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The CTE Digital Storytelling Program (DST) – Revised for Fall 2012 – Apply by Friday, September 7, 2012

What’s your story? What are important stories in your discipline? How might a story introduce students to important developments, situate content in the context of history or a larger picture? What questions might be generated by a grounding story at the beginning of class? Faculty in the CTE Digital Storytelling Program will explore these and […]

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An Overview of Changes in Blackboard 9.1 – Available Online

VCU’s Blackboard system will be upgraded to version 9.1 on May 17, 2012. Most features in release 9.1 will feel familiar, but there are a few changes to the editor and a some enhancements you might want to explore. The Center for Teaching Excellence has presented a few Blackboard 9.1 Overview sessions on both the […]

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Article of the Month: Design factors for educationally effective animations and simulations

How do animations and simulations have to be designed in order to be educationally effective? This paper will review research on learning from dynamic visualizations and present ļ¬ndings related to visual design and interaction design of animations and simulations. In the past we were limited to images that, once drawn, could not be altered; today […]

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Article of the Month: Online Personal Learning Environments: Structuring Electronic Portfolios for lifelong and Life Wide Learning

In the December article of the month, Dr. Helen C. Barrett outlines a vision of e-Portfolios as “stories of development”. Her notion is based on the concept of a “Lifetime Personal Web Space’, as proposed by Cohn and Hibbits in Beyond the Elecgtronic Portfolio: A Lifetime Personal web Space (Educational Review, October 2004). The article […]

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The CTE Digital Storytelling Program – Revisited and Revised to 3 Day Format (Applications Now Being Accepted for January, 11, 12 & 13, 2011)

When educators can actually see the positive impact of their work on those with whom they engage, or begin to sense their down-stream influence through the actions others whom they’ve guided, it is time to celebrate. As I reflect on the Fall 2009 implementation of the CTE Digital Storytelling Program, I see immediate results from […]

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The CTE Digital Storytelling Program – Reflection and New Opportunity (Applications Now Being Accepted)

When educators can actually see the positive impact of their work on those with whom they engage, or begin to sense their down-stream influence through the actions others whom they’ve guided, it is time to celebrate. As I reflect on the Fall 2009 implementation of the CTE Digital Storytelling Program, I see immediate results from […]

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