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ATS to Hire Graduate Research Student

UC Davis Academic Technology Services is hiring a Graduate Research Student to work with our Instructional Designers in assisting faculty with instructional technology needs. The ideal candidate will have experience in research, teaching and learning, excellent communication skills, and knowledge of instructional technologies. This is a 50% position with the standard tuition remission and GRS salary. Please […]

March FLIP: Digital Storytelling in Higher Education

The second Friday of the month is upon us, and that means it’s time for Academic Technology Services (ATS) to share with you a FLIP workshop. This month FLIP, standing for “The Future of Learning In Practice,” will focus on Digital Storytelling in Higher Education. We hope you will join us Friday, March 13, noon – 1:00, at Academic […]

Twitter as Professional Development?

Brave New World published an article about participatory learning and teaching in the 21st century, which asserts that educators cannot ignore the technologies that permeate our students’ lives, especially since social media creates participatory and communal environments that support a very different kind of learning than the traditional classroom in which an authoritative instructor delivers content to […]

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Remembering Kirk Alexander

To the UC Davis Community, Our dear friend and Academic Technology Services colleague Kirk Alexander passed away on October 1st. We were lucky to have Kirk as the lead on the SmartSite project during its launch and first years of adoption at UC Davis, and he subsequently helped many faculty with hybrid and online teaching […]

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UC Davis to Integrate Google+ and Box.com

This Friday (August 30), UC Davis will roll out “Google Apps for Education,” which means that all UC Davis account holders will now have automatic access to Google Drive (which includes  Docs, Forms, Spreadsheets, etc.) and Google +. Students and many faculty already have access to Google Drive through their DavisMail accounts, but Google+ offers […]

New UC President: Janet Napolitano

Napolitano will resign her post as the US Homeland Security Secretary and become the first woman president of the University of California. Learn more about Napolitano from the Davis Enterprise, the LA Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Call for Empirical Research on Social Media in the Classroom

I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Frostburg, Maryland in June for the 29th annual Computers & Writing Conference. One of my favorite sessions was “From Quill to Tweet,” where three professors from Gardner-Webb University discussed 600 years of literacy. Following medievalist David Parker’s discussion of commonplace books in Tudor London and English professor […]

Upcoming Event: Social Media & STEM Research

On Friday, May 31 from 12pm-2pm in the Student Community Center Multipurpose Room, UC Davis Professors Holly Bik, Jonathan Eisen, and Katie Hinde will present on using social media to facilitate STEM research. The panel is sponsored by UC Davis ADVANCE. You’ll find the registration page here. 

Webliography of Online Writing Labs

After several conversations about online writing resources, we’ve compiled the below OWL webliography. You’ll find links to the websites, as well as brief descriptions of the types of resources on that site. Many of these sites offer redundant resources, so we’ve tried to point out the more unique elements. If you know of another particularly […]