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We’ve Got Game – Strategies for Building Gamification into Your Blended Classroom

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 12th September 2014

We’ve Got Game – Strategies for Building Gamification into Your Blended Classroom

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To login on September 5, 2014 starting at 2:30 pm ET
http://connectpro86502729.adobeconnect.com/frlvfall2014/
or tlt.gs/login

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Publishing opportunity – Digital Badges in Education

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th September 2014

Please use this IMS blog, for more on digital badges in education:
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/?s=badges

Interesting opinion why badges will not work, unless adopted by the entire institution in the following webinar: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/09/04/gamification-its-easier-than-you-think/

From: Zane Berge [mailto:berge@umbc.edu]
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:16 AM
Subject: Call for Chapters – Digital Badges in Education: Trends, Issues, and Cases

Dear Authors,

You are invited to submit a chapter proposal for a book, Digital Badges in Education: Trends, Issues, and Cases that Lin Muilenburg and I are editing that will be published by Routledge. Please see the call for chapters at: http://bit.ly/CFC_DBiE

Feel free to pass this call along to anyone or any group you believe would be interested.

Regards,
Zane
Zane L. Berge, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
berge@umbc.edu
Twitter: @ZaneBerge

Share, if you are using badges as part of the assessment process in your class and/or if you intend to start using it.

Let us know, if you would like to start discussion on this campus about adoption of badges as part of the assessment process.

http://badges.actfl.org/badges-infographic.pdf

digital badges how it works

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1st International Conference on e-Learning e-Education and Online Training

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th September 2014

1st International Conference on e-Learning e-Education and Online Training

http://eleot.org/2014/show/home

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MediaSpace Error while uploading: XPath expression exception evaluating result”

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th September 2014

getting an error message when uploading a recording on MediaSpace that says “Error while uploading: XPath expression exception evaluating result” and then gives you a choice to “Retry” or “Exit”. 

From: “Timothy P. VanLoon” <tvanloon@SOUTHEASTMN.EDU>
Date: September 5, 2014 at 9:29:59 AM CDT
To: Desire2Learn Campus Trainers <d2lcampustrainers@lists.mnscu.edu>
Subject: RE: MediaSpace error meaning
Reply-To: “Timothy P. VanLoon” <tvanloon@SOUTHEASTMN.EDU>

Thanks Kathy.  I agree it is a great system and seems to be very reliable and I like working with it as it is very user friendly.  However, in this last week now I have seen this error message come up twice for faculty and I would like answers and I haven’t gotten any so that is why I sent it out on the listserve today to see if anybody else has seen the error and find out what they know.

 

We have been using Tegrity for the last 6-8 years and it can be a real pain to work with (as well as very expensive) so I am trying to wean the faculty off of Tegrity on onto MediaSpace, but if word gets out that MediaSpace is throwing them error messages it just make the hill that much steeper for me in this uphill battle to get faculty to try something new.

 

Thanks,

Tim

Timothy VanLoonInstructional Technologist/D2L System Administrator

Southeast Technical

507.453.2722 phone

507.453.1422 fax

tvanloon@southeastmn.edu
www.southeastmn.edu

 

From: Kathy Grady [mailto:KGrady@nhcc.edu]
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2014 8:24 AM
To: Timothy P. VanLoon; Desire2Learn Campus Trainers
Subject: RE: MediaSpace error meaning

Hi Tim – I have not seen this error – I just tried a couple videos, one an mp4 and the other an mov file and they uploaded and processed just fine. We have several people using MediaSpace with very little issues so I guess when you run into these issues – is to email Todd Digby and turn in a HD ticket as soon as you get notice of the issue.

 

Even with these strange things that periodically happen – I am thankful for this system, it has been a long time in coming. Please take it from me, who managed media streaming servers locally for five years, it was a royal pain and not an easy service to keep functioning at all times.

 

Kathy

 

Kathy Grady
Learning Systems & Services Manager

North Hennepin Community College
7411 85th Ave N
Brooklyn Park, Mn 55445

763-424-0743
kathy.grady@nhcc.edu

 

 

 

From: Timothy P. VanLoon [mailto:tvanloon@SOUTHEASTMN.EDU]
Sent: Friday, September 5, 2014 7:57 AM
To: Desire2Learn Campus Trainers
Subject: MediaSpace error meaning

 

Has anyone else experienced getting an error message when uploading a recording on MediaSpace that says “Error while uploading: XPath expression exception evaluating result” and then gives you a choice to “Retry” or “Exit”.  Hitting “Retry” seems to do nothing and I have not selected “Exit”.  The recording does finish uploading and the message comes up saying it finished uploading and then the recording seems to play normally but the message box does not go away unless you close it out.  I would like to know what this message is about and what I am supposed to tell faculty when this happens and will the recording continue to upload properly and playback properly every time.  I any pushing hard to get faculty moved over to using MediaSpace and this is a little unsettling when I tell them it is a reliable recording/playback tool and then they get this message and I don’t know what to tell them except wait and it should end up fine.

 

Thanks,

Tim

 

 

Timothy VanLoonInstructional Technologist/D2L System Administrator

Southeast Technical

507.453.2722 phone

507.453.1422 fax

tvanloon@southeastmn.edu
www.southeastmn.edu

 

 

 

 

 

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Reading Your Mind: IBM’s New Computer Chip Copies Brain Function

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 3rd September 2014

Reading Your Mind: IBM’s New Computer Chip Copies Brain Function

http://www.igi-global.com/newsroom/archive/reading-your-mind-ibm-new/1912/

Relying on densely connected webs of transistors similar to the brain’s neural networks, the chip, called TrueNorth, uses the power of an average hearing aid. According to the article, the invention is on a path to excel at calculations that stump today’s supercomputers. “It is a remarkable achievement in terms of scalability and low power consumption

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Instructional sessions for Adobe Creative Suite and other technologies available

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th August 2014

Instructional sessions for Adobe Creative Suite and other technologies available

Good morning all,

Please consider one-on-one and/or team sessions regarding the use of the Adobe Creative Suite as well as the use of other technologies in the educational process.

Please contact InforMedia Services (IMS), ims@stcloudstate.edu, for any questions, scheduling etc.

IMS (http://lrts.stcloudstate.edu/library/general/ims/default.asp) consists of faculty, who are willing and able to help faculty, staff and students with their academic endeavors in technology. We offer one-on-one sessions, workshops, instructional sessions and in-class technology instructions.

Follow us:

IMS blog: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/ (keyword: mobile devices)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SCSUtechinstruc

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InforMediaServices?ref=hl

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/scsutechnology/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/scsutechinstruct

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_UMIE5r6YB8KzTF5nZJFyA

Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/115966710162153290760/posts/p/pub

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scsuinstructionaltechnology

Since IMS does not have access to the FacultyStaffAll listserv and cannot reach all campus as the message below, please feel welcome and encouraged to forward this email to your colleagues across unions.

Have a successful new academic year.

 

 

From: SCSU Information Technology
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 8:26 AM
To: FacultyStaffAll
Subject: Adobe Creative Cloud Site License

 

We are pleased to announce that we have renewed the Adobe site license for university-owned computers on campus.  This means that the Adobe Creative Cloud Master Collection (includes Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Premier Pro, Fireworks, Flash, Lightroom, and more) is able to be installed on any university-owned computer at no additional cost to you.

 

Campus Use

If you would like the use of these applications, please email huskytech@stcloudstate.edu with the details of which applications you would like installed on your university-owned computer.  Because it is the first week of the semester and technicians are quite busy right now, we ask for your patience with these installations.
NOTE: Not all campus computers are capable of running these programs. A technician will work with you to make sure your computer is capable of running this software before installing.

 

Personal Use

In addition, this campus site license includes a copy of Adobe Master Collection that can be installed on a faculty or staff person’s home computer for a yearly fee of $9.75.
Link to purchase personal version:  http://stcloudstate.onthehub.com/WebStore/OfferingDetails.aspx?o=c7e8f835-08b1-e311-93fb-b8ca3a5db7a1
NOTE: Students are NOT eligible for this at-home use.  Students can purchase Adobe Creative Cloud for a monthly fee of $19.99.

 

Please contact HuskyTech at 320-308-7000 or huskytech@stcloudstate.edu with any questions!

 

Thank you,

Casey Gordon
Technology Support Services Director
Information Technology Services
MC 112C | 320-308-4711 | cjgordon@stcloudstate.edu
St. Cloud State University

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Welcome to a new academic year!

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 25th August 2014

 

first day of school

welcome to the new academic year

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MN e-learning Summit – July 30-31, 2014

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th July 2014

MN e-learning Summit – July 30-31, 2014

Summit Schedule and Session

University of Northwestern – St. Paul 3003 Snelling Avenue North St. Paul, MN 5

Plamen Miltenoff will be presenting
“Social Media in Education: Best Practices for Learning/Teaching, Communication and Administration” http://sched.co/1rQpi0z

#mnsummit2014

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Former Obama Spokesmen Join Attack on Teacher Tenure and Seniority

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th June 2014

Former Obama Spokesmen Join Attack on Teacher Tenure and Seniority

http://dianeravitch.net/2014/06/24/former-obama-spokesmen-join-attack-on-teacher-tenure-and-seniority/

Campbell Brown, a former CNN anchor who is highly antagonistic to teachers’ unions, is creating an organization to pursue a Vergara-style lawsuit in New York against teachers’ job protections. Her campaign will have the public relations support of an agency led by Robert Gibbs, former Obama Press Secretary, and Ben LaBolt, former Obama campaign spokesman.

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Thanks To Startup “Whistle,” A Woman Saved Her Dog From A Rattlesnake

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 25th June 2014

Thanks To Startup Whistle, A Woman Saved Her Dog From A Rattlesnake

http://www.businessinsider.com/whistle-rattlesnake-2014-6#ixzz35gWzwoHd

Whistle, a wearable activity tracker for dogs, lets you know when your dog is at his or her most active times.
Read more….

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