One of the realities with technology is that it is additive. The Microsoft Office suite and email didn’t go away when people started tweeting. There are an expanding number of things to learn and to maintain. In fact, technology often creates entirely new ways of interacting.
You’re probably familiar with the “Minute to Learn It” tips, which focus on getting the most out of Gmail and Google Calendar. Our long-term goal is to add tips that showcase ways that these tools can help us to do our jobs differently and better. See our first tip from Melissa Eblen-Zayas!
This past summer, Web Services and the Dean of Students office redesigned the Student Gateway, an entry point to Carleton's student-oriented services and information. This page was long overdue to be refreshed using current design, technology, and best practices.
FLTG presents a workshop opportunity taking place December 6-8th. Three main areas will be explored as ways to address the learning needs of our students that fall outside of the 9 ½ week term: learning modules, eportfolios, and structures that extend our classrooms.
On January 9-11, Carleton will host a team of faculty, instructional technologists and designers for an intensive workshop or “hack-a-thon” toward a collaborative quantitative skills support framework. This event will bring together members of the Quantitative Skills working group of LACOL, the Liberal Arts Consortium for Online Learning.
Reach into the Winter Break Grab-bag of Goodies for enhancements to your technical travels!