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WWU team wins award for innovation in educational technology

A team of instructional designers and e-learning specialists at Western Washington University were given the NWACC Award for Innovation in Educational Technologies at a celebration on campus Monday, Nov. 18. From left to right, they are Andrew Blick, Justina Brown, Marc Ravaris, Peter Agras and John Farquhar. Maggie Barklind, who also is on the team, is not pictured. Photo by Brianna Kuplent / WWU Communications and Marketing intern

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A team of instructional designers and e-learning specialists at Western Washington University were given the NWACC Award for Innovation in Educational Technologies at a celebration on campus Monday, Nov. 18.

The WWU group -- Justina Brown, Marc Ravaris, John Farquhar, Andrew Blick, Maggie Barklind, and Peter Agras -- were given the award for an experiential development program they conducted in the past year.


Group to discuss use of iPads in teaching at meeting Oct. 4

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An informal panel of Western Washington University instructors who have used iPads to facilitate instruction, improve learning and enhance the profession of teaching will gather Thursday, Oct. 4, to discuss using the devices in classes.

The discussion, part of the Learning Technology Group series on campus, will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. in Miller Hall Room 056.


Technology group to discuss Blackboard improvements, group evaluation tool at March 29 meeting

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The Learning Technology Group at Western Washington University will discuss a new tool for facilitating peer evaluations at its regular meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in Viking Union Room 567.


Technology group to discuss social media as a teaching tool Feb. 28

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The next Learning Technology Group lunch-hour discussion at Western Washington University will focus on increasing the campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff and interested students are welcome to attend.