• University of Alaska E-Portfolio Request for Proposal

      University of Alaska Anchorage; Wasko, Paul (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-06-20)
      1. Overall RFP Program Goal Procure, deploy, and maintain an electronic portfolio (e-portfolio) infrastructure for the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) in order to support institutional goals aligned with: Academic Professional/Career Personal development. The University intends to establish a portfolio culture within UAA and promote/support that culture with its education and community partners. To assist in helping to frame the work of establishing and evolving an UAA e-portfolio culture, the University has used the text Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: A Guide for College Instructors (Jossey-Bass, 2012). The text will be referenced throughout this RFP as a way to provide a more robust understanding and documentation of intended University e-portfolio goals and outcomes. For example: Highlighting a critical UAA e-portfolio program assumption is the following statement: “Because one of the signature aspects of ePortfolios is the ability of the learner to document what it is they know, understand, or are able to do, and the development of those skills and abilities, the ePortfolio tool should emphasize a learner-centered [emphases added] view of education (as opposed to a course, faculty, or institution focus) (Light, Chen, Ittelson, 2012, p. 126).” The University has engaged internally in numerous conversations around the topic of “e-portfolios” over the years. Some of these conversations were captured on a project web site, this can be accessed at: http://eport.uaa.alaska.edu/. Note that any information on this site is strictly for informational purposes only and is not part of this RFP (note that the site is no longer updated and represents conversations as of May 2012). 2. Functional Requirements and Assumptions: In developing responses to the identified functional requirements, proposers should be guided by the following statement: With [insert offerors name/tool] a [insert area of focus – see below] can accomplish the following in support of their academic, professional, and/or personal goal. The functional requirements will scaffold in the following manner: students/learners take courses from/work with faculty/staff who teach/work in a particular program/office which is part of the institution (university). In developing functional specifications for institutional and program portfolios it is assumed that student/learner functionality will be available to be re-purposed. For example: In developing a program e-portfolio to support CAEP accreditation, staff will be able to upload files, edit text, control page layout, etc. These are all specifications that are identified in the “Student/learner functionality” evaluation section. Student/learner may use the same portfolio (or collection of sub-portfolios) during their entire degree path through multiple courses or projects beyond courses, to document their development. It is a reasonable use case that a UAA student may start their UAA e-portfolio while in high school, use their e-portfolio during their UAA tenure, and continue to use their e-portfolio as a UAA alumnus.
    • Contract Award No. UAA 1514

      University of Alaska Anchorage (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-12-15)
    • Stabilizing College Funding Through Development of a Centralized Robust Online Learning Environment

      University of Alaska Anchorage Academic Innovations and eLearning (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-06-03)
    • Episode 1: And so it begins

      Dannenberg, David; University of Alaska Anchorage Academic Innovations and eLearning; DeHass, David (University of Alaska Anchorage Academic Innovations and eLearning, 2015-10-22)
      The good folks at KRUA 88.1 made the mistake of actually letting us on the air unsupervised for a real broadcast. With little preparation and an unimaginable lack of training we hit the Anchorage airways at 4pm. Without apology we had no focus or script to work from. The show went loose and fast, but we think folks enjoyed it. We had a number of callers saying how much they loved the show, and only one complaint. Well, it actually wasn’t a complaint as much as it was a request to bring the show before us back on the air. LOL. Joining the show today was Keith Berggren, UAA’s eLearning: Distance Student Services Coordinator. Keith talked about the services available to UAA’s distance students. From distance test proctoring to orientation to Blackboard tutorials the Distance Student Services office is here to help. Josh the Intern also stopped by. He enlightened us with talk about YouTube vloggers and did a little monologue from a class of his. Rumor has it that he was the best part of the show. Tune in next week and thanks for listening.
    • Episode 3: Gadgets and Bond

      Dannenberg, David; DeHass, David (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-11-03)
      Hello Nerds, Today’s show focused on James Bond and the upcoming release of SPECTRE video. We spent some time talking about cool gadgets and answered some James Bond trivia. Josh the Intern wasn’t in studio with us, as he had an audition for the “Theatre.” Though, he did call in afterwards and performed the monologue on air – to two raving reviews. But what to DeHoss and The Boss know? Tune in next weel when we talk about social media use at UAA.
    • Episode 4: When the Boss is Away

      DeHass, David; Myers, Catalina (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-11-10)
      Hello Nerds, The Boss was away so I have no idea what happened during the show. The focus was on social media. Catalina Myers, UAA’s social media queen, was in studio to tell us about ways to connect with UAA online. Be sure to check out the HOWL, UAA’s social media hub. Keep your ear holes listening.
    • Episode 5: Take a hike

      Dannenberg, David; DeHass, David (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-11-17)
      Hello Nerds, Its time to get tear your eyes away from the screen and get outside. Nov 17 is National Take a Hike Day and in honor of day we talked about hitting the great outdoors. Turns out that both the Boss and Josh the Intern like to go out geocaching. For those not listening, geocaching is basically going on a treasure hunt using a map and GPS coordinates to find a log book hidden at certain coordinates. In the Anchorage area alone there are over than 1,400 geocaching hidden. To get started we suggest Geocaching.com. We also had Lyle, a student manager from the UAA Student Union, visit us to talk about the UAA Gear Room. UAA Faculty, staff and students are all eligible to rent equipment at VERY reasonably prices rates. With winter falling over the city, be sure to visit them to get your skates. skis or snowboard today. That’s it for today. Think I’ll go take a hike.
    • Episode 6: Happy Thanksgiving

      Dannenberg, David; DeHass, David; Everett, Naomi (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-11-24)
      Happy Thanksgiving Nerds, We were joined on the show by Chef Naomi Everett, Assistant Professor in UAA’s Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Restaurant Management department. We did have a plan to talk about kitchen gadgets and useful technology cooking hacks but as always, the show went off the rails we ended up chatting about everything else. Keep those ear holes listening,
    • TKR7: Meet the CIO

      Dannenberg, David; DeHass, David; Shier, Patrick (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-12-01)
      Hello Nerds,Pat Shier On today’s show we spent our time with UAA Chief Information Officer (CIO) Pat Shier. Pat is a life-long Alaskan with an interesting past and an eye towards the future. As the CIO, Pat leads our Information Technology Services department which oversees the UAA network, wireless, email, public computer labs, Call Center, and many other services. It was nice discussion, and we didn’t even let Intern Josh derail the show. Keep your ear holes listening, The Boss
    • TKR8: The Blackboard Queens

      Dannenberg, David; DeHass, David; Madden, Laura; Ross, Amy (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-12-08)
      Hello Nerds, Today’s show focused on Blackboard Learn and UAA’s pending upgrade over the Winter break. We were joined on the show by UAA’s very own BLACKBOARD QUEENS, Lara Madden and Amy Ross, who work behind the scenes to ensure things work as best they can for both faculty and students. From the sound of things the upgrade will fix and improve our Blackboard quite a bit. We also talked about the Blackboard apps that will be available for use after the upgrade. Intern Josh also mentioned that you can add money to your WolfCard from the UAA Mobile app. Keep those ear holes listening,
    • TKR9: Star Wars….need we say more

      Dannenberg, David; DeHass, David (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-12-17)
      Hello Nerds, This week is all about the release of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. Rather than doing what every other self respecting franchise fan (or Starwoidz) was doing, waiting in line for the first showing, The Boss missed the show to run around the woods on a school field trip. It’s OK though, he spent the whole time pretending to be an Ewok on the Forest Moon of Endor. Those kids had no idea what was happening but fun was had by all. If you missed the show on Tuesday, listen to it below then seriously contemplate watching the movie in the theater at the first opportunity you have.
    • TKR10: Happy Holidays

      Dannenberg, David; DeHass, David (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-12-22)
    • TKR11: Welcome to 2016

      Dannenberg, David; DeHass, David (2016-01-06)
      Yo nerds, The first show of the new year, and one of the few airing on KRUA. Do ask whats up with the station because we don’t know. Our best guess is that Santa or the reindeer kicked something over the holidays. This week we recapped our holiday adventures, talked about some presents, and generally just relaxed into the new year. Here’s wishing you the very best as we kick off 2016.
    • TKR12: Virtual Reality

      Dannenberg, David; DeHass, David; Webb, Richard (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2016-01-13)
      Yo Nerds, On the airwaves of KRUA Tech-Know Radio broke the silence to talk about virtual reality. Dr. Richard Webb joined us on air to talk about his work with VR, or virtual environments as he calls it. DeHass thought the show was a little too educational, but I will let you be the judge.
    • TKR13: YouTube

      Dannenberg, David; DeHass, David (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2016-01-22)
      Yo Nerds, This weeks show dealt with YouTube. I think just about everyone has heard of the video streaming site/service, but we, especially The Boss, don’t all understand exactly why it is so popular. We shared some interesting facts about the platform and the value it can provide. Intern Josh watches it the most, too many anime series to mention, and DeHass is actually making money with a YouTube Channel. Both faculty and students can use it to share video. AI&e has a series of videos that talk about YouTube and how to use it to upload video into a Blackboard course. Keep those ear holes listening.
    • TKR14: Space Jam

      Dannenberg, David; DeHass, David; Smith, Omega (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2016-01-26)
      What up Nerds! This week’s show focused on space. We had UAA Planetarium and Visualization Theater Manager, Omega Smith, in with us to talk about their program. Be sure to check out the talk on Friday about Extrasolar Planets. The Boss, tried out a new feature this week, It Happened in Texas (iHiT). The goal is to find the news story that happened in Texas. Believe it or not, all the below stories are true but only one of them happened in the second great state of Texas. Shot by armadillo Half marathon dog Escaped cow Keep those ear holes listening.
    • TKR15: Tech Fellows

      Dannenberg, David; DeHass, David; Hedwig, Travis; Howard, Veronica; Madden, Lara (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2016-02-02)
      Yo Nerds, Today’s show dealt with the UAA Technology Fellowship program. The program, celebrating its 11th year, is designed to encourage and foster student achievement through the use of technology engaged learning with faculty and staff at UAA. We were delights to have Travis Hedwig, Veronica Howard, and Lara Madden in studio to talk about the program and there experience in the program. Travis is doing some really exciting work integrating ePortfolios into the Health Science program. Not to be outdone, Veronica is using OER and has redesigned her Psychology class to be textbook free. Very Cool. The Boss did another segment of It Happened in Texas (iHiT). 1. Inflatable Miley Cyrus doll stolen 2. Man punches horse flank 3. Officer mistaken for Male Stripper As always we spent time kidding Josh about anything he has going on in his life. But, congratulations are in order for his upcoming I AM UAA profile in the Green and Gold. We’ll be sure to post it when the story goes up live. Keep those ear holes listening.
    • TKR16: CAFE

      Dannenberg, David; DeHass, David (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2016-02-10)
      Yo nerds, We did our first live show stream, via Periscope. If you want to watch, you can watch the replay. We will try to keep these up as we move forward with the show. Libby Roderick,Libby Rodderick Associate Director of the UAA Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence, was our guest. CAFE has a number of great programs designed to help faculty discover, design, and implement new ways of teaching. Be sure to visit their website, or better yet register for one of their workshops. It Happened in Texas, iHiT, brought real news stories to light. Judge says get married or go to jail (TX) Chuckles made false statement Fugitive found in “elaborate tunnel system” beneath trailer Keep those ear holes listening,
    • TKR17: Tech Training at UAA

      Dannenberg, David; DeHass, David (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2016-02-16)
      Yo Nerds,Faculty-eLearning-Luncheon-Feb-2016 On today’s show we talked about technology training resources at UAA. There are a number of events coming up that you can take advantage of and we have done you the great honor of listing them below. UAA Faculty eLearning Luncheon (Friday, Feb 19) Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) workshop (Friday, Feb 19) Alaska Society for Technology in Education (Feb 20-23) Foe those looking for always available just-in-time training, we have: Atomic Learning (login with UAA id/password) Lynda.com (Need a Anchorage library card) The Boss brought us another edition of It Happened in Texas (iHiT): Man Falls Into Hole While Walking to Buy Lottery Ticket (TX) Man urinates in Wal-Mart as he puts trout in pants Florida man charged with throwing alligator into Wendy’s Intern Josh was working on Periscope. There are two links due to The Boss’s phone getting a call in the middle of the show. Part one Part two Keep those ear holes listening.
    • TKR18: Potpourri

      DeHass, David (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2016-02-26)
      Yo Nerds, The Boss was attanding the 2016 ASTE conference and has no idea what happened on the show. Keep those ear holes listening.