The Process & Technology of Mentorship Competency Through Video Assessment

by Dr. Luanne Fose - The Tweed Geek on December 7, 2016

ArticleDigital Mentorship Graphics 3 & 4 of the Digital Academic Revolution (DAR): Mentorship Competency Series were published on December 6, 2016, as part of a six-part series by the Online Learning Consortium Center for Research in Digital Learning and Leadership. The in-depth segments of research conducted by Martin Mehl (Communication Studies) and myself, Dr. Luanne Fose (CTLT), share the “inside scoop” and transparency of digital mentorship competency in teaching and learning gleaned from a year-long pilot administered at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Article #3, The Process: Mentorship – Recruitment, Refinement, Transferenceelucidates the process of adapting, adopting, and diffusing the Mehl/Fose methodology to allow other educational institutions to replicate our success. The paper discusses identifying and recruiting your campus mentor-change-agents, the Mehl/Fose mentorship training philosophy, and quality knowledge transfer to faculty through deliberate instructional design.

Matt Champagne & AJ Gregory

Article #4, The Technology: Vision-Driven Instead of Vendor-Pushed Solutions, describes the perfect synergy and collaboration between the selected software vendor, Screencast-O-Matic©, and our learning outcomes for the project. This article discusses the 7 imperative criteria we established for our final software selection — the purpose of which was to find the best fit (i.e., to find the least complex, most robust and cost-effective tool that would cater to the widest audience possible without any additional budget resources). The article also includes an interview with AJ Gregory (Founder) and Matt Champagne (COO) of Big Nerd Software LLC’s Screencast-O-Matic©, revealing the company’s leadership, history, mission, and eagerness to support our long-term learning outcomes for our DAR Mentorship Competency.

To download and read both articles, please visit the OLC web site.

~ Dr. Luanne Fose (The Tweed Geek)


Fixing Automatic Captions in YouTube

by Dr. Luanne Fose - The Tweed Geek November 30, 2016

CHRISTMAS CAROL CAPTION FAIL – Rhett & Link We’ve all seen them – those hilarious caption fails generated by YouTube’s automatic captioning. Some people, like Rhett & Link, have become internet celebrities by sharing their caption fails with the world. If you’re like me, you were thrilled in 2009 when YouTube (Google) started implementing automatic […]

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Cal Poly Digital Commentary Grading Project Transitions to Digital Mentorship Competency

by Dr. Luanne Fose - The Tweed Geek November 9, 2016

Spanning the 2015-2016 academic year, Cal Poly Communications Studies Sr. Lecturer, Martin Mehl, and Lead Instructional Designer, Luanne Fose, from the Cal Poly Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, conducted a formal, institute-wide research pilot on whether or not video assessment can improve faculty feedback for student assignments. Initially, the academic and administrative ramifications were […]

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PolyLearn Assignment Grading Tool and Rubrics

by Tonia Malone October 19, 2016

The new PolyLearn Assignment Grader tool allows faculty to: view a PDF file annotate a PDF (.docx will be available this Winter) use advanced grading tools (Rubric and Grading Guide) provide a final grade write feedback in comment form upload an attachment (text or audio file) Rubrics can be expanded with the toggle buttons on the bottom right […]

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Using Portfolium for Student Projects

by Tonia Malone September 21, 2016

“In 2014, students approved the allocation of student success fees towards Career Services’ proposal to expand programs targeting career development. This included a portfolio platform to allow students and alumni a space to store resources and reflect upon and showcase work samples and competencies acquired through academic, co-curricular, and professional experiences. Today’s employers expect graduates […]

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“Take a Walk”: Walking, Creativity, and Implications in the College Classroom

by Guest Blogger March 15, 2016

Morgan Livingston is a lecturer in the English Department at Cal Poly. She was inspired to write the following blog post through her participation in the CTLT Faculty Learning Community, “Teaching Technical Communication.” Last Tuesday was a beautiful and sunny 75-degree day in San Luis Obispo. My students walked into the classroom, sweating from the […]

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PolyLearn: More About Using Rubrics

by Tonia Malone March 9, 2016

“A rubric is a scoring guide: a list or chart that describes the criteria that you will use to evaluate or grade completed student assignments.” (Suskie, 2009) Advantages of Rubrics clarifies vague and fuzzy goals helps students to understand expectations helps student self-improve improves student performance makes scoring more accurate, unbiased, and consistent improves feedback to […]

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Hey! You Put Pedagogy in My Technology!

by Catherine Hillman March 2, 2016

Recently somebody asked me if Cal Poly has any instructional designers that can help put together an online course, and if so, where that person might find them. I was delighted to introduce this person to the instructional design services of the CTLT and how we could be of assistance. It occurred to me that […]

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Sending Large Files with Cal Poly’s FileSender Service

by Dr. Luanne Fose - The Tweed Geek February 23, 2016

Have you ever had a file that you needed to send to someone, but the file was too large to be sent via conventional email? This often happens to me when I have to send a video file for another person to review. In the past, I would just use my Public folder from my […]

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Enliven Presentations with PowToon

by Dr. Luanne Fose - The Tweed Geek February 9, 2016

Every once in a while, I challenge myself to try out a new software tool to see how it works for a particular learning objective I have in mind. Recently finding some of the content to be a little dull in an online class I have been developing, I decided to try the free online […]

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