Category Archives: Educational Technology

Crafting the “nudge” so it is most effective

Cass Sunstein, Harvard University, and the Nobel Prize in Economics winner Richard Thaler, University of Chicago, got advocates in higher education thinking about how best to “nudge” students to make smart choices in their academic careers. This proactive ideology is … Continue reading

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Workshop: Teaching with Open Educational Resources, Sept 28th 11 a.m.

Workshop: Teaching with Open Educational Resources When: Thursday, September 28, 11:00-12:00 Where: Presentation U! in the Basement Hub of WT Young Library Refreshments served, register at link below Amid the concerns about the costs of higher education are the escalating prices of … Continue reading

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Celebrate Computer Science Education Week, December 7-13, with an #HourofCode

The Hour of Code initiative is in celebration of Computer Science Education Week, December 7-13 each year. 180+ countries are participating in The Hour of Code initiative this year. Anyone can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are … Continue reading

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Submit Info to UK Bookstore about Your Required Class Materials

The Provost recently sent out a reminder about submitting information about required class materials to the UK Bookstore. This information is transferred into the UK Class Schedule for the appropriate term, allowing for student enrollees to see what is required … Continue reading

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Update on the myUK: GPS (Graduation Planning System) project

An update from Don Witt, Associate Provost for Enrollment Management on how APEX is being replaced with a new interactive system: The University of Kentucky Office of Enrollment Management, in partnership with UK Analytics & Technologies and various campus partners, … Continue reading

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Important Mid-Term Grading Information for Instructors Teaching Undergraduates at UK

This just in from Enrollment Management: Important Mid-Term Grading Information for Instructors of Undergraduate Students at UK The window for mid-term grading has opened and will remain open until 11:59pm, Friday, 23 October, however, technical assistance will only be available until … Continue reading

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Just-in-Time Information Literacy – online course with open enrollment from UK Libraries

This just in from UK Libraries via CELT: UK Librarians have created a new self-paced Information Literacy course, available in Canvas.  Anyone affiliated with UK can enroll: https://uk.instructure.com/enroll/HFM8FK Instructors may want to refer students to this short course to supplement … Continue reading

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Happy K Week! Download the K Week mobile app

This just in from Lauren Goodpaster, Director, Office of New Student & Family Programs, Student Affairs: Hello Campus Partners, On behalf of New Student and Family Programs, I just wanted to say Happy K Week- it’s finally here!  We could … Continue reading

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Launching Student Success Initiatives for Fall 2016

This just in from Dr. Bethany Miller, Director, Office of Retention & Student Success: In Fall 2015, as part of the First Year Experience’s “The Blueprint”, UK will offer Student Success Workshops to all new and returning students.  These free, hour-long … Continue reading

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