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TEDx University of Pittsburgh: Inaugural event
on April 12 at the William Pitt Union

“Reformation in the Face of Assimilation”
We hope to curate a collection of talks centered on our theme:
Having our environment reform to the changes we make as a
collective system rather than us assimilating our beliefs to
outdated norms.

Life in College Matters for Life After College

Generation Z

The preferences and habits of the Millennial Generation,
those born between 1980 and 1995, have shaped the college
environment for more than a decade, but a new cohort
of students is about appear on campuses nationwide.

PowerPoint in the Classroom

Many students expect that presentations will be available for them to review before and after class.  Microsoft’s PowerPoint remains a standard tool for instructional presentations since it was introduced in the early 1990s. Although many presenters cram as much textual information as possible into each slide, PowerPoint is best used…

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Grading Specifications – Book Discussion

On Friday, February 27, CIDDE was pleased to host a book discussion on the text Specifications Grading:  Restoring Rigor, Motivating Students and Saving Faculty Time, by Linda Nilson.  Drs. Susan Albrecht (School of Nursing) and Erin Lundblom (School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences), who both implemented specifications grading in the preceding fall term, discussed…

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To Video or Not to Video

Here in the Media Production Department of CIDDE, we get plenty of requests for video. Many clients know they want one or think they need one. The question is, is a video the best option? At the University of Pittsburgh most of the videos we create are easily viewed on…

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