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A new way to interact online — Google+ Hangout…with extras

Google+ offers two new ways to interact with your friend, colleagues, or anyone in your circles:  Google+ Hangout which is a video chat application and Google+ Hangout with Extras which allows for the video and text-based chat as well as document and screen sharing and a shared online whiteboard.  At it’s most basic the Hangout […]

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Evernote

Organize all your information and access it anywhere anytime with Evernote.  How might you use Evernote? In the classroom: take photos of your whiteboard and share with students. Hear what students have to say about Evernote. For research: capture notes, record audio notes, create to do lists, save and organize internet resources. Attending a conference:  Put all receipts, itinerary, flight […]

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Tips for Managing Weekly Online Discussions

Weekly online discussions, whether in a face-to-face class or a fully-online class, can be a great learning tool for students.  They can foster reflection, debate and critical thinking.  They can also facilitate community within the class.  Weekly discussion however can be very difficult to manage as the professor.  Do you respond to each student?  Do […]

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Streaming and Recording Guest Speakers

A method that is often used in teaching, that helps enhance material covered in lectures, is bringing a guest speaker into the classroom. Guest speakers are typically experts in their field and can convey current and realistic information and knowledge about a subject that is not typically found in a textbook. It also allows students to see how the theories learned in the classroom transition into the workplace and gives them the opportunity to ask questions to someone in the industry.

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3 Things That You Might Not Know About TLT

If you are regular reader of this Blog, there is no doubt you already know about the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Department (TLT) at the College of Charleston.  Our mission is short and sweet: The Teaching, Learning and Technology Department aims to help faculty integrate technology into pedagogy, assessment, and research. In other words, we […]

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Darryl Phillips – Innovative Instruction Series

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 Darryl Phillips, Speaker of the Faculty and a professor in the Classics Department, talks about how he is using PBWorks‘ wiki in his […]

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