By Amod Lele

Webinar on plagiarism in student presentations

February 28th, 2014 in Announcements, Plagiarism Detection, Turnitin

Next week, Turnitin will host a free webcast to share strategies for enhancing student understanding of academic citation and integrity for multimedia presentations. It will be held at 1pm on March 5. Register to attend.

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CEIT Instructional Innovation Conference: Abstracts and agenda

February 25th, 2014 in Announcements

The abstracts and agenda are now available for BU’s sixth annual Instructional Innovation Conference, to be held March 7 by the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching. Please register if you’re interested in attending.

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Campus Leader Speaker Series

February 24th, 2014 in Announcements

The McGraw-Hill Campus Leader Speaker Series, hosted by professors around the US, offers institutional perspectives on emerging approaches to teaching and learning focused on improving student performance and retention. The series touches on many areas of focus for campus leaders including remedial education, STEM, course redesign, preparing faculty for success, and documenting and reporting student performance. More

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Webinar: Copyright updates for the digital age

February 11th, 2014 in Announcements, Classroom Technology

CCUMC, the Consortium of College and University Media Centers, presents a webinar on copyright updates for the digital age on February 28, 2014 at 12:00pm-1:00pm EST. The workshop promises to:

  • Give you a better understanding of Fair Use in terms of dealing with media
  • Help you to become more empowered to interpret copyright law in order to be less risk-averse
  • Increase your awareness of issues surrounding copyright in media

Panelists include Lindley Shedd, Media Services Coordinator at the University of Alabama; Jane Hutchison, Associate Director of Instruction & Research Technology at William Paterson University; and Anthony Helm, Head of Digital Media and Library Technologies at Dartmouth College. If you are interested, register here.

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COMSOL event at BU

February 10th, 2014 in Announcements, COMSOL

COMSOL Multiphysics will be hosting a workshop directly on the BU campus on March 6. COMSOL is used by to engineers, chemists, physicists, biologists, and anyone else interested in modeling and simulation of real-world multiphysics systems. The planned speaker is Dr Jinlan Huang, who has a PhD from BU in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. More

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Gitner Awards for teaching with technology

February 6th, 2014 in Announcements

The Office of the Provost and the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching (CEIT) have just announced the Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family Innovation in Teaching with Technology Award, open to most BU full-time faculty members. The Gitner Award recognizes the faculty member or team that best exemplifies innovation in teaching by use, development, or adaptation of technology that results in positive learning outcomes for undergraduate students and that is recognized or adopted by faculty colleagues within or outside Boston University. Each year an award recipient will be selected and receive a $10 000 prize. More

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Webinar: Using NVivo as a research tool

January 31st, 2014 in Announcements, Data Analysis, NVivo

QSR, the makers of NVivo, invite you to a complimentary webinar about using NVivo as a research tool. NVivo is software, available free of charge to the entire BU community, that helps you organize, capture, manage, explore and understand your unstructured qualitative and mixed methods data, like interviews, survey responses, website data, images, videos and social media posts, enabling you to uncover new insight and easily share your findings, individually or as part of a team.

This live webinar will provide an overview of what NVivo can do so you will have the knowledge to:

  • set up a project
  • import your text data
  • organize your content
  • begin the coding process to assist in identifying possible themes, topics and trends

To register just select one of the following dates from the list below. It’s that easy!

Date                              3:00 PM – 4:00 PM       7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

February 6, 2014        Register                         Register

February 13, 2014      Register                         Register

February 20, 2014      Register                         Register

QSR also offers many other free webinars.

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Webinar: How instructors respond to plagiarism

January 28th, 2014 in Announcements, Plagiarism Detection, Turnitin

How do instructors respond when they encounter plagiarism? And, how do these responses change if plagiarism continues? The makers of Turnitin, BU’s originality checking software, conducted a survey of over 1,600 U.S. instructors to find out how instructors are addressing plagiarism in their classes and what impact academic integrity policies and multiple infractions may have in informing instructor response. On January 30at 1pm, they will hold a complimentary webinar to review the survey findings and highlight key takeaways from the survey. Sign up to view the session.

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Registration open for NERCOMP 2014

January 14th, 2014 in Announcements

Registration is now open for the Annual Conference of NERCOMP, the North East Regional Computing Program. NERCOMP is the Northeast’s main organization for technology in higher education. The annual conference will be held in Providence from March 24-26, and will feature many events related to educational technology.

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Digication interview with Professor Joseph Bizup

December 16th, 2013 in Case Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, Digication, e-Portfolio

Joseph Bizup, Director of BU’s CAS Writing Program, was recently featured in the monthly newsletter for Digication, the ePortfolio software BU uses. We’re including the text of the interview here, by kind permission of Digication:

Professor Joseph Bizup is currently Associate Professor in the Department of English at Boston University, and Assistant Dean and Director of the CAS Writing Program. His outstanding career encompasses distinguished scholarly contributions to literary criticism and rhetorical theory, as well as academic service positions, and writing program administration in some of the country’s most prestigious institutions: Yale University (97-99, 2001-2002), Columbia University (2002-2008), Boston University (2008-present).

Digication Learning Director: Professor Bizup, let’s start by talking a bit about your career’s trajectory. You started as a scholar of Victorian literature, but your research took you close to questions about technology, and the ways in which technology is relevant to human culture more generally. You discussed the often-invoked divide between technology and culture, and explained how the opposition can be dissolved. These questions are more than relevant in the present cultural and educational context. Could you tell our readers how you see the current interplay between technology and culture in general, and especially, what you consider to be the benefits of technology for humanistic education? More

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