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- Professor says affordable textbook program saved his class up to $40,000
Instead of writing a traditional textbook, Professor Paul Wenthold created a new electronic text for his organic chemistry students using free online resources and help from Purdue’s affordable textbook program.
- Video Express enables active student participation in class after absorbing pre-recorded lectures
More than 13,000 videos have been recorded using Video Express, Purdue’s automated, self-service rooms available for professional and academic use. ITaP and Krannert, the organizations that have partnered to roll out additional rooms across the Purdue system, are encouraging even more faculty and staff to use the service.
- Blackboard Groups helps facilitate course built on students working together
Group projects are integral to a gateway course for Purdue’s Honors College students and Professor Emily Allen, an associate dean of the college, says Blackboard Learn and the Blackboard Groups feature help make it possible.
- Faculty member weighs in on pros, cons of Canvas learning management system
Faculty piloting Canvas are sharing their impressions of the learning management system, a possible Blackboard replacement. In the following Q&A, Jonathan Day, assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management, discusses the advantages and drawbacks he’s experienced with Canvas throughout a pilot of the software.
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