Items listed under "Technology"

Using Online Tools to Help Students Succeed

By Amy Erickson Online Tools I understand that educational technology can feel overwhelming at times. Instructors are surrounded by information on new programs, apps, and tools to assist students. Perhaps this is why I was drawn to Madeline Craig’s article in the...  [Read More]

Twitter in the Classroom

By Amy Erickson About five years ago, one university encouraged instructors and staff to create Twitter accounts. Unfortunately, the instructors and staff weren’t given any guidance as to how or why to use Twitter. I felt it was a great place to...  [Read More]

Excelsior: The State of the College

Dr. John Ebersole, president of Excelsior College, Dr. Mary Beth Hanner, provost, and John Pontius, chief financial officer, discuss the College’s mission, finances, successes, challenges, and vision for the future. Topics discussed include student success, faculty development, innovation, and technology...  [Read More]

New Concentration Addresses Need for Nuclear Leadership

By Michael Johnson, faculty program director, Energy Management In response to research that indicates the need to fill a leadership void in the nuclear industry, a concentration in nuclear leadership will be available in Excelsior’s Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Technology (BSNET) beginning...  [Read More]

Help Evaluate LMS Systems

In response to feedback about Blackboard, Excelsior’s current Learning Management System (LMS), the College has identified two LMS solution providers to replace Blackboard: Canvas and Desire to Learn. Please join us as we evaluate both in trial environments featuring the characteristics and functionality of...  [Read More]

Get Tips to Enhance Learning and Course Design at July 17 Webinar

Are you looking to add engaging and effective multimedia to your courses without breaking the budget? Look no further! A webinar, Determining Best Practices in Course Design, will be held at 1 p.m., July 17. Excelsior Instructional Designer Kimberly Barss, Faculty Program...  [Read More]

The TLT Group – Teaching, Learning, and Technology

The TLT Group is a not-for-profit that helps college and university educators take advantage of changing technology so they can improve teaching and learning. http://www.tltgroup.org/ Newer, better, faster technology doesn’t automatically lead to better learning and teaching. That’s why the TLT Group...  [Read More]