Active Learning? Collaborative Environment? Engaged Students? Flipped Classroom? You’ve no doubt heard these buzzwords over the past few years, but what exactly does it mean? While there are a lot of philosophies that go into modern learning and how to … Continue reading Collaboration in the Classroom using Wireless Presentation
Information Technology Services has just acquired a another new 3D printer! In our efforts to make 3D printing available to more folks here at Swarthmore, we’ve acquired a second Ultimaker 3 printer. Since it can take hours to complete a … Continue reading Second New Ultimaker 3 – 3D Printer
We are pleased to announce that Information Technology Services has just acquired a new 3D printer! And with this new printer, we hope to make 3D printing available to more folks here at Swarthmore. With the arrival of the new … Continue reading New Ultimaker 3 3D Printer!
Earlier this year ITS started a book club aimed at reading books we thought would help us continue to learn and grow at work. This past month we finished reading a book called: Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and … Continue reading What ITS is Reading: Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days
Google is famous for the “Innovation Time Off” program in which employees are encouraged to spend 20% of their time working on projects that interest them. Software developer Atlassian created “FedEx Days” as a “hack day, a one-day creative burst of brainstorming, prototyping and presenting” where employees work on potential enhancements to its products. ITS’ first FedEx Day was held from noon to noon, March 8 – 9. The following are brief notes regarding the projects and technologies our staff members took on: Michael P: using a 3D video camera Don and Glenn: EC2 and S3 from Amazon Web Services exploring how … Continue reading Results from the First ITS “FedEx/Innovation Time Off” Day