Online alternatives to cancelling class

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When the unexpected occurs and you can’t make it to campus, cancelling class is not your only option. Consider using online alternatives instead.

Tips for designing and delivering quizzes in Moodle

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Last spring, Moodle quizzes were created in almost 200 courses across the University. Many faculty have turned to the Moodle Quiz tool as an alternative to traditional Scantron bubble sheets. Whether you were one of the many who utilized this tool for administering quizzes, or you are new to this feature-rich tool, here are some features to consider when designing and delivering your online quizzes in Moodle.

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. ------------------------------ Update: Please see the current version of this article here. Many of the tools listed below are no longer available at Elon.  ------------------------------ Here are a few simple suggestions: Use Moodle as ...

iOS6 Coming Soon

Apple announced yesterday that the latest version of their mobile operating system, iOS 6, will be released on September 19. The new iOS, which will be available through an over-the-air download, will offer 200 new features including the Apple-created mapping app. Read more...

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 ...

Tablets to Outsell Notebooks by 2016

A recent article from Campus Technology predicts tablet computers, like the iPad and Droid devices, will outsell notebook computers in 2016. Features like instant-on capability, robust battery life, and easy portability make the tablet PC "a compelling alternative to notebook PCs" says the report. Read the full report.

10 tips for first-time iPad users

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Here's a nice post from the TechRepublic blog. If you’re new to the iPad, its functionality may be confusing at first. Brien Posey shares some basic instructions to get you past the awkward stage. Read the full post.       Image by Flickr user iLounge

Cloud Storage Wars: Google Drive vs. Microsoft SkyDrive

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The emergence of cloud storage options is not new; however, the popularity has exploded in recent months. In a recent TechTalks@2 we compared Google Drive and Microsoft SkyDrive. If you are interested in learning more about some other options like DropBox and SugarSync, you can visit the TechTalks Archives from the Technology website. So, let’s take ...

Technology Center Redesigned

Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) recently redesigned the Technology Center to create a more collaborative space. The Technology Center is located in Belk Library 115 and includes three distinct areas, two of which include large screen monitors. The space deepens TLT's mission of providing software, training, and consultative technology support to faculty and staff. TLT believes academic technology can significantly ...

iPad App Aims To Make Lecture Halls More Intimate and Students More Engaged

Campus Technology By Dian Schaffhauser 05/24/12 A professor at the University of Michigan has launched an iPad app that he originally developed to help large introductory college classes seem smaller and less intimidating. Perry Samson, a professor of atmospheric science, turned the effort into a research project on student engagement, funded by the National Science Foundation. That project evolved into ...