Technology Enabled Learning

Learning Technology

The Learning Technology team supports the use of teaching tools for fully online, blended, and in-class learning. 

We provide

  • Information about the latest teaching tools
  • Integration of educational technology into courses
  • Workshops on mycourselink and elearning 
  • Assistance for faculty and staff as they create online/blended course content and interactive learning strategies
  • Troubleshooting for issues with online course spaces

For help with mycourselink, to set up virtual classrooms or virtual assignments, or to explore the educational possibilities of emerging technologies, this is the place to start.

Contact us (807.346.7730 or mycourselink@lakeheadu.ca) to explore the possibilities of the online environment!

6 Ways to Use Videos for Learning & Engagement

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"Six Ways to Use Video to Promote Learning and Engagement" (post) outlines ways to make productive use of video "whether you teach online or face-to-face" -- video options, that is, that are not simply "talking-head lectures."

  • Such "videos can be added to courses without significant extra time and effort."

1. Course-introduction videos

Voicepods: Text to Speech Tool

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Voicepods (subscription required) "turns any typed text or highlighted page text into an automated voice recording."

  • "Voicepods will read text aloud in your choice of voices and in your choice of ten languages."
  • "Use Voicepods as a Chrome extension or by simply entering text into the Voicepods website."

1. The Chrome Extension

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