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Tech Tip: Curating Content with Open Tapestry

Organizing collections of content, whether articles, webpages, images and media, or some combination of these things, to share with students in your courses can often be challenging. Open Tapestry is a free online tool to help you organize content collections … Continue reading

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Faculty Spotlight: Sharon McKechnie – Enhancing Collaboration with Groups

Instructor: Sharon McKechnie, PhD, Assistant Professor of Management & Economics Course: MGMT 2307 Organizational Behavior About the Project: In MGMT 2307, over the course the semester students complete a group research project intended to allow them to explore an organizational … Continue reading

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Faculty Spotlight: R. Bryan Sears – Using Social Media in Courses

Instructor: R. Bryan Sears, PhD,  Assistant Professor of Chemistry Courses: CHEM 1102 Principles of Chemistry II with Lab and CHEM  4160 Chemistry Senior Seminar About the Project: Dr. Sears created a professional Twitter account (@Dr_Sears) and a Facebook page (Emmanuel … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Technological Enhancements in the Classroom

Christopher Fitzpatrick is a senior majoring in Psychology.  Here are his thoughts on the ways that technology enhanced his experience in the classroom. My first semester in college started in late August of 2009.  This was a time in which … Continue reading

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Teaching Tip: Improving Student Presentations

In creating class presentations, students often do not know how to begin. So they begin as they would with a paper. With an outline. And then they put that outline on slides, sometimes as bullet lists, sometimes as complete sentences, … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: eBooks

Do you like having options? Students like having the option of choosing an eBook verses a traditional printed textbook. Why? Flexibility & Portability Publishers today are making eBooks so that they are available on many of today’s portable devices such … Continue reading

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Teaching Tip: Writing Effective Student Polling Questions

We’ve talked quite a bit about good tools for student polling during class (known as “student response systems” or “clickers”), but a technology is only as good as the ways in which you use it. Sure these systems offer interesting … Continue reading

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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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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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