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SoftChalk Pilot takes off at 2 Penn State campuses

December 10, 2014

At Penn State New Kensington and Fayette, faculty have been working to streamline the digital education process by designing online courses that have been converted from resident courses. This new program is all thanks to a SoftChalk pilot funded through the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence.  Five faculty members from Fayette and New Kensington are heading… Read More >

If at first you don’t have the best solution, then try another one

November 12, 2014

At Ohio State University, they are not afraid to try a variety of learning tools before choosing the right one for their faculty. Christine Barker, intern at the Ohio State University College of Nursing, was given the task of reviewing two similar eLearning solutions. Learn more about her decision to use SoftChalk as her content… Read More >

Chalkies Make Waves at the first ever SoftChalk User’s Conference

October 09, 2014

On October 1-2, 2014, SoftChalk hosted its first ever user’s conference in Baltimore, Maryland, in conjunction with the 6th Annual Quality Matter’s conference. Centrally located near Baltimore Harbor, the conference drew in a diverse crowd of Chalkies, both local and from across the country. The event attracted SoftChalk user’s old and new, representing nearly 140… Read More >

SoftChalk Cloud honored with 2nd place win in the 2014 IMS Global Connected Learning App Challenge

June 19, 2014

Last fall, IMS Global Learning Consortium hosted its inaugural Connected Learning App Challenge. This challenge was established to recognize applications that support digital innovation using open technology standards that enable connected learning. Challenge entries were evaluated on creativity, ease of Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) integration and on their potential for enabling connected learning both online… Read More >

Storytelling for Learning: Digital Case Studies

June 05, 2014

by Joni Tornwall When you are ill or injured and need healthcare services, what do you want the nurses who provide care for you to know?  Of course, you want them to have a lot of medical knowledge, but that’s not enough. What really matters to you is how they apply that knowledge to your… Read More >

Using Technology To Improve Student Learning: The Flipped Classroom – A free, 3-week, online micro-course for educators

April 29, 2014

Imagine having more class time with your students. Having students watch lectures outside of class would provide more opportunities to incorporate student-centered activities in class.  Many educators are flipping their classes by having students watch their lectures at home (traditionally done in class) and having students do their “homework” (traditionally done at home) in class…. Read More >