News & Updates

Please check out our blog on virtual learning with tips, tricks, useful technologies, and general encouragement for virtual teaching. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Tips for Zoom
June 24, 2020

Working remotely brings new issues to light in regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and it is critically important that we remain committed to these issues while normalcy is interrupted.

Here are some ideas for maintaining our commitment to DEI while using Zoom. 

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LITS Digital Pedagogy Grants
June 22, 2020

Library and Information Technology Services is offering twenty grants of up to $300 each to faculty interested in participating in online educational opportunities focused on teaching and learning in a digital environment. Grant awards may be used to offset the costs of registration for workshops and classes.

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Technology Assistance in the Classroom
June 19, 2020

One of the myriad of questions LITS has received regarding teaching this fall is what kind of technical assistance will be available for faculty. The professional staff will simply not have the bandwidth or person hours to help each one of you individually for each class, and we are working on how we can best support you in other ways. 

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Virtual reality in the Research and Design Studio.
Educause Features LITS in New Report, "Extending XR Across Campus."
June 11, 2020

LITS and our work in XR is featured in this new report out from Educause. For two years, we have participated in the HP/EDUCAUSE Campus of the Future project looking into the benefits of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) for teaching, learning, and research at Hamilton. 

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Nhora Lucía Serrano
Serrano Publishes Book Review in Inks
June 11, 2020

A review of Marc Singer’s Breaking the Frames: Populism and Prestige in Comics Studies (University of Texas Press, 2018), by LITS Associate Director for Digital Learning and Research Nhora Lucía Serrano, was published in the spring issue of Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society.

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Bryn Mawr College Online Teaching Institute
May 20, 2020

Bryn Mawr College, a member of LACOL, recently designed a professional development Institute for faculty to work thru the design of an online course. The modules have been made available to other LACOL institutions, and give faculty an opportunity to work asynchronously to devise, create and reflect on the different components of an online course. We are pleased to make this institute available to Hamilton faculty as they reflect on their experiences this spring, and how that information will reflect in their teaching in the future.

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Lever Press Announces Two New Titles
April 28, 2020

Hamilton College is one of more than fifty institutions supporting the work of this open access academic press.

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Toward Inclusive Learning Spaces: Physiological, Cognitive, and Cultural Inclusion and the Learning Space Rating System
April 21, 2020

"Clearly, learning environments should aim to engage learners, make participants feel welcome, and give everyone an equal opportunity to participate—that is, they should be inclusive. The pedagogical design is paramount in this effort, and well-articulated sets of principles such as the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guidelines have been developed to inform inclusive teaching practices in the classroom. Likewise, instructional designers have made good progress in understanding how to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in online learning environments."

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Hamilton’s 3D Printers Engaged in Fight against COVID-19
April 21, 2020

As COVID-19 began spreading throughout the United States, Director of LITS Academic Digital Initiatives Janet Oppedisano and Director of Sponsored Program Grants Jeff Ritchie began researching various ways in which the College might be able to help in the fight against the virus.

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The New York Times
LITS is pleased to announce complimentary access to The New York Times.
March 24, 2020

We are thrilled to announce full text access to the New York Times for all Hamilton community members.

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