Archive for June, 2011

Coming this fall to WPI…new options for student response!

Filed in In the Classroom, Tools for Teaching by on June 28, 2011 0 Comments
Coming this fall to WPI…new options for student response!

Many faculty and students on campus have requested that WPI look into the possibility of using a virtual clicker system in the classroom.  Virtual “clickers” allow students to use a mobile device (Smartphone, Cellphone, Laptop, Tablet, etc) to respond to questions posed by the instructor. The TTL team has completed a review of products that […]

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What might your reCAPTCHA be helping with next?

Filed in Interesting Technologies, Miscellaneous, Showcase by on June 22, 2011 1 Comment

Back in April we posted on the ways in which reCAPTCHA, an anti-spam mechanism, was helping Google to digitize many older novels as well as the the entire New York Times archive. Well, now that it has been a few months we  wondered: ‘what might reCAPTCHA be helping with next?’  Turns out approximately 250,000 books from the British Library! […]

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The ATC TTL Group Welcomes their newest member!

Filed in Miscellaneous by on June 20, 2011 0 Comments
The ATC TTL Group Welcomes their newest member!

The Academic Technology Center’s Technology for Teaching and Learning (TTL) Group has grown! We would like to welcome Joseph Cotnoir, the newest member of our team. Joe joins us as an Instructional Technology Support Specialist, and will be extending the support hours of the TTL group by working evenings and some Saturdays throughout the year. Joe […]

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