Monthly Archives: August 2013

EC Learn Tool Spotlight: Scheduler

Today we will focus on one of the new features that Canvas has released called “Scheduler“. Scheduler allows faculty to post their office hours which students can then sign up for through EC Learn. The purpose of the tool is … Continue reading

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Evidence-Based Instruction: Reducing Cognitive Load

Working memory is a well-known limitation for learners.  A rule of thumb, based on numerous research studies is that somewhere between five and eight elements can be held simultaneously in working memory to be manipulated and processed together.  Working memory … Continue reading

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Teaching Tip: Jumping into New Methods

Many of the posts on this blog advocate new teaching methods, tools, or styles that involve some aspect of technology. I believe that technology has a place in the classroom and can, in specific situations, lead to improved learning outcomes … Continue reading

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New and Cool!

Just in time for your Fall courses, we have added some nifty new tools to ECLearn!  Now you can embed maps, use Google Art Project to virtually tour museums around the world, embed video from Vimeo as well as YouTube, … Continue reading

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Teaching and Tech Tip: Alternatives to Written Assignments

As you are beginning to prep for the fall semester and thinking about doing something new? Consider engaging students through alternatives to written assignments. Assignments that incorporate technology can create personally meaningful learning opportunities. Presentations are commonly assigned to students. But … Continue reading

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