DETCHE 2016 student panelist

I just finished using Final Cut Pro to edit two videos where Professor Pearlberg’s students showcased their projects and explained how this redesigned course helped them learn what it means to work with industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology.

Something else that was super exciting this week was that I was invited by Senior Director of USD Academic Technology Services, Shahra Meshkaty to be part of Directors of Educational Technology / California Higher Education (DET/CHE) annual conference as a student panelist. I represented USD, and was the only student panelist from a private university to answer questions about student’s perspectives on technology, academic integrity and student engagement.

I had class right after the panel so I had to attend virtually using Zoom.


Presentations and Final Cut Pro

Hello everyone!

The class has been busy with a lot of assignments this week. I’ve been keeping up with the Instagram page (which has over 50 posts already!), the badge board and helped the professor out with the class presentations. After having recorded each group’s presentation, I went to the Media Center to use Final Cut Pro to edit the videos (mainly to improve the audio). The videos were uploaded to the professor’s Ensemble account and sent out to the students so that they can re-watch how they did before their next presentation.


Busy week coming up

The prior week I met with all the students regarding iMovie.I managed to get Ryan from the media center with me to help me out with assisting the students as well.

The upcoming week will have more sessions and i will also be scheduling more for the week after in order for all the students to be ready with their project. There were a couple of misunderstandings this week with the professors and it did cause an issue.

However, what I love about being an STA is that the job is a learning experience for life as well and these experiences go on with you for life. Hope everyones projects are gong well!

Take care

1st Tutorial Video Draft

Hello all,

These past two weeks I have been working on an intro tutorial video for PyMol. I was given some guidance from Dr. Bell on what to highlight, but the content has proven hard to understand without a background in Biochemistry. While the software interface is easy to understand, I lack the knowledge in the field to fully understand what I am discussing in the video.

We may need to re-scope how we create these videos. I am thinking that I will screen caputre Dr. Bell as well as record her voice as she steps through each video she wants to do, and then refine it with a clear script and animation. I will be meeting with her Monday, so I hope we can start creating the videos in this fashion as soon as possible.

Badge Board

Hello everyone!

As mentioned in the last week’s post, I’ve been working on a scoreboard for the students. This is something that Professor Pearlberg was very excited about because he had seen something similar at ITS’ SII this summer. Instead of having a real “badge board” where people could put stickers on the task they had completed, we decided to do it online through Google Sheets instead. I finished designing how the badge board would look like and came up with a few initial tasks that the students will need to complete.

I learned that Google Sheets does not allow for copying and pasting of images in a document. However I found a way around the problem by using the formula “=image”. Now students can copy the cell with the badge and simply paste it under the task that they completed.

Aside from STA work, I will be busy with four exams this week. Wish me good luck!

Screenshot 2016-10-08 at 12.48.43.pngThe students decided on their consulting company’s name (eg. PEC) and the business they are working for (eg. PRIME).  Using that information, I gave them a badge (a shirt for PRIME since it’s a retail store).

Project going great

I am working on the iPad project with Dr. Shelby and it is going great! Over the past two weeks I have found lots of apps for her students to use with collecting, compiling, and sharing the information.  Flipboard, Newsify, he Fourth Estate, and In Protest are great apps for researching political science/protest related news articles.  For writing the projects, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Pages, and Keynote are great.  For sharing, google drive seems to be the best option.  She also wants to look into Piazza, which is a site/app the computer science teachers are using for students to ask questions.

Over the next two weeks I will be putting together handouts on how to work the various apps as well as looking into Piazza and google drive as good resources to use in the future.

Almost Ready

This week is the week where I will be meeting with the new students.

I’ve familiarized myself which the class information and also really been trying out iMovie this whole time. I’m hoping for a good first session where I can understand the circumstances of the different class even more and also accommodate to their needs over the coming month.

Otherwise all is going well and I will probably meet up with Scott from the media center this week.

Hope everyone is well.