Archive for July, 2012

Use of the WeBex Chat Window during student presentations

Filed in Miscellaneous by on July 28, 2012

Editors Note: This week we welcome a guest Blogger Professor Wally Towner from the School of Business.  While Professor Towner was using a tool called WebEx his methodology can be applied to any web conferencing tool including Wimba Classroom, the WPI Supported Web Conferencing tool.  We here in the ATC were excited to hear of […]

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Blackboard 9.1 Trainings

Filed in Tools for Teaching by on July 18, 2012 0 Comments

Jes’ fantastic sessions will get WPI faculty prepared for the “New Blackboard” – hope you can make it! For a list of dates and times and to register, see:  http://www.wpi.edu/webapps/regi/atc.html If you’re unable to make a training but would like to set up a time to go over the new version, email myhelp@wpi.edu.

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If Powerpoint is the hammer, is my presentation the nail?

If Powerpoint is the hammer, is my presentation the nail?

Maslow said, “I suppose it is tempting, when the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.”  We constantly hear phrases like “Death by Powerpoint”, but is it Powerpoint’s fault that it just happens to be a really good hammer?  I think not. I recently had the […]

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