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Use a Swivl Device to Capture Classroom Lectures and more. August 04, 2015
Author:Greg Noack
If you are considering recording your lectures, creating videos for a flipped classroom, want to record a group activity, or even a committee meeting, you should stop by FaCIT for a demonstration of the recently purchased a Swivl recording device.
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Moodle 2.8 Upgrade July 8 - 9 July 02, 2015
Author:Robin Fisch
Moodle will be upgraded to version 2.8 beginning July 8 at 11:00 p.m. It should be complete by July 9 at 5:00 a.m. During the upgrade, our Moodle site will not be available to students or faculty. Please remember to adjust any due dates that might be impacted by this upgrade, and to notify your students prior to the upgrade.
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Faculty Summer Institute (FSI) 2015 - Highlights June 23, 2015
Author:Greg Noack
Below I have attempted to list highlights from attending this year’s Faculty Summer Institute (FSI) in Champaign. During the two days in attendance I gathered new ideas and resources to bring back to Sauk. Stop in to chat if something here sparks your interest and you would like to hear more.
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Meta-analysis on Active Learning and Lectures June 03, 2015
Author:Molly Baker
Lecture has it's place, but this meta-analysis demonstrates that active learning improves learning significantly over lecture.
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What we have and haven't learned (about teaching) in the last 15 years May 01, 2015
Maryellen Weimer's wise observations about what we have and haven't learned about teaching in the past 15 years. Who is Maryellen Weimer?
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Managing Your Digital Files April 28, 2015
Author:Greg Noack
Staying organized in the digital age is a unique challenge. The matrix created by a busy life and the combination of devices, accounts, and tools can produce digital chaos and information overload.
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