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MediaCore: a video platform for ECLearn

MediaCore is an exciting new app for students and faculty to add videos to libraries in ECLearn. Much like YouTube and other familiar platforms, users can upload, tag, and comment on videos. Users have the ability to access and interact … 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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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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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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Tech Tip: ThingLink – Creating Interactive Graphics

Creating interactive learning objects can be a technically demanding and time-consuming project. If you’ve never done it, it’s hard to know where to start. Do you need to learn how to code? What software should you use? Increasingly though, these … 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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Tech Tip: The Power of Pages

Pages are used to create content in your course. Pages are where you can put content and educational resources that are part of your course but don’t necessarily belong in an assignment. Pages can include text, video, audio clips, math … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Online Alternatives to Relatively Expensive Programs

Traditionally, image editing and video editing have required relatively expensive software. This software has many features, and a steep learning curve. It also requires a relatively powerful computer to use effectively. With the advent of cloud services and more interactive … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Mapping in the Classroom

With his 1854 map of the London cholera epidemic, John Snow is often cited as one of the pioneers of using mapping and spatial thinking to understand and solve social problems. Maps and mapping applications have a broad range of … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Using Prezi to Create Engaging Presentations

Prezi is a browser-based presentation tool that can zoom and pan, creating seamless presentations that engage your audience. It allows you to structure your presentations conceptually rather than being limited by the separation and linear flow of slides. You design … Continue reading

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