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Use this secret trick to get a sneak peek of your Fall classroom

Picture of an Elon classroomThe beginning of a new semester is a whirlwind of excitement alongside an ever-growing list of unknowns. One of those unknowns is your classroom space. Are you teaching in a new classroom this fall? Do you want to know if anything has changed with a space you’ve already taught in?

Elon has tools and resources you can use to preview what your classroom will look like and what technology it contains. I’ll highlight two for you in this article.

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5 Moodle tips to start the semester

Image of a start lineIt’s time to get your Moodle courses ready! Here are five helpful (and short) tutorials for building your Moodle course at the start of the semester.  Continue reading »

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Stefanie Poe receives Acorn Accolade

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Stefanie Poe receiving the award from Assistant VP of Technology Christopher Waters and standing next to her supervisor Anthony Bennett.

Stefanie Poe, Campus Technology Support Lead for Elon, is the July recipient of the Acorn Accolade.

This award is given to an outstanding member of Elon’s Instructional and Campus Technologies team each month.

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Elon embraces the National Week of Making

Elon students, alumni, and faculty participated in this year’s national Week of Making with conferences, faires, and White House exhibits. We led discussions, educated the public, and even took home awards – and we wanted to make sure that you heard about it.

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Elon student creates interactive games for children

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Render of the Leap in action. Note the little piece of hardware plugged in in front of the laptop: this is the sensor and camera.

Peter Traunfeld, a senior Computer Science major, has been researching a way to offer parents a technology that can teach, entertain, and potentially therapeutic benefits to their children. It’s cheap, it can be used at home, and it’s ideal for children that are sensory-seeking. With his own personal codea Leap Motion sensor, and a Microsoft Kinect, Traunfeld has been spending two years at Elon developing interactive games that combine elements of music, manual dexterity, color, coordination, and creativity.

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Dan Harder presents at premiere IT educator’s conference

Dan HarderMr. Dan Harder, the Director of Campus Technology Support and Assistant CIO, recently represented Elon at the Miami 2016 Connect Conference for EDUCAUSE: the leading nonprofit organization for those seeking to ‘advance higher education through the use of information technology.’ In addition to leading two of the main stage speeches Harder was also a part of the team responsible for conceptualization and execution of the entire conference. This is the third year that Harder has spoken at EDUCAUSE and the first that he has been on the planning committee.

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Greg Colby receives Acorn Accolade

Greg Colby, systems infrastructure architect for Elon, has been chosen as the June recipient for the Acorn Accolade award.

Greg Colby receiving the Accolade from Assistant VP for Technology Christopher Waters

The award is given each month to an outstanding member of Elon’s Instructional and Campus Technologies team. 

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Summer computer replacements begin

With the arrival of summer, IMG_1435Campus Technology Support (CTS) is gearing up to start our annual summer replacement program for computers that have completed their four-year life cycle. This year is another record year for the program, with more than one-quarter of campus computers being replaced to newer models. The replacement program targets Elon University faculty, staff, and computer labs on the main campus, as well as at the Law School. If your computer is up for replacement, there are a few tips you can keep in mind to help keep the transition as smooth as possible. Continue reading »

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WebEx now available for faculty, staff, and students

Elon University faculty, staff, and students now have access to webexWebEx, a web conferencing tool that allows you to meet with others in a virtual environment at any time from any location with an internet connection. Think of it like a super-charged Skype that works with your Elon account. Read on for more information about WebEx and its capabilities.  Continue reading »

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Students present Maker Hub Kickbox projects

Image of golf ball pendulum Elon Kickbox projectOn Thursday, April 28, the students who worked all semester on Maker Hub Kickbox projects presented their work. The Kickboxers discussed the progress they made over the past three months, the hurdles they overcame, and any future plans for continuing their projects. Continue reading »

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