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- Pilot program helps political science professor develop electronic textbook replacement
In redesigning his U.S. Congress course, Robert Browning took advantage of a Purdue program that provides funding and technical support to faculty developing innovative electronic textbook replacements. Organizers are currently seeking instructors who want to develop digital textbooks for the fall semester 2015.
- Spring break workshops cover video tools for faculty and staff, Qualtrics surveys, website and document accessibility
WebEx, Purdue’s new Web conferencing system, easy ways for faculty and their students to make and work with videos, Qualtrics surveys, and tools for creating accessible websites and documents are topics scheduled for ITaP’s spring break workshop series March 16-19.
- Professor implements mastery-based digital badges using Passport
After experimenting with Passport, a learning platform that uses digital badges to demonstrate learners’ competencies and achievements, Professor Tim Newby is teaming up with the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Effectiveness to measure the app’s effect on student learning.
- Security flaws discovered in new Microsoft Outlook mobile app
The new Microsoft Outlook app (formerly Acompli) poses risks to users because it stores individuals’ passwords and other information in the cloud. Because of these flaws, Purdue security officials have blocked the app from working with Purdue email accounts until Microsoft can resolve the issue.