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Clickers at Elon: An infographic

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New clickers are much easier to use than previous versions of clickers. That’s one of the takeaways from the feedback gathered during the clicker pilot last fall. What else did Elon faculty and students say about clickers? We’ve summarized the feedback into an infographic that includes quotes and statistics from faculty and students. Check out the new Clickers …

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Clickers in the classroom

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) recently hosted a series of seminars about the use of classroom response systems, or “clickers.” Guest speakers Tony Crider, Resa Walch, Amanda Tapler and Derek Bruff all presented to Elon faculty how they use clickers to improve classroom engagement. Clickers …

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5 design strategies to engage your students in Moodle

Classroom Engagement

Guest post by Moodlerooms – Elon’s Moodle partner.  Engaging students in fresh and interesting ways can definitely be a challenge in the classroom, even more so in the online arena. Here are some design strategies that you can use in Moodle to engage your students.  Videos Incorporate videos to foster forum discussions. Videos can be a great way …

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Can tools of distraction become tools of learning?

Laptops in classroom

As the number of wireless computing devices increase while getting smarter, smaller, and less expensive, more students are using them in the classroom. When computers, tablets or smart phones are used by students in the classroom, do they add value or distract from learning? A University of Michigan research study, Use of Laptops in the Classroom: …

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Keeping students engaged – online

Elon stresses the importance of student engagement in the classroom. So how can you keep students active and on their toes when they’re taking your class online? Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) held a meeting for new online faculty in mid-October. During the hour luncheon, they were introduced to the 2012 online mentors, Dr. Harlen Makemson, …

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