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Jonathan Hey has created a brilliant site called where he explains the world one sketch at a time. His sketches are one-page explanations of concepts, and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. That means you are free to use images such as: Confirmation Bias, The Swiss Cheese Model, and The Learning […]

Teaching with JMP Statistical Software

I was looking for resources for a statistics class and came across this site: teaching with JMP. It is an amazing treasure trove of resources for using JMP for statistics.  It includes: case studies, webinars, videos, interactive learning tools and much more!  If you have students using JMP in your class for statistics, you will […]

Add Interactive Quizzing to Kaltura Lectures

Kaltura includes an easy to use wizard for creating an unlimited number of questions that you can embed at chosen points in your lecture. The multiple choice format allows for 2, 3, or 4 answers and flexible settings give you the ability to choose if learners can skip questions, revise answers, get hints and/or discover […]

Operation Outbreak: The Case of the Sick Swimmers

Faculty teaching Nursing 309, Population Health, wanted to give students an opportunity to participate in the investigation of a public health crisis. To make this a more immersive experience, SON IT staff converted a paper-based epidemiology case study to an online format that begins with a pre-assessment.  As the case unfolds, students are presented with […]

Nursing of Children Students Participate in an Interactive Case Study

        Last semester, students in NURS 345 were introduced to “Rodney,” a four-year-old male who was referred to the ER by his pediatrician. Dr. Shockey engaged students in a discussion of the unfolding case, which was projected in the classroom and included audio and visuals for added realism.  Because the case was […]

Use this new smart search tool to find online learning resources

Merlot is a growing repository of free peer-reviewed online resources that can be added to your Blackboard course. Merlot search results will return learning materials in a number of different formats: animations, online lessons, PDF files, PowerPoint files, reference manuals, videos, and more. Just recently, Merlot extended their search functionality to include materials from other […]

Make animated videos in minutes with Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark Video is a relatively new FREE online tool that can be used to create short lessons or explainer videos. Spark includes beautiful themes and an integrated feature that allows you to easily search and add images without worry of copyright violation. Overlay text and music, record slide by slide to complete your professional […]

Free online VoiceThread workshops

Once again, VoiceThread is offering free online workshops facilitated by George Haines, VT’s instructional designer and online educator.  Course descriptions and dates are listed below: Voice Thread Basics 1 – upload comment and share:  April 11 @ 7pm Voice Thread Basics 2 – groups and secure sharing:  April 18 @ 7pm Voice Thread Basics 3 […]

Engaging use of an online graphic novel to address a sensitive health topic

Kevin Thorn of Nuggethead Studios developed this eLearning course through the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center via a grant by the CDC about Partners with Positive (PwP). PwP is a campaign by the CDC to gain awareness and educate those living with HIV. Presented in a custom-drawn graphic novel style, the course tells the story […]

Technology options for student multimedia assignments

There are so many ways for students to create multimedia assignments that deciding what to have them use can be overwhelming.  View the video below for an overview of 3 free options:  Kaltura, VoiceThread and Adobe Spark. Created by SON IT using Adobe Spark Video

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