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What is EPIC? Talking Sustainable Pedagogy in the Humanities with Dr. Lisa Felipe

Published: March 20, 2018

Dr. Lisa Felipe is the Director of the Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms Program (EPIC) at UCLA. EPIC, made possible by a five-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is a program committed to creating opportunities and dialogue around Humanities pedagogy for graduate students and faculty. Having received her PhD in Comparative Literature…

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Faculty re-Imagining learning spaces at UCLA

Published: February 13, 2018

The Online Teaching and Learning Initiative is facilitating three Faculty Design Workshops for the Classroom Advisory Committee to solicit input for redesigning UCLA learning spaces that align with our institution’s mission for inclusive, interdisciplinary, and technology-enhanced education. Participants are invited to: critique renovated spaces at other institutions; gather into small groups to share concerns about…

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Migrate your old CCLE course sites using the Import tool

Published: January 1, 2018
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Did you know that UCLA instructors don’t need to remake new CCLE course websites from scratch every quarter? Content and activities such as online quizzes and exams can be reused for future course sites using the Import tool. The Import tool lets you copy your old course site material into your current site —saving time…

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Meet H5P!

Published: January 1, 2018
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UCLA’s Common Collaboration and Learning Environment (CCLE) has added a new interactive toolkit to its roster, H5P!  H5P is a free, open-source library of learning content templates built using HTML5. This means that with H5P, instructors can create rich and interactive content efficiently in CCLE and other platforms.  H5P content is mobile friendly and responsive,…

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Top 5 Hidden Features of H5P!

Published: January 1, 2018
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We’ve spent some time getting to know about H5P for creating interactive instructional content, so let us save you some time by sharing some of the worthwhile features we’ve already discovered. The H5P.org site has excellent documentation, from examples to video and text tutorials, including suggested use cases for some content types. However, some features are…

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An instructional designer just for the Humanities!

Published: January 1, 2018

We are excited to welcome Dana Milstein, Ph.D., in her new role as an instructional designer for the humanities. Part of the Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms (EPIC) Program, Dana will be working with the EPIC team and with us here at HumTech. Dana earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate…

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Meet the new RITCS!

Published: September 13, 2017
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We would like to take a moment to introduce our Research and Instructional Technology Consultant (RITC) team for the 2017-8 academic year. While we are fortunate enough to have our veterans Mark Gallagher (English), and Amber Williams (Spanish and Portuguese) returning, joining them this academic year are: Amy Karrol (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures) Ashley…

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Fall 2017 changes to CCLE

Published: September 13, 2017
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There are a number of exciting changes this fall to CCLE, some of which come as a direct result of instructor input. CCLE is always looking to improve your online teaching experience, so if you have other ideas, let us know! New media integration To improve overall system performance as well as your students’ user experience,…

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Updating the Learning Lab @ Rolfe

Published: September 13, 2017
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The Learning Lab @ Rolfe is the site of some exciting changes with the 2017 fall quarter. We’d love to have your feedback on any, or all, of these changes! Book scanner We’ve installed a large-format book scanner in the lab. This twin camera set-up works great for larger books. If you’re interested in having…

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