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A Little Problem Editing WMV (And solution)

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March 19, 2014

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Disclaimer: Jim cannot fix your computer; Jim is sharing a solution he found to a problem that popped up on campus. If Jim’s solution does not work for your computer, Jim is probably not the right person to contact. Hi folks, Quick post, in case anyone out there is still suffering from a problem that […]

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That’s What We Are Here For!

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January 15, 2014

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Yesterday I had one of what we call our “great meetings”.  I met with two faculty (don’t worry, they shall not be named here) who identified some of their teaching challenges.  We spent our time discussing the following topics: 1.  Grading multiple choice exams.  How can we cut down on grading time while also gathering […]

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Attention all Blackboard Social Users – New EULA

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December 13, 2013

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Do you use the Blackboard Social tools?  Are you used to seeing a small image of your choosing in the upper right hand corner of your screen?  If so, you may have noticed that this image was gone as of this morning.  What the heck happened? Blackboard has issues an update to their End User […]

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Self and Peer Assessment: Feedback on Group Work

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April 10, 2013

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I’m not kidding when I say that three faculty members have approached us very recently with a similar teaching challenge:  How can I use technology to help with team assessment?  And here in the TTL group, we LOVE a challenge. Each professor has slightly different needs, however all centered around the desire for students in […]

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Taking Classes with Google Glasses: Wearable Computers and Higher Education

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March 30, 2013

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Ok Glass, show me the future. With the first set of Google’s shiny new specs being sent out to the handful of lucky applicants, it’s only a matter of time before students and instructors end up with a pair over their eyes in a class.  And while it’s tempting to label the lenses as just […]

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Pen Technology in Education

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March 6, 2013

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The use of pen-based technology at WPI breaks into three categories, as far as I can tell.  I am open to argument about this, though! 1.  Our amazing Interactive Media and Game Development courses.  I wish I knew more about what you do, but everything I see is beautiful! 2.  Writing in Class The process of […]

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Blackboard 9.1 Feature Spotlight: Spaces

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January 17, 2013

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You’ve set up your profile in the brand-new release of Blackboard.  Great!  Now, what are you going to do with it? One option is to set up a “Space”, which is essentially a tiny social organization with very basic features.  Anyone can create a space if they have a Blackboard account—it doesn’t matter if you’re […]

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Need to update your Profile?

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January 15, 2013

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So you logged into myWPI, noted the new profile options and decided “I think I will update this later.”  You are not alone!  Many people have decided that neither the Facebook nor the Twitter quick connect was for them, but then how do you update once that splash screen has gone away? It’s as easy […]

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A Media in the Classroom Case Study: MediaKron

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December 6, 2012

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At the beginning of this past Fall, Professor Jill Rulfs incorporated a pilot media management system designed by Boston College into her freshman seminar class. The course is designed as an interdisciplinary study of the 1854 outbreak of cholera in London. Students in this course study a bit of history, science, engineering, politics, and economy and the role that each of these elements played in that epidemic, as well as in similar recent epidemics (such as in Haiti, in 2010).

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Welcome & Welcome Back!

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August 22, 2012

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This is our busiest day here in the TTL group and we are thrilled to see all of the new and returning students and faculty!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year! On Monday, we were able to meet with the new faculty on campus, and compiled a list of our most frequently asked […]

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