Items of interest from periodicals and journals

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…

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…

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”

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.

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.

Sites for Free Images


Our faculty members have been asking for some free images  to use in their Moodle courses.  Here are several sites which have free photos and 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…

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…

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 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…

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students Use of Technology

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Each year since 2004, the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR) conducts research on undergraduate students use of information technology in their academic experiences. The Read More…

GSC Student Team Ranks #1 in Glo-Bus Simulation Game


Last week, Dr. Mike Russell, Senior Lecturer in Business Management, received some good news from Glo-Bus, an online business management simulation game. One of the Read More…

Immersive Education Summit 2012


Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Immersive Education Summit on the campus of Boston College, in Newton, MA. I admit to being Read More…

Create interactive images with


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

Free slideshow presentation creation and hosting tools


Freebies ~ FreeSlideShare, Prezi, VoiceThread and Second Life

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…

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…