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VoiceThread – GSU’s new tool for conversations in the cloud

This Spring, GSU is piloting a VoiceThread integration with Brightspace. VoiceThread is a digital discussion tool that is more personable and engaging than a traditional threaded discussion. What makes VoiceThread special is the way that participants use voice and video

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What Works, What Doesn’t – Which study habits are effective? Which should be avoided?

Students do a lot of studying, at least we hope, at Georgia State University. But how effective are their efforts? Unfortunately, students often exert themselves on study methods proven to be ineffective. But there are a number of approaches supported by a growing

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Posted in Pedagogy Bytes, Research

Self-Service Pedagogical Problem-Solving

Do you have students who have trouble expressing themselves through writing? Do students ever struggle to keep up with course readings? Are group projects not working as well as you’d like? These common pedagogical problems plague many a college course. Here at

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Posted in Interwebs

Spoilt for Choice – New Customization Options in Brightspace/D2L

It’s spring semester again.  I don’t know about you, but for me spring brings to mind the return to vibrance as crepe myrtles, azaleas, camellias, and daffodils begin to bloom.  Though spring may not truly be in the air just

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Setting Up Your Grade Book for 2015

Welcome back, faculty!  It’s a new year and a new semester.  Most likely you have a host of experiences and interactions planned for your students and you can’t wait to get started.  The last thing you want to think about

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Share your student work – Introducing the (Re)present competition

As the semester winds down, you may find yourself looking back at what you and your students achieved over the past few months.  If so, I hope a number of you out there are thinking, “Wow, my students have created

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Posted in At The CII, Top News

This will revolutionize education

If a moment ever comes along when I am teaching a class, and I require any old YouTube video to embed or link to as an example, my go-to is inevitably a video from my all-time favorite YouTube channel, Veritasium.

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Posted in #trending, Interwebs, Top News

How to Train Your Dragon

At the Exchange, we have a number of tools that can help you to create truly exceptional eLearning content.  I’d like to share one of the latest additions to our suite of tools, Dragon Naturally Speaking, and in particular talk about

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Posted in Cool Tools, Instructor Makerspace, The Exchange

Taming the Looming Grading Beast

With the optimism and re-invigorated spirit that comes with the start of a brand new semester, it’s a great time to add tools to your toolkit that can make your faculty life easier and keep a spring in your step.

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Posted in Cool Tools, The Exchange

Google Search Tips and Tricks – Mad Skills in the Age of Information

In the digital age, one of the most important skills is having the ability to find just the right information at the instant you need it.  The problem is that when everyone is a knowledge producer and places their content

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