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What learning technologies are available on campus?

Last Updated: Tue August 21, 2018

What are learning technologies? Learning technologies are any software or hardware used by an instructor and/or students in a course. Some of their uses include managing course materials, fostering discussion in and outside of class time, authoring learning materials, sharing media files and assessing learning. Examples include a learning management system (LMS) such as Canvas…

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What are the pedagogical uses of online discussions?

Last Updated: Wed August 8, 2018

What are online discussions? Online discussions occur when an instructor uses software to encourage conversations among students and/or instructors via the internet around a specific topic. While sharing many similarities with methods for fostering face-to-face interactions, online tools offer different opportunities, and limitations, in creating meaningful interactions between students and instructors. What can I use…

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What are the pedagogical uses of a student response system?

Last Updated: Wed August 8, 2018

What is a student response system? In its most basic form, a student response system (SRS) is a systematic way of assessing student learning in real time. In many ways student response systems have been around as long as teaching. Many teachers will ask for visual or other signs of understanding such as a simple…

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What are the pedagogical uses for web conferencing?

Last Updated: Wed August 8, 2018

What is web conferencing? Web conferencing is real-time video conferencing software that allows you to see, hear and virtually interact with people using a computer, tablet or mobile device. While web conferencing has been around for a number of years — “skyping” is now in many dictionaries — its educational uses and impacts have only…

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