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Teaching & Learning
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Tech Talk: Engaging Popular Film in Christian Education

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Listen to the recording of the Tech Talk from May 5, 2011 on engaging film in Christian education. Unfortunately, we had some difficulty with the recording during the film clips, and have edited those parts out of the recording.

Tech Talk: Backward Design for Congregational Teaching & Learning

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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.

  1. By the end of the course, what should the students know, understand, and be

Creating a Course Introduction

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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

Tech Talks Return Sept. 9

We are excited to announce the return of Tech Talks. Hosted by Learning Design & Technology and the Library, 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 staff

Tech Talk - Working In, or Taking, an Online Course

Luther Seminary offers quite a few online courses, and even more if one counts residential courses that have an online component. But many students are nervous about online learning for one reason or another.

In this Tech Talk, I discuss some common myths about online learning and explore what a typical online course at Luther Seminary consists of.

Tech Talks

Tech-Talks-computerThis week, in conjunction with the Library, we are excited to begin new, bi-weekly Tech Talks. These thirty-minute talks will cover some new or exciting aspect of technology and will be offered Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons, every other week.

We'll spend the first few minutes of each talk providing a very high-level overview of the technology and then open it up for discussion to generate ideas about creative and useful ways to use the technology.

Having people from all sides of the