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OAKS Upgrade Coming in May

On May 10th OAKS will be upgraded to version 9.4.1 (Desire2Learn).  There are some exciting features that will be available once the upgrade is completed: Preview Audio Recordings:  Now users can not only record audio within OAKS but can now preview the recording before submitting it.  They can play the entire clip or only a […]

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TED-Ed: Flipped Lessons

Hopefully you were able to join us at the first TLT Roundtable, Exploring the Reverse Classroom or you have had the chance to view the video from that session and now you would like more ideas on reversing or flipping your class.  Well here is another opportunity!  Check out TED-Ed to “flip this lesson.”  According […]

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Gamifying Education – From a Student’s Perspective!

Looking for new ways to motivate students? Try Gamification. “Gamification is the use of game-like thinking and elements in places that aren’t traditionally games. The use of game mechanics and dynamics like badges, leader boards, and actions can be useful for improving motivation and learning in informal and formal settings.” -Gamifying Education.org Well integrating gamification […]

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Prezify your Presentation

Looking for a new, engaging way to introduce content to your students? Consider using Prezi (Prezi.com).  Last week during our distance education training sessions, we used a Prezi presentation to introduce the main ideas for one of the sessions. Many of the faculty didn’t know about Prezi, so I thought that I would create a […]

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New Year’s Diet

Many start off the New Year with a diet.  This year try an information diet! Trim down the amount of email you read and respond to by following the rules in the Email Charter, an idea first written about by TED Curator Chris Anderson, who asked readers of his blog to help him develop sensible […]

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Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS on Vimeo

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Thanks to Candy J. for sending this on. Great video and a wonderful way to help your students understand the planet.

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Wolfram | Alpha

WolframAlpha is an incredibly useful and powerful computational search engine. While that sounds awfully technical, the practical side is finding and calculating data-centric information.  Or to put it yet another way, WolframAlpha lets you look up numbers about stuff. But rather than talk about it, here are a few examples from the WolframAlpha website (also […]

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CofC’s Google Apps…Now Available for Faculty and Staff

I.T. is pleased to announce the availability of Google Apps for College faculty and staff.

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A Thesis and Dissertation Support Site

Are you requiring your students to complete a thesis for a Master’s program or are you finishing your dissertation yourself? There is a support site that was highly recommended to me called PhinisheD. Check it out and pass it on to your students. The purpose of PhinisheD is to provide a non-threatening and supportive online […]

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Innovative Instruction Series – OAKS quiz tool

Check out the newest episode in our Innovative Instruction Series.  This series highlights CofC faculty who are using technology in creative ways to increase or enhance their students’ learning.  In this episode we interviewed faculty who are using the quiz tool in OAKS.  We asked them how they use the tool, the benefits, how much time […]

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