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Teaching with Technology 2006 – ECU

Think-In Web Cast

I am presenting at the Think-In being held at East Carolina University on Thursday, November 9th. Larolyn S. Zylicz, Ed.D. Chair of the Department of Distance Learning at Cape Fear Community College will be co-presenting with me on Best Practices in Distance Learning.

The Think-In will highlight the following three tracks:

• Social use of Technology – Developing learning communities in online classes.
• Effective/Efficient use of Technology – Achieving successful learning objectives and/or
increasing efficiency.
• Innovative use of Technology – Using new technologies to achieve learning objectives.

I plan on sharing my instructional methodology and strategies for teaching Hands-On courses in an online environment in addition to talking about our latest Distance learning Initiatives at Carteret Community College – Extreme Blackboard Course MakeOvers.

We also plan to document the event as it unfolds here on the Blog and produce (and upload) some Podcasts as well.

Carteret Community College is now moving forward into Phase 2 of it’s Distance Learning Initiative – Our goal is to get every online faculty member to create an introductory audio Podcast that can be attached to the welcome announcement of their classes in addition to creating / designing a gateway to I Apple ITunes. CCC is the second Community College in NC to be accepted and approved as an ITunes U College.

Both CCC and Cape Fear are implementing college wide professional development initiatives in all aspects of online instructional delivery methods to include both technical and pedagogical approaches to online learning.

The Think-in has been going on for over two hours and lots of folks have stopped by our booth to learn more about teaching Photography and Art Courses online in addition to some creative teaching techniques for teaching “hands-on” courses as hybrids in Blackboard. The following are some photos we have taken of this event.



The time flew by because so many folks visited our presentation booth and asked questions and were able to view a few of my courses in action. Seems like I blinked and the Think-In was over and we were packing up. Lisa Lee, Dr. Emory and I came away from the event with lots of new and useful ideas for incorporating innovative techniques and technologies into our distance learning courses. It also made me feel good that I was doing some things in my online courses that many educators wanted to try to incorporate into their classes, so the feedback for the most part was very positive.


11 comments on “Teaching with Technology 2006 – ECU

  1. Beth
    November 9, 2006

    Smokin, Dude! Hey to all. Should I book a bus to Monet for 12/15/06?

  2. Jean Baardsen
    November 9, 2006

    Thanks, Patrick.
    I came right to your blog because of the link in your e-mail. Worked for me!! Wonder where you got such a great idea??
    I really want to find ways for the library to get more involved in what you’re doing with distance learning.

  3. Don Staub
    November 9, 2006

    Lookin’ good!
    Beam up some of those podcasts!
    We’re proud of you out there.

  4. susan mc
    November 9, 2006

    Hope you use Tom as an example of the “reluctant scholar”.

  5. Johnny U
    November 9, 2006

    Thanks for representing us! We are ready to move on forward!

  6. Joseph Croom
    November 9, 2006

    Awesome job!! So much talent and creativity here at CCC.

  7. Susan T. Smith
    November 9, 2006

    Great job, Patrick!!! You’re a busy dude! Do you ever sleep?! 🙂

  8. cathy crowell
    November 9, 2006

    You are everywhere! Beam me up DL Ranger.

  9. Donna Galley
    November 9, 2006

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    Donna 🙂

  10. Jason Smith
    November 9, 2006

    You da MAN!

    Looks great Patrick, as always you keep setting the bar higher and higher for the rest of us. You seem to be everywhere at once, did you clone yourself or something?

  11. Pingback: Distance Learning REPORT - November 21, 2006 « Peregrinations

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