Faculty Services

Consultation Process

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

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Dr. Alan Mandell

"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 & Emerging Technology Webinar Series

Hosting Virtual Office Hours

August, 23rd, 2018, 12 Noon-1PM

Imagine holding office hours from the beach yet allowing your students access from anywhere in the world.  The current needs of our students means instructors and mentors must utilize digital applications in order meet with students.  While this approach doesn’t replace meeting with students in person, life obligations can make it not always easy for adult students to meet on location for consultation with faculty. In this webinar, educational technologists Norana Cantrell and Mike Fortune will highlight several tools faculty and students can use for collaboration.

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Educational & Emerging Technology Webinar Series

Refreshing Accessibility: Section 508 & WCAG 2.0 Better Together for Blended Learning

September 13th, 2018, 12 Noon-1PM

As of January 2018, Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act has been refreshed to encompass more digital tools. Educational Technologists Shaun Hoppel and Allison Moreland will explore how you can incorporate compliance with the law into your blended courses and provide resources that are available to all learners.

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Educational & Emerging Technology Webinar Series

Developing Gradebooks for Blended Learning

October 4th, 2018, 12 Noon-1PM

Setting up a Moodle gradebook in a blended study is not just about making the students' grades available online, but it is about taking advantage of the tools that exist both in and outside of Moodle Grades to guide the students' progress, provide timely assessment and feedback, and facilitate the organization and calculation of their grades. 

In this session, Mike Fortune will present the various tools for accountability, feedback, and grading that exist in Moodle such as assignment due dates and cut-off dates. She will also navigate through the various views, settings, and aggregation methods in Moodle Grades for any instructor who wishes to be more deeply acquainted with these options to develop the most effective gradebook in their own blended study. 

 

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Educational & Emerging Technology Webinar Series

Using OneNote as an Educational Tool

November 15th, 2018, 12 Noon-1PM

OneNote can be an excellent tool in your blended or online class.  It is a virtual notebook for free-form information gathering and collaboration.  It's included as  part of your Office 365 suite that all ESC employees and students have free.  Learn how you can use OneNote for your own productivity as well as for students and group work.

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Turning an Existing Resource into an Open Educational Resource (OER)

December 13th, 2018, 12 Noon-1PM

As SUNY continues to encourage the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) to reduce the overall cost of the college experience, you may be thinking, "what can I do?" Do you have tools and resources that you've developed for use in your individual or group studies? If you've ever considered turning them into OER, this webinar will guide you through development, sharing, and licensing involved for sharing OER

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Embedding Digital Literacy in Blended Courses

January 17th, 2019, 12 Noon-1PM

Do your students struggle with basic computer tasks or using the Internet?

In this webinar, Seana Logsdon, Director of Academic Support, and Allison Moreland, Educational Technologist, will explore techniques for embedding digital literacy concepts into your courses.

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