Digital Nonfiction Workshop

Erin Anderson
A big thank you to Meg Koleck and the Center for Teaching and Learning Open Lab for working with me on this project. When I first got the idea that I might want to experiment with 360 video in my teaching, I saw it as a long-term proposition that I might aim to develop over the next couple of years. Working with Meg, I was able to get the support I needed develop a project for my class over a single semester.

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360 Degree Video at Pitt

Virtual reality has gained momentum in the past few years. Recent advances in graphic, motion, and rendering technologies improve the immersive user experience while lowering the cost of VR tools and applications. Pitt’s University Center for Teaching and Learning is currently exploring the possibilities for virtual learning spaces and the many ways this technology can…

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Pittsburgh’s Remake Learning Network

The Remake Learning Network is “a professional network of educators and innovators working together to shape the future of teaching and learning in the Greater Pittsburgh Area” (remakelearning.org). This group is a helpful and inclusive resource for educators, community members, organizations, families, makers, technologists and others interested in engaging students in prosperous learning opportunities. Originally…

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The MacGyver Secret

While attending World Maker Faire 2016 at the New York Hall of Science, I bounced from stage to stage excited to take notes, network with likeminded professionals and bring a few innovative ideas back home to Pittsburgh. One afternoon I wanted a slight change of pace and attended a presentation just for fun — The…

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Hands on Building Leads to Robotic Arm Printing

The University Center for Teaching and Learning’s Classroom Services unit is excited to announce the birth of a new 3D printer! After mastering our current printer we decided to expand our efforts and purchase a new machine. What’s different about this one? We built it. Not from scratch, we are not quite there yet, but it’s…

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