Listen to the recording of the Tech Talk from May 5, 2011 on engaging film in Christian education. Unfortuanately, we had some difficulty with the recording during the film clips, and have edited those parts out of the recording.
Listen to the recording from the March 18, 2011 Tech Talk on Backward Design for Congregational Teaching & Learning.
During the talk we reference the requirements for
Climbing Merit Badge
, from the Boy Scouts of America.
The following pieces were on a handout.
Backward Design Questions
These questions provide an outline of the backward design process, and are helpful in creating learning centered course designs.
- By the end of the course, what should the students know, understand, and be
Last spring, Kyle Fever came to us in LDT with an interesting request; he wanted to create a trailer for his upcoming online Romans course which would help build some excitement and interest for the course by introducing the main themes and big questions they would be exploring together. This video made available while registration was open so students could see what the course would be about before committing. Kyle does a great job of outlining the big ideas of the course and frames them in ways
We are excited to announce the return of
. Hosted by
Learning Design & Technology
, these succinct, twenty-minute talks will touch briefly on some new, exciting, curious or interesting aspect of technology and how it can help you in your learning, teaching, and ministry. A brief presentation on how to use the technology will be followed by a roundtable discussion to answer questions and generate ideas for using the technology. All students, faculty, and
In our presentation Thursday at the Jenzabar Annual Meeting (JAM), we talked about how we use MyLutherNet to create engaging online courses. We wanted to highlight a few resources that we have found helpful, so here is our (incomplete) list:
Sir Ken Robinson has made another excellent presentation at TED. (You can see his first presentation here.) In this most recent discussion, Robinson advocates for changing our model of education from an industrial model to an organic/agricultural model. Rather than educate people ala the assembly line, we should think more like farmers and try and create conditions for humans to learn, grow, and develop.
Mary Hess made a great presentation on "Learning the Bible in the 21st Century, Lessons from Harry potter and Vampires" at The Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia as a part of the Hein-Fry Lecture Series. During the presentation she weaves together, biblical imagination, popular visual culture, and learning theory.
One of the joys of being a student, faculty member, or a staff person at a school is the value we place on working with big ideas. Learning, ideas, and creative thinking are our work. But do our work habits actually inhibit good thinking? Sometimes, I think they do.
Fast Company has a great series by Gina Trapani on tips for working smarter in the digital age. I enjoyed this one about Time Blocking in my schedule in order to make time to think.
For many of our online courses we are developing mini-lectures where our professors share some key concepts for the week. In many cases, these are great little videos of faculty in their offices speaking into a flip camera. We get to see the professors faces and hear their voices. Which can be an aid to learning and memory.
We also know from multimedia learning research that having clear visual images that are supported by audio explanation can have the best learning results (Richard E. Mayer, …
Today, I came across this great little performance poetry piece about the value of great teachers. [FYI - The poet does give a coarse gesture during the performance.]