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News & announcements from July 2010

Clickers in classrooms

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

The NEA [National Education Association] describes the use of clickers in classrooms.  The article provides some strategies for composing questions, engaging students, and using the data provided by the clickers.  Research suggests that clickers can promote active participation, engagement, and discussion among all students, even those who might not participate in typical class-wide discussion.  GCC will provide a…

Plagiarism & Cheating: How to reduce

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Plagiarism and cheating continue to challenge faculty.  According to the NY Times, University of Central Florida has continued to use technology to help diminish cheating and plagiarism.  Different perspectives are debated regularly by teachers, students and philosophers. Colleges who provide clear, well publicized information to students about consequences as well as online information tutorials, similar to Amherst…

Free software, tools and other resources

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Mount Wachusett Community College Center for Teaching and Learning lists free software, tools and other resources.  Using free software to capture screens, to make video viewing easier, and uploading video/audio may be helpful for online courses and face-to-face courses.  Additionally, the list includes educational websites such as Teacher Tube–a you tube site for educators.

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