Building a centralized staff resource depot

Pitt Online uses a design in our online courses that includes custom HTML and CSS elements in conjunction with a theme provided by our Learning Management System, Blackboard. A growing list of new courses and our expanding staff has made consistency in course development and revision a growing concern. For example, course builders might list…

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3-D Printers Lending a Hand in Pittsburgh

3D printers are back in the news today, with a homegrown story coming from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about a Shady Side Academy student printing artificial hands for people in need. Here we have another example not only of the functional use of 3D printers to make a difference in the world, but the way that…

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Engaging Presentations with Reveal.js

Know a little bit of HTML and CSS, or at least willing to learn some basics?  Want to go beyond PowerPoint and engage your audience with interactive presentations?  Then Reveal.js might be fore you.  Reveal.js is a free open-source tool that allows you to create impressive HTML slides.  It might sound intimidating, but with just…

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Popularity of Virtual Reality Software is Growing

Virtual reality software is something that has quickly gained in popularity over the last couple of years, and a recent marketing research study proves it. Through kickstarter campaigns and company acquisitions, there are now billions of dollars being invested in the technology. Virtual reality technology is designed to give the user an experience where one will…

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