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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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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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MAKING IT HAPPEN BLOG INSTRUCTIONS QUICK CHEATSHEET (DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOW) Google/GMAIL account Check to make sure your name  appears under “Contributors” Blog weekly (see calendar) following instructions: Title post as follows Reflections on Finance: (Module you completed) by Your Name , e.g., Reflections on Finance: Basics of Finance by Robin Fay Tag (“label”) with week no. and topic, e.g., week 2, finance NOTE: You will need to use the Google account you are using for your tablet to post to the Blog.   Review your user name example of blogger participant list http://mihbootcamp.blogspot.com/ Make sure your name (Google Login) is listed under Contributors.    Is it ok? If so, you are ready to get started blogging.         Writing your first reflection: Week 2: Finance See calendar for dates and make sure to follow the Discussion Guidelines Log in and click on New Post. Title post as follows Reflections on Finance: (Module you completed) by Your Name , e.g., Reflections on Finance: Basics of Finance by Robin Fay Write your post following the Discussion Guidelines Tag (“label”) with week no. and topic, e.g., week 2, finance    You can save your work and continue to work on it…

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CTL’s goal is to increase student success through ongoing support and development of the faculty. In meeting those goals, CTL provides equipment and software in new teaching technologies, such as 3D. CTL supports the technologies that fall under the umbrella of 3D including digital 3D and development. For more information, please email us at ctl@athenstech.edu 3D covers a broad range of technologies from 3D printers that “print” real objects to digital 3D. Passive vs. Active passive (works similar to the old “red/blue lens” approach) active (computer signal in receptor in glasses) Types of 3D audience/view (typically uses passive glasses so no interaction) interactive (typically uses active glasses; participant can be interactive with content) kinetic (uses active glasses and a hands-free system gesture like Xbox) Interactive immersive 3D technology is what is called virtual reality. Virtual reality can involve using an avatar (Second Life) in an online experience or inserting the participant directly into the game or environment (many point of view – POV- games use this approach).   Holograms are digital images projected onto the real world via glasses or some other optical based device (e.g., Microsoft’s Holo Lens). 4D adds another level through providing tactile sensations (touch) or smell….

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Media Albany Tech Engineering Tech Week (2014) News Albany Tech Celebrates Engineering Week (2014) Albany Celebrates Engineers Week; also republished at Fox 6 (2015), WTOC11(2015),  and Live5 (2015)   Media   eWeek Announcement  (2014) eWeek_Talking_Points (2014) eWeek_Press_Release (2014) eWeek_Poster (2014) eWeek_Leaflet (2014)           News Athens Tech Marks Engineering Week Athens Technical College to Celebrate Engineering Week Engineering Open House at Athens Tech Powell revved up about Engineering Technology Program  Photo Gallery (2014) News Photo Gallery (2014)    

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