E-portfolios on WordPress.com

An electronic portfolio, or e-portfolio, is a collection of artifacts (files, text, images, videos, blogs, links) related to the accomplishments of a student or group of students. E-portfolios can provide evidence of student achievement and can be shared with instructors, colleagues, and perspective employers. One resources students can utilize for creating and maintaining an e-portfolio is WordPress.com.

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To Lecture or Not to Lecture

With wider adoption of flipped classroom techniques at colleges and universities around the country, some faculty members feel that the lecture has lost its luster. Flipped classrooms rely on students to complete readings and watch lecture videos outside of class with traditional homework-type assignments, short lectures or demonstrations by the professor done in class. In…

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Department Administrators with Class Roster Access in PeopleSoft

The following contacts can add you to the Class Roster in PeopleSoft, which will automatically enroll you in your Blackboard course. Please contact the administrator for your department. Department Name Email Phone Full Phone Africana Studies Oronde Sharif senegal1@pitt.edu X8-2276 412-648-2276 Anthropology Phyllis Deasy pdeasy@pitt.edu X8-7504 412-648-7504 Arts and Sciences/Office Of The Dean/FTDA,B,C Lisa Kubick…

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When Students Want to be Told the Answers

DbSerc recently sponsored a workshop by Eric Brewe, a physics education expert from Florida International University, who talked about the importance of having students review several representations of a concept in order to deduce the larger model. Rather than explain a principle such as “oscillation,” he recommended having students observe different instances of oscillating objects,…

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