Online Video Conferencing & Office Hours – Teresa Prange, Accounting Faculty

Teresa investigated the possibility of finding ways to conduct office hours and other interactions with students online by researching various tools and methods for doing so.  This project included a survey of students to look into their level of interest in participating in video conferencing activities.   Overall, the survey results indicated interest in online group conferencing with scheduling preferences taken into account as well as training in the use of video conferencing tools.


Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard – Nolan Mitchell, Math Faculty

Nolan  to the time to explore the low-cost Wiimote Whiteboard and the instructional possibilities it presents.  He provided  a live demonstration at the 2014 Tech Fair in which people were able to see those possibilities firsthand.  This program can be used in the classroom, as well as on a computer or even tablet for teaching live. Nolan provided a very detailed description of his findings which can be made available from the Tech Hub upon request.

 Citation Video Resources – Bethany Gabbert, Tammy Jabin and Jill Rupert, English Faculty

Bethany,  Tammy  and Jill used Camtasia Studio to produce short video tutorials on specific, frequent MLA and APA problem.  Videos were created to be as interactive as possible, including  features such as animations and text bubbles.   The videos were added to the Campus Writing Center fall eLearn shell and will be used in future semesters as well.  While these videos are Chemeketa-specific, they are available under a Creative Commons license so that other colleges can use them as a starting point for their own tutorials.

MyOpenMath070 – Toby Wagner, Math Faculty

Toby’s proposed project led to the publication of a low-cost textbook for Math 070 as well as continued exploration of the My OpenMath lab which could eventually replace the current publisher-produced online lab at no cost to students.  Among Toby’s findings:  MyOpenMath lab has the features and functionality most commonly lused by math instructor.  This made it possible to  develop assignment sets tailored his OER textbook in which each problem is accompanied by examples, videos or other learning aids.

Oregon Virtual Field Trip Site – Shannon Othus-Gault, Geography Faculty

Shannon traveled to various sites of geological significance throughout Oregon where she photographed the geology as well as created video lectures in which she teaches about the geological features of the site.  By means of these videos, her students experience virtual field trips.

Flipped MTH070 – Ken Anderson, Math Faculty

Ken flipped his Algebra class by delivering content lessons online and working more closely with students doing their “homework” in class.  In order to build accountability into his flipped math class, Ken created partially completed notes for students to print out and complete as they watched the lecture videos,   not only making students accountable for the viewing of lecture videos outside of class but also having a more interactive learning experience as they prepared for classroom application activities.  Ken also took advantage of the time provided by the grant to develop worksheets for group work for each class meeting.

COMPASS Prep Writing Workshop – Laura Scott & Teresa Massey, RSS Faculty

With the help of our new content development software, Softchalk, Laura was able to create practice test items with self-check questions, feedback and tutorials  to help students to prepare for the Compass reading and writing placement test.

CS160 OER Interactive Reader – Andrew Scholer, Computer Science Faculty

Andrew took on the challenge of developing an online interactive free reader for CS160.  His work provides an informative example of how you can pull from a range of OER resources to create your own customized materials.  Andrew not only was successful in creating a free textbook, but also learned about the challenges that can come with this process.