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Tips for hosting a successful videoconference

Video conferencing quality is affected by a number of factors. One of the most important of which is the connection speed of your system! Test your technology ahead of time. If you’re using a new video conferencing platform or plan

Posted in Classroom Tech, Online Learning, Tech Tips for Faculty, Video

Videoconferencing and Student Collaboration

Traditionally, facilitating engagement and community building within the online platform has been orchestrated through the Discussion Board. As online learning evolves, other techniques and tools have emerged that allow students to interact synchronously and collaborate on projects while being mentored

Posted in Classroom Tech, Online Learning, Video, Web

Fall Training Dates for Instructors!

  Please join us for hands-on training sessions using technology for teaching! Classes are approximately one hour and occur throughout August. Instructors can also request individual training to help get their course sites set up in time for classes to

Posted in Blackboard, Classroom Tech, Community, Services, Training

HP Sprout on demo

Academic Technologies now has the HP Sprout on demo at our office located in room 124 of the CCC building. All faculty and staff who are interested in exploring HP’s new take on the personal computer are welcome to swing by

Posted in Classroom Tech

DIY opportunities to invent, build and learn can now be brought to any learning space on campus.

Faculty can now request an in-class visit from Cornell University library’s new pop-up makerspace. The easily-transported makerspace will arrive ready for class use equipped with a 3D printer and scanner, Arduino and Littlebits microelectronics kits, screen printing equipment, basic hardware

Posted in Classroom Tech, Equipment Loan

Instructors share how they use polling in the classroom.

Last week, several Cornell instructors came together online to discuss the ways in which they are using polling (via i<clickers) in the classroom. The video chat was led by Pat Graham and Andrea Putnam, of Academic Technologies, and attendees spoke

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Catchbox: the World’s First Throwable Microphone for Student Engagement

Catchbox, a foam padded wireless microphone can be tossed around the lecture hall to transform engagement of student participation in large classes. Throw the “Nurf-like” CatchBox at your class and watch the excitement build. Engaging students and making lecture dynamic

Posted in Classroom Tech, Equipment Loan

Cornell Tools of Engagement Program Group Forming

Interested in getting up-to-date on classroom and online technologies used to support teaching and learning? Academic Technologies is joining forces with the SUNY Tools of Engagement Program (TOEP) to expand tech-infused pedagogy within the Cornell community. We are seeking faculty,

Posted in Classroom Tech, Community, Online Learning, Services, Training, Video, Web

14 Resources for Digital Storytelling

The intermingling of digital spaces and academic curriculum has the potential to profoundly affect the way students engage with learning materials. Digital storytelling and podcasting use audio only or audio, graphics and video to create educaitonal content. It can enable

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Students, professor use WebEx to assist with improving Hopi community health.

Academic Technologies is wrapping up a semester-long project with professor Angela Gonzales, recently named Engaged Learning and Research Faculty Fellow. Gonzales used WebEx to assist her in developing a service-learning component for her development sociology senior capstone course. Through the course, Cornell

Posted in Classroom Tech, Online Learning, Video, Web

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