Atomic Learning now available

Wooster has recently partnered with Atomic Learning, an award-winning provider of online technology training and support. Through this partnership, Wooster is able to provide learning opportunities that make it easy for learners of all ages to embrace technology and develop critical skills for success at school, at work, and in life. Research shows 3 out of 4 […]

Birds of a Feather Sessions

We heard from a number of faculty who were very interested in Educational Technology workshops, but were not be able to attend. So we would like to bring the sessions to you as Birds of a Feather sessions. A faculty or staff member can request a Birds of a Feather session by identifying at least four colleagues who are […]

Changes coming to voices.wooster.edu

Some changes will be taking place regarding voices.wooster.edu WordPress site. The current Voices server was setup in the summer of 2009 and over the years has accumulated a number of accounts and sites that are no longer used. Since the WordPress platform used for Voices does not have a simple way to remove unused accounts […]

Clicking is Learning?

Educational Technology’s own, Megan Smeznik, wrote an article for the National Council on Public History about the challenges and the opportunities for crafting a digital history pedagogy. She emphasizes in the article about the importance of all those invested in the information community coming together and developing a holistic pedagogy that not only promotes scholarship […]

Designing Immersive Empathy 360-VR Experiences: A NERCOMP Workshop 2018

NERCOMP hosted a workshop on designing empathic 360-VR experiences for faculty and IT- professionals in higher education at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. Immersing Students with Empathy Dr. Milena Batanova is developing empathy workshops for teachers to use in K-12 classrooms. Harvard’s Making Caring Common Project offers resources for teachers and families to show and […]

Dictate with your voice in Word and OneNote online

Use Microsoft’s Dictate tool for speech to text right within Word online or OneNote online. Just be certain you have a microphone input to your computer and log in to your College Office 365 account with a supported browser: On a Mac: use Chrome or Firefox browser (not Safari)  On Windows: use Edge, Chrome, or Firefox […]

Moodle QuickMail block

The Messages portion of Moodle is not available. It was causing problems and has been disabled (it was not available Fall18, either). Solution: Faculty can add a Block to their course called Quickmail and use it to send email messages to their students. Adding the QuickMail block to your Moodle course From your Moodle course, […]

Moodle Tips

Adding students/TAs/other teachers Communicating with your students You can send an email to your class by addressing it to the Moodle shortname for your course in Outlook or Mail, e. g., IDPT-49900-01-1718FA@wooster.edu You can add the Quickmail block to your course and use it from within Moodle You can use the Messages feature of Moodle […]

Museums in AR/VR: Google Arts & Culture

Explore art galleries through your phone without leaving your seat or paying a dime. Using Google Street View, you can take virtual reality tours with your phone and Google Cardboard or Pocket 360 (also known as smartphone VR headsets). Tours appear in a 360 degree photo format with points of interest for viewers to read […]

Ohio 5 New Technologies – New Pedagogies

Student Engagement Read 3 ways to increase student engagement in your classroom Rank the three ways on the provided sticky note Strategies for supporting better student presentations What is Good Presentation design? Plickers quiz Example one PowerPoint Face-to-face presentation: Three Minute Thesis Wooster’s IS Symposium 2017 and Technically Speaking from Denison U. Framing things as a […]

Technology Workshops for Students Sp18

Student Technology Assistants are offering a series of workshops crafted specifically for students. Topics include Unity Game Development, web design, Statistics with R Studio, infographics, 3D modeling and printing, Audacity, I.S. poster and presentations and more. To view workshop details and to register, visit the links below or our Facebook page. Please bring a device to the […]

The Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science 2018 at Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago hosted the DHCS 2018 Conference on November 9th – 11th showcasing graduate and professional scholars in many unique projects in the Digital Humanities.  Below are a few projects that allowed me to bring back new ideas to Wooster. The Muddle Project  Loyola graduate students Taylor Brown and Rebecca Parker introduced and workshoped […]

Unsplash free high-res photos

Visit Unsplash.com to browse and download from their collection of over 550,000 free (do-whatever-you-want) high-resolution photos – brought to you by the world’s most generous community of photographers. Visit their Help for Using Unsplash for topics like: Downloading Photos Crediting Photographers Contacting a photographer Collections Topics Likes

Virtual Reality: More than Just a Headset

Virtual reality headsets have made many experiences possible for viewers including touring the International Space Station, exploring scenes from around the world, and getting up close and personal with molecules. Even here at The College of Wooster, faculty and students have been experimenting with virtual reality to solve problems, transform educational environments, build museums, and […]

Webjets: Curate your Knowledge

Webjets is a versatile desktop or canvas that allows users to organize information intuitively. With Webjets, you can build bookmarks, collaborate, create tasks, make mindmaps, design moodboards, and develop documents. No longer will you have to worry about having so many tabs open in a browser. Webjets allows you to drag and drop anything into […]