Computers are great for getting things done. Unfortunately, as is the case with many tools, computing can take up a lot of time and energy. This is why automation software is heroic; it steps in and elbows inefficiency out of the way! Because professors spend a good deal of their […]
The online learning company, lynda.com, provides opportunities to advance professional and personal development goals and acquire new skills in a wide range of topics from business and technology to art and design. The company’s extensive online library of courses and tutorials is a valuable resource for faculty and staff interested in exploring academic […]
There are two opportunities in February that might be of interest to you. The first is a Brown Bag event on February 20. February 20 2015 Noon – 1:00 in Library 111 Blended Learning In this event, faculty members will discuss challenges and strategies in design and delivery of blended classes. The second […]
At the start of a new semester, it is often useful to re-evaluate teaching perspectives and goals in your current classes. To assist you in this process, I invite you to complete one or both of the following online inventories. Teaching Perspective Inventory (online questionnaire) by Daniel D. Pratt and John […]
The Sakai Teaching and Learning community is seeking submissions for the 2015 Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA) competition. The award recognizes innovation and excellence in technology-supported teaching, academic collaboration, and student engagement. We look forward to entries from those using the Sakai CLE and the Apereo OAE (Open Academic Environment).
Curtis Bonk is a well-known author of books related to distance education and online technology, as well as open education. He has recently co-authored a book called Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Students Online.
It has often been said that lecture is probably the most often used teaching method in higher education, in spite of the fact that it tends to result in less learning, or perhaps less higher order learning than other methods. Bligh (2000) provide evidence that lecture was as good as […]
Process for the Development of Higher Level Thinking Skills in a Learner-Centered Environment Dr. Barbara Limbach, Professor, Chadron State College Dr. Wendy Waugh, Professor, Chadron State College Using antiquated teaching methods in modern day learning environments is no longer acceptable. The challenges of the 21st century demand that educators seek […]
Many of you are familiar with Bloom’s taxonomy and have used the associated verbs as a basis for creating learning outcomes at both course and unit levels for your classes. I ran across an interesting new tool today, free from Axiom Education. Basically you can enter the text of your […]
Use Imagery to Engage Students “Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words” Arthur Brisbane, a newspaper editor, offered this timeless advice in 1911. Visual images are one quick, relatively easy, potentially powerful way to disrupt the monotony of text monopoly in an online learning environment. As preferred learning styles […]