Author Archives: Karen Storin Linitz

Faculty Café

I’m a big believer in the afternoon snack – that “little something” to keep you going.  And, just as our bodies can need a pick-me-up, our brains can use a bite-size bit of learning or new information to refresh and re-inspire.  So, … Continue reading

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iPads in Your Classroom

“Powers of Minus Ten,” an award-winning iPad app that allows students to explore human biology down to the molecular level.   As you may have heard, ATIG has 41 iPad minis (and a few full size iPads) available for you … Continue reading

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VoiceThread: A Tool for Presentation, Peer Review, Reflection, and More

VoiceThread is a tool that offers new ways for your students to interact with content and with each other.  Here’s how it works: You (or a student) set up the VoiceThread by uploading a “prompt”, which can be an image, … Continue reading

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We Went Out for Piazza! Any questions?

No, that’s not a typo.  Piazza is a cool new tool we recently added as an option within ECLearn. Here’s how Piazza describes what it offers: Piazza is a free platform for instructors to efficiently manage class Q&A. Students can … Continue reading

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The iTeam Is Coming To Save the Day!

The new year will soon be here, and ATIG plans to brighten up your mid-winter days with a nifty new service for Emmanuel faculty. We’ve been thinking about all the work that goes into preparing your classes for the new … Continue reading

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Looking for Teaching Ideas? Try Merlot!

While a glass of wine may stimulate ideas, that’s not the kind of merlot I’m talking about. This Merlot is actually “a free and open peer reviewed collection of online teaching and learning materials and faculty-developed services contributed and used … Continue reading

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Name Your Workshop

October is “Name Your Workshop” month!  You can request a workshop on any academic technology or instructional design topic to be scheduled for any date in October (as long as it’s at least a week in advance).  You tell us … 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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Evidence-Based Instruction: Prevent Cognitive Overload From Interfering with Learning

  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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Training Calendar for August and September

Check out our newly scheduled faculty development sessions for August and September here!  We’ve added quick 15-minute “lightning” sessions on key topics, sessions on Qualtrics and Turnitin, and a “Beyond the Basics” series highlighting some advanced features of ECLearn.  (We … Continue reading

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