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    [[include component="pageList" hideInternal="true" homeAtTop="on" limit="10" ]]AcademicAcademic Continuity Planning
    Academic continuity is the process of maintaining continuity of learning in a crisis situation caused by a //natural disaster// , //human-induced disasters//, or other precipitating fact​or. Academic continuity is vitally important because it focuses on maintaining the core function of education: providing students with the opportunity to learn. (Sloan-C Academic Continuity)
    There are four fundamental perspectives to consider regarding planning for academic continuity:
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    Academic[[include component="pageList" hideInternal="true" homeAtTop="on" limit="10" ]]Academic Continuity Planning
    Academic continuity is the process of maintaining continuity of learning in a crisis situation caused by a //natural disaster// , //human-induced disasters//, or other precipitating fact​or. Academic continuity is vitally important because it focuses on maintaining the core function of education: providing students with the opportunity to learn. (Sloan-C Academic Continuity)
    There are four fundamental perspectives to consider regarding planning for academic continuity:
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Monday, July 19

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    3.5. Web Pages
    In addition to using WebCt/Blackboard, developing and/or expanding a personal web site can also provide a virtual platform for posting course materials for student access, including: assignments, syllabus, communication links and other course related materials. The CITL has information to assist you in creating and maintaining a web site. In addition, information is provided to allow you to determine the best application (e.g., FrontPage, Contribute, Dreamweaver) to use in creating and maintaining the site. Consult the CITL web sitefor additional information, tutorials, and training schedules.
    3.6. iPad
    Under development..please check back!
    3.7.
    Wikis
    The term wiki refers to either the Web site or the software used to create the site and is derived from the expression, which means “quick” in Hawaiian. The first wiki was created by Ward Cunningham in 1995. A wiki is a collaborative Web site that comprises the perpetual collective work of many authors. A wiki is similar to a blog in structure and logic. Further, using an internet browser, anyone can edit, delete or modify content that has been placed on the Web site, including the work of previous authors. In contrast, a blog, typically authored by an individual, does not allow visitors to change the original posted material, only add comments to the original content.
    The academic continuity capabilities at Radford University can be addressed using a wiki. For example, this information you are reading was created and is updated and maintained using Wikispaces. Wikispaces is an open source web management platform that parallels larger corporate LMS tools including WebCt and Blackboard. Since the wickispace content is not on the university servers, it can be accessed from any virtual portal with an internet connection. Just as you are viewing the site now, students could meet the same way to access and interact (with permissions) basic class content. Wiki pages handle hosting, backups, and upgrades so you don't have to. A basic service is free and requires limited experience and information to set up and maintain a very functional wiki. Additional charges are applied for extended services and applications, including the removal of advertising that appears on wikis created using a free account.You can use our current site to see how the basic content is laid out and how it can be used as an alternative web site. [Some of the information related to wikis was adapted from Webopedia, an online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology definitions.
    The Commoncraft website has a video demo "Wikis in Plain English " that is a short, explanatory video that provides a succinct introduction to wikis..
    3.7.3.8. Flip Video
    {flipdiagram.jpg} The Flip Video is a low cost pocket-sized camcorder from Cisco.There is a range of models to choose from, including the Flip Video Ultra, which comes in colors, is more streamlined, and has software built into the camera that lets you upload immediately to AOL, YouTube, or other video sharing sites.The camera is shirt pocket-sized and runs on AA batteries. All the software that is needed to perform simple video-editing tasks and to publish to video-sharing sites are built right into the camera. No extra software required.
    Operationally, the camera is easy to operate and has only a few buttons on the camera for play, stop,and zoom in and out functions. This permits use of the camera without extensive training. A retractable (hence the name, "Flip") USB connects to your PC, and you also have tools to edit, archive, and share your work, all built in to the camera. This not a highly sophisticated video editing package, but it is more than sufficient for most applications.
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    How to Use A Flip Video Camera
    Insert Video Footage from a Flip Camera into Powerpoint Presentation
    3.8.3.9. Faculty Development
    train Faculty Development Institute for Distributed Education Course Development
    The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (formally the TLC) staff provide a number of options for faculty development and training, including:
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Friday, May 21

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    2. do not profit by re-distributing this resource or any derivative works, and
    3. apply the same [[http: Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike Non-Commercial License version 3.0.|Creative Commons]] license or something similar to any derivative works. Please read the details of the license as linked above.
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    work as well.// well.
    Contact Information
    This site was collaboratively created and is jointly maintained by the Office of Emergency Management and the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning at Radford University. Correspondence related to this site may be directed to the following staff as appropriate:
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Wednesday, February 24

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    Post essential materials and information as needed for students
    Encourage students to apply for a Facebook account and direct them to the Study Groups application page as well.
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    Google Groups and Yahoo Groups are services that allow you to quickly create a community of interest. Like the other services mentioned here, these services require no knowledge of HTML or any advanced technology knowledge. To use Google Groups, you must have an account with Google. To use Yahoo Groups, you must have a Yahoo account.
    Both Google Groups and Yahoo Groups include an area for posting files and other information, which could be used for posting course content (e.g. readings, web links).
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    Develop "meeting rooms" for live (i.e., in "real" time, synchronous) text-, audio-, or video-driven class sessions online
    Adobe Connect formats and delivers all content created into Flash format, making it accessible to a large variety of computing platforms. Videostreaming PowerPoint presentations including audio and video narrative can be made using Adobe Connect that can be used and stored for students to watch at any time.
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    in the FacultyFaculty Development Institute
    3.3. Podcast
    A podcast is a special type of file download that happens by way of ‘subscription.’ Instead of files being downloaded piecemeal or incrementally delivered as a stream, podcasts are delivered as ‘episodes’ that are automatically downloaded to the subscriber as they become available. Podcast downloads are sometimes referred to as 'feeds.'
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    personnel committee interviews candidates for faculty positions
    student interviews with an employer in another city
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    conference rooms onon campus for
    3.5. Web Pages
    In addition to using WebCt/Blackboard, developing and/or expanding a personal web site can also provide a virtual platform for posting course materials for student access, including: assignments, syllabus, communication links and other course related materials. The CITL has information to assist you in creating and maintaining a web site. In addition, information is provided to allow you to determine the best application (e.g., FrontPage, Contribute, Dreamweaver) to use in creating and maintaining the site. Consult the CITL web sitefor additional information, tutorials, and training schedules.
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    Post essential materials and information as needed for students
    Encourage students to apply for a Facebook account and direct them to the Study Groups application page as well.
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    Google Groups and Yahoo Groups are services that allow you to quickly create a community of interest. Like the other services mentioned here, these services require no knowledge of HTML or any advanced technology knowledge. To use Google Groups, you must have an account with Google. To use Yahoo Groups, you must have a Yahoo account.
    Both Google Groups and Yahoo Groups include an area for posting files and other information, which could be used for posting course content (e.g. readings, web links).
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    Go to the Courses 2.0application site
    Post essential materials and information as needed for students
    4.4.4.5. Study Groups
    {facebook_study_groups.gif} Study Groups lets you communicate and interact with your students. Further, students can quickly and easily collaborate with their classmates and plan out homework for your courses. Additionally, Study Groups has the capability for you and your students to:
    Create to-do lists and track who's responsible for what
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    Post your syllabus in the group content area.
    Have your students visit the group and join a discussion.
    4.3.Courses4.4.Courses 2.0 (Facebook)
    {courses_2.0.rev.jpg} This product is built with the instructor/student relationship in mind, to enable instructors to use a social and engaging application that can reach students where they are. Instructors and students can make announcements, post assignments to classes, and post key resources. A special feature is that the instructor can also schedule virtual office hours.
    Recommended steps to take:
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