Graphic design: Say goodbye to Paint, say hello to Canva

Posted on: March 1, 2015 | By: Stephanie Bedard | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Writing with Thumbs

Have you ever wondered where that inspiring quote on Instagram,  that catchy Facebook event banner, or the pretty Pinterest post came from? There’s a chance these designs might have been created using Canva, a graphic design app for iPads. Experimenting with Canva was my first journey into the wide, wide world of graphic design. I wasn’t …

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Meet Sara Vanderpool, new e-Learning support specialist

Posted on: September 16, 2013 | By: Casey Brown | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Teaching and Learning, Announcements
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

Posted on: April 23, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Teaching and Learning, Announcements
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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Laptops in the classroom: Are they a good or bad thing?

Posted on: October 22, 2012 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning

Are laptops and mobile devices helpful or harmful when used in the classroom? The Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning (CATL) and Teaching & Learning Technologies (TLT) held a discussion luncheon titled “Laptops in the Classroom” on Monday, October 8. Created to facilitate conversations among faculty about the use of laptops and other mobile …

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Professor Randy Piland uses #Twitter in the classroom

Posted on: October 3, 2012 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning

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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