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USNH Open Ed Initiative and ATI-2016


Nine GSC faculty were among ~45 USNH faculty who participated in 6th Annual ATI (2016) earlier this spring where they learned about and worked on Read More…

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!

Invisible Disabilities

When designing online classes or adding online components to any class, we are asked to consider whether the material is accessible for students with disabilities.

Faculty Presence in an Online Course


One of the challenges of teaching in an online environment is creating and maintaining a sense of presence. It is possible and necessary.

How to attribute an image

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

Module Overviews – Tips

Why Module Overviews? As we continue to update all of the online and hybrid/blended courses, we have paid special attention to the module overviews in Read More…

myBrainShark is closing! What are some replacement options?

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

Course Review & Instructional Design


Using the Course Review Checklist and instructional design support will improve your course design, usability as well as student engagement and success.

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.

Tools for the Digital Age – Google for Educators


Several GSC faculty and staff attended the Tools for the Digital Age seminar on September 23, 2014 at UNH Manchester, presented by the World Affairs Read More…

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

USNH Academic Technology Institute ~ 2014


During the last week of May approximately 40 faculty from the four USNH institutions (GSC, KSC, PSU, UNH) gathered in Durham, NH to participate in 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”

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.

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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.

Mary Ford presents at “The Habit of Mind Summit”


Mary Ford, Dean of Education, Granite State College presented “One IHE’s Plans for Infusing the The Habit of Mind” at The Habit of MindSummit.

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…

Preparing to Teach Online: One Size Does Not Fit All

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Reta Chaffee presents at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Spring Focus Session: Faculty Engagement and Development, Effective and Innovative Practice.

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…

Faculty Spotlight: Laurie Carrera, LICSW


Laurie has been teaching online courses for GSC for about a year, received her Masters in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire and 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.

How do I make images smaller in Moodle?

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There are 2 things to consider about images: the display size and the actual size. Both are important to consider when adding images to your Read More…

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…

Dr. José Bowen – “Teaching Naked” at Keene State College

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Dr. Jose Bowen, musician, author and scholar, presented his workshop, Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning, at 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.

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: Faby M. Gagné, PhD


Dr. Faby Gagne has been teaching since 1997. She began teaching online in 2007 because she was interested in the increased opportunity to work with Read More…

An Introduction to Screen Readers

Screen readers are software programs that allow blind or visually impaired users to read the text that is displayed on the computer screen with a Read More…

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…

Faculty Spotlight: Michael McMurray, MS, Ed.D


Mike has been teaching for the School of Education at GSC for over a year. He has taught both face-to-face and online classes and has Read More…

The Flipped Classroom: Experiments and Experiences


I’ve been teaching our undergraduate introductory statistics class here at GSC in the online format since Summer 2012, but this term I was offered a Read More…

Faculty Spotlight: Michael B. Russell, PhD


A veteran classroom teacher since 1971, Mike jumped at the chance to try something new when Granite State College began to offer online classes 15 Read More…

Meet the Staff: Gail Thomas, BA


Gail Thomas is the Training Coordinator for the Education & Training Partnership, an organization within Granite State College, which has contracted with the New Hampshire Read More…

Faculty Spotlight: Christine Tate, MA


Christine Tate has been teaching at Granite State College in the School of Education (SOE) for seven years. Outside GSC she teaches in Litchfield NH Read More…

Meet the Staff: Reta Chaffee, MS, MIA


Reta Chaffee is the Director of Educational Technology at Granite State College. Reta manages the Educational Technology Department which provides leadership in evaluating, implementing and Read More…

Faculty Spotlight: Mark F. Jewell, ND, PhD


Mark Jewell teaches master’s degree courses in the Leadership program at Granite State College. He has been teaching for fifteen years and online for the Read More…

Faculty Spotlight: David Pook, Ph.D.


David Pook has been teaching for close to 20 years now at both the high school and college level. He is a faculty member at 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…