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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 students to actively participate in class after absorbing pre-recorded lectures
More than 12,000 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.
- Soil science professor, others highlight educational app development and implementation
Soil science Professor Darrell Schulze and his colleagues have developed the Isee app and website, which allow students to use digital maps to learn complex concepts about soils and landscapes. It's one of a number of educational app projects at Purdue.
- Faculty member weighs in on pros, cons of Canvas learning management system
Faculty piloting Canvas are sharing their impressions of the learning management system via a series of articles. In the following Q&A, Mihaela Vorvoreanu, assistant professor of computer graphics technology, discusses the advantages and drawbacks she’s experienced with Canvas throughout the pilot.
- Faculty invited to attend April information sessions on learning management system Canvas
Learning management system (LMS) Canvas will be the focus of six information sessions ITaP is hosting in April. Each session will feature a faculty member participating in an ongoing pilot of Canvas, a potential Blackboard alternative. Faculty and staff who attend can ask questions and provide feedback about their LMS preferences.
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