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Abandoning Fears and Taking the Plunge into Online Teaching

Aimed at both established and new faculty members, this roundtable consists of experts in online learning, a professor who recently launched her first online course, and a professor previously hesitant to take the plunge but who is increasingly getting ready.
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Snow Day? Stay Connected.

Spring is finally around the corner along with its promise of…
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How to Keep your Students Engaged during the Snowquester?

Tips to keep your classes going and your students focused on the class material while campus is closed.
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The Snow Storm is Here…and So Are We

The CTRL Lab team is online ready to support you accessing the Virtual Computing Lab.  We can also help you with questions regarding SPSS and Stata. Remember to friend us on Skype (our user name is “ctrl_research“) and send us … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the storm: How to Stay Connected if AU is closed on Wednesday March 6th, 2013

NOT TO WORRY, if the Saturn snowstorm (aka Snowquester) hits us we will be ready to support our “snowed in” AU community with Stata, SPSS and general questions.  So if we have to be closed tomorrow this is what we … Continue reading

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Teaching through Hurricane Sandy

The East Coast is shutting down in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, and American University is no exception. But you don’t have to cancel your statistics, econometrics, or research methods course just because you can’t come to a lab – Use … Continue reading

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Work from Home with the VCL

In response to student and faculty requests, CTRL is pleased to announce the implementation of the Virtual Computing Lab! The Virtual Computing Lab, or VCL, is a system that allows you to run applications remotely without having to download (and … Continue reading

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Oh, the weather outside is…

This morning the students, staff, and faculty of AU woke up to a DC completely blanketed in white.  Luckily, we managed to ice-skate, climb, dodge, ski, [insert other Winter Olympic skill that we instinctively attain during these icy times here] … Continue reading

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Ten Take-Aways: Teaching When Campus is Closed

Metropocalypse, snowmageddon, and swine flu are no match for online learning! Learn how to continue your class remotely when campus is closed.