LAS Portfolio Service Examples

Two examples of portfolios done on the LAS e-portfolio service. I spearheaded the adoption of Mahara, an open-source, e-portfolio system in 2008. We are retiring the system in 2015. These portfolios were publicly published to the web, retrieved on Wed, Dec 10 2014.

Hammurabi: The Game

My take on the classic BASIC game "Hammurabi":

Wrote this as a demonstration project to teach programming.

Hammurabi Screen Shot

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Segue Student Website Examples

Examples of individual student public websites that were created using the "segue" content management system. I implemented and managed the segue service for the College of LAS @ UIUC from 2005-2013.

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AATG Website Screenshot

What the AATG (American Association of Teachers of German) website looked like in 2011. I helped manage technical aspects of the AATG site 1999-2013.

AATG website 2011

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Proto-Germanic Exercises

Try your hand working through the comparative method, and working with phonological rules for the reconstructed Proto-Germanic language!

I've completed a set exercises intended to assist in teaching about historical Germanic linguistics, based on courseware I wrote for Prof. Antonsen at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to teach GMC 367, Introduction to Germanic Linguistics, in 1995.

This was a chance to work with Bootstrap 3, jQuery, and Smarty templates. All interactivity is jquery-based.

Exercises available at:

Learning Analytics

Presentation to the LAS Online Advisory Board, Dec 3 2013, on learning analytics. Basically a short summary of the CIC presentation

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MOOCs @ Illinois presentation

MOOCs @ Illinois presentation at the Teaching with Technology Brown Bag forum, UIUC, with Jason Mock. Nov 20, 2013. Slightly different slides, updated numbers, and new maps compared to the TeachTech presentation earlier this year.


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MOOCs @ Illinois

Presentation about Illinois Coursera MOOCs at the University of Illinois Chicago "TeachTech 2013" conference, October 9 2013 @ UIC Forum. With Sara Shrader and Jane Blanken-Webb.

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Language Learning Lab Photos 1982

Scanned slides from the University of Illinois Language Learning Lab. One of the slides had "82" printed on it, possibly the year. Includes shots of PLATO with a Hebrew exercise, and shots of French and Spanish exercises on Apple II. My first exposure to the Language Lab was as a grad student in 1989.

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Design Differences, Teaching Trials, Lessons Learned in a MOOC Medium

Presentation at the Faculty Summer Institute 2013, May 15 2013, iHotel Urbana.

Slides and outline.

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