Tag Archives: Academic Technology Services

Lee Clontz, Manager, Faculty Services

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Lee Clontz has been promoted to the position of manager of Faculty Services. In that role, he will manage the Blackboard team and the Coursera production group as well as aspects of software distribution. A 15-year veteran of Emory, Lee begin his employment as a faculty web developer. In 2006, he joined Client Technology Services […]

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Kim Braxton chosen as new director of Academic Technology Services

Kim Braxton is the new director of academic technology services (ATS) for Emory University’s Library and Information Technology Services (LITS). In this position, Braxton will advance the University’s academic technology program, in collaboration with faculty, students, and library and information technology professionals. She also will develop and implement programs to enhance education and engagement through the innovative […]

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MOOCs: Supersizing Education

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Last month, LEAF and LITS Human Resources held their first 2014-2015 meeting of the Professional Reading Series, entitled “MOOCs: Supersizing Education.” The event was an open discussion about MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) that have been trending in universities worldwide and how these types of classes impact education. Facilitated by Stephanie Parisi (Coursera Instructional Designer, Faculty Services) […]

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Jazz in the Lab

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Student Digital Life was pleased to host Jazz in the Lab this past Friday, November 7, in the Computing Center at Cox Hall. The event opened with a brief performance that included Director of Jazz Studies Gary Motley on the piano and Jazz Artist Affiliate Chris Riggenbach on the double bass. [Ed. Note: click the […]

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Freshmen Arrival Weekend and Back to School 2014

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The 2014 Freshmen Arrival Weekend and Back to School (FAW/BTS) weekend and the week to follow were challenging, busy and successful. By the numbers: the Emory College Class of 2018 numbers 1389 and Oxford College’s 1st year class totals 461. There are students from 45 countries and 48 states are represented; we’ll look for Montana […]

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Learning Analytics at Emory

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In May 2013, Academic Technology Services at Emory University made the decision to begin its investment in the emerging field of learning analytics with a pilot installation of Blackboard Analytics for Learn™. With the pilot now successfully complete, and the product licensed for another year, we look forward to several other initiatives meant to encourage […]

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Recycling, composting and e-waste

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True confession…I’m a trash diver…and have been ever since I was signed up to be a charter member of the Sustainability Building Rep Committee (okay, probably before that). I promised to be a loyal supporter of all things recycled and composted both here, at home and at events I organize, support or attend. Yes, I’m […]

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