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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tech Tip: Electronic Signatures

If you are tired of printing out electronic documents in order to sign them, e-signatures are a nice solution.  You can use a free account with EchoSignature to sign up to 5 documents a month, and email them to recipients … Continue reading

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June Workshops

We’ve added some new and exciting workshops for the month of June. Take some time this summer to learn about creating animated presentations, developing and producing video assignments, flipping your classroom, and more. Head on over to our Calendar page … 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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