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Elon’s Maker Hub at the largest maker faire in NC

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On Saturday, April 23, Elon students, faculty, and staff participated in the Burlington Mini Maker Faire. The event drew thousands of people of all ages to the Holly Hill Mall, where various schools, organizations, business, individual hobbyists showcased their work and talked shop with other makers. The Burlington Mini Maker Faire is an event put on ...

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Elon celebrates National Day on Writing

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Elon is gearing up to celebrate the seventh annual National Day on Writing (NDoW) this Tuesday, October 20. During the NDoW, educators and students across the United States connect to share their beliefs about, motivations for, and general thoughts/feelings on writing. This is Elon’s second year participating in the event, and throughout the day there will ...

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Faculty and staff explore maker technologies at #MakeElon luncheon

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Even though the #MakeElon luncheon had already been in full swing for about 20 minutes, the sandwiches and cookies had not been touched. Faculty, staff, and students were far too busy enjoying experimenting with the different types of technology set up around the room. A few pieces of the technology on display included moldable plastic, ...

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Exploring 3D printing during #MakeElon workshop

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You may have noticed the large black cart standing in the corner of Belk Library by the Writing Center. On top sits a 3D printer. At Elon’s latest #MakeElon workshop, multimedia developer J.P. Lavoie led the students, faculty and staff who attended through interactive activities to see what exactly a 3D printer is capable of. 3D design ...

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Students introduced to circuitry at #MakeElon workshop

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What do chickens, fire trucks, and alarm clocks have in common? They are all among the projects created during a #MakeElon workshop featuring Legos and LittleBits electronics. During the workshop, Kenneth Wilson, Coordinator of Interactive Projects at Elon, guided a group of faculty and entrepreneurship students through the basics of circuitry and electronic projects before ...

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Dr. Alan Russell leads instruction in the art of kirigami during #MakeElon workshop

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Dr. Alan Russell of the mathematics department is no stranger to the complex shapes and masterful folds of origami. This past winter term, he taught a upper-level general studies course all about the math principles involved in origami folding. But at March’s #MakeElon worshop, he took the paper-folding discipline in a new direction: kirigami. What is ...

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Students share experiences with quadcopters, circuitry at February’s Maker Meetup

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Makerspaces, quadcopters and circuitry that syncs lighting to music: it sounds very futuristic. But this is exactly what engineering professor Dr. Scott Wolter and two of his students, juniors Jake Smith and Alex Simoneaux, have been working on here at Elon. Through Teaching and Learning Technologies’ first Maker Meetup, the team presented their work in ...

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How do you use clickers? Faculty share experiences from clicker pilot

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Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) held an end-of-term discussion luncheon titled “An Unfiltered Look at Clickers in the Classroom” on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Created to facilitate conversations among faculty about clicker usage on campus, TLT invited faculty members from all disciplines to share how clickers can be used as teaching tools. Twelve faculty members volunteered to ...

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New students become Connected@Elon

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Campus Technologies held their 5th annual Connected @Elon event on Monday, August 27th during New Student Orientation. Created to help new students learn about the technology available to them on campus, Campus Technologies staff staged a game of Family Feud, complete with commercials featuring technology services. Scott Hildebrand (Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies), Mariah ...

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9th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference

Now in its ninth year, Elon’s annual Teaching and Learning Conference drew over 300 faculty, program directors, and administrators from 40 area colleges and universities on August 17, 2012. With the theme of Teaching, Learning, and Assessing in Traditional & Non-Traditional Settings, the conference provided opportunities to look at student learning, faculty roles in creating active ...

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