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A Dynamic Presentation Tool: Prezi

Prezi is a Web-based presentation application and storytelling tool that uses a single, infinite canvas instead of traditional slides. Learn how to create non-linear presentations, where you can zoom in and out of a visual map; create a path through different objects and frames to represent the order of the information to be presented; and view your presentation in either a browser window or download to show it without an Internet connection. Read More...
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Making use of Fair Use

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Face-Off: Moodle v. Blackboard

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Multimodal Delivery in a Fire Science Class

Fire Science instructor Don Fisher utilizes a multimodal delivery method to train the fire officers in his FRS 217 class. The method integrates Adobe Connect, Moodle, PowerPoint, and Youtube video. Read More...
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Free Tools for Video Technology

Free online resources for video conversion, embedding and streaming... Read More...
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Cosmetology Advisory Committee Meeting with Adobe Connect

(By Ann Hilliard) The NPC Cosmetology Department used Adobe Connect technology for an advisory committee meeting on a Wednesday evening in late October, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Advisory committee members include student representatives, salon owners/operators, AZ workforce representatives, and NAVIT representatives from across the college’s two-county service area. Read More...
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A Way to Think about Hybrid Courses

This might be a trend for hybrid education: faculty should put lectures online (or even adopt open courseware that is publicly shared) and devote face-to-face classes to discussion:

http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/instructional-design/lecture-capture-a-new-way-to-think-about-hybrid-courses/?c=FF&t=F101025a
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Creating Course Evalutions in Moodle

There are two ways to make it mandatory and anonymous for the student to participate in course evaluation through Moodle Questionnaire module. Read More...
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How to Write on a PDF file?

With Mac Preview, you can easily write and edit on a PDF file. Simply follow these steps: Read More...
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NPC Receives Title III grant (EAGLE)

NPC received notification today from the U.S. Department of Education that the College has received a Title 3 grant of around $1.9 million dollars over the next five years under the Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions Program, primarily for improving the College's network infrastructure throughout our service area.
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Bulk Uploading Questions into Moodle

Instead of creating individual questions one by one in Moodle, you can choose to import multiple questions into the question bank all at once. Moodle has a number of different formats that can be used to import questions into Question bank categories. There are two methods to upload multiple quiz questions in one setting - The Aiken format and The XML converter. Read More...
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Moodle Training Workshops

As of today, we have 27 attendees on the sign-up sheet. Thanks for your participation! Read More...
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How to Embed Youtube Video in Powerpoint?

There are many ways to insert a Youtube video in Powerpoint presentation. Here is the simplest solution for PC and Mac users. Read More...
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Introducing CIS 150: Digital Culture (Internet Course)

CIS 150 (Digital Culture) is a required core course for students pursuing AAS degree in Web Design and an elective course for other CIS specialization areas, and could become a core computer literacy requirement for other associate degrees. This trans-disciplinary course will explore the history, nature and implications of digital spaces and cultures and will utilize online media to develop critical thinking capabilities. Read More...
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Google for Learning

NPC Issued Student Email - mail.npc.edu is gmail-based which allows integrated use of Google-powered tools such as Docs, Sites, Talk, Waves, Calendar, Blogs, Youtube, etc., for educational purposes. Read More...
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Quality Matters

Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. Read More...
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