- Thinking Beyond The Classroom
- Spring 2016 Eportfolio Contest
- Blackboard Migration
- Taking A Dyson Or Lubin Course?
- Software Requirements
- Computer Safety Tips
- Email Mailbox Upgrade
- Pharos Printing Upgrade
- Mobile Tech Meetings
Blended learning refers to the idea of incorporating a digital platform into class-conducting course exercises and discussions both in-person and virtually. But in my experience, it means much more. Blended learning encouraged me to think more critically about world issues and provided me increased opportunities for collaboration with my peers.
I had the opportunity to take a blended learning course that combined traditional classroom methods with elements of technology. Most of the class discussions took place online. This allowed my classmates and me to engage with the course material in a more focused way. We were able to reference the curriculum and link to external content which demonstrated how what we were learning related to real-world policies. The interactions I had online with my classmates were often more productive and dynamic than in our face-to-face sessions. As a result, I developed more meaningful relationships with the other students in my blended learning course than in the traditional in-person courses I was taking at the time. Blended learning gave us more time to reflect on course topics and challenge each other to think more critically about what we were learning.
Enter the 5th Annual ePortfolio Contest a ePortfolio.pace.edu via the Spring Contest link on your dasboard by Wednesday, April 20th.
- A reflective statement on your Introduction page in the "Overall Reflections" box. The statement should answer the question "How does your ePortfolio reflect your personal and/or professional growth as you continue your studies at Pace University?" (250-500 words)
At least three complete ePortfolio pages that have permissions set to share with logged in users and/or the public.
Further details and instructions regarding the Course Evaluation process will be sent out to your Pace email address when the period opens on Wednesday, April 20th.
Students should reach out to the vendors for specific questions and software installation assistance. Once the prerequisite software have been installed, ITS can assist with installing the free version of MS Office through adam.pace.edu.
Check out IT Discounts for discount software purchases.
For details on hardware and software for academic and University needs, visit the Supported Hardware page.
- Password-protect your devices.
It is recommended to configure your devices to lock after a short period of time. Remote wipe your device if it's lost or stolen by enabling passwords, PINs, fingerprint scans, or other forms of authentication.
- Secure those devices and backup data.
Make sure that you can remotely lock or wipe each mobile device. That also means backing up data on each device in case you need to use the remote wipe function.
- Verify app permissions.
Review privacy and access levels requested by the app before and after installing it! Limit access whenever possible (e.g., Does the app really need access to your contacts and location?)
- Update operating systems and apps.
Security fixes or patches for mobile devices are often included in OS and App updates.
- Be cautious of public Wi-Fi hot spots.
Avoid any website requiring you to log in or to transmit financial or other sensitive information.
- Turn off Bluetooth when you aren't using it.
For more security best practices, go to: IT Security.
What do I need to check after I receive the upgrade completion notice?
- Check your mobile device's incoming email server settings. Currently, your incoming email server is listed as either emailwst.pace.edu or emailnyc.pace.edu (based on campus). After your mailbox upgrade is completed you should see email.pace.edu. If you do not see email.pace.edu, please update the server settings to email.pace.edu. In some cases, you may need to delete your Pace email account and re-create it.
- Check to make sure all your mailbox content is still showing and that any previous settings, such as email forwarding, are still enabled.
For more details visit: Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Upgrade.
Below are the remaining dates for Spring 2016 Mobile Technology meetings.
- Wednesday, April 20th: 12:20PM-1:15PM: Miller 16 and Civic E319
- Monday, May 9th: 12:10PM-1:10PM: Miller 16 and Civic E319