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Brainstorm! The Birth of an Idea

Where do new ideas come from? My favorite quote… from Louis Pasteur – Chance favors the prepared mind… is part of it – but I also think it takes some downtime and quiet to let the mind become fertile for … Continue reading

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Blended Learning Cohort

I presented the idea of starting a blended learning cohort at our spring faculty orientation meeting. At previous suggestions, we’d get a few people, but then no follow-up, so I wondered if the same would be true this time. I … Continue reading

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Student Engagement Techniques

Barkley’s text on Student Engagement Techniques (SETs) is something I’ve been really interested in trying as a workshop since I discovered it last spring. What a gem! She takes the research on active learning (AL), motivation, and engagement and synthesizes … Continue reading

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SoTL

Great news! We won a Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence (SITE) grant  enabling us to hold a spring colloquy on the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) at our campus on April 22, 2011!!! How did this come about? Last … Continue reading

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Taking a leadership rather than operational stance

I returned from IELOL energized and encouraged to do something… but what? I didn’t get a chance to do an elevator speech, but I had an even better opportunity – 15 minutes with the microphone at our campus opening meeting … Continue reading

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IELOL

This summer ended with an incredible professional experience.  Thanks to the efforts of my DAA, Joe McCormick, I won a scholarship to attend The Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) last week at University Park and will be … Continue reading

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IELOL

This summer ended with an incredible professional experience.  Thanks to the efforts of my DAA, Joe McCormick, I won a scholarship to attend The Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) last week at University Park and will be … Continue reading

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CMS Pilot – Desire2Learn

I signed up to participate in the CMS pilot program for the fall to give input on a possible replacement for ANGEL – There were 2 options – Moodle and Desire2Learn (D2L). I chose D2L because I’ve worked with Moodle … Continue reading

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Course Capture

I’ve been following a product called Tegrity for about 5 years – it is a lecture capture software – pretty pricey – but I have a year-long trial period to play with it, see if we can do the same … Continue reading

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New Content Features in ANGEL 7.4

I’ve been so focused on the big changes with the Assessment Tool, that I missed the opportunities available with several of the content tools which I’d like to highlight here! Google media button in html editor – Now in any … Continue reading

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Action Research: Determining Teaching Effectiveness

Have you ever asked yourself, “How effective is a certain strategy I’m using, and how would I know?” or said, “I received some comments on my student evaluations that I’d like to address, but I’m not sure how to go … Continue reading

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Summer course – what do you enjoy more – teaching or learning

Maybe I’m proof that making education available, affordable, and flexible can create the tipping point that leads to enrollment… So I finished my second Master’s last May, and then I taught in both the fall (ESL PSY) and spring (ESL … Continue reading

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STEM 7th Grade Girls Workshop – Pathways – Video Haiku… A letter to their future selves…

I was asked to do a workshop using video – The participants would be 7th grade girls interested in STEM careers for our annual Pathways event. The video above is an example of what I hope the girls can accomplish … Continue reading

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Teaching Portfolios

http://teachscs.wordpress.com/teaching-videos/ The next to last session in the Course in College Teaching (CCT) was about creating teaching philosophies and portfolios. It just luckily happened that I was scheduled to have a teaching evaluation at the same time. The evaluator had … Continue reading

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Teaching and Advising the Millennial Generation in Higher Education

Please join in the conversation about the presentation we watched by Dr. Fred Bonner on Teaching and Advising the Millennial Generation. Add your questions and comments here by clicking on the “Comments” link directly below this posting.

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