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The Self-Determined Learner Motivation, drive, and resources

April 18, 2017 by | Technology

This blog was inspired by two young boys. The first, an 8 year old, really wanted a cheeseburger, so he went to YouTube and taught himself to drive. He drove past four intersections and some train tracks with complete control of the vehicle–perhaps even more rule-abiding than the average driver. He was caught at the

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Qwickly Attendance Student Check In

April 17, 2017 by | Technology

Instructors can enable students to check in to class on their phone, tablet, or computer. Having the students check in allows instructors to skip manually taking attendance. For each class, Qwickly Attendance will automatically generate a new 4 digit pin for students to enter. To enable students to check in please visit our Blackboard Support

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6 Tips for Student Blogging using WordPress for student blogging at Chapman

April 14, 2017 by | Technology

WordPress offers many possibilities for faculty who wish for their students to be completing writing or multimedia assignments in an open online platform.  However, there are many varieties of WordPress available to faculty, and some decisions need to be made to help faculty select the best-possible variant of WordPress for their learning objectives, and to

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What is Qwickly Attendance?

April 10, 2017 by | Technology

The Qwickly Attendance tool enables faculty to take attendance that is automatically graded in the Blackboards Grade Center. Faculty will have to do an initial setup at the beginning of each term within their Blackboard courses. After the setup is completed a gradebook column gets created automatically and keeps a running grade for each class.

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How do you pack your TPACK? The intersection of technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge for instructors

April 4, 2017 by | Technology

TPACK, meaning Technology, Pedagogy, and Content Knowledge, is an acronym brought to us by Mishra and Koehler’s (2006; 2009) studies on instructors’ abilities to combine their content knowledge with adequate knowledge of best pedagogies for teaching and best technologies to support learning. Most instructors in higher education have not had the benefit of formal pedagogy and technology

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One-on-one Training Lynda.com + Blackboard

April 3, 2017 by | Technology

Do you learn better with one-on-one training over digital lessons or documentation? There are several benefits to one on one training: Understanding your specific course needs and goals. Answering individualized questions. Proved a personal work flow for Lynda.com and Blackboard. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one training please contact us at blackboard@chapman.edu

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What is the future of Digital Scholarship? (or, 'the missing part of the cycle of productivity' of Higher Ed)

March 31, 2017 by | Technology

This post builds on my previous writing, What is Digital Scholarship? In today’s installment about Digital Scholarship, I feature a 2013 EDUCAUSE article written by Ed Ayers, “Does Digital Scholarship Have a Future?”  In this piece Ayers, President of the University of Richmond and National Humanities Medalist, explores concerns about how the primary activities of

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Top 5 Reasons to Use Lynda.com in Blackboard

March 27, 2017 by | Technology

More than 5,700 courses and 255,000 video tutorials taught by recognized industry expert Lynda.com is free for Chapman Instructors and students Instructors can find and use the videos through Blackboard’s Mashup tool Instructors can track students’ progress in the Grade Center By incorporating Lynda.com content into Blackboard instructors provide easy access for students Please visit

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