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Simplifying the Design Process- One Canva at a Time

Simplifying the Design Process- One Canva at a Time

To all designers and creators: have you ever opened Photoshop, PowerPoint, Word, or even social media sites and asked yourself now what? How about those who fear the Adobe Suite or even Microsoft Office? Canva, a design app, simplifies creating posters, flyers, presentations, business cards, Facebook covers- you name it. With a selection of professional,Read more about Simplifying the Design Process- One Canva at a Time[…]

Gmail Played a Role in Changing Higher Ed

Gmail Played a Role in Changing Higher Ed

Gmail celebrated its 10th birthday on April 1st. Reflecting back, they altered higher education more than we know according to Inside Higher Ed. Transitioning from enterprise platforms to consumer platforms, Gmail is helping the technological world retreat from centralized technology control with a slick, free platform that any higher ed institution can use. UW BothellRead more about Gmail Played a Role in Changing Higher Ed[…]

Google Form for Peer Review of Group Members in Group Project

Google Form for Peer Review of Group Members in Group Project

Teaching group work is difficult. Students often dislike group work, because one or two people carry the weight for everyone else. To solve this problem, one best practice for group project assignments, particularly those that require sustained collaboration and shared leadership over the course of many weeks in the quarter, is to build in anRead more about Google Form for Peer Review of Group Members in Group Project[…]

Mobile Learning Practices in Higher Education

Mobile Learning Practices in Higher Education

A recent study published on Educause takes a look into the mobile learning practices of students in higher education. The study notes that mobile device usage has increased significantly among college students, and that they favor small and lightweight devices such as smartphones and tablets. However 85% of students still consider a laptop to beRead more about Mobile Learning Practices in Higher Education[…]

Chromebooks, Yay or Nay in the Education World?

Chromebooks, Yay or Nay in the Education World?

With prices starting at $240, students cannot help but to be attracted to Google’s Chromebooks. Its operating system is simple, to the point, and extremely fast, relying on Chrome and Google Drive. The catch? You cannot install desktop software such as Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, or any PC games. This may be a letdown forRead more about Chromebooks, Yay or Nay in the Education World?[…]