Monthly Archives: February 2013

Teaching Tip: Games in the Classroom

“Gamification” is one of education’s latest buzzwords, but trying to figure out whether or not games would enhance your curriculum, and if so how to incorporate them, can be rather daunting. MIT has released a whitepaper outlining the uses of … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Learning Catalytics – A new take on Student Response Systems

Learning Catalytics has many of the features and functionality that you’d expect of a student response system. Each student has a response device, the teacher creates questions, and students send in their responses to see if they’re correct. The major … Continue reading

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Faculty Spotlight: Jacqueline Alfonso Barry – ePortfolios

Instructor: Jacqueline Alfonso Barry, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology Course: PSYCH 4494-5: Internship in Psychology I & II About the Project: Students completing an internship through the Department of Psychology create portfolios throughout the course of the internship. These portfolios … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Free and Easy Visualization Tools

Finding the right visualization or image editing tool can be a daunting task, particularly when there are so many, and most of them are very expensive. This infographic contains a few of my favorite applications and webtools for working with … Continue reading

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Teaching Tip: Universal Design

Universal design in education is the idea that courses should be constructed in a way that addresses the needs of all potential students. The considerations of universal design include the layout of classroom furniture, the type and format of course … Continue reading

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Teaching Tip: Why Do Students Plagiarize? And How Do I Get Them To Stop?

Emily’s recent Tech Tip on Turnitin plagiarism software may have inspired you to implement plagiarism detection on some of your assignments.  Perhaps it also piqued your curiosity about what leads some students to plagiarize in the first place.  Or maybe … Continue reading

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