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Samantha Harlow: Maternity Leave

I will be taking maternity leave starting next week.  Please send all HPU instructional technology request to Kaitlyn Reish ( or HPU Library requests (including media instruction) to Kathy Shields ( I wish everyone a happy holidays and a great new year! Post by Samantha Harlow, Media & Digital Resource Librarian Click HERE to return to the […]
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Free Lectures Online

Flipping the classroom has become quite a trend in education, but it’s a lot of work to record lectures for students to view online.  Did you know that there are many free video and audio lectures already online for re-use and embedding from universities like Stanford, Yale, Oxford, and Harvard (just to name a few)? […]
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Save a Tree using Print Friendly!

                                  PrintFriendly removes Ads, Navigation and web page junk, so you save paper and ink when you print. It’s free and easy to use.   Features: Print Preview: Optimizes and displays content for print. Edit Before Printing: Remove images, […]
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ShowMe: Presentation/Tutorial Application

Are you looking for an alternative presentation format to Keynote, PowerPoint, or even Prezi?  Or a way to easily flip your classroom?  ShowMe is a popular presentation and tutorial app for your iPad that allows professors and students to create and share lessons.  It also provides you access to ShowMe’s database of reusable lessons, therefore […]
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Swvil: Capture Solution

Swivl is a robotic mobile accessory, app and connected cloud services made to help you improve skills and organizational performance with video. You can use Swvil for lecture capture, assist in flipping the classroom, distance learning, and much more. To find out more about Swvil visit the website below. The Office of Information Technology […]
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Faculty Workshop: 10 Things Faculty Should Know When Assigning Research

HPU Libraries is hosting a series of faculty workshops online, in order to make it easier for faculty to attend.  The first in the series is coming up the week after HPU Fall Break, Wednesday October 29th at 12pm.  This session is on “10 Things Faculty Should Know when Assigning Research” and is hosted by Kathy Shields, […]
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Essential Keyboard Shortcuts

Want to master keyboard shortcuts to become a keyboard ninja? Follow the shortcuts below to save time!                                                                             […]
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Coursera & MOOCs

Though MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have been in the news, how many of us have participated in this new online trend?  Many MOOCs are free and useful for teachers, especially many of the courses from Coursera, one of the largest providers of MOOCs. Here are some examples of Coursera courses in Education: What future […]
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iOS8 Tips and Tricks

With the release of iOS8, I thought it would only fitting to share some awesome new tips and tricks that iOS8 has to offer. The below article by Gizmodo, introduces some great tips and tricks that you might find useful.   Click here to find the tips and tricks article by Gizmodo.     Post […]
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Powtoon & Comics in Instruction

Looking for a way to create creative and engaging videos or presentations for your instruction or for a class assignment?  Powtoon is a cloud based company that allows users to create animated presentations and videos.  Powtoon requires no animation experience because it provides all the tools, and allows you to easily export animated videos into […]
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