Accessibility for Classroom Services Clicker Equipment

Classroom Services has improved our offerings in Clicker hardware to increase student accessibility. We have recently purchased braille clickers to provide increased accessibility in the Turning Technologies Clicker options available in Classroom Services. There will be 1-2 braille clickers in each set of 30 we provide. Student Response Systems, commonly referred to as “clickers,” survey…

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Move over Millennials, Generation Z is going to College

The preferences and habits of the Millennial Generation, those born between 1980 and 1995, have shaped the college environment for more than a decade, but a new cohort of students is about appear on campuses nationwide. This new generation comes with a different outlook on themselves and the world around them and will inevitably reshape…

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ECAR Releases Study of Undergraduate Students & Information Technology

In 2014, the ECAR study surveyed over 75,000 students at 213 campuses across the globe to reveal some interesting insight into the needs and expectations of students. Today, the report explains, “students overwhelmingly prefer and have experienced courses with at least some online components.” Some of the most significant trends are: Nine in 10 students are…

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Thoughts on Notetaking

When I listen to a lecture, I take notes with a pen and a tablet of paper. I also take notes using a laptop, but the experience is something akin to taking minutes in a meeting. My laptop notes are qualitatively different than my long hand versions. Laptop notes tend to be lengthier verbatim replications…

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