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Feb 14, 2014
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The discussion of MOOCs continues in higher education. Are we seeing a backlash or just another evolution of the MOOC concept? Below is a list of interesting articles for 2014! I’ll update this list as the year goes on. January 2014: “MOOCs: Glorified Online Correspondence Courses?” — “… before MOOCs begin transforming the manner in which [more]
Feb 12, 2014
Library Blog
Attention Otis Community! You may have noticed the last week or so in navigating your ePortfolio you will select a link and receive a white internet page with a 404 error. Please know that we have alerted Digication of this issue. We have no answers yet, but hopefully this will be fixed soon. In the [more]
Feb 6, 2014
Library Blog
Attention O-Space Users! For those of you who prefer your Chrome browser, you may have noticed that the most recent version of the “Quicktime Plug In” does not like uploaded quicktime videos in the e-portfolios. You may get an error or note that your Quicktime plug in has crashed. We have contacted Digication who manages [more]
Feb 6, 2014
Library Blog
Over a billion apps! Where do I start? If you are interested in exploring the world of educational apps, below are some great resources to get you started. 1. EDUCAUSE resources related to tablets and iPads in the classroom 2. Lynda.com iPad Classroom: Apps for Educators 3. iTunes App Store 4. Best Apps for Teaching & [more]
Feb 6, 2014
Library Blog
Header Image of Colorful Beads  We are pleased to announce that our sixth offering of our online pedagogy course for faculty “Bricks + Clicks: The How-Tos of Blended Learning” is underway! Bricks + Clicks represents our efforts to support interested faculty by providing an opportunity to learn about emerging practices in teaching pedagogy and technology.  Faculty who just want to [more]
Feb 6, 2014
Library Blog
The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology offers interesting info graphics and information regarding the changing shape of students and technology usage in the classroom. Over 100,000 students across various institutions in the United States are sampled. I find the ECAR findings interesting as they show the relationship students have with technology as [more]
Feb 6, 2014
Library Blog
All Students, Faculty, Academic Program Directors, Assistant/Associate Chairs, and Department Chairs may nominate one candidate for the Distinguished Educator Award and two for the Excellence in Teaching Awards. Alumni may also nominate one candidate for the Distinguished Educator Award. Nominate Now! Nominations will be open until 9pm on Friday, February 22, 2014. See written comments from past Teaching Excellence Awards nominations. For more information [more]
Nov 21, 2013
Library Blog
Canvas ThumbnailAs you may or may not be aware, Otis launched its first MOOC this past Summer, “The Modern Genius: Art and Culture in the 19th Century” taught by Parme Giuntini, Ph.D. We offered the course for free through Canvas.net. In summer 2013 we had 817 students enroll and this last fall 2013 we had 814 [more]
Nov 20, 2013
Library Blog
UPDATE: November 21, 2013: Maintenance was completed without any issues except no email was sent afterwards.  Please let us know if you encounter any problems. O-Space will be unavailable on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 1:00am – 2:00am PST. We apologize for the late notice. Although this downtime will be in the middle of the [more]
Nov 1, 2013
Library Blog
Bone collecting circulation desk.This year we joined the Otis Community in celebrating all things Halloween! The Millard Sheets library was transformed into a graveyard for the wandering dead earning an honored mention for the most sophisticated Halloween decorations in the inaugural Bite + Flight competition. It was a spooktacular day and we can’t wait for next year. Game on!

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