using infographics for teaching and learning

Getting Started Guide: Using Infographics for Teaching and Learning

Infographics are everywhere these days, from Twitter feeds to cereal boxes. And with good reason: they make it easy to share data and important information in an easily digestible and engaging format. Infographics might look complicated to make but in reality, anyone, even those who aren’t design experts, can make one. The process can actually[…]

Creating Accessible Content: Videos

Video content can be an excellent way to enrich your course, but visual and auditory disabilities can make it difficult for some students to benefit. Luckily, making videos fully accessible is both fairly straightforward and easy to find assistance with (we can help). First, it’s useful to understand just what makes video content accessible and[…]

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The Beginner’s Guide to Educational Podcasting

First gaining attention back in 2004, by tech world standards podcasts are practically dinosaurs. Yet despite all of the flashy, fun new technology and media that has launched in the intervening decade, podcasts have only grown in popularity, both as a forum for entertainment and a tool for education. Some, like the recent Serial, have[…]

Tech to Try: Evernote

Tech to Try in the Online Classroom: Evernote

  An Introduction to Evernote Essentially, Evernote is a cloud-stored notebook that can be accessed through a web browser or through an application on a mobile device. Because the information is stored in the cloud, it is synced between all of your devices, making it possible to access whatever you have stored there from virtually[…]

Tech to Try: Canva

Tech to Try in the Online Classroom: Canva

Scientists have long known that visual cues play an important role in helping learners to retrieve and remember information. This makes sense, as the brain itself is essentially an image processing machine. In fact, some studies suggest that up to 90 percent of the information transmitted to the brain is visual. This extra brain power dedicated to[…]