Faculty Technology Highlights - 2014

 

Anthony Bundy

Anthony Bundy, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies, has been making effective use of video in his classes. His graduate students have, with some assistance from IRT, developed and created videos for their presentations, something IRT can help you do in your classes, as well.

For help in learning some of the ways in which you can use multimedia to enhance your classes, please contact IRT at 973-720-2659.




Anthony Bundy


Chris Weaver

Chris Weaver

Also making use of multimedia to enhance his classes is Chris Weaver, an Assistant Professor in the English Department. In his recent "Monsters and Haunted Houses" class, he had his students create and upload audiovisual essay projects that included text, images, and videos. Chris then collected these projects, making them available on a web page he has hosted on a service called weebly.com.

 

Brian Ó Broin

Also from the English Department is Associate Professor Brian Ó Broin, who has been a regular correspondent for the Irish print and broadcast media on American cultural and political affairs since the 1990s. Recently, BBC Northern Ireland asked him to participate in a series of round-table debates that required studio-quality sound. Working with IRT's Broadcast, Production and Support team, he was able to participate live in the studio debates with such a high quality of data transfer that his sound feed was indistinguishable from that of the in-studio speakers in Belfast. Opportunities like this raise the profile of both our faculty and institution and internationalizes the William Paterson brand.

For more about the services that BPS offers, please contact Patrick Ryan at ryanp@wpunj.edu and/or at 973-720-3326.


Jacob Felson



Toni Lasala

Toni Lasala

Toni Lasala, in the Kinesiology Department, made use of Youtube to observe students in her "Exercise and the Older Adult" class leading small groups in exercise routines and recreational activities. Each student had a classmate record the exercise, afterwards uploading the resulting video to a private Youtube account. Using this technology has given the students an opportunity to critique their presentation skills to a live audience and make possible adjustments for the next time.  It also gives other students the chance to see what others have done, thus fostering new ideas. 

 

Renee Pevour

Renee Pevour, from the Nursing Department, has recently been working to offer offer online tutoring for undergraduate students in that department. Working with IRT, she has been making use Blackboard Collaborate, an online collaboration and web conferencing tool that allows users to participate in synchronous sessions and/or view recordings that make use of audio, video, text chat, shared web browsing experiences, and even desktop and application sharing.  

To learn more about how to make use of gaming principles in your classes, please contact IRT at 973-720-2659 and/or visit the Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology in room 120k of the Cheng Library.




Renee Pevour

 

Dr. Elizabeth Ekmekjian

Also using Tegrity to capture and stream her lectures is Elizabeth Ekmekjian, of the Department of Accounting and Law. An experienced user of the Tegrity system, she recently presented on its use at both the Tegrity Users Conference and the Business Professors Teachers Summit and is continually working on new ways in which to make use of the system to meet her students' needs.