Chat, Chow, & Web 2.0

What is Chat, Chow, & Web 2.0?

Chat, Chow & Web 2.0 is a program for faculty and staff development at Saint Mary’s University, Winona campus, that models the use of new technologies for teaching and learning. It is hosted by staff from the Fitzgerald Library, the IT department, and the office of Instructional Technology.

 

December Session: A Medley

December Session: A Medley

With a head count just shy of 60, the December session set a record for Chat Chow attendance.  Clearly people were eager to find out about the new and changing technologies that the session promised to address. Michael Hagarty, Career Services, opened the program with...

October Session

Chat Chow took the show on the road this month. In Studio "S" up the bluff in St. Yon's Hall, presenter Eric Heukeshoven, Music Department, demonstrated the department's new active learning environment, which includes state of the art digital tools for audio...

e-Medley: November’s Session

e-Medley: November’s Session

Chemistry Department members Brett Bodsgard, Chris Jordan, and Nathan Lien opted to use a free e-text book from OpenStax this year.  To open this session they described this project.  They learned about OpenStax while at a conference and decided to try it out, hoping...

All Are Included

All Are Included

In support of October as Disabilities Awareness Month the October 21st session featured Karen Hemker (Director of Disability Services), Jason Spartz (Director of Instructional Technology), and Matt Klosky (Social Sciences Lecturer) introducing Universal Design...

Not Your Mother’s Art Class

Not Your Mother’s Art Class

  Using Zurb’s Foundation 6, Kjellgren Alkire (Art Dept.) has been applying mobile responsive web development and design to enhance websites, WordPress pages, and web portfolios.  In this session participants learned to better understand HTML as a digital literacy...

February Session: “It’s All in the Game”

February Session: “It’s All in the Game”

Michael Ratajczyk (Business) opened the first session of the second semester with a fascinating description of the game he created for his microeconomics class, Wealth of Nation Building.  Using Google Sites, the game consists of five person teams with each team...

November Session

November Session

November's MedleyDr. Crystal Carlson (Psychology) opened the session with a description of how she is using infographics in her psychology classes.  She began by defining infographics as a pictorial representation of information or an idea and dated the first use of...

October Session

October Session

Reference Librarian Ruth Torstenson LeMasters opened the session with a demonstration of new library resources designed to enhance online learning. CREDO, an online reference and discovery database, as well as LibGuides, a content management system that enables...

Read & Write for Google

Read & Write for Google

The first session of the Fall semester opened with a presentation from the folks at the Student Success Center  Karen Hemker and Lisa Thorsell  introduced  Read & Write for Google, a new add-on for Google that was developed to “boost reading and writing confidence for...