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Dear Vendor

Dear Vendor, One of the functions of our Academic Technologies group is the selection of technology for use in teaching across the Cornell University campus. We are constantly looking at new products, usually in response to faculty’s stated need. Our

Posted in Services

Two Truths and an Almost Truth

Our Academic Technologies team meeting this week featured an agenda item in which the different sub-groups shared their updates through the game “Two Truths and a Lie”. The idea of this game, if you’ve never played it, is to make

Posted in Services

Fall 2013, Visualized

Our instructional designers were busier than ever this past fall! This tag cloud was built using metrics from our fall, 2013 faculty consultations. Although much of our business continues to address questions about how to use Blackboard better, we saw

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Annotation Smackdown

Academic Technologies recently partnered with Kathryn Dimiduk, Director of the James McCormick Family Teaching Excellence Institute in the College of Engineering, to host the “Annotation Smackdown” event where faculty and IT service providers were invited to try out various classroom annotation

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Posted in Classroom Tech

Possible Difficulties Sharing Protected Video from Netflix, Blu-ray, and Some Apple Products

Video sharing plays an ever-greater role for teaching and other collaboration at the university. If you’re planning on sharing or presenting video, you should be aware of a type of copy protection that can interfere with the use of high-definition

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FERPA and Teaching with Technology

FERPA (the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. What is an education record? Content that identifies students, or content that students create, constitutes an education record and thus FERPA regulations apply;

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Posted in Cloud, Legal


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