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ASSETT Offers On-Demand Training

Jan. 25, 2019

Beginning in spring 2019, ASSETT will be offering most of our professional development opportunities on an on-demand basis. This model will permit flexibility in scheduling, customization of content to meet specific needs and interests, and more efficient use of ASSETT staff and resources. We will continue to offer ongoing, scheduled...

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Tech Spotlight: BuffsCreate Is Here!

Jan. 24, 2019

BuffsCreate is a project based on the Domain of One’s Own initiative that originated at the University of Mary Washington and has spread to several colleges and universities. It provides learners with the opportunity to take control of their digital identities while designing and hosting their own web presence. Access...

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Student Fellows Are Now Student Technology Consultants!

Jan. 22, 2019

Since fall 2016, ASSETT’s Student Technology Consultants (formerly Student Fellows) have helped 30 faculty members and over 1,660 students implement classroom technology. Through the Technology Integration Program (formerly the Teaching Technology Assistance Program), they support technologies including WordPress, Esri Story Maps, Google Maps, Adobe Creative Suite, and podcasting software. The...

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VIP Service Adds a Third Protocol

Jan. 22, 2019

During the spring 2019 semester, the Visualizing Instructional Practices service will pilot the Teaching Dimensions Observation Protocol (TDOP) , which places greater emphasis on instructional technology and pedagogical strategies. Housed at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research , TDOP can be used to "produce robust and nuanced depictions of the...

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Letter from the Advisor - January 2019

Jan. 22, 2019

Happy New Year and welcome to a new semester. We hope you will make an opportunity to take advantage of the resources available for supporting education through ASSETT. I want to highlight a couple. If you are planning on engaging in some type of course development or transformation, think about...

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Traveling This Winter? Take Us with You!

Dec. 5, 2018

Snap a photo or selfie with your limited-edition, multi-purpose ASSETT pen during the winter break for a chance to win bragging rights and fun prizes! Submissions will be featured on our website in spring 2019. Winners will be selected by ASSETT staff based on the following criteria: creativity, visual appeal,...

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2018 Academic Technology Survey Update

Dec. 5, 2018

The results from ASSETT’s biennial academic technology survey are in! Last spring, we collected data from faculty and students regarding their experiences using academic technology at CU Boulder. The survey covered perceptions of student preparation and digital literacy, course style preferences, use and interest in academic technologies, and digital device...

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Help CU Improve the Student Experience!

Dec. 5, 2018

Want your students to participate in campus research and development efforts? CU Boulder’s USE project is currently partnering with students across campus to design Buff Portal, the new student portal that will replace MyCUInfo. USE is a campus-wide project that is working to unify the online and in-person CU Boulder...

Andy Martin

Letter from the Advisor - December 2018

Dec. 5, 2018

The year is nearly over and we look forward to opportunities unfolding in spring 2019 and beyond. And there are some good ones. ASSETT will launch our third cohort of Faculty Fellows. One of the best aspects of the Faculty Fellows program is bringing together committed, experienced, and engaging faculty...

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Congratulations to Janet Casagrand!

Dec. 4, 2018

Each year, ASSETT awards the Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award to a faculty member who has been nominated by their peers and students for their commitment to teaching with technology. The 2018 recipient, Dr. Janet Casagrand (IPHY), was recognized for her ongoing pursuit of incorporating technology into the classroom...