Podcast: What’s in a Name?

On the eve of Smith College 2017 Commencement, Margaret Bruzelius was assiduously rehearsing the pronunciation of 200 student names. To get it right, she made no assumptions. This year a new technology simplified her task. She used NameCoach, Smith’s new name pronunciation software (easy to use and available campus-wide). Listen to her story, featuring interviews with Margaret Bruzelius and Dwight Hamilton.


Digital Sandbox

Teaching Arts Lunches: Join Educational Technology Services for an interactive session showcasing collaborative projects from the 2016-17 academic year. Participants will have an opportunity to play with current and emerging technologies, and imagine new ways to enhance the teaching and learning experience.


Add NameCoach Features to Moodle

NameCoach allows faculty, staff, and students to record and share the correct pronunciation of their names with other members of the course. There are two NameCoach tools for Moodle: There is a recording page for all Smith instructors and students. Instructors can add a name page to their individual courses.  This will allow everyone enrolled … Continued