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Readers could easily label a web page called teachthought as one for a K12 audience. While I would argue that many resources designed for K12 adapt very well to the higher education world, this specific site has its hand on … Continue reading

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How to Create Your Own Professional Development Network Using Twitter

I used to subscribe to several academic magazines in an attempt to stay informed in the worlds of higher education, technology, and pedagogy. I stopped nearly all of those subscriptions the moment I started using Twitter as a resource-gathering tool. It … Continue reading

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Using Mobile Device Logic and Tracking in Qualtrics Surveys

Qualtrics online survey software, provided to faculty, staff and students at Purdue, is providing more options for mobile device display choices and tracking. We often want to know these days whether someone is accessing our survey from a mobile device … Continue reading

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Checking Your Qualtrics Survey Display on a Mobile Device

Since mobile devices are often the access point for email, it’s logical to assume that someone might view your survey link on a mobile device. Checking to see if your questions will display properly is an easy thing to do. First you … Continue reading

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Comparing Retention Center with Course Signals

Using Blackboard’s Retention Center along with Course Signals allows instructors to see how students are currently performing in a course as well as predict student success based on current behaviors. If you would like to identify those students who are … Continue reading

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Need To Learn Technology? The ITaP Student Trainers Can Help!

Purdue University offers a lot of great software tools for faculty and students that can be used for course projects. The problem that may arise for faculty wanting students to create movies, graphics, or other deliverables for course projects may … Continue reading

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Fall 2012 ITaP Instructor Workshops available for registration!

Starting August 14th, ITaP Academic Technologies will be offering hands-on workshops to assist instructors with the many tools in the new course management system, Blackboard Learn. The Learn workshops include the new video integration tool, Kaltura, which allows easy use … Continue reading

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Copyright is a Major P.A.N.E, but can be Fairly Used

Technology makes it extremely easy to share digital artifacts, and hence re-use the original work of others.  However, just because it’s easily done does not make it lawful.  Copyright law governs when this sharing is permitted and when it is … Continue reading

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