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Online & Blended Faculty Monthly Gathering – September

Online & Blended Faculty Monthly Gathering – September

Last Friday, we kicked off our monthly Faculty Gathering series with an inspiring conversation lead by our Canvas Mentor, Alison Perchuk Assistant Professor of Art and Ekin Pehlivan, Assistant Professor of Marketing. Both have been using Canvas since early this year. Dr. Perchuk shared her personal progression from thinking of Canvas as just another type […]

Online & Blended Community Gathering – CI Learn 2.0 – Learning & Teaching with Canvas

Online & Blended Community Gathering – CI Learn 2.0 – Learning & Teaching with Canvas

During our April Gathering we focused the discussion on our soon-to-be new Learning Management System Canvas. Canvas pilot participants were joined by faculty totally new to the platform and even by some friends from our local Community Colleges (thanks Matt!). We learned how faculty is using the Dashboard to better understand students’ involvement (thanks Prof. Ekin), how […]

Online & Blended Community Monthly Gathering – Tools for Humanized and Connected Learning

Online & Blended Community Monthly Gathering – Tools for Humanized and Connected Learning

What a great gathering we had this month!  We had new faces joining us and a big number of attendees participating remotely via ZOOM. Kudos to those that were using this tool for the first time! We discussed and shared some of the digital tools that are enhancing our courses (no matter their modality!): Google Sites, Canvas, Canva (not, not the same) […]

Online & Blended Community February Gathering – Teaching Blended: Struggles & Successes

Online & Blended Community February Gathering – Teaching Blended: Struggles & Successes

Yesterday, we kicked off our monthly Online and Blended Faculty Community gatherings. Blended Learning Preparation Program (BLPP) graduates and new faculty got together to discuss successes and struggles with teaching blended classes. We learned about diverse, innovative and challenging blended class designs. Participants highlighted the deeper connections that they have been able to establish with […]

Demystifying Open Educational Resources with openCi

Demystifying Open Educational Resources with openCi

Our final 2016 monthly gathering of T&LI’s Online and Blended Faculty Community discussed current openCI progress. OpenCI is our Affordable Learning Solutions Initiative. We also deepened our understanding of Open Educational Resources (OER), shared experiences along the continuum of OER approaches and finished with an interesting conversation about Open Pedagogy that engages students in the creation […]

Workshop & Research Project: “Building Community in Online Classrooms”

Workshop & Research Project: “Building Community in Online Classrooms”

This month’s gathering of T&LI’s Online and Blended Faculty Community discussed the results of a year-long research project that explored community building in online classrooms. This research project and subsequent workshop was completed by 3 undergraduate students at CI – Kellie Prather, Brandon Burns, and Maia Smidt – alongside their faculty mentor, Jacob Jenkins. The project […]

Digital or Die – Building our Academic Digital Identity

Digital or Die – Building our Academic Digital Identity

As a “young” researcher, I have been struggling for months with the concept of Digital Identity (DI). Digital Identity has been defined simply as “the permanent collection of data about us that is available online” by BinaryTattoo. Up to the mid 90’s, pre-Internet days, academics built their scholarly identities via publications, conference presentations, workshops, etc. […]

Zoom – Boom – Whose Room? A User’s Perspective*

Zoom – Boom – Whose Room? A User’s Perspective*

If you are of a certain age (like me) you have probably been around long enough to experience different iterations of the “ultimate teleconference system”…remember Polycom, Google Hangouts, Skype, JoinMe, Collaborate, GoToMeeting… they have all come and (somehow) gone. Until Star Trek’s transporter becomes a reality, my more recent experience using and playing around with […]

Online Learning is a Two Way Street!

Online Learning is a Two Way Street!

The Setting: Fully asynchronous online class – Principles of Marketing – Winter, 2015 The Assignment: A course-long project in which the students working in teams had to write a comprehensive Marketing Plan for a new product idea or for an existing product targeted to a new audience. Nothing it is really revolutionary till here. The use […]

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