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Instant Video Chat using Appear.in

How would you like to offer your students a way to video chat with you with only a single click of a link? Try Appear.in!

About GSC Course Review Checklists

As part of the College’s continued effort to ensure the quality of all of the courses, no matter what the delivery mode, the following course Read More…

How to attribute an image

Be sure to attribute your images in your course. Here are some resources to show you how and some examples.

myBrainShark is closing! What are some replacement options?

myBrainShark is closing! What other platforms are useful to make narrated slideshows?

Features and Benefits of Turnitin

Turnitin offers students and faculty several benefits such as making grading more efficient, it helps with giving students meaningful feedback, it checks grammar and supplies Read More…

OERs, OARs, OATs and “The Rule of Capture”

Educators worldwide are developing a vast pool of educational resources on the Internet, open and free for all to use.

Need to take full-screen screenshots? Free browser plugin!

Have you ever been frustrated with needing to do a screenshot of a Web page, but your computer’s on-board screenshot utility can only select the Read More…

Create a banner image for your course module

This video demonstration shows how to combine several images into a single JPEG image in Photoshop. Intermediate skills recommended.

Faculty Spotlight: Julie Moser, MA, CAGS

Julie Moser has been teaching at Granite State College for over a year and teaching online for four years.

Meta is Beta© by Lisa M. Lee, MEd.

In exploring the use of metacognition at the post-secondary level, Lisa Lee (GSC faculty) adapted the 5 steps to metacognition to include critical inquiry questions Read More…

Video tools? Here’s the ultimate index…

The ultimate index of video tools, compiled by Robin Good

Combine PDF files, reduce file size – all online!

Wow! Remember back in the 21st century you had to combine PDFs by using a small application that probably cost you $60, which you used Read More…

Constructivism in the discipline of history

We all must be self-directed learners, able to identify the new knowledge we need and how to go about creating or acquiring it, in order Read More…

Science & Technology Fair held on May 8 at GSC in Conway, NH

As hosts of the annual event, Granite State College provided a crucial role in sponsoring the Science Fair by providing nearly 60 Granite State College Read More…

Feedback – how learning occurs

“Feedback is critical—perhaps the key element—in effective learning. No goal worth meeting is ever met without good feedback and opportunities to use it”

Articles, Resources and Ed Tech News

 • Leadership • Innovation • Support • Collaboration • Pedagogy • Teaching • Learning • The Granite State College Educational Technology Department provides leadership in Read More…

Open Education Resources

What are Open Education Resource (OER)? OER are freely available resources you can use as part of your course design and development.  You’d be amazed Read More…

Rich Media for Engaged Learning

One of the first things you will notice as you transition from teaching F2F to teaching online is how different the communication environment can be.  Read More…

Best practices for using videos in online instruction

There is a wide variety of subject matter and use cases for video in online instruction. How can you present a video in your course Read More…

Thinking RED: a Guide to Critical Thinking

Students are overwhelmingly embracing Granite State College’s new “RED” model to think more critically and transfer the learning they acquire to everyday applications in the Read More…

Faculty Spotlight: Paula Lombardi, M.Ed.

Paula Lombardi has been teaching in the classroom for thirty two years and teaching online for the School of Education at GSC for two and Read More…

Meet the Staff: Kenneth Whitelaw, M.S. M.I.I.T.

Kenneth Whitelaw is the Chief Information Officer for Granite State College. Ken’s role is to manage the Integrated Technology and Services Dept.

GSC Faculty Engaging Students with Rich Media, Winter 2014

This Fall 2013 term began a dedicated effort to work with GSC online instructors to integrate rich media into courses in collaboration with GSC’s Rich Read More…

Faculty Spotlight: Dennis Martino, M.Ed

Dennis has been teaching Leadership, Project Management and Management online courses for GSC for the last two years. He has taught leadership courses on the Read More…

Takeaways on “Principles of Cognitive Science in Student Learning”

The area for greatest potential in learning is the region of proximal learning, i.e. things that students have almost grasped, almost learned, concepts that feel Read More…

Faculty Spotlight: Rita Allison Kondrath, Ph.D.

Dr. Kondrath has been teaching in the classroom setting for nearly ten years and is in her second term teaching online at Granite State College. Read More…

GSC Faculty Engaging Students with Rich Media, Fall 2013

This Fall 2013 term began a dedicated effort to work with GSC online instructors to integrate rich media into courses in collaboration with GSC’s Rich Read More…

Meet the Staff: Jane Fletcher, MSW, CSWM

Jane Fletcher is the Project Director of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and New Hampshire Transfer at Granite State College.

GSC Faculty Engaging Students with Rich Media, Fall 2013 Preview

This Fall 2013 term began a dedicated effort to work with GSC online instructors to integrate rich media into courses in collaboration with GSC’s Rich Read More…

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Burgess Smith

Dr. Burgess Smith is senior lecturer and faculty member at Granite State College, and has been teaching a variety of both online and face-to-face courses Read More…

Instructor presence in online learning – is not optional, it is essential.

When an instructor facilitates connectedness combined with their presence in an online class, one can expect positive results.

Joe Hannon and our Military Outreach Program at GSC

In March 2013, Joe Hannon, a retired U.S. Army Sergeant First Class with twenty-two years of service and a 2012 graduate of GSC, came onboard Read More…

Faculty Spotlight: Zuzana Buzzell, Ph.D.

Dr. Zuzana Buzzell is an adjunct faculty in both the Undergraduate Management program and the Graduate Management program at Granite State College.

GSC Faculty and Staff ~ Military Moments

Thank you to those of you that served in the Military and served our country! We will be sharing photographs of Granite State College’s Faculty Read More…

Meet the Staff: Jim Miller, MBA

Jim plays a leadership role in framing research and analysis projects, developing and finding relevant (and accurate) data, and helping translate information into action plans.

Faculty Spotlight: John S. Gianforte, MSc. Astronomy

By day, he is an Electrical Engineer and Director of R & D at Goss International. By night, John is an active Astronomer and a Read More…

Meet the Staff: Patricia A. Erwin-Ploog, MLIS, MS

Pat Erwin-Ploog is the College Librarian and Senior Lecturer. She holds a M.L.I.S. in Library and Information Science from Indiana University, and a M.S. in Read More…

Using Wikis

A wiki (WIK-ee) is a collaborative website which allows its users to create, add, modify, or delete its content via a web browser usually using Read More…

Create a poll, survey or quiz using Polldaddy

Polldaddy is the a powerful and easy-to-use survey software. Create polls, surveys, quizzes, and ratings.

Google+ Hangouts ~ video chat with up to nine people

Hangouts is a free and an easy to use screen recording tool that helps with creating high-quality and professional looking broadcasts. You can chat face-to-face Read More…

Using Twitter in your course to apply knowledge to current issues

Twitter – the (in)famous microblogging platform – has gotten a bad rap as being a dumping ground for tweeting about what they ate for lunch, Read More…

Camtasia ~ screen recording and video capture tool

Camtasia is an easy to use screen recording tool that helps with creating high-quality and professional looking videos.  You can easily share your videos from Read More…

Teaching Misinformation: Keep a professional distance

From Gallup’s extensive data base emerges a number of interesting trends and themes, some of them contradict common assumptions and “conventional wisdom” held by many Read More…

Faculty Spotlight: Liz Gauffreau, M.A.

Liz Gauffreau is a full time lecturer and the Director of Individualized Learning at Granite State College. In addition to being a full-time faculty member Read More…

Use Doodle to schedule a meeting

Doodle is a very easy to use scheduling tool and a great place to schedule meetings, business events, and reunions.  It is a simple way Read More…

Instructor presence in online learning – is not optional, it is essential.

Picture a traditional, face to face classroom.  At each class session, the instructor posts the reading assignment, questions to answer and their email to use Read More…

Using Join.me to screenshare 1-to-1 or with groups of students

You have probably heard about Internet-based communication tools like Skype, Google+, or iChat. Each of these applications offers 1-to-1 or 1-to-many audio/video chat capabilities, and Read More…

Going beyond the basics

Our faculty at Granite State College are doing some amazing things with instructional technology! In this section, we showcase innovative collaborations between our faculty and Read More…

Your first steps in teaching with technology

Digital technologies are not a panacea in themselves; like all tools, they have strengths and weaknesses of their own in the learning process. Knowing these Read More…

How technology helps learning

Today, digital technologies have extended instructional strategies in ways we could not have imagined not long ago. Digital technologies offer increased support for students with Read More…