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Meet H5P!

Published: January 1, 2018
h5p and royce hall

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
top secret

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 CDH. Dana earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate…

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Meet the new RITCS!

Published: September 13, 2017
RITCs walking

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
powell library

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
bookscanner

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
RITCS 2016

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 (CDH). RITCs support Humanities faculty and TAs in the use of technology…

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Testing Simulacra

Published: March 21, 2017
simulacra

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
old computers

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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