Author Archives: Jarrod Slavinskas

Tool Spotlight: CommentPress

Looking to incorporate peer review within your WordPress site? Look no further. CommentPress is a plug-in for WordPress that allows signed in users and “anons” (anonymous people) to write a comment next to a selected piece of writing. The feedback … Continue reading

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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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Presentation at the Polytechnic Summit

On June 5th, Guthrie Andres and I participated in a panel discussion at the 2013 Polytechnic Summit which was hosted this year by Zorica Pantić, the President of Wentworth Institute of Technology. Our discussion, “Carving Your Initials Into Google,” was described as “lively” … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Technology in an Academic Environment

Jarrod Slavinskas is a sophomore majoring in Business Management and Information Technology. Here are his thoughts on the advantages of moving to Canvas (EC Learn) and the importance of technology in higher education. You would receive different answers if you … Continue reading

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