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App of the Week | Hemingway App

This week we’d like to introduce you an app designed in the spirit of one of America’s greatest literary treasures. Ernest Hemingway was known for the severity of his prose, unmarked by qualifiers and complex phrases.  Hemingway App, a text editor you can use on the web and or by downloading it, takes this philosophy and uses it to help […]

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App of the Week | Zoom Video Conferencing

This week we are profiling a really powerful video conferencing package called Zoom, recommended to us by our good friend Jim O’Connor at Distributed Education. A desktop app not unlike Skype, it’s free to use in conferences of up to 25 people and for 40 minutes, with unlimited one-to-one calls (for unlimited calling, you need to […]

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Digital News | AHA Tuning Project Centers #DH

In the November 2015 issue of the American Historical Association’s Perspectives on History, AHA Director Jim Grossman, reported out on the first phase of the Tuning Project, an initiative that “has helped the Association and 150 of its members think about this broader aspect of history education in ways that can help graduate students situate their […]

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App of the Week | Canvas Mobile App

Though you are all likely to be familiar with the web tool Canvas (to both your delight and dismay perhaps), our App of the Week is the Canvas Mobile App, with which you might not be as familiar. It offers almost all the features of the full site, but on the go on both iOS […]

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Online Teaching Resources | How Do Students Learn?

In the Chronicle of Higher Education blog Wired Campus, Ellen Wexler summarizes a new report from Carnegie Mellon, “Learning is Not a Spectator Sport: Doing is Better Than Watching for Learning from a MOOC.” Using data culled from an online course in which students were given two paths — passive or active learning — the […]

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