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PlayPosit - Interactive Videos



Josh Lund from FITS just shared a very intriguing resource with me: PlayPosit, which allows educators to create videos with embedded quizzes. PlayPosit appears to be a free service, with paid premium options.

For the right faculty, this looks like a great option to ensure that students are following along with the content for their videos.
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Assessment in Online Learning: April 11

I will be presenting an “Assessment in Online Learning” workshop Monday, April 11 from 2-3:30 p.m. This will be part of the Assessment Certificate Program, “a workshop based training and support program for faculty and staff engaged in the assessment of student learning at DePaul University and Loyola University Chicago.”

You can download the handouts
here. If I have updates, I will post them on the same page.

You can register here:
https://acp.depaultla.org/workshops/
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TEDx: What must be done?

TEDx at DePaul University

Inspired by St. Vincent de Paul's quote "what must be done?" the team behind TEDx DePaul University is seeking speakers and performers from the DePaul community that will challenge thoughts and inspire ideas through a series of engaging talks at the April 29th event. Do you have a big idea to share with the community?

You can apply online to speak at TEDx.

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Microsoft Announced Recall of Microsoft Surface Power Cords

Surface Pro Powercord

Although I am happiest using a MacBook, I was impressed by Microsoft's Surface Pro, and now use a Surface Pro 1 and 3 from time to time.

Microsoft recently announced a recall of Microsoft Surface power cords. Full details are here:

https://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/support/warranty-service-and-recovery/powercord

If you are a fellow Surface Pro owner I would highly recommend that you check to see if you need the replacement power cord. Microsoft will send you one power cord free of charge (n0 pun intended).

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Open Syllabus Project

syllabus explorer

Steve Kelly shared information about the Open Syllabus Project and Syllabus Explorer this week. The Syllabus Explorer takes more than 1,000,000 syllabi published on university websites and then attempts to work out the most frequently-taught books. Well worth taking a look.

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