CCC Instructional Technologist Pre-Ah Hill and I participated in the annual Think-In at East Carolina University yesterday. “Think-In 2008 showcased faculty from around the state utilizing technology to educate students in the classroom – both face-to-face and distance education classes. Participants made presentations via laptop poster sessions and included course and instructional technology demonstrations.”
This event was an excellent opportunity to see what other institutions are doing in the realm of instructional technology, in addition to sharing what we are doing at our college and the Community College System. The great thing about the Think-In is being able to get new ideas from other innovative faculty and instructional design staff from around the state. Each booth showcased a specific innovative application of technology such as the virtual hospital, using video to give feedback to online students, second life for educational purposes and a variety of other creative uses of technologies in the classroom both online and in the traditional class setting.
Pre-Ah Hill explains how we incorporate Blogging, YouTube and Itunes U at Carteret Community College and demonstrates how these technologies can be applied to the online class environment. You can scroll down to the bottom of the ECU Think-In page and watch the web cast of yesterday’s event. Click Here for ECU Think-In and Web Cast – Scroll Down Page.
Project Coordinator, Ginny Sconiers from Academic Outreach at ECU does a great job every year coordinating this unique event. I always come back with new ideas and contacts and that’s what the Think-In is all about!