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GW IT: Microsoft Office Available to the GW Community
What software is available in the Bloedorn Technology Center?
Himmelfarb Library's Bloedorn Technology Center is located on the third floor of the library and is available 24/7.
Below is a partial list of resources:
- SAS - statistical package for analyzing quantitative data.
- Stata - statistical package for analyzing quantitative data.
- SPSS - statistical package for analyzing quantitative data.
- Stat/Transfer - a data conversion program that allows you to transfer a data set from one format to another (i.e. from Excel to SAS)
- ArcGIS and extensions - an integrated package of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software for mapping, spatial analysis, and data management
- Epi Info - a series of programs written by the CDC for use in investigating outbreaks and monitoring public health status. The program allows for the development of questionnaires and forms, data input, and data analysis.
- CDCynergy - a software program that can be used to plan and evaluate health communication interventions within a public health framework.
- Google Earth - a software program that provides maps and satellite images of the planet.
- NASA World Wind - an open source software program that provides images of the earth using satellit imager and elevation data to render the terrain in 3D.
- Empower - a software program that can aid health educators and practitioners in efforts to plan, implement, and evaluate community health programs. Various models and interventions are illustrated using breast cancer prevention and control as an example in the decision making process.
Teaching & Learning Collaborative
eTeaching Core Workshops
The Teaching and Learning Collaborative (TLC) began its eTeaching Core Workshops in 2010 and piloted an online version, as a fully online course, in fall 2011. The sessions are designed to introduce faculty and GTAs to the unique challenges of distance teaching and learning.
Faculty Learning Community for Junior Faculty (FLC, Jr.)
The Faculty Learning Community for Junior Faculty (FLC, Jr.) is a great opportunity to meet new junior faculty in a friendly, peer-supportive environment while working on a variety of teaching skills to help strengthen your effectiveness as an instructor.
Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program (GTAP)
Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program (GTAP) provides training and resources to new GTAs to better prepare them for their teaching responsibilities. In addition to a required Professional Development Workshop for all new GTA’s, GTAP also includes an online course component and follow-up support as needed. GTAP also coordinates and hosts a half-day orientation to new GTAs.
Online Learning Initiative (OLI)
The Online Learning Initiative (OLI) encourages faculty to invest time and talent in online education, providing greater opportunities for study at GW through the development of courses that provide flexibility of time and location to students and faculty.
The Portfolio Program is designed to help faculty in the use electronic portfolios to assess student development over time and/or to document their own progress as instructors. We aim to give faculty the tools and perspectives to help them determine whether an Portfolio could be a valuable tool in their teaching.
Research at the TLC
The Teaching & Learning Collaborative works with GW faculty to design and conduct classroom-based research on the scholarship of teaching and learning in relation to the application and use of emerging learning technologies. The primary purpose of such applied research is to examine learning outcomes generate by instructional strategies designed to interface with the instructional technology tools used.
Resources (Teaching Strategies and Techniques)
Teaching strategies for GW Faculty:
Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)
Help students prepare for class with JiTT
Large Class Techniques
Preparing Students for Class
Teaching Tips from GW faculty
Software & Images Resources
Burston, O. (2005). Man running on a treadmill. Retrieved from http://wellcomeimages.org/
What is Creative Commons?
- Creative Commons licensing allows the use of copyright works under specific license terms.
- Remember, Creative Commons works are free as long as you comply with the terms of the license.
Creative Commons works are bound by license restrictions, the main restrictions of Creative Commons licenses are:
Attribution - Each Creative Commons license contains an attribution requirement.
Non-commercial - The work can only be used for non-commercial purposes.
No-derivatives - You must not create a derivative work from the original work. You must not alter, modify or adapt the work.
Share Alike - The work can be adapted, modified, altered, or changed and you must distribute the new work under a share alike license.
Search the following sites to locate images available in the public domain.
Helpful Teaching Resources
Create online modules and quizzes using video, audio, and PowerPoint. (contact Himmelfarb Library)
Open source tool to help with scheduling meetings and taking polls.
Create interactive PowerPoints, include quiz, YouTube video and audio.
Online medical multimedia directory for health professionals worldwide. Contains medical videos, surgical videos, photos of medical cases and more.
Audience response software allows you to receive live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations and classrooms via text messages. Good alternative to using clicker questions. (There is a "free" basic version and a fee-based for the upgrade)
Free limited version allows you to create multiple choice, essay, and Likert Scale surveys.
TurningPoint (Polling software)
Software program integrates with PowerPoint and let's you interact and poll your audience creating engaging presentations. (Contact Himmelfarb Library)
Wordle (word cloud)
Generate “word clouds” from text and edit your clouds adding different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. FREE!
NVivo and Atlas.ti software for qualitative studies are available at the Himmelfarb Library.
Software: SAS Distribution
GW students and faculty can request a copy of SAS statistical software from the Instrcutional Technology Lab.
Bring the following to the Instructional Technology Lab:
- GWorld ID card
- Completed license form
- Two (2) Blank DVDs
The student's advisor is required to sign the Department Approval section. License form instructions for Faculty (please print legibly). You do NOT need to fill out your GWorld ID or the Department Approval section.