Wednesday, January 28, 2009

UW-Stout: Digital Image Resources for Educators


Digital Image Resources, Grouped Clip Art Tip, Online Courses Starting Soon.


New Digital Image Resources for Educators

A New Picasa Puts a Name to All Those Faces
Tech columnist Walter Mossberg describes the "new and improved" features of the free Picasa 3 software for Windows, including creating movies from still photos, designing customized photo collages, and an amazing name-tagging photo feature.

7 Things You Should Know About Flickr (pdf)
The Educause staff explains Flickr's present and future implications for teaching and learning, and provides compelling reasons to consider Flickr's resources when designing instruction for today's digital natives.

Jing
This exciting free tool for Mac and Windows is rapidly gaining popularity for its ability to quickly and easily capture and share computer screen images. Instructors praise its ability to create quick tutorials.

Phillip Martin's Free Clip Art Site
UW-Stout online instructor Phillip Martin has created an excellent collection of educational clip art arranged by category. Blog Reviewing Phillip Martin's Work
Phillip's community service and personal reflection about his trip to South Africa

Wisconsin DPI Image Library
UW-Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension used a grant to create a new collection of high-quality, copyright-free images for educators searchable by topic.

Tech Tip: Working with Grouped Clip Art
What You Need to Know When Working With Grouped Clip Art
Rapid E-Learning Blog author Tom Kuhlmann has created excellent video "how to" tutorials on the following common clip art issues:

  • Quickly select, duplicate, and scale images
  • Work with duplicate slides to avoid messing up your real slides
  • Work with ungrouped objects
  • Save creations as bitmap or vector images

Final Call for Online Courses Starting in February and March

EDUC 744 920 Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits - (Elem. (PK-4)
3 graduate credits begins February 16, 2009
EDUC 744 909 Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits - (
Middle School/Adult)
3 graduate credits begins February 16, 2009
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/traits.shtml

EDUC 760 E-Learning for Educators
3 graduate credits begins February 16, 2009
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/elearning.shtml

EDUC 744 928 Instructional Applications of Digital Photography
3 graduate credits begins February 2, 2009
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/digphoto.shtml

EDUC 744 963 Teaching English Language Learners (ELL) in General Education
3 graduate credits begins February 2, 2009
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/ell.shtml

EDUC 744 954 Instructional Leadership Skills
3 graduate credits begins February 2, 2009
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/leadership.shtml

EDUC 744 941 Mentoring Teachers
3 graduate credits begins February 2, 2009
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/mentor.shtml

EDUC 761 Collaborative Communities in E-learning
3 graduate credits begins February 2, 2009
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/onlineclass.shtml

EDUC 744 920 Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits - (Elem. (PK-4)
3 graduate credits begins February 16, 2009
EDUC 744 909 Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits - (
Middle School/Adult)
3 graduate credits begins February 16, 2009
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/traits.shtml

EDUC 760 E-Learning for Educators
3 graduate credits begins February 16, 2009
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/elearning.shtml

RDGED 702 Reading in the Content Areas
3 graduate credits begins February 16, 2009
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/rdgcontent.shtml

EDUC 744 930 Web Design for Educators (Beginning)
3 graduate credits - begins February 23, 2009
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/webdesign.shtml

EDUC 744 942 Intermediate Web Design: Making Your Website a Learning Center
3 graduate credits - begins February 23, 2009
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/advwebdesign.shtml

EDUC 744 968 Global Awareness and Collaboration Across the Curriculum
2 graduate credits - begins March 2, 2009
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/global.shtml

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For More Information Contact:
Joan Vandervelde
vanderveldej@uwstout.edu
School of Education
Online Professional Development
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751
phone: (715) 642-0209 or 715-232-2253

*Re-posted with Permission of Karen Franker, Editor UW-Stout InfoBytes.

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Monday, January 05, 2009

Distance Education Oracle

  • tags: e-learning

    • Several UMUC prominent communities share their knowledge and
      expertise in supporting online instruction. These include faculty, Library Services,
      Information Technology, Center for Teaching and Learning and CSI.

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