If you need assistance, advice or training in the use of technology for teaching and learning, the first step might be to request a consultation with one of our Educational Technologists. If you need to learn about topics related to Moodle, Learnscape, Accessibility, OERs, etc... this is the place to start! There is no charge for this service and it's open for all ESC employees.
Faculty - Ed Tech Partnerships
"How can we more effectively and meaningfully connect with our students, whatever mode in which our mentoring takes place? We’re always challenged to enhance the quality of our engagement with them—inching--in the best way we can--into dialogue. I appreciate the opportunity that LEARNscape provides to encourage connection and to do it rather simply. Home-movies at their best; the possibility of flexibly adding another dimension to our communications; and the captioning feature means even more access. A simple tool—even for a novice like myself; it will be interesting to find out how useful these little videos are for our students."
- Dr. Alan Mandell
Ed Tech Workshops
To join any of our workshops, please reach out to your Educational Technologist for further information.
Educational Technologies is rescheduling the date for our upcoming webinar titled, “Embedding Digital Literacy in Blended Learning” from January 17 to January 30, 2019 at noon to reduce any potential conflicts associated with the start of the term. Please consider bringing real-life examples of challenges you have experienced with students’ digital literacy skills during the term’s starting weeks.
Please join your presenters: Amanda Barnett, Educational Technologist; Seana Logsdon, Director of Academic Support; and Allison Moreland, Instructional Designer on January 30, 2019 for a review of digital literacy and tips for embedding digital literacy into your blended studies.
Universal Design for Learning is a series of guidelines that enable development of learning modules that are accessible to all students. In this webinar, Shaun Hoppel and Allison Moreland, Educational Technologists, will explore best practices in Universal Design as you consider your blended courses.
This session will take ESC Faculty through the steps that create course content rich in multimedia. Shaun Hoppel and Mike Fortune, will take viewers through creating video using our CaptureSpaceFull application and then adding this video, among different ways, in the Moodle LMS. Also, viewers will be shown how students can utilize video for assessment as well.
You use PowerPoint in your face-to-face classroom - why not use it in your blended classroom as well? In this webinar, Educational Technologist Norana Cantrell will go through various ways that you can use PowerPoint with your Moodlerooms shell, as well as some of the features in PowerPoint that are particularly useful for the blended classroom.
Lynda.com is a valuable resource that is available to both SUNY Empire faculty and students. In this webinar, Mike Fortune will share tips for searching Lynda.com for content, instructions for embedding Lynda.com content into a blended course, and answer your questions about Lynda.com.
“Mobile accessibility" refers to making websites and applications more accessible to people with disabilities when they are using mobile phones and other devices.
This webinar addresses accessibility issues of people using a broad range of devices to interact with the web, including phones and tablets, digital TVs, and wearables such as smart watches.