Leigh Graves Wolf is the Program Director for the Master’s in Educational Technology
Program at Michigan State University. She started teaching with MAET in the summer of 2005. She was featured on the season finale of The Forge in May, where she spoke about alternative assessment using screencasting. Leigh will have two presentations at EDUCAUSE 2011.
EDUCAUSE 11 Presentations (Booth 909)
Assessment: Punking the Isolationist Gradebook
Using the free version of TechSmith’s Jing, Leigh Graves Wolf connects her students, in the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program, to experts in the field. The experts not only help them assess their work, but discuss how they can get to where they should be. These connections offer a grading and assessment component, as well as a way to introduce students to experts in their field, providing rich additions to her students’ personal learning networks.
Watch this presentation at EDUCAUSE:
Wednesday: 10:30AM, 1:30PM
Thursday: 11:20AM, 2:20PM
Inspiring Creativity in the College Classroom – with TechSmith Instructional Designer, Jess Knott
While papers, books, pencils and binders may be the mainstays of the stereotypical college lecture hall, some instructors are turning instruction on its head, and bringing their students along for the ride. See how Snagit, Camtasia and Jing can help you transform your lectures, and your classroom culture into a vibrant learning experience, inspiring your students to adopt a more creative approach to their studies.
Watch this presentation at EDUCAUSE:
Wednesday: 11:00AM, 2:00PM
Thursday: 11:50AM, 2:50PM
An Interview with Leigh
Question: What exactly is the Master’s in Educational Technology Program? Is there a primary group of people that enroll in this program?
Answer: The Master of Arts in Educational Technology (or MAET) prepares teachers, administrators, and other educational professionals for the thoughtful use of technologies to support teaching and learning in a range of educational environments. Our primary student body consists of K-12 teachers, however, we have a growing group of students who work in educational environments.
Question: As the program director, how do you work with faculty to help improve the classes and resources offered to your students?
Answer: Since I have a “global view” of the curriculum, I’m able to work with faculty to let them know where there are areas of overlap or gaps. Our program certifies teachers in Michigan for the Educational Technology (NP) Endorsement, so I work to help make sure our curriculum in those courses align with the state standards.
Question: What do you find to be the most helpful integration of technology in higher education for faculty and students
Answer: People I think engaging with peers and support networks provided by the university are key. We are lucky here at MSU to have VuDAT, and additionally in the College of Education we have the Center for Teaching and Technology.
Question: I really enjoyed your compare/contrast blog entry about the time it takes to film and edit a video. Where do you see the future of video editing going, in production time and effort?
Answer: I love that video has become more accessible to the masses. Now that most cell phones, iPods, iPads, laptops have cameras – everyone has the ability to capture and produce video. The tools will always be changing – it’s a matter of maintaining focus on the quality and message in what you produce.
Question: What are you most excited about learning and seeing at EDUCAUSE 2011?
Answer: I’m excited about interacting with my peers at other institutions and with people I follow on Twitter. I’m interested in the Teaching and Learning domain, along with the Web and Media Development domain. I don’t get a chance to focus on much of the “techie” stuff as much as I would like, so I look forward to spending time “geeking out” in those sessions.
Connect with Leigh
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Read Leigh’s Blog
Ali White is the Social Media Intern for TechSmith. She studies Professional Writing at Michigan State with a minor in Theater and specialization in Digital Humanities. Follow her tweets at @DesignLightning or check out her Portfolio.