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Gaming for Education, University, and Community

Posted on July 18, 2017

On the front page of their website entitled Game Based Learning, USF IT Instructional Designer Christina Freeman and Community College of Baltimore County Professor of History Dr. Laura Trauth, discuss the best settings for a student to learn. They say that starting as infants, learning is second nature to us. We strive to learn how […]


Prospective students using technology

The Social Media Apps That Our Prospective Students Are Using

Posted on May 30, 2017

One of the biggest challenges for universities in this age of technology is keeping track of what each new generation of student is using. For instance, four years ago, most incoming freshmen were using Instagram and Facebook as their main mobile apps. Today, many surveys of 15 to 17-year-olds show that Facebook is no longer […]


Mobile Archivum User

Introducing The New Travel Request Process For Archivum!

Posted on May 4, 2017

Thanks to four very hardworking USF IT teams, on July 1st a brand new feature will be coming to Archivum! In order to streamline the USF travel request process, it has been moved primarily to Archivum! What is a travel request? The travel request is the initial step of the traveling process, which includes receiving […]


Real and Simulated Pharmacy Plus

Virtual Simulation Learning and Development at USF Health

Posted on April 6, 2017

USF Health’s Over the Counter simulation was modeled after the futuristic Pharmacy Plus. (Top photo courtesy of Harvard Jolly).Virtual Simulations at USF began in 2010 when Joshua Jackson was handed a copy of Second Life and asked to utilize it in some way. He took the online 3D social networking world and created a comprehensive, immersive learning experience […]


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Apps and Websites, What’s the Difference?

Posted on October 19, 2016

“If you give people tools, and they use their natural ability and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected,” ~ Business Magnate and Founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates What’s a Website? In order to understand the differences between apps and websites clearly, […]


Technology in Healthcare

Technology Revolutionizing Healthcare, Today & Tomorrow

Posted on September 13, 2016

“In the 20th century, at the beginning, most of the world was agricultural and industry was very primitive. At the end of that century, we had men in orbit, we had been to the moon, we had people with cell phones and color televisions and the Internet and amazing medical technology of all kinds” ~ […]


Flexible Instructional Designers

How Flexibility Enhances Learning in Instructional Design

Posted on August 31, 2016

Instructional design is the process of combining educational theory and multimedia assets to fulfill the demand for creative, impactful, and challenging learning opportunities. Our Instructional Design team at USF Health Information Systems is one of the most unique of its kind. Customarily, instructional designers or instructional design teams within higher education employ a very heavy […]


Education App

Students: Save Money & Take Advantage of Your Tech

Posted on July 18, 2016

“The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative and productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before and do things they didn’t think they could do. It is all about potential,”  ~ Steve Ballmer, […]


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