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Grad-student Positions in Research and Instructional Technology (RITC)

Published: March 23, 2017
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UCLA Graduate students in any department of the Humanities Division, or a department that is affiliated with the Digital Humanities Program, are eligible to work for up to three years as Research and Instructional Technology Consultants (RITC) at the Center for Digital Humanities (HumTech). RITCs support Humanities faculty and TAs in the use of technology…

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Testing Simulacra

Published: March 21, 2017
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Returning to the online world, we often see such twisting of truths by reports that take grasp of a scientific study and report only a single, sensational line from what may be a complex and lengthy study.  An archaeological example of this phenomenon occurred in May 2016 when reports broke that a Quebec teenager discovered…

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Tech in the Foreign Language Classroom

Published: February 21, 2017
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There is probably no more efficient and dynamic way than technology to give your students access to interesting, informative, and engaging content in the target language. Technology can also, however, be one of the biggest headaches. Here are a few tips to smoothly incorporate more technology into your class. 1. Familiarize yourself with what technology…

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Reimagining Humanities Education in the 21st Century

Published: January 4, 2017
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There’s no question that higher education is undergoing a transformation. Over the past few years, rising tuition costs and a slow economic recovery have driven tremendous interest in, and experimentation with, alternative educational models and tools such as MOOCs, online degrees, coding bootcamps, personalized and competency-based learning, and learning analytics, just to name a few….

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Simplified Activity Chooser

Published: December 20, 2016
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December 20, 2016 CCLE has released an new customization of the Moodle source code that dramatically improves usability.  A new, simplified activity chooser allows you to quickly access the items you use the most. To enable the new activity chooser, please do the following. Log onto CCLE. Select the down arrow near your name, and…

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HumTech at the center of promising campus collaboration

Published: December 19, 2016
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When arriving to UCLA in 2008, I was surprised to see just how decentralized the campus was in approaching the technological needs of the students, faculty, and staff, and the larger need for us to work across disciplinary fields. Designations of north vs. south campus, colleges vs. schools, centers vs. departments may make sense in…

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Machine learning, stories and the Internet

Published: December 19, 2016
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Recently published work in the Journal of Medical Internet Research is the product of several years of collaboration between Professor Vwani Roychowdhury’s group in UCLA’s Department of Electrical Engineering, Professor Roshan Bastani’s group in the UCLA School of Public Health – Health Policy & Management, and myself, funded by a grant from the National Institutes…

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Visualizing Data with Tableau

Published: December 14, 2016
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Drum Corps International (DCI) labels itself “Marching Music’s Major League”, and it is the amalgamation of years of musical study, marching precision, and entertainment. Participants range in age from 14-21 and come from all over the country to march in numerous competitions throughout the US from June until August. The ensembles are made up of…

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3D Printing the Thoreau Bust

Published: November 7, 2016
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Last time we looked at how photogrammetry was used to reconstruct the 1898 bust sculpture of Henry David Thoreau. Now we will see how 3D printing can create a copy of the original with the magic of a 3D printer. Going from a virtual to a 3D-printed object one is a fairly straightforward process—made all…

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