Nigel Haarstad
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A Virtual Tool Parade

The idea of a tool parade is to get your feet wet … to consider what's possible, and come away with a handful of tools you might want to explore more deeply.
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Creating Community & Collaboration in Canvas

Don't be an egg! And other great advice for maintaining a presence and engaging your students in online environments.
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The Future of Education – Recapping the Discussion

This month we reflected on the future of education as part of our Digital Liberal Arts series. If you weren't able to join us, catch up with us here.
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Recap of the Digital Liberal Arts & Sciences Discussion

This month we kicked off our Digital Liberal Arts series with a town hall and design sprint about the impact of technological change on the ideas of disciplinarity, the liberal arts ethos, and pedagogy across disciplines. As the month comes to a close, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on that conversation.
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The Future of Education: A Town Hall

Where is higher education headed? What does the liberal arts experience look like in the future? How is it already changing? Is it changing?
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An Infographic of One’s Own

Domain of One's Own is a project that is deep, broad, and growing. As Jess and Jesse wrote, "we find ourselves looking back even as we look forward." As we at DTLT collaborate with our faculty and students to keep imagining the future of Domain of One's Own at Mary Washington, we are both humbled...
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Redesigning your Discipline for the Digital

Through guided brainstorming and problem solving at this session, we will collectively break down the opportunities and challenges of the digital liberal arts and sciences further to discover what similarities and differences we encounter with the digital across disciplines.
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Musings on Ethical Policies of Institutional Data

I’ve been thinking a lot about the values, ethics, and ideology I bring as an administrator over our LMS, and how that impacts the people who use it.
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Edtech in the Time of Clickers

I will be the first to admit that I am completely dependent on the internet. It’s hard to find a facet of my life and work that aren’t entangled in “the cloud.” Most of my work happens inside a web browser. While various cloud services have the potential to greatly improve the classroom experience, I’m...
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Building Community Online

As an Online Learning & LMS Specialist, one of the chief concerns faculty bring to me isn’t about the technology — it's about building community. The culture or atmosphere we create in our courses can drastically change the level of engagement and the depth of learning.
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