Summer Technology Institute 2015 Recap

Thanks to everyone who attended the Summer Technology Institute on May 20, 2015! It was a great day for faculty and staff to collaborate on ways to improve teaching and learning through technology here at La Salle. In the Creating a Structure to Engage Students and Improve Learning session, Preston Feden (Education) discussed the concept […]

Designing Authentic Assessments (#NEELC14)

On November 6, the Instructional Design team attended the day-long Northeast E-Learning Consortium Conference at Villanova’s Conference Center. This year’s theme focused on student engagement. The sessions included strategies and ideas for engaging today’s diverse students across a variety of course formats (traditional face-to-face classes, synchronous online class meetings, asynchronous online experiences, teleconference classes, and even gamified learning experiences).  This is the fourth […]

Engaging Students in Online Class Meetings

This week, the Instructional Design team offered three different training sessions on our new web conferencing tool, GoToTraining. One concern that I often hear when we talk about online class meetings is that it can feel like no one is listening. This sentiment often leads to questions about whether such tools are even effective. Live […]

Moving from Collaborate to GoToMeeting for Summer Classes

At the start of summer classes in mid-May 2014 our current synchronous online meeting tool, Blackboard Collaborate, will be replaced with collaboration tools from a company called Citrix. This new solution will better suit the learning and technology needs of La Salle’s online and hybrid teaching environments. The online HD video conferencing tools in the […]

SkyDrive is Now OneDrive

Starting today, Microsoft has changed the name of their SkyDrive cloud storage application to OneDrive. You can read more about the thoughts behind the name change on The OneDrive Blog. For existing SkyDrive users, nothing will change other than the name and the link to this service which is now www.onedrive.com. You can still access […]