Engaging Students with Video Screen Capture Technology

By: Anu Ashwat “A picture is worth a thousand words.” How many words is a moving picture worth? Compared to static images, videos permit a greater amount of information to be presented and in a variety of ways. The approach of capturing activity on the monitor has become common practice for many teachers. In fact, many University…

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Faculty Interest and Demand for a Flipped Class Format Growing

As far back as the 1990s, when the Internet began getting mainstream media attention, educators started looking for creative ways to effectively incorporate this new technology into their classes. Leveraging technology to help faculty achieve their teaching and learning goals is what powers most of the gears that drive the CIDDE machinery. Many of the…

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Online? It’s time!

By: Lisa Votodian Student Opinion of Teaching Surveys will be administered fully online beginning this term. The survey period begins on November 18th, when tens of thousands of e-mails will go out to students requesting their feedback and, for the first time ever; students will be able to complete the survey directly through CourseWeb/Blackboard! There…

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Reflections from the 2013 CCUMC Conference

By: Aaron Graham The Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) held its 40th annual conference from October 9 to 13 in Oak Brook, Illinois. The theme of this year’s conference, hosted by Midwestern University and Wheaton College, was “Digital Improv”—a reference not only to the Chicago area’s long tradition of producing great improvisational comedy…

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