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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

Communicating with Students in a Large Course

For instructors teaching a large course, keeping up with communications between student, instructor and teaching assistants can feel overwhelming. The volume of messages and tracking them is challenging. At Cornell, web-based software such as Piazza can facilitate communications and information sharing between students,

Posted in Community, Tech Tips for Faculty, Web

ePortfolios at Cornell University

ePortfolios at Cornell University Whether you are an educator using ePortfolios (electronic portfolios) for teaching and learning, a student interested in building an ePortfolio, or perhaps you are another member of the Cornell community interested in using portfolios yourself or

Posted in Cloud, Community, Online Learning, Services, Video, Web

Teaching with Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is now available! Academic Technologies recently rolled out Blackboard Collaborate, an engaging, fully online sharing, chat and video conferencing tool. Available to Collaborate users are chat and video conferencing capabilities, collaborative whiteboards, and the ability to share files

Posted in Online Learning, Video, Web

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

Blackboard Collaborate enables new suite of collaboration and communication possibilities

Early this semester a Physics instructor came to our office to get our help solving a unique problem. A teaching assistant in the program found they were unable to enter the course’s Learning Lab due to a severe chemical sensitivity, potentially limiting

Posted in Cloud, Online Learning, Video, Web

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

Round table discussion with Cornell’s inaugural MOOC educators

On April 16, 2014, Edward E. Baptist (history) David Chernoff (astronomy) David Easley (economics) Louis Hyman (labor relations) Stephen Wicker (electrical and computer engineering) and Laura Brown (senior vice provost for undergraduate education) gathered to discuss lessons learned and offer

Posted in MOOC, Online Learning, Web

Tips on creating video for your course!

Did you know you can have fun while making videos? A video can be a recording of you doing a lecture but there are many things you can add to your video requiring students to interact, explore ideas, and focus

Posted in MOOC, Online Learning, Video, Web

CornellX MOOC courses launch!

In the span of six weeks CornellX launched its first four MOOCs: Astro2290x Relativity and Astrophysics; HIST1514x American Capitalism: A History; ENGRL1280X Wiretaps to Big Data and INFO2040X Networks, Crowds and Markets. Although Astrophysics is entering its final week there

Posted in MOOC, Online Learning, Web


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