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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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Blackboard schedule

The Center for Teaching & Learning brings all faculty and adjuncts more Blackboard training designed to fit your busy schedule!  Each BB Express! session is only 30 minutes- just enough time for you to start to develop one area of expertise!

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If you have issues with adobe acrobat pro X opening PDFs in Windows 8, check out this article from Adobe.  Although not specifically a Windows 8 fix, it does seem to fix *some* problems with Adobe Acrobat Pro and Windows 8. Cheers! https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/acrobat-failed-launch-30-days.html  

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Discussion Guidelines (Synchronous and Asynchronous) Your active participation in during discussion is essential to your overall success this bootcamp. Discussion questions are designed to help you make meaningful connections between the course content and the larger concepts and goals of the bootcamp. These discussions offer you the opportunity to express your own thoughts, ask questions for clarification, and gain insight from your classmates’ responses and facilitators’ guidance. Requirements for Discussion Board Assignments  Campers are required to post one (1) initial post and to follow up with at least two (2) response posts for each discussion board assignment. For your initial post (1), you must do the following: Compose a post of one to two paragraphs. Complete the initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time of the module week. Take into consideration material such as course content and other discussion boards from the current module and previous modules, when appropriate. Reference scholarly or peer-reviewed sources to support your discussion points, as appropriate (using proper citation methods for your discipline). For your response posts (2), you must do the following: Reply to at least two different classmates outside of your own initial post thread. Complete the two response posts by…

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hp elearning course offerings

HP’s LIFE e-Learning online training program for entrepreneurs is free for anyone to use and will be the basis of the CTL’s Making It Happen: Entrepreneurship & Education Bootcamp. It focuses on real-life business and technology skills to start or grow businesses or integrate entrepreneurship lessons into your educational program. The courses are interactive, self-paced, and full of practical exercises. For more information about the Making It Happen Bootcamp visit http://ctlblog.athenstech.edu/making-it-happen-bootcamp/   Campers will choose at least one module from the list below to complete each week. Campers will receive a special login link to receive credit. In other words, you can’t do work before the camp starts! 🙂  If you complete all of the modules in a topic, you will receive a HP certificate. However, to receive credit in the Bootcamp you only need to complete 1 module in each topic, in addition to the assignments. Assignments include completing a Pre-Camp and Post-Camp survey, a weekly reflection (blog) post, participation in a weekly 1 hour meeting, and completion of a lesson plan (template will be provided).  Detailed instructions will follow. Week 1: Pre-Camp Work (Survey, Kickoff, other activities) Week 2: Finance Basics of finance: Learn key concepts to understand…

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Faculty: Athens Tech Foundation student scholarships are now more accessible and user-friendly with the new online system AWARDSPRING.   The deadline to apply for fall scholarships is July 26, 2015. Students can apply online at  https://athenstechfoundation.awardspring.com if they attended Athens Technical College Spring Semester 2015. Currently attending students which did NOT attend last semester must first register at https://athenstechfoundation.awardspring.com/prospective/register   AWARDSPRING determines eligibility,  matching students with any and all available scholarships appropriate for them.  Paper scholarship applications will no longer be accepted.

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BBWorld post Blackboard has announced live streaming for select events at BbWorld 2015 Live (free!). From Blackboard: BbWorld 2015 Live features 18 live streaming sessions delivered by K-12, Higher Education, Professional Development and Blackboard leaders. Our Professional Development team is offering two sessions relevant to Military and Government executives. Plus, we’ll have exclusive content for Blackboard Developers and Systems Administrators. The content showcase on BbWorldLive.com offers exclusive on-demand content featuring product demos, case studies and relevant market research. Register at BbWorldLive.com ;  your email credentials will be emailed to you. Don’t forget to add these as professional development, under the Add Your Own category! http://www.bbworldlive.com/  

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Dr. Powell Program Chair for Engineering Technology, Photograph by Don Nelson, 2014 Engineer Tremaine Powell foresees an exciting future for the new Engineering Technology program at Athens Technical College and for the business community it serves. “I think that we will be able to fill much-needed engineering tech positions in local and statewide industry,” said Dr. Powell, who began work as program chair for Engineering Technology in January 2013.  “I hope that outside industry will see that we have a competent and skilled engineering technology workforce coming out of the program, and that they will want to move or expand to the local area, knowing that they will be able to obtain the personnel they need to make their business succeed.” Dr. Powell’s optimism and several other factors prompted him to join the college to direct the new Engineering Technology program that kicked off in the fall. He also is enthusiastic about a February 19 open house and career fair the college will host to highlight the Engineering Technology program. “We will offer an opportunity for potential students and community members to tour the Engineering Technology department and view the state-of-the-art equipment purchased through a federal grant to support the…

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