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Cynthia Stevenson Raisor

Contact Info 979-845-7506 Office Department of Chemical Engineering 214 Jack E. Brown Bldg Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843-3122 Online Resources Rhetorical Musings (blog) Curriculum Vita QR code to CV

SUMMARY Having taught college-level writing courses at Texas A&M University for over 26 years, I have experience in technical communication instruction, program and curriculum development, assessment, teacher training, innovative technologies, and educational research. I am committed to investigating and applying how new pedagogical methods can be used to foster lifelong learning, prepare students to hone critical-thinking skills, and to adapt to ever-changing workplace environments. My teaching goal: to equip students with essential technical communication skills applied within relevant, contemporary contexts and to inspire students to discover and discern creative solutions to workplace challenges. EDUCATION Master of Arts in English with emphasis in rhetoric and composition and linguistics from Texas A&M University, December 1986 Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with emphasis in English from Texas A&M University, December 1984 SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Teaching & Curriculum Development Taught college-level technical writing and other composition courses for over 26 years in regular and computer classrooms as well as in web-delivered and flipped formats. Prepared curriculum and materials for a technical communication course specifically targeting TAMU Chemical Engineering students. Taught a First-Year Seminar, one of the High-Impact Practices supported by the TAMU Office of the Provost. Curriculum required students to use a sophisticated, interactive technology, Second Life, to learn about teamwork and communication as they also learned about meeting the expectations of university life. Assembled and created resources for developing an online portfolio that integrates program learning outcomes of a TAMU academic department, culminating in a student capstone project and a program assessment tool. Instructed Chemical Engineering students at main campus and abroad (TAMU Qatar) on team building and problem solving using virtual world technology and on using collaborative technology tools for documentation. Developed curriculum and materials for meeting experiential learning outcomes of students at Higher Colleges of TechnologyFujairah in the United Arab Emirates. Contributed to the curriculum development of several core college-level writing courses through participation in writing committees and pilot programs. Recent curriculum development has emphasized inquired-guided instruction, emerging technologies, and assessment tools relevant to critical thinking and workplace writing. Developed writing curriculum for science and engineering students to prepare them for creating lab reports that met IEEE writing standards, including documentation, style, format, graphics, and organization of material. Provided technical writing instruction, including assessment of work, to approximately 275 students per semester enrolled in a physics course for science and engineering majors.

Supervised honors scholarship recipients in a special topics honors seminar. Wrote curriculum for Undergraduate Research Fellows Program to comply with Writing Intensive course requirements. Coordinated and led workshops for instructing Research Fellows on writing their theses. Taught special online honors section of Technical Writing to Research Fellows. Instructed honors students in liberal arts (LBAR) independent studies, one focusing on fundamentals of grammar and style to prepare the student for analyzing texts and describing how language and syntax influence a readers response to a document. Served as faculty mentor to new teaching assistants with full teaching responsibility in CTE-led workshops for new GATs. Provided support to lead TAs responsible for training new GATs during teaching workshops. Trained GATs on how to normalize grading of papers prepared for an Engineering Ethics course. Developed resources including rubrics and other materials to assist graders in assessing student work accurately and in providing meaningful feedback. Supervised the University Undergraduate Research Fellows Program, a program in which each selected participant completed in-depth research in his or her discipline, culminating in a senior honors thesis and 3 presentations. Coordinated all program functions for Research Fellows as they completed their senior honors theses; organized groups and presentation schedules; provided thesis writing instruction; served as point-of-contact for students and advisors; evaluated progress and completion of theses according to department and manual standards; oversaw theses publication at the Digital Repository at Texas A&M. Trained and supervised graduate teaching assistants of a physics course for science and engineering students containing a technical writing component. Trained graders as part of a course assessment completed by the Center for Teaching Excellence. Coordinated and supervised evening and summer Bible studies for approximately 150 women at my local church; organized small groups and recruited group leaders; selected and ordered materials for all studies; secured facilities for group meetings; led small groups. Coordinated and supervised the Writing Outreach Program, a series of mini-courses on various aspects of writing for the university and local community. Served on the TAMU Freshman English Committee to develop the Freshman English curriculum. Projects involved selecting textbooks, determining curriculum requirements, and training teachers. Created and managed website of technical communication resources for Chemical Engineering students at TAMU. Available at Served as member of strategic advisory group and beta tester for Provided support in launching use of voice comment tool in the grade and feedback tool, GradeMark. See Press Release May 15, 2012. Created and maintained course web sites using course management software, eLearning/Blackboard and Moodle, to instruct and manage students enrolled in technical writing courses. Created websites and on-line materials for technical writing course instruction in both the English and Physics departments. Maintained Research Fellows web page and updated instructional and program resources located on the Honors Programs web site. Used online programs, Calibrated Peer Review and, to assess student writing. Served as current faculty advisor to TAMU-recognized student group: Aggie Ichthus. Served as moderator for multiple presentations at TAMU Assessment Conferences. Served on the university e-portfolio committee to select software for use by TAMU students, faculty, and administrators for career and program assessment purposes. Served on the Womens Ministry Board to help plan the direction of womens ministries at

Administrating & Training

Web Design, Management, & Assessment


Grace Bible Church. Served on the DEIC (District Educational Instructional Committee), an advisory panel to CSISDs school board. Served on Grade Appeals Panel within the Writing Programs Office. Served as a teaching mentor to new graduate assistant teachers. Led Bible studies at my local church (Grace Bible Church) and participated in leadership development workshops, leader meetings, and service projects. Served as the leaders coach for evening Bible study leaders at Grace Bible Church, facilitated discussion during pastor-lead teaching and training of small group leaders, helped problem solving and strategizing to meet small group goals. Co-led a class for newcomers at our church with the purpose of describing the church mission and vision, programs, ministry opportunities, and church membership requirements. Completed 6 years of English undergraduate and graduate work in composition, literature, teaching methodology, rhetorical theory, business and technical writing, and linguistics. Coursework included extensive research projects and papers. Received IRB approval to complete 2 research projects: (1) Using Student to Assess Course and Program-Level Outcomes (2) Technical Writing Using Virtual Environments. Research has resulted in multiple national conference presentations and a book chapter. Wrote curriculum development grant proposals as well as proposals for conference papers and presentations to advance my understanding of teaching methodology and student learning. Maintain an online journal of my professional activities, including reflections that assess methods in order to improve my teaching. Available at Wrote many reviews of textbooks and instructors manuals for teaching technical communication. Surveyed current instructors of writing-intensive courses and assessed current practices to determine the best uses of technology to teach writing. Reported findings at a conference for teaching with technology. Completed postgraduate research project and presented a paper at an SCMLA (South Central Modern Languages Association) conference. Wrote sub-committee reports for the TAMU Freshman English Committee and an annual report for the TAMU Department of Parking, Traffic, and Transportation; edited a feasibility study for the U.S. Department of Energy from the Texas Engineering Extension Service; co-authored a report on the Visual Physics program including assessment of technical writing instruction. Edited drafts and revisions of student papers including essays, short and long reports, business letters, memos, manuals, brochures, and websites; proofread and evaluated hundreds of documents per semester. Edited, revised, and proofread reports, proposals, brochures, and newsletter articles prepared by staff at a non-profit organization for education agencies and practitioners. Proofread monthly editions of a local magazine (Insite Magazine). Edited and reviewed numerous technical writing textbooks and handbooks.

Writing, Editing, & Research


Texas A&M University Department of Chemical Engineering August 2010 to present Lecturer Teach technical writing to students who are chemical engineering majors. Department of English January 2005 to August 2010 Lecturer Taught technical writing courses, both honors and regular, in webdelivered and computer classroom formats and teach inquiry-guided rhetoric and composition courses.

Office of Honors Programs July 2005 to August 2008 Undergraduate Research Fellows Program Coordinator Coordinated all functions of this yearlong senior-level honors program. Office of Honors Programs & Academic Scholarships January 2005 to July 2005 Thesis Supervisor Instructed and supervised student participants in the University Undergraduate Research Fellows Program on completing their undergraduate theses. Department of Physics August 2003 to December 2004 Lecturer Instructed students enrolled in Physics 218, an introductory physics course for science and engineering majors, on how to prepare scientific papers including technical reports and memos. Department of English August 1994 to May 2003 Lecturer

Taught technical writing courses to college students of various academic disciplines.

Office of Honors Programs & Academic Scholarships September 2001 to May 2003 Faculty Mentor Instructed small groups of students in the University Scholars Program. Center for Academic Enhancement January 1992 to January 1993 Lecturer Taught a developmental reading lab designed to improve the reading skills of students needing Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) remedial work and to meet state TASP requirements. Taught academic support programs and workshops for enrolled students. Department of English August 1989 to January 1992 Lecturer Taught Technical Writing and Rhetoric and Composition to college students of various academic disciplines. Intercultural Development Research Association November 1988 to June 1989 Education Editor Edited materials and supervised the production and dissemination of all documents written by IDRA staff and outside contributors. San Antonio ISD Continuing Education January 1989 to May 1989 English Instructor Taught adults basic grammar and writing skills. Texas A&M University Department of English January 1987 to July 1988 Lecturer

Taught Technical Writing and Rhetoric and Composition courses.

August 1987 to December 1987 Assistant to the Director of Freshman English Helped plan and develop the Freshman English Program as a co-instructor and an advisor to all GATs, as a member of the Freshman English Committee, and as the coordinator and supervisor of the Writing Outreach Program. January 1985 to December 1986 Graduate Teaching Assistant Taught 12 sections of Freshman English (Composition and Rhetoric) courses.

A&M Consolidated High School August 1984 to December 1984 Student Teacher Taught 11th grade regular and honors English courses. CONSULTING PROJECTS AND PART-TIME WORK Center for Teaching Excellence (TAMU) June 2012 to September 2012 Created multiple resources and conducted workshops for supporting faculty in implementing and assessing high-impact practices as directed by the TAMU QEP. Materials are available online at the CTE Faculty and Learning Portal. June 2011 to August 2011 Developed rubrics for assessing program-level outcomes for the Department of Ecosystems & Science Management. Created instructional resources for faculty of capstone courses in the use of an online portfolio tool that will integrate program-level outcomes and will display student work for career and postgraduate advancement.

Masters of Land and Property Development (TAMU Architecture) December 2011 to present Consulted department faculty in the Masters of Land and Property Development Program (Department of Architecture) on the use of an integrated learning portfolio for assessing program-level outcomes. Presented at retreat and prepared materials for graduate student assessment including an integrative learning portfolio used in the MLPD defense. College of Engineering (TAMU) August- September 2012

Advised program director and faculty support staff on the use of reflection in directing program and course learning outcomes beginning with freshman core courses: ENGR 111 and 112. Invited workshop speaker.

Leadership Development International (LDi) June 2010 to August 2010 Investigated the instructional and training needs of an international client (Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE) and developed resources (experiential learning modules and comprehensive reference list of resources to be added to database). Presented a mixed-reality virtual presentation to a client in the UAE on the educational uses of virtual world technologies. AWARDS, HONORS, GRANTS, AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Academy Speaker (2012-13) Faculty Mentor to GAT (1987, 1989-90, 97, 99, 04, 05, 06) 2009, 2010 Student Led Award for Teaching Excellence Finalist Betty M. Unterberger Award for Research Fellows Advising (2008) Summer Institute for Instructional Technology Innovation, $3000 (2008) Technology Assisted Teaching Award, $1500 (2005) Grade Appeals Panel (2002-03, 05) University Scholars Enrichment Grant (2001, 2002, 2003) Honors Curriculum Development Grant (1999) Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Academy Certificate (2011-12) IRB certified (September 2011) Advisory Board (2011) SCMLA Fall Conference Presentation (1987) Freshman English Committee (1987, 1989-90) TAMU GAT Mentor (1987, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009) Writing Outreach Instructor (1985-87) Texas Teaching Certificate (1984) Magna Cum Laude, TAMU (1984)

TEXTBOOK REVIEWS AND EDITING PROJETS Johnson-Sheehan. (2010). Technical Communication Today, Brief Edition. New York: Pearson/Longman. (Reviewed

April 2010.) Lannon, John and Laura Gurak. (2009). Strategies for Technical Communication in the Workplace. New York: Pearson/Longman. (Comparative review completed in November 2009.) Lannon, John. (2009). Technical Communication (11th ed.). New York: Pearson/Longman. (Pre-revision review completed in June 2009.) Johnson-Sheehan. (2008). Technical Communication Today. (2nd ed.). New York: Pearson/Longman. (Reviewed May 2008.) Markel, Michael. (2008). Technical Communication. (9th ed.) New Jersey: Bedford/St. Martins Press. (Reviewed November 2007.) Morgan, Mikeal. Edited manuscript The Phoenix Philosophy. Expected publication date: 2008. Lehr, Dolores. Technical Communication: Integrating Text and Visuals. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing (Reviewed March 2006.) Turpin, Elizabeth and Edgerton, Rebecca. (2005). Handbook for Technical Communication. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. (Reviewed October 2004.) Alred, Gerald J., Brusaw, Charles T., & Oliu, Walter E. (2004). Handbook of Technical Writing (7th ed.). New York: Bedford/St. Martins Press. (Reviewed March 2004.) Burnett, Rebecca. (2001). Technical Communication. (5th ed.) Austin: Harcourt. (Reviewed May 2002 with suggestions for next edition.) Alred, Gerald J., Brusaw, Charles T., & Oliu, Walter E. (2002). Handbook of Technical Writing (7th ed.) New York: Bedford/St. Martins Press. (Reviewed July 2001.) The Guidebook to Professional and Technical Writing. (2000). Manuscript. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. (Reviewed May 2000.) Markel, Michael. (2001). Instructors Resource Manual for Sixth Edition Technical Communication. New Jersey: Bedford/St. Martins Press. (Reviewed April 2000.) Markel, Michael. (1999). Technical Communication. (5th ed.) New Jersey: Bedford/St. Martins Press. (Reviewed April 1999.)

REFEREED PRESENTATIONS Raisor, C. and Fowler, D. (2013). "Mapping Reflection through Integrative Learning Portfolios." Refereed presentation. TAMU Office of Institutional Assessment 13th Annual Assessment Conference. 18 February. Booth, G., Fowler, D., Raisor, C., Saginor, J., and Anderson, K. (2013). "Crossing the Rubicon: How the First Comprehensive Curriculum Reform of a Masters Level Program at Texas A&M University Can Give Heart and Inspiration to Other Faculty Facing this Challenge." Refereed presentation. TAMU Office of Institutional Assessment 13th Annual Assessment Conference. 18 February. Raisor, C., Fowler, D., and Monroe, J. "E-folios: Connecting Learning Outcomes, Reflection, and Assessment." (2013). Refereed poster presentation. TAMU Office of Institutional Assessment 13th Annual Assessment Conference. 18 February. Raisor, C. and Fowler, D. (2013). "Flipping with Folios." Refereed presentation. Association of American Colleges & Universities Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia. 25 January. Fowler, D., Booth, J., and Raisor, C. (2012). "Using E-portfolio to Integrate Comprehensive Master's-Level Student Learning Outcomes." Refereed panel presentation. Professional Organizational and Development Network Conference. Seattle, WA, 27 October. Raisor, C. and Fowler, D. (2012). "Using Student Reflective Portfolios to Assess Course and Program-Level Outcomes." Refereed presentation. TAMU Office of Institutional Assessment 12th Annual Assessment Conference. Feb. 21, 2012. Booth, J., Fowler, D., and Raisor, C. (2012). "Implementing 'Education First' and 'Aggies Commit' through Comprehensive Master's Level Curriculum, Assessment, and Student Learning Outcome Alignment." Refereed poster presentation. TAMU Office of Institutional Assessment 12th Annual Assessment Conference. Feb. 20, 2012. Raisor, C. and McWhorter, R. (2011). Creation and Evaluation of Authentic Technical Writing Assignments Utilizing Virtual World Technology. Refereed presentation. Innovative Research Virtual Worlds Conference, November 3, 2011, Coventry University, UK Raisor, C., Kenney-Kennicutt, W., McWhorter, R. R., McGeachin, R., Nowlin-Obanion, A., Snell, J. (2011). Using Second Life to Teach Across the Disciplines Refereed panel presentation. Teaching with Technology Conference, Texas A&M University, February 7-8. Kenney-Kennicutt, W., Rutherford, T., Raisor, C., and Dorsey, L, (2010). Using Virtual World Technology to Instruct University Students. Refereed panel discussion. Instructional Technologies Services Showcase, Texas A&M

University, Oct. 27. Raisor, C., Kenney-Kennicutt, W., McWhorter, R. R., McGeachin, R., Nowlin-Obanion, A., Snell, J. (2010). Using Second Life to Teach Across the Disciplines Refereed panel discussion. Teaching with Technology Conference, Texas A&M University, February 10-11. Raisor, C. and Small, N. (2008). You Might be a Techneck if. . . Blending Technology with Writing Intensive Courses. Refereed presentation. Teaching with Technology Conference, Texas A&M University, February 12-13. Raisor, C. (2005). Using and Assessing Technology in Teaching. Refereed presentation. Teaching with Technology Conference, Texas A&M University, February 23-24.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS Raisor, C. (2013). "If You Build It, Will They Come? Demystifying Reflection to Target Instructional Outcomes and Empower Learning." Invited presentation. 16th Annual Wakonse South Conference on College Teaching. 7 April. Raisor (2012). "Using Student Reflective Portfolios to Facilitate and Assess Learning Outcomes." Invited presentation. Faculty Teaching Academy, Center for Teaching Excellence-TAMU. 9 November. Raisor, C. and Fowler, D. (2012). "Integrative Learning and E-folios." Invited faculty development workshop. Center of Teaching Excellence, TAMU. 1 November. Raisor, C. (2012). Introduction to the Eco-Folio for ESSM. Invited presentation and workshop. Mort Kothmann's ESSM 201 "Explore EcoSystem and Science Management," Texas A&M University, 7 November. Raisor, C. and Fowler, D. (2012). "Integrative Learning and E-folios." Invited faculty development workshop. Center of Teaching Excellence, TAMU. 1 November. Raisor, C. and Fowler, D. (2012). "Preparing ENGR Faculty for Using Reflection in ENGR 111-112." Invited presentation and workshop. TAMU. 31 August. Balester, V. and Raisor, C. (2011). Writing Workshop for GATs of ENGR 482: Engineering Ethics. Invited presentation and workshop. College of Engineering, Texas A&M University. Feb. 26. Raisor, C. (2011). Qatar Writing Workshops: Team Building and Problem Solving Using MUVEs and Using Collaborative Tools for Documentation: VYEW and Google Docs. Invited presentation and workshop. Feb. 14 and 16, 2011. Raisor, C. and McWhorter, R. (2010). Training & Development in a Virtual World. Invited presentation and workshop. Priya Karups EHRD 475: Multimedia Development for Training & Development, Texas A&M University, October 13, 14 (2010) and March 3, 2011. Raisor, C. and McWhorter, R. (2010) Online Education Through a Virtual World Platform. Invited presentation. Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates, June 2. McWhorter, R. and Raisor, C. and McWhorter, R. (2010). Innovative Teaching Techniques in Second Life. Invited presentation. Texas Distance Learning Association, March 26, 2010. Raisor, C. (2004). Technical Writing in the Visual Physics Program. Invited presentation. Institute on Scholarly Teaching Showcase. Materials online. Available at:, January 16. Raisor, C. (2003). Writing for Physics Presentation to Instructors and Administrators in Department of Physics Invited presentation. Materials Online. Available at: November 15. Raisor, C. (1992). Developmental Reading Skills. Invited presentation. Texas A&M University TASP Regional Conference, May 5. Raisor, C. (1990). Grading and Commenting on Student Papers. Invited presentation and workshop. Texas A&M Freshman English Fall Workshop, January. Raisor, C. (1987). How to Handle Students Grade Complaints. Invited presentation. Texas A&M Freshman English Fall Workshop, August. Raisor, C. (1987). Evaluating the Persuasive Essay--Papers 5 and 6. Invited presentation. Texas A&M Freshman English Fall Workshop, August.

WEB SITES AND ONLINE RESOURCES Templates created for TAMU departments: EcoSystem Science and Management, University Honors Program, Masters of Land and Property Development, Chemical Engineering. Rhetorical Musings. Professional Journal Reflections on Recent Teaching Experiences. (Summer 2010-present). Available at Why Second Life? Online Documentation of Teaching Theory and Methods for Using Virtual World Technology. (Fall 2009). Available at

Student Research Week Presentation Tips Wiki. Online. (May 2006). Available at Writing for Physics Instructional Web Site. Online. (September 2003). Available at WebCT On-Line Course for English 301 Technical Writing. Online. (August 2001). Available at: Password protected. English 301Technical Writing Course Web Site. Online. (2000-2010). Available at:

TECHNICAL REPORTS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS McWhorter, R., Dellelo, J., Raisor, C., Roberts, P., and Fowler, D. (2013). "A Cross-Case Analysis of the Use of WebBased ePortfolios in Higher Education." Journal of Information Technology Education. (pending review). Raisor, C. and McWhorter, R. (2011). Teaching Technical Communication through Virtual World Technology. (Book chapter pending review). Virtual Worlds in Online and Distance Education. S. Gregory, M. Lee, B. Dalgarno, B. Tynan (Eds.). Planned for publication by Athabasca University Press in the Issues in Distance Education Series by Terry Anderson (Ed.). McIntyre, P., Kamon, T., Ezrailson, C., Raisor, C. (2005). Visual Physics at TAMU: A Snapshot of our Reform Methods and their Application to Recitation and Lab. Conference Proceeding. University of Minnesota. March 11. McIntyre, P., Kamon, T., Ezrailson, C., Raisor, C., Sokolov, A., Toback, D., Woodward, A., Troy, M., Simpson, N. (2004). Visual Physics at TAMU: Methods and their Application to Recitation and Lab. (Department of Physics technical report prepared with Center for Teaching Excellence and Measurement and Research Services), May 24. Raisor, C. (1990). Annual Report for the Texas A&M Department of Parking, Traffic, and Transportation. Raisor, C. (1989). Parental Involvement: A Valued Component for Children to Succeed in School, IDRA Newsletter, May. Raisor, C. (1989). The Answer: Valuing Youth in Schools and Families, A Report on Hispanic Dropouts in the Dallas Independent School District. Co-wrote and edited six volumes of this longitudinal study by IDRA research staff, April. Raisor, C. (1989). Hispanic American Curriculum for Universities: Experience in Creative and Effective Learning (EXCEL). Co-wrote and edited this curriculum guide for a Hispanic student summer program implemented in San Antonio, April. Raisor, C. (1989). Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) company brochure. Raisor, C. (1987). Language Attitude Survey. Conference proceeding. South Central Modern Languages Association (SCMLA) Symposium, October. Raisor, C. (1986). Language Attitude Survey: Subjective Responses toward American Regional Dialects, Gender, and Activity. Texas A&M University. Unpublished manuscript, December.

TECHNICAL MEETINGS AND WEBINARS Office of the Provost, Center for Teaching Excellence, & Office of Institutional Assessment: High-Impact Practices and Measuring Effectiveness. Workshop by Dr. George Kuh. 3 October 2013. Apple Education Seminar: Advancing Professional Education with iPad (Integrating software and experiential learning through interactive devices.) Webinar presented by Yousuf Khan, Hult International Business School, and Michael L. Schwartz, PhD, the Yale School of Medicine. 31 July 2012. Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of TAMUs QEP Presented by Virginia Lee of Virginia S. Lee & Associates, LLC. Attended webinar (Saba Central 7: KFP602093) 19 June 2012. Google Education on Air: "Managing Digital Portfolios" by Kern Kelley. Presentation made available through use of Google+ features including Hangouts and Circles. 2 May 2012. SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM COMPETENCIES Course Management Systems WebCT/Blackboard/ELearning Use Store files, create assignments, assess student work, enter grades, manage discussions, post announcements, maintain course calendar Same as above Create portfolios, course resources, collaborative projects, journals Detect plagiarism, mark and comment Competency Level High

Web Site Development Assessment Tools

Moodle Google Sites Weebly and

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Graphics, Video and Audio Capture Software

GradeMark Calibrated Peer Review Critique^It Jing Camtasia GarageBand iTunes Animoto Voki Media Matrix Umbraco Dropbox TxSpace TAMU Digital Repository GoogleDocs


Collaborative Software

VYEW Wikinote ZohoWriter Skype SlideShare Facebook LinkedIn Second Life

Social Media

Online Portfolio

Delicious Twitter Aggiefolio

Symplicity/Reflection Online Journal Blogger, WordPress

on student work Assess student work Same as above; trial use only Create tutorials for courses, showing how tech tools work Same as above Record podcasts for courses Store and upload podcasts Create videos for course projects Create animated video for course Store streaming video Create and maintain department online tech communication resources Store files on cloud-based server Uploaded, organized, and managed undergraduate theses Collaborate with colleagues to create documents and presentations; manage online portfolio Same as above; provide commentary via video and audio Create and edit course content Create and edit course content Converse with peer professionals Upload presentations for public access Join professional groups, network with professional peers Same as above Network with peer professionals, instruct students, attend conferences, display student work Manage and share bookmarks Network with peers Instruct students on how to demonstrate professional competencies through online software; manage professional portfolio Assess software for possible adoption by university Reflect and assess teaching methods and experiences

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