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AV Streaming Group Recommendations

  As some may recall, an AV Streaming Policy Group was formed in Fall of 2014 to coordinate the development of streaming workflows and policies utilizing the existing Cornell services, including eCommons, MediaSpace, and Blackboard. I’d like to extend warm thanks to those involved in the group- Danielle Mericle (Chair, formerly DSPS), Peter Hirtle (formerly […]

Invitation to Apply for Digital Scholarship Fellowships

We are pleased to invite applications for the Digital Scholarship Fellowship position. Hosted by the DSPS unit since 2012, the fellowship program aims to provide opportunities for CUL staff to expand their skills and experiences in developing, delivering, and assessing digital scholarship services. It supports the CUL objectives of “empowering staff to explore gaps in their […]

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Arts and Sciences Visual Resources Program

Visual resources are critical in enabling and enhancing learning and teaching in the humanities and arts. During the last two decades, we have witnessed the digital shift in several ways, including the replacement of slide collections with personal digital image collections and an increased reliance on shared online visual resources such as ARTstor. And although […]

Blackboard’s xpLor – beta pilot of Learning Object Repository

During the Fall 2012 semester, I joined some colleagues from Academic Technology Services (ATS) to participate in a Beta pilot program for Blackboard’s new product called xpLor.  xpLor is a cloud-based Learning Object Repository (LOR).  “Learning objects” can be files (documents, PDFs, media clips), quizzes, assignments, discussions, rubrics, and learning modules. The goal of a […]