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Get Ready for the 2nd Annual Transformative Teaching & Technology Conference

Get Ready for the 2nd Annual Transformative Teaching & Technology Conference

May 8, 2015

What’s happening on June 2nd? Information Technology Services’ second annual Transformative Teaching and Technology (T3) conference! Learn how your peers are using technology in innovative ways to transform the teaching and learning experience. We have a great conference planned, beginning with Dr. Tanya Joosten, our keynote speaker. Tanya is the Director of eLearning Research and […]

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Tech-Enabled Gap Experience

Tech-Enabled Gap Experience

May 8, 2015

In Fall 2014, the first cohort of Gap students began their wilderness and service learning experience. The experience was composed of three separate classes, each about a month long: an outdoor adventure leadership course; American Myths, Community & the Individual taught by Dr. Deirdre Egan-Ryan; and Cultural Imperialism and Hegemony taught by the Dr. Laura Fredrickson, […]

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Going Mobile at SNC

Going Mobile at SNC

March 8, 2015

It is now easier than ever to stay connected to St. Norbert College! By using a variety of mobile apps for St. Norbert technology services, it can feel like the entire campus is right in your back pocket. Here is a short list of those apps and how they can help you. SNC Mobile: The […]

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Flipped Classroom Learning Community

Flipped Classroom Learning Community

March 8, 2015

Led by Dr. Deb Anderson, a small group of faculty has been meeting this year to focus on the incorporation and integration of flipped classroom techniques into new and existing courses. This learning community has provided a new venue for academic technology to support faculty through a sustained, collective, and peer-led project. Through dialogue, consultation, […]

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Instructional Technology Grants Available

Instructional Technology Grants Available

March 8, 2015

The Digital Learning Initiative (DLI), the Dean, Office of Faculty Development, and ITS are entering their third year of offering grant opportunities for faculty to support technology innovation in the classroom. Apply now and don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! The Instructional Technology Mini Grant is designed to defray the direct costs of, and […]

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What’s New? Winter Break Activities

What’s New? Winter Break Activities

January 21, 2015

Things generally slow down on campus over the Winter break — but not in ITS! Here are a few highlights of work completed during the break: Classroom Updates Projectors in every classroom, with the exception of the Gehl-Mulva Science Center (which has brand new projectors), were thoroughly cleaned and tested as part of our new, […]

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Printing in 3D

Printing in 3D

January 21, 2015

In 2014, the New Media Consortium identified 3D printing as one of the top six technologies that can have a profound impact on education, specifically in the higher education setting. Simply put, 3D printing is taking a computer-generated 3D model and printing it out, layer-by-layer using various media. Why is it important? 3D printing originated […]

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SNC Receives Grant for Hybrid Learning Project

SNC Receives Grant for Hybrid Learning Project

November 7, 2014

Contributed by Reid Riggle, Associate Professor of Education, Director of the SNC Digital Learning Initiative and the BLAISE Alliance As the higher education landscape continues to shift, the college must continue to explore new ways to create effective learning experiences for our students. To that end, St. Norbert — in collaboration with three other institutions: Augustana College, Elmhurst College, […]

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What’s New in ITS

What’s New in ITS

September 3, 2014

Summer is always one of the busiest seasons for ITS. With fewer constituents on campus, we can focus resources to project-based work, including refreshing and upgrading existing equipment and systems and installing new technologies. Here are just a few of the highlights from summer break: New Building Projects We spent a significant amount of time […]

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Introducing Kelsy Burke, Digital Fellow

Introducing Kelsy Burke, Digital Fellow

September 2, 2014

We are excited to have Kelsy Burke, Assistant Professor of Sociology, begin her term this fall as St. Norbert College’s first Digital Fellow. The Digital Fellow serves as an innovative leader, exemplar, and agent of change for faculty colleagues, helping to promote a sense of community, collaboration, and cultural change around the use of technology […]

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First Annual Transformative Teaching & Technology (T3) Conference

First Annual Transformative Teaching & Technology (T3) Conference

May 6, 2014

Information Technology Services will host its first annual Transformative Teaching and Technology (T3) conference on June 3, 2014. The conference is open to all full and part-time faculty, including adjuncts and staff who teach. Attendees will learn how their peers are using technology in innovative ways to transform the teaching and learning experience. The T3 […]

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G: Drive Phase Out

G: Drive Phase Out

May 6, 2014

The G: drive has served the campus well for many years, but with the progression of technology it’s no longer the best solution for storing documents, sharing documents with your students, or collecting assignments from your students. In a previous TechEDge article, we announced that the G: drive will be discontinued in the future, and […]

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Tech Grant Opportunities for Faculty

Tech Grant Opportunities for Faculty

March 4, 2014

Don’t miss out on yet another great opportunity to apply for funding to support your ideas for technology innovation in the classroom. The Digital Learning Initiative (DLI), the Dean, Office of Faculty Development, and ITS have partnered to offer unique grant opportunities for faculty. The Instructional Technology Mini Grant is designed to defray the direct […]

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Reflections from ELI

Reflections from ELI

March 4, 2014

Last month, the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) hosted their annual meeting to share ideas and support for teaching and learning in colleges and universities across the country. ELI allows IT staff, faculty, and administrators to present and collaborate on the innovative work being done at their institutions—whether it be using Google Glass in a music […]

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ITS Welcomes New Additions

ITS Welcomes New Additions

February 3, 2014

We are proud to welcome two new members to the extended ITS family! Geoff Wild and his wife Andrea welcomed Micah Geoffrey Wild into their family on December 30, 2013. Micah weighed 7lbs 3 oz and was 18 inches long. Micah has an older sister, Aella, who is one and a half years old. Geoff […]

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Winter Break Projects

Winter Break Projects

December 8, 2013

Winter break is nearly upon us, and for ITS, that means we’re working on Winter projects! Winter break and the summer are always busy times for us, as we work to update systems and services while the rest of the campus slows down a bit. In addition to the wireless project and SNoodle upgrade announced […]

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ITS Launches Virtual Workshops

ITS Launches Virtual Workshops

December 4, 2013

You spoke and we listened! After talking to both the Faculty Development and Technology Advisory committees, we recognized that faculty want more technology training but are not always free during scheduled technology workshop times. As a result, ITS is launching a new series of “virtual” workshops to enable faculty to learn just-in-time tech skills, at […]

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SNoodle Upgrade on December 26/27

SNoodle Upgrade on December 26/27

December 3, 2013

The college’s learning management system, SNoodle, will be upgraded by our service provider Moodlerooms over the Winter break. The upgrade will begin at 10:00 p.m. on December 26 and finish by 5:00 a.m. on December 27. SNoodle will be unavailable during the upgrade window. After the upgrade is complete, SNoodle will be running Moodle version […]

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ITS Governance

ITS Governance

November 5, 2013

Last year, ITS took its first steps into technology governance by requesting a college-wide committee—the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC)—to provide input and recommendations on technology plans, projects, and priorities. This committee includes one representative from each division, both academic and administrative. This year, we’re broadening our advisory and governance structure to ensure that there are […]

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Storage: What Comes After G: and M:?

Storage: What Comes After G: and M:?

November 5, 2013

In September, ITS announced that two campus storage solutions would be phased out this year: the G: drive for classes-related content and the M: drive for students. Why are we making this move? While these were great solutions for their time, there are now better storage options available that we should take advantage of. Storage, […]

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