These technologies are not supported by USF, but nonetheless may be worth investigating to enhance your teaching.
- Flipped Classroom: Use recorded PowerPoint lectures and convert them to Flash video to deliver content
online, and then reserve your face-to-face class time for group work and other activities
rather than lecture. Learn how at our tutorial. Uses free software Screencast-o-Matic
- Office Mix: Create slideshow "movies" that combine narrated slides, inserted movie files, and
quiz questions that "interrupt" the movie until the viewer responds. The quiz functionality
ensures students pay closer attention during the delivery.
- Articulate: This software specializes in live web conferences, though it can be used for other
online management purposes or to record lectures. This software is NOT free even for
USF users; there have been some limited licenses given out by Innovative Education.
- ePortfolios: Instructors wishing to showcase their teaching portfolios may wish to make electronic websites for this purpose, or faculty may otherwise wish for their students to create ePortfolios of their work in the class. There are several external companies that offer ePortfolio services (many of them only if the entire institution purchases a license), but the simple solution for individual faculty members is to use Google Sites to hold their ePortfolio. Our tutorial explains the process.
Tech Camp is an informal drop-by atmosphere of seeing technologies for teaching demonstrated. Each technology is shown in an academic context, but the "how to" is left for the comprehensive Technologies for Teaching booklet (or follow-up consultations with ATLE on an individual basis, as desired). We focus on showing "what is possible" in these 15-minute parlor sessions. Feel free to come to as many (or as few) sessions as you would like!