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

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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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

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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