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Four key actions to improve student learning What learning science texts say about learning and how technology can support it

September 13, 2018 by | Technology

I recently did an informal review of three popular learning science texts (see references below). From these three books, I compared information to see what types of topics surfaced regarding important points for instructors to follow in order to support their students’ learning. I found that the four following points received extensive treatment by all

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Teaching Untethered with Pano and AppleTV

September 7, 2018 by | Flexible classroom

“Good teachers possess a capacity for connectedness. They are able to weave a complex web of connections among themselves, their subjects, and their students so that students can learn to weave a world for themselves.” ― Parker J. Palmer, The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life When I teach, I

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Survey says… Gathering data to improve learning

September 6, 2018 by | Technology

Survey says…we get tired of emailed surveys. Our campus is currently experiencing very low response rates to emailed surveys, which is partially due to the overwhelming number of surveys we get via email. This has prompted our campus to create Guidelines for Conducting Online Surveys at our institution for surveys involving 100 individuals or more.

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No more auto-collapsing Blackboard menu!

September 4, 2018 by | Blackboard

Have you opened Blackboard lately and found that your menu is missing with no way to retrieve it? Some users, depending on the browser and device they were using, had this experience and it left them unable to navigate their Blackboard site. After testing the problem and checking in with Blackboard, we determined there was

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NGDLE: Next Gen Digital Learning Environment (not your grandmother's LMS)

August 30, 2018 by | Technology

This Fall at Chapman, we will kickoff a project to explore what platform will best support student learning on our campus. This project will not just examine all of the big Learning Management Systems (like Blackboard, Canvas, and BrightSpaces), but will consider how it requires an entire ecosystem of web-based products and services to support

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Wylie Aitken Court Room Gets an Overhaul

August 29, 2018 by | Technology

The Wylie Aitken Court room received a complete makeover this summer.  Not only has it been physically transformed but it has also received a complete technology upgrade.  Upgrades include a new projection system, wireless connection for laptops and devices, video conferencing, annotation capabilities, as well as lecture capture and live streaming.

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Reeves Hall, Classrooms 1 & 3 Overview

August 29, 2018 by | Technology

Reeves Hall, Classrooms 1 & 3 have been recently upgraded and contain various technological resources for both Faculty and Students. One of the main things you’ll notice upon entering the rooms are the way they are set up (both technology and furniture wise). In Room 1, Faculty have the option of giving their lectures from

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Blackboard Support for Students Link roundup!

August 27, 2018 by | Technology

If you are a student looking for tips and tricks on using Blackboard, here are a few links you may want to explore and keep handy for future use: Where do I login to Blackboard? blackboard.chapman.edu How do I download the Blackboard app? Where can I find video tutorials on Blackboard? Where can I take