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Save the Dates! Tech Mashup: August 19 and 21

On Tuesday August 19 and Thursday August 21, Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Instructional Center for Educational Technologies (ICET) will again be hosting Technology Mashup. This expanded event features three tracks and 30+ technology topics of interest to instructional and non-instructional staff, targeting new and seasoned technology users alike. Read more...

The Yin and Yang of Controlled and Emergent Design Process

Controlled design and Emergent design may seem like opposite methods that would not necessarily behave harmoniously, but surprisingly each approach enhances the whole of a hybrid course in a way that each independently would not. All of the pieces come together for an effective learning experience for the students and an enjoyable teaching experience for the instructor. Read more...

Blackboard Collaborate (Online Rooms) as a Teaching Tool

Every Desire2Learn course shell has a versatile collaboration tool that has a number of uses in teaching and learning. Online Rooms (the moniker for Blackboard Collaborate in Desire2Learn). Maggie McDermott and Kristin Koepke discussed some of those uses in a presentation at the recent LTDC Virtual Conference Read more...

Desire2Learn 10.3 testing space

Desire2Learn 10.3 Beta site so you can look at how your courses appear in the upcoming version. Read more...

Virtual bulletin boards with the Padlet app

Padlet is a online application that promotes collaboration and sharing of ideas with both visual and textual avenues. Read more...

What's a MOOC good for?

Coursera. Udacity. EdX. Not exactly household words. But they may be someday, and they are getting their share of publicity these days...both good and bad. Read more...

App Month: Mural.ly

Mural.ly is a visual collaboration platform that allows web content and documents to be stored visually as murals that created online. Check out this latest App month blog post. Read more...

App Month: myHomework Student Planner

Organizing and staying on top of various homework assignments and class schedules is just one of the daunting tasks of adjusting to college life. The myHomework Student Planner app provides a clean interface and design, allowing users to create class schedules, record and complete homework assignments, and create reminders. Read more...

The UW System Learning Technology Development Council 2014 Virtual Showcase

Inspiring keynote presentations by Dr. Alec Couros, University of Regina, and Dr. Gardner Campbell, Virginia Commonwealth University, will kick off each day of the showcase. Faculty and staff from UW System campuses will share their innovative uses, best practices, how-to’s and much more on a variety of learning technologies that span classroom, blended and online topics. Read more...

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