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Research Inspired Game App Development

Have you ever had a research idea and want to incorporate a game in your research? Our University IT team are here to help you develop one! In this course you will learn about how a game app was developed through a research project. From identifying the concepts of a game to allocate resources, designing…

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Online Instruction: How Can Media Richness Theory and Social Presence Theory Help Me Improve?

Attrition rates are 10% to 20% higher in online courses than their face-to-face counterparts. While online course formats offer convenient methods of instruction, poor course development often leads to high attrition rates. This facilitated discussion explores how applying Media Richness Theory (MRT) and Social Presence Theory to online course design and instruction can aid overall…

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Innovating SoTL with 3D Learning Models

In this Special Feature CAPE Session, Dr. Cameron of the College of Optometry will share his newest innovation in student learning: a brain-eye pathway 3D learning model. This revolutionary tool was custom-built by the ITDL team at WesternU and funded through the 2018 Educational Starter Grant provided by the Association of Schools and Colleges of…