Author: Andrew Connery Title: Multimedia Production & Digital Media Services andrew.connery@mohawkcollege.ca   Video is ubiquitous and has long been a staple in education, but it’s only in recent history that individual instructors have had the capability, tools, and the NEED to produce their own video-based resources. Inexpensive, open source, and easy to use software abounds, but it’s

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Submitted by Don McCahill Instructional Designer Lambton College I know a lot of academics dislike Wikipedia, but almost as many realize that in the hands of an experienced user Wikipedia provides a wealth of knowledge that can help your students attain their learning outcomes. If you use Wikipedia, or would if it were easier to

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Posted by  Michel Singh – La Cité Since September 2013, La Cité has embarked on a very interesting journey. We deployed a tool through our LMS that enables faculty to give qualitative feedback to each student as early as week 3 of a semester. One of our main challenges as an institution is student success.

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Helena Merriam, Coordinator and Professor for the Library and Information Technician program at Algonquin College, is trying out Blackboard’s new Achievements feature in her course this Fall; she wants to explore whether badging can support student success. Through Innovation Project funds at Algonquin College, Helena’s is researching the use of badging, developing a badging framework

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Author:  Chris Hinton, Director, C.A.F.E. The Centre for Academic and Faculty Enrichment Durham College Chris.Hinton@dc-uoit.ca We recently had the need to revisit some online courses with the desire to add more interactivity and variety in the learning elements. We tried out a few tools to provide this functionality and found that Articulate Storyline had a lot to

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Posted by Don McCahill, Instructional Designer, Lambton College donald.mccahill@lambtoncollege.ca There is a posting on the bulletin board outside my office that is offering to sell used textbooks for a Law Clerk course. The regular price of the books is $850 for term one. Even if term two books are only $150, that is $1000 for textbooks. This

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Posted by Amineh Olad, Learning Technologies Facilitator, Loyalist College The latest nursing-centered virtual learning environments (VLE’s) from Loyalist College (COPD, Paediatric Pneumonia, Cardiac Dysfunction, Acute Stroke, and Hypoglycemia) aim to enrich students’ learning experiences, by providing unrestricted opportunities to develop content mastery and comprehension of standard nursing care practices. Access to the virtual simulations prepares

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This blog will provide tips, tricks and best practices for the integration of technology within learning and teaching. It will showcase techniques and resources used by educators across the province.  The Hot Spot started as a newsletter published bi-annually by the Education Technology Committee (ETC). Now, we are sharing these practices regularly throughout the year. Monthly

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Hybrid courses are ones where the learning mode includes both in-class and out-of-class or online activity. While the form and flavour of a hybrid course can  vary across schools and individuals, key  design and facilitation practices can help to support an engaging learning experience for learners. What are some of these practices? What has worked

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