Tag Archives: Teaching and Learning Technologies

Writing with Thumbs: one semester down

Since receiving my iPad five months ago, I have had many peers ask me if it is worth getting an iPad for school. My answer: yes, if it fits into your budget. The iPad is definitely a luxury item that makes certain aspects of school easier but at the same time can be very pricey. …

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Meet Sara Vanderpool, new e-Learning support specialist

AUGUST 22, 2013: Sara Vanderpool. (photo by Kim Walker)

She is the woman to help you understand Moodle. She is the go-to resource for learning how to maneuver a SmartBoard. Using technology for classroom engagement is what she is all about. This is Sara Vanderpool, the newest member of the Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) staff. In her position as an e-learning support specialist, Vanderpool …

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Meet Brent Smith

Brent Smith.

He manages video production projects, serves as a liaison between video stakeholders across campus, reads tons of books, and even brews his own beer. Brent Smith, Teaching and Learning Technologies’ newest staff member, is a jack-of-all-trades. Though his title is Video Integration Manager, Brent is responsible for a number of things. He leads and implements video …

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Getting started with Google Drive

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The rumors are true—Google Drive is the new adoptive parent of Google Docs. Google Drive is a free online file storage service. You can upload and share any kind of file to your Google Drive, including documents, spreadsheets, drawings, presentations, photos and videos so that they are accessible from any laptop, tablet or smartphone. In addition, …

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Professor Randy Piland uses #Twitter in the classroom

Elon University classrooms are gaining followers in the Twittersphere. Twitter, the social networking site that promotes free expression in 140 characters or less, has grown in popularity since its 2006 debut. It has evolved from a pure “micro-blogging” platform into a global community. With the introduction of Twitter feed widgets on Moodle, Elon professors are sharing subject-related material …

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