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Using Swivl

This past week the CETL has acquired a lecture capture device called Swivl. It allows the user to record 360 video and audio with iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. To learn about it works please watch the video below: In the interest of really testing it out, I created a video myself. I followed all the steps and created a slide presentation that you can see by going to this link: http://cloud.swivl.com/v/18c6c2bbc4ae7225f77a4bf400b2c190 or below with the slideshare embed feature plus a video to go along with with (embedded below via youtube): *** 9/25/2014 3pm UPDATE: To see the presentation (It is working! click here)   After creating this video, Swivl […]

Teaching Thought — Note Taking as Critical Thinking

Recent research shows students who take written notes as opposed to on a laptop have higher retention of material. We ought to encourage quality note taking in our classes for learning and critical thinking. A recent article in Scientific American is an excellent summary of research on how students take notes and how that method impacts their rendition of material. Simply put, students who take notes on their laptops retain and remember less than students who write their notes by hand. This is because, the researchers hypothesize, students who take notes by hand are forced to synthesize while writing. Those who type on the laptop can type faster than they […]

About the CETL

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University (CETL) promotes a student-centered university by providing resources and professional growth opportunities to faculty on enhancing instructional practice, integrating technology, and promoting essential student skills.

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