Doctoral students develop creative solutions for virtual instruction

Instructors around the world are navigating the challenges of alternative learning formats, such as asynchronous lectures or virtual meetings. The University of Minnesota’s faculty members are no different. Additionally, many courses and labs are instructed by graduate level students – meaning those students are tasked with adapting to both learning and teaching in an alternative…

McNair Scholar Lindsey Miles explores the School’s SMPRL

Third-year undergraduate student Lindsey Miles, has spent her summer working in the basement of the RecWell Center next to Cooke Hall with members of the Skeletal Muscle Plasticity and Regeneration Laboratory (SMPRL), directed by School of Kinesiology assistant professor Sarah Greising, PhD. Miles, studying exercise physiology at St. Scholastica in Duluth, is a current McNair…

CEHD’s first 3D printer takes up residence in Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory

Nearly everyone has heard about 3D printers and the amazing things they can do. But how many of us have ever seen one, or witnessed how they make their magic?   Recently a 3D printer was installed in the School of Kinesiology’s Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory (HSCL). The only such printer currently in use in…

Virtual Presentations (Part 1)

PowerPoint presentations are a great way to share information to a large group, but what if you can’t be in the room for a presentation? There are several online tools that allow you to upload a presentation, add audio and visuals, and share with your audience. When could I use a Power Point with audio and…

All about infographics

By Laura Siirila ’13, Communications Assistant Infographics are popping up everywhere, but what are they? in·fo·graph·ic /ˌinfōˈgrafik/ noun 1. a visual image such as a chart or diagram used to represent information or data. Infographics are used to visually convey large amounts of data. They help sort, arrange, and visually present data. This infographic about…

Pinning into class: A student perspective

by Emily Corken ’13, Communications Assistant Social media seems to be everywhere these days, so why not use it in the classroom! One way to incorporate social media in education is with Pinterest. Pinterest is a virtual pinboard that lets you share images on the web and search for inspiration. Austin wrote about Pinterest back…