360 Degree Video at Pitt

Virtual reality has gained momentum in the past few years. Recent advances in graphic, motion, and rendering technologies improve the immersive user experience while lowering the cost of VR tools and applications. Pitt’s University Center for Teaching and Learning is currently exploring the possibilities for virtual learning spaces and the many ways this technology can…

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Identifying and helping at-risk students

“Faculty members and graduate student instructors can play a key role in identifying ‘at-risk’ students or, more specifically, students who are likely to fail or perform poorly academically. Factors linked to poor academic performance vary widely, and include mental health status, social anxiety, socio-economic status, insufficient academic preparation, poor study skills, learning disabilities, status as…

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Upcoming Center for Research Computing Workshops

The Center for Research Computing (CRC) is offering a number of workshops in the Spring 2017 term. These hands-on workshops will cover a number of topics, as listed below. Be sure to visit the CRC Spring 2017 workshops registration page to sign up and attend! The workshops will be held in 266 Chevron Computer Lab,…

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Overcoming Barriers to Online Group Work

Online group work is a popular instructional strategy for university courses because of its many benefits. Working in groups fosters student collaboration and provides opportunities for peer-learning and problem-solving. Group work enhances learners’ development of higher-order thinking skills, as they learn how to approach complex and abstract tasks with the support of their peers. These…

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