Category Archives: Technology@Elon

Questions from our faculty about Moodle

Teaching and Learning Technologies taught an online course titled, Making the Most of Moodle. The course covered topics such as: • adding files • assignments and feedback • course communication • grades • quizzes • groups The faculty enrolled in the course had a forum they were encouraged to post questions to anonymously; facilitators responded within 24 hours. This blog post reflects a ...

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Online alternatives to cancelling class

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When inclement weather, illness, or travel requires you to be away from campus, consider using online alternatives to engage students in the work of your class. Here are a few simple suggestions: Use Moodle as a central location for students to find course information, lead and facilitate discussions, and post and submit assignments. You can also live chat ...

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Elon Kickbox deadline extended, students have more time to submit ideas

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We've extended the deadline for the 2nd annual Elon Kickbox until after finals! We know this is a busy time of the semester and you shouldn't have to choose between studying for an exam and applying for a Kickbox.  Applications are now due on Monday, Dec. 19 at 8 AM, AKA, after finals 🙂 Elon Kickbox ...

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Book Review: Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching: How to “Be There” for Distance Learners

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Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching by Lehman and Conceicao (2010), discusses how a strong online presence contributes to higher student satisfaction and retention.  Students often take online courses without realizing that learning and communicating takes places very differently online.  The authors state it is crucial that instructors create a sense of connectivity ...

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Elon robotics class gears up for success

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The study of robotics can lead its pupils to a dozen different careers, from industrial building to the construction of humanoids, and the world is paying attention. Across the board, robotics is drawing attention both for its mainstream application and futuristic intrigue. Elon University is allowing students to get ahead of this trend, offering CSC ...

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Constantly connected: From cars to refrigerators

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  Week 4 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) wants us to think about our continuously connected lives and the role cyber security plays in making sure these connections are secure.  Consider the number of devices that can connect to the Internet through Bluetooth technology, Wi-Fi, and cellular networks.  Gadgets like smartphones, smart TVs and even ...

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

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The 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 ...

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Stefanie Poe receives Acorn Accolade

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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. Stefanie Poe has been an integral part of Elon's technological development for the past two decades, and continues to push our institution forward while ...

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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. National Week of Wha’? The National Week of making is born out of a ...

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Elon student creates interactive games for children

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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 code, a Leap Motion sensor, and a Microsoft Kinect, Traunfeld has ...

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