Tag: instructional technology

Oct 05

#TechTipThursday: Nearpod

Engaging learners inside the classroom can present numerous challenges, many of which seem to grow exponentially more difficult when attempting to engage learners outside of the classroom. With the help of Nearpod instructors can bring interaction to the classroom by enhancing tools that may already be in use, such a PowerPoint, PDFs, or document types. Nearpod …

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Sep 07

The DIGILab Comes to Longwood

The Digital Education Collaborative and Greenwood Library are happy to announce that the DIGILab will be opening September 11, 2017! The name DIGILab was selected by campus vote of student suggested names that took place in the Fall of 2016. You can find the DIGILab on the first floor of the Greenwood Library, where the …

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Apr 21

*Videos* from 2nd Semi-Annual Student Tech Showcase

We held our second, semi-annual, Student Tech Showcase earlier this week. Four (4) members of the Instructional Technology Collaborator team spent approximately 15 minutes, each, connecting a DEC-supported technology to the teaching and/or learning experience. These presentations were part of the 4th tier of the ITC Badging Program and serve as the implementation component of a 3rd tier …

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Feb 02

#TechTipThursday: Assess Student Learning in Panopto

Panopto is Longwood University’s screen capturing solution and replaced Echo 360 in June 2016. Serving a multitude of functions, instructors are able to use this tool to record lectures for viewing by their students at a later time. Panopto’s direct integration with Canvas facilitates and simplifies an instructor’s ability to record a face-to-face class or …

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May 03

Canvas Cup Competition

The DEC hosted its first-ever Canvas Cup Competition between academic departments at Longwood. To provide faculty a fun break in between end of semester responsibilities, departmental representatives were emailed 2 questions, at predetermined times throughout the day, throughout the course of 1 week. Departments were awarded points based on the number of correct answers; the …

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Mar 17

#TechTipThursday: Capturing with Screencast-O-Matic

Having the ability to make a recording of what’s happening on one’s computer screen is invaluable to the teaching and learning experience. Whether the student is submitting an assignment documenting the creation of something digital or the instructor is creating a digital lecture, the applications of a screen capture program run the gamut. Screencast-O-Matic is …

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Feb 08

Now hiring ITCs for Fall 2016!

The Digital Education Collaborative is currently hiring student staff workers to start this coming fall 2016 semester. Our student staff members, or Instructional Technology Collaborators (ITCs), assist the campus community in their use of supported instructional technologies. If any of these focus areas interest you, then you interest us! The future of instructional technology and …

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Feb 19

Now hiring for fall 2014 semester!

The Digital Education Collaborative is currently hiring student staff workers to start this coming fall 2014 semester. Our student staff members, or Instructional Technology Collaborators (ITCs), assist the campus community in their use of various instructional technologies. If any of these focus areas interest you, then you interest us! The future of instructional technology and modern …

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Feb 19

5 Tips for Professional Podcasts

In this post we will look at five easy tips that will make your podcasts sound professional. In the age of information overload, it is simple for your audience to tune out or find another source. The best way to attract and keep an audience is to prepare a polished and professional sounding product. 1. …

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Jan 13

DEC Lunch and Learn 01/17/2014

Come join us for the first Lunch and Learn of the spring semester! 12:00 PM on 01/17/2014 “Quality Matters and Longwood” by Jenny Quarles and Jeff Everhart Quality Matters is an inter-institutional program for evaluating online and hybrid education courses. In this session, we will discuss the Quality Matters rubric and how it defines ‘quality’ …

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