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steve has written 79 posts for Instructional Design Center

Developing your course

Teaching an online course is fundamentally different than teaching a traditional classroom-based course. Each method of course delivery lends itself to optimal course development strategies.

Teaching with Technology

Teaching with technology is more than just using digital gear or webtools in instruction. It is a commitment to viewing the learning environment as a Read More…

Faculty Spotlight: Mary Beth McNicholas, M.B.A., P.M.P., C.S.M.

Mary Beth McNicholas teaches in the Project Management graduate program at Granite State College.  She has been on the faculty almost since the inception of Read More…

Screencasting with Jing

Capture an image off of your computer screen to use instantly and share. Jing is a great tool for adding basic visual elements to all Read More…

Meet the Staff: Donna Bordeleau

Donna Bordeleau is an Information Technologist II at GSC.  She has 15 years of IT Help Desk experience, 3 years in corporate and 12 years Read More…

Faculty Spotlight: Nicola M. Imbracsio, Ph.D.

Nicola Imbracsio graduated in 2010 with a PhD in early modern English literature from UNH. Before completing her PhD, she worked professionally in Boston theatre Read More…

Faculty Spotlight: Sarah Mason Eck, Ph.D.

Dr. Eck earned her Ph.D. from Dartmouth College in 2009, where she studied breast cancer at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at DHMC. Sarah and Read More…

Meet the Staff: Linda Kenney, MS, MA

Linda Kenney is an instructional designer at Granite State College.  She holds an M.S. in Computer Science from SUNY Albany, an M.A. in Linguistics from Read More…

Using Jing videos in Moodle

Dear Dr. Tech-Know: When I make my Jing videos, I upload my SWF files into my course. But when I display it in my course, Read More…

Google: tutorials on better search techniques for students

Google has published a set of content to help students of all levels of proficiency improve their search techniques.  Announcing: Google Search Education There are Read More…

Faculty Spotlight: Paula Lombardi, M.Ed.

Paula Lombardi has worked for the School of Education at Granite State College for several years, most recently teaching General Special Education courses online. In Read More…

Free photographs, images, and screen capture tools

Freebies ~ FreeDigitalPhotos.net, Picassa, Flickr, Google Images, Jing and Screenr

Meet the Staff: Steve Covello, MS

Contrary to the implications of his official title, Rich Media Specialist, Steve Covello’s responsibilities are diverse.

Faculty Spotlight: Gail Poitrast, M.Ed.

Gail Poitrast has been an adjunct faculty member at Granite State College for the past 10 years and presently serves as Mathematics Education Resource Faculty Read More…

Create interactive images with Thinglink.com

Here’s is an amazing webtool for building an interactive still image without using Dreamweaver or manual HTML page building. Login to to thinglink.com – it’s Read More…

Faculty Spotlight: Karin Allard, MS

Karin Allard has been teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Granite State College for 13 years. She works as a guidance counselor at the Read More…

Open Educational Resources by Kevin Scully

The options for obtaining textbooks have exploded. The landscape is being changed by students and faculty seeking ways not to break the bank on textbook Read More…

What is a text editor? Why use one?

How many times have you heard “Don’t use MS Word! Use a text editor!” and then thought, “I thought MS Word was a text editor?” Read More…

Reduce the size of your PowerPoint presentation file

Since we distribute our PPT slideshows through Moodle, we should try to keep its filesize to a minimum. This reduces both upload and download time Read More…

Free video creation and hosting tools

Video creation tools ~ Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, VLC Player, RealPlayer, Animoto, Vimeo, TeacherTube and YouTube

Free slideshow presentation creation and hosting tools

Freebies ~ FreeSlideShare, Prezi, VoiceThread and Second Life

Meet the Staff: Elizabeth Dalton, M.Ed

Elizabeth holds a M.Ed in Educational Media and Technology from Boston University and is currently working to complete a Ph.D in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) Read More…

Typing International Accent Marks and Diacritics

Don’t you wish there was a reference site someplace that collected ALL of the special character keystrokes for ALL your web-based and MS Word needs, Read More…

Facilitating Transfer of Learning

What is it? Transfer of Learning are strategies that facilitate packaging of the course learning in a form so it can be successfully used (and Read More…

What is embed code and how do I use it?

You may have heard the term “embed code” bandied about when people refer to publishing video into a course module or a blog post. Well, Read More…

Developing Self-Directed Learners through Metacognition

The National Research Council describes metacognition as the “process of reflecting on and directing one’s own thinking.” Metcalfe and Shimamura (1994) describe it as thinking Read More…

ScheduleOnce: easy way to schedule meetings with students

Is wrangling a time to chat or meet with a student fraught with a lot of annoying back-and-forth emails and messages? Wish there was simpler Read More…

Online Group Work Design

Online Group Work Design Problem:  Many online faculty report difficulty with the performance of online groups – the difficulty ranges from non-responsive group members to Read More…

A claims analysis blog to facilitate teamwork, critical thinking

By Andy Smith and Linda Kenney – Originally presented at SUNY Conference on Instruction and Technology – May 24 – 27, 2011 Downloadable detailed instructions:  Team Read More…