Blackboard Essential Training playlist with exercise files- and you can even work offline! ATC Professional Development Credit – How can I get credit for using Lynda.com? Log onto ATC’s intranet Select Faculty/Staff Development Select the Add Your Own link Complete the form and submit   Our latest Lynda.com news: Active learning Tech Bits! Bite sized learning series Lynda.com Professional Development news for faculty & staff: You’ll have access to Lynda.com soon! Initiatives

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Press release from NMC: The NMC has selected three innovative learning-focused organizations and institutions to join the Sparking Entrepreneurial Thinking program. The goal of this initiative is to stimulate forward-thinking educational experiences that feature the learning and demonstration of real-world skills. Three $4,000 USD mini-grants have been awarded by the NMC to organizations that will facilitate opportunities for teachers and students to gain critical entrepreneurial knowledge and experience, leveraging HP LIFE e-Learning — a series of online courses designed to build business and ICT competencies within teachers, students, and entrepreneurs across the globe. “Professional development is at the heart of the selected mini-grant projects,” said Samantha Becker, manager of this program at the NMC. “All of the awardees have acknowledged that ongoing training is critical for both teachers and aspiring business owners. We look forward to seeing the tremendous impact these projects will make on each organization’s learning community.” We are pleased to announce the Sparking Entrepreneurial Thinking awardees: Making it Happen: Entrepreneurship & Education Bootcamp Athens Technical College The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) of Athens Technical College (ATC) will host five faculty bootcamps looking at a different HP LIFE e-Learning course each week. Participants will attend weekly meetings to discuss topics…

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Do you need equipment to create educational content for your class? Are you presenting at a conference and need a laptop, projector, or other equipment? Contact us – we have equipment to help you! Equipment Available: Laptops Microsoft Surface Pros iPads Drawing Tablets Projectors Web Cameras Go-Pros (Wearable Camera) Point and Shoot Cameras Live Streaming Cameras Digital SLR Cameras 3D Professional Cameras Pro Video Cameras Studio Kits (Lighting, Backdrops, Stands, Tripods, etc.) Recording Studio and Editing Booth Audio Recording Equipment 3D/Virtual Reality Projector Large Format Plotter/Scanner/Printer* (in house use only) Slide Advancers Microphones and Headsets New! We now have a Studio Space in the library – setup to meet your needs for developing online content. Use our helpdesk form (Intranet login needed) to inquire about an equipment reservation, schedule a consultation, or request assistance.

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New to CTL’s umbrella of services? New  faculty or staff at Athens Technical College? We are here to help! We provide support for the College through technology workshops; guidance and resources to aid online, F2F, and hybrid learning environments. Here at our blog, you will find resources, our professional development programs, our publications, and glimpses of our professional activities (See, CTL on the Road).  To schedule a consultation or request assistance use our helpdesk form found on ATC’s intranet helpdesk form (Intranet login needed) or email us at ctl@athenstech.edu   To inquire about an equipment reservation or schedule studio space, please use our helpdesk form found on the intranet. ASK US ABOUT: TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Access and support for Lynda.com – an online library of training resources Authoring tool training sessions and support Blackboard (LMS) Training Customized faculty and staff professional development programs Featured webinars on the CTL Blog Individual and small group consultation Learning object development Universal and Accessible Design Workshops on course design, flipped classroom, teaching with technology, open educational resources (OER) and more and more! TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT 3D educational resources ANGEL / Blackboard assistance for faculty, staff & students Equipment reservations including cameras, lights, audio tools Production lab and studio space reservations with priority scheduling Audiovisual…

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Faculty and staff: Stop by the CTL  in Building F (across from the Auditorium) after the Student Success academy to play, learn, and take a look at some of the equipment we have for reservation. See how we can help you in building student success.   We’ll be demonstrating the 3D projector and we’ll have the Go Pros out, too (plus other technology!) … and we have your afternoon coffee, too!

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