Top 10 technology stories at Elon in 2015
The Elon community used technology in many exciting ways in 2015. Elon’s first makerspace, the Maker Hub, gave students access to technology that was not available to them just last year. The Writing with Thumbs project produced a repository of student-written reviews of iPad apps for academic use. Instructional videos were becoming more of a hot topic and the launch of Learning on Demand made it easier to find Elon-produced videos. And many notable ATACC-funded projects continued to push academic uses of technology. Of course, there were other technology stories in 2015 but these were the ones we covered on the Elon Technology blog for the year.
Here is a list of my favorite stories from the Elon Technology blog in 2015. If you see any of the faculty or students mentioned in these posts, be sure to give them a high-five.
by Cheri Crabb
Useful tips for giving open book exams in Moodle.
by Stephanie Bedard
Useful tips for creating short screencast videos for instruction.
by Megan Porter
Another faculty-led project where students explored campus with the help of location technology such as GPS and iBeacons.
by Michael Vaughn
Tips for lighting your short instructional videos effectively.
by Casey Brown
This ATACC-funded grant is an example of how Health Sciences is using mobile technology to teach anatomy.
A lot more
This list is just a sample. Check out the Elon Technology blog for more.
- Read about faculty technology projects under the Instructional Technologies category
- See more reviews for iPad apps for faculty and students in the Writing with Thumbs project page
- Follow the maker movement at Elon at the #MakeElon category
- Review announcements from the Service Desk at the Trending @ the Service Desk category
If you have another story we should cover, let us know in the comments or send me an email.