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Event Capsules, Teaching Tips, Tool Talk | August 13, 2021


The ACERT and Center for Online Learning Resources and Tool Kit

A selection of recent resources created by ACERT and the Center for Online Learning for your online, hybrid, or in-person classes.
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Tool Talk | March 11, 2019

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Voicethread Upgraded: Now with Automatic Captions

If you have been using VoiceThread for mini-lectures or assignments, I bring good news! This presentation and discussion tool has been upgraded. From now on, all new audio and video content created on VoiceThread will have captions automatically generated a few minutes after the recording is uploaded.
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Tool Talk | March 1, 2019


PlayPosit: A Remedy for the Passive Viewing of Videos

How do you guide students through videos that you assign as part of their coursework? How do you help them focus on areas that an expert eye like yours would notice, but novice viewers might not? Interactive video tools such as PlayPosit and Edpuzzle might help. They can help you turn video-watching into an active learning experience for your students.
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What We’re Reading | January 12, 2017


Hillary Clinton and beyond

Professor Wendy Hayden's (English) rhetoric course, Hillary Clinton and Beyond, explored rhetoric in the context of the recent election. The course experimented with a crowdsourced syllabus in which Wendy chose the readings for the first four classes of the semester and then turned the syllabus over to the students. By the end of the semester, her course uncovered answers to some of the guiding questions about Clinton and the power of rhetoric.
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Event Capsules | October 24, 2016


ACERT Event Capsule – Going long: Designing semester-long collaborations in the classroom

In this Event Capsule, Lisa Anderson and David Alm discuss their experiences in creating semester-long projects in the classroom. They share their methods, showcase their final products, and share advice on how faculty members can design their own semester-long collaborative projects.
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