Engage & Interact with Nearpod

In today’s classrooms, students as well as instructors come into class attached to their smart phones, tablets, and laptops. As an instructor, have you ever considered integrating these mobile technologies into your classroom lectures for a more responsive and engaging experience? Today’s post will introduce Nearpod, a free, all-in-one application and teaching tool that not […]

Using GoToTraining to Provide Career Support to Alumni

The Alumni Relations office runs an ongoing series of webinars conducted by La Salle alumni on career-related topics.  We previously used Wimba for webinars.  Our most recent webinar on June 3, Take Charge of Your Career,  was hosted by GoToTraining. This post reviews some of the differences between the two tools. When we used Wimba, […]

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 […]

A Video Example of Using Touchscreen Monitors for Instruction

After the classrooms in College Hall were upgraded to touchscreen monitors this summer, Dr. Joshua Buch discovered a great opportunity to improve the way that he reviews example problems with his Finance students. In the 3-minute video below, Dr. Buch demonstrates how he uses the touchscreen, a stylus pen, and the “inking” functionality of Microsoft […]