Timeline of construction of Eifel

Timelines as Creative and Attractive Projects

We are all very familiar with the basic presentation tools and formats. Oftentimes, projects are envisioned as white papers, an  MS PowerPoint presentation, or an alternative, such as Prezi or Keynote, and a website project. Recently, we have been adding YouTube videos as either oral testimonials, “sales pitch” presentations for grants, or weekly video check-ins. Sometimes…

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Another Safe Source of High Quality Copyright-Free Images

It’s amazing how generous people can be with their creations! Pixabay is a website which hosts and allows you to download high-quality images that you can use and reuse any way you want! They don’t even require attribution, although that is always nice to mention. If your students are creating web pages or any other…

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Accessibility

If you were looking to improve your understanding of Universal Design and accessibility requirements for Online Courses, your dreams have come true! Cynthia Curry, the new Disability Services Coordinator, and a colleague of mine from a prior career, has shared this course with me and I am spreading the goods across the entire University. Accessibility of Online Courses Check…

iPhone features

15 Things You Didn’t Know Your iPhone Could Do

15 Things You Didn’t Know Your iPhone Could Do . Today we are on to a lighter theme: the iPhone! Knowing a few cool tricks will definitely earn you a “hip” reputation. For those not in immediate possession of their iPhone or those shunning the iDevices altogether, here is a practical guide on image copyright found by Amy Storch. This may be widely used and re-shared, if you don’t…

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Combining A Website Project With Rich Multimedia And Collaboration

Online courses life restrictions on tools when it comes to student projects and their impact. In a number of courses, students use Google Sites (a fairly straightforward tool) to create group or individual projects, and to promote awareness among colleagues and community. In several other courses, students create videos, either as a check-in assignment or as…

Viral videos as assignments

What if students created viral videos as course projects?

It might just work! Sure, writing papers is academically significant and is a way to demonstrate understanding, analysis, and such. No question that putting together a website is collaborative and there are opportunities to make changes after peers offer feedback on the project. But, what if good videos carried a good message – and through…

Images You Can Use in Your Course or Project Without Breaking the Copyright Law*

Well, we are no strangers to taking advantage of efficiencies, so we are proudly presenting someone else’s handiwork here, for you may find it hugely helpful. This article in The Chronicle of Higher Education  explains how to filter your image search results in Google Search based on rights to reuse. As some of your current courses are moving into a project work phase, you…