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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 […]


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Understanding Online Reading Patterns: The Content Writer’s Guide

Posted on June 20, 2017

An effective website should entice readers to engage with it. User engagement can manifest in a lot of ways. It might be a click on an “apply now” button, or a “like” on a blog post, or even just a click on a “read more”. The fact is, strategically written copy is the first step in […]


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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 […]


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Coding 101 – The Evolution of Programming and Its Possible Future

Posted on May 16, 2017

These days, it seems like everyone is talking about computer programming and coding. It’s almost like the hype surrounding programming popped up overnight. Online tutorials like Treehouse have been designed to teach users to code easily and from their own home. Groups like Girls Who Code work to bring programming experience to those who would […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


Introducing the Archivum Platform

Posted on March 29, 2017

Archivum was developed from cloud-based technology designed by the company Appian, and is a completely digital, mobile friendly platform that streamlines processes and tasks. Archivum makes it simpler to support not only USF students, but USF staff. What is Archivum? Archivum is the landing ground for numerous applications and programs, all of which work to support USF’s community […]


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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, […]


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