Catchbox Throwable Microphones Now Available

Looking for a way to increase engagement with your students? The University Center for Teaching and Learning’s Classroom Services unit now has the Catchbox throwable microphone available for you to use in your classes. Instead of trying to pass a traditional microphone around from student to student to allow questions and input from them, toss…

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Teaching Center Update for Sept. 29, 2017

The Pittsburgh Regional Faculty Symposium will host its inaugural meeting on March 16, 2018, at Duquesne University. The symposium is a local collaboration of colleges and universities with activities for faculty, graduate student instructors and faculty support specialists across disciplines. The Teaching Center is a co-sponsor of the event, and you can read more at the Pittsburgh Regional Faculty Symposium.

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University builds VR CAVE for a new higher ed era

K-16 instructors perennially face the challenge of helping students understand complex processes and relationships, especially those that make sense only after they are explored in more than one frame of reference. The differences between a partial and total solar eclipse on the Earth, for example, are best understood by visualizing observations not just from the…

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How Universal Design for Learning can help the LMS reach every learner

An exciting and well-established concept known as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is gaining attention in higher education as a way to make digital learning programs more accessible to all learners, including those with a wide variety of learning challenges. Endorsed by EDUCAUSE’s Next Generation Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE) and the Department of Education’s Horizon Report, UDL is a framework…

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