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LSS News - March 2010

Collaborative Sites Taking Off in L&S Courses

March 24, 2010 by Doug Worsham

The Collaborative Sites platform has been customized to serve several courses

As the pilot program for Collaborative Sites continues
to grow, L&S instructors are exploring new ways to foster online
interaction in their courses.

This semester, L&S instructors using Collaborative Sites created a
wide range of online interactions for their students, including: Read more »

3 Simple Questions for Better Video

March 16, 2010 by David Macasaet

Teacher and student using a videocamera

Digital video has become increasingly easy to use and share. At the same time, a widely held criticism from both professionals and novices alike is that navigating the shear number of new video technologies can be a real obstacle. Perhaps there's a problem with a camera that's not compatible with computer software, or a file that does not work across different computers, or problems sharing video because of file size or video format. The growth of high definition (HD) video and tapeless cameras has only expanded the technical landscape of digital video. Read more »

A Path to Smoother Class Presentations

March 5, 2010 by Chad Shorter

How many times have you seen students put so much work into a
presentation, only to have trouble projecting, or a compatabilty problem
with their Power Point file?  Even if completely ready to present
their information, they probably weren't prepared to deal with
technical difficulties.

Presentation day can be a learning
opportunity for students on multiple levels if they are also responsible
for the technical aspects of the delivery of their presentations. 
However, there are some measures the instructor can take to help smooth
the way.  Here are three tips for helping students prepare for in-class
presentations: Read more »

Classroom Video Recording Options

March 1, 2010 by Jonathan Klein

At LSS we aim to stay current with new technologies and make updated equipment available to L&S instructional staff.  With the addition of several new video technologies comes a policy change. 

We now have several options to help L&S instructional staff produce quality video recordings of their class.  Whether the video is required for evaluation purposes or needed as part of a teaching portfolio, we can meet your needs.

If you need a video recording for evaluation purposes, we have two solutions: Read more »

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