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Lights, Camera, Learn! Workshop resources

We hope you have enjoyed participating in our workshop today. iMovie is one of our favorite software packages to learn. Below we have included a list of for the workshop for Educational Value as well as general How To’s. Feel free to suggest additional resources to add to this blog posting. We hope you had […]

The School of Second Life

Wagner James Au, writing in Edutopoia, 2006.11.08, “The School of Second Life: Creating new avenues of pedagogy in a virtual world” writes … For those who grew up on computer and video games over the past thirty years, it’s no surprise that games have become a full-fledged educational tool, merging play with learning in a […]

Social Software for Teaching and Learning : Insights from Early Adopters

Where: University of Massachusetts, Amherst When: November 14, 2006 What: This NERCOMP workshop will consider how social software (weblogs, wikis, social networking websites, and virtual worlds) can alter and expand the dynamics of classroom and distance education interactions. Presenters will offer observations and guidance drawn from their own practice. Participants will see from example how […]

Microsoft creates future workers

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) — Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has famously called high schools “obsolete” and warned about their effect on U.S. competitiveness. Now, his company has a chance to prove that it can help fix the woes of public education. After three years of planning, the Microsoft Corp.-designed “School of the Future” opened its doors […]

Summer Workshop Series: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Elements

We’re just wrapping up one of our series of August events, Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Elements. More updates to come regarding this and our other workshops, but in the meantime we’ve opened up the survey for participants of the Photoshop Elements event. UPDATE: We also have the Endnotes workshop evaluation available.

Podcasting Lectures

The perennial question “What do Students Want?” often gets asked in way that provide results that contradict expectations. Sometimes the first answer turns out to be wrong. Sarah Brittain and colleagues at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry have an interesting report in the Fall 2006 Educause Quarterly that explores audio versus video recording […]

Online Tutoring Center

Although systems like Blackboard, Instant Messaging, WebCT, etc, provide some of the underlying services, the online tutoring environment provides some nice administrative and support features that don’t come about with the “environmental” features to support a tutoring center.

Computer grading of student essays …

Envision this: A computer tells students that their latest literary concoction doesn’t connect ideas logically. At Warren Central High School, in Indianapolis, English teacher Kathy Paris doesn’t have to imagine. She uses Criterion, a Web service that scores essays and shoots feedback out to students within seconds. Article source and image source: “Grade-o-Matic : The […]

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