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Course Review: From One Educator to Another

Course Review: From One Educator to Another

When I first began teaching fully online courses about five years ago, I was lucky that I had some incredible colleagues that let me “borrow” activities, course organization, and other lived-and-learned lessons from their experiences teaching online. I also used our Teaching & Learning Innovations resources — I was part of the Summer 2014 Blended […]

Creating Effective Group Projects in an Online Classroom

Creating Effective Group Projects in an Online Classroom

“To go fast, go alone. To go far, go together.” – African Proverb quoted in Together is Better by Simon Sinek The Group Work Challenge I have been fortunate in my teaching career to work on classes that have creative, meaningful and interesting group projects. The projects my students work on require most of the […]

CI Learn Tips & Tricks

CI Learn Tips & Tricks

CI Learn (Canvas) has a ton of functionality, as we all know, but there are some hidden gems in there that make it even more useful. Below are some of our favorite tips and tricks to help you get the most out of CI Learn during your semester. Hiding and Unhiding Courses from the Dashboard […]

CI Universal: Something for Everyone

CI Universal: Something for Everyone

First of all, I just wanted to take a moment to welcome you all to the Fall 2018 semester. It’s great to see the campus abuzz with students, faculty, staff, and guests again as we get this semester underway. I also wanted to remind you that Teaching & Learning Innovations (T&LI) is here to support […]

BECOMING AN ACTIVIST: A JOURNEY TOWARDS IMPROVING ACCOMMODATION 	METHODS TOWARDS STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE WRITING CENTER

BECOMING AN ACTIVIST: A JOURNEY TOWARDS IMPROVING ACCOMMODATION METHODS TOWARDS STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE WRITING CENTER

The following blog post developed out of student interest to explore how campus services, specifically tutoring in the Multiliteracy Writing Center, addressed the needs of student clients with various learning needs and the tutors who serve them. That study  was conducted by Cristal Gamez (CSUCI, 2018) and was supported by a TLI Faculty Fellow, Talya Drescher, Assistant Professor of Special […]

Ideas + Risk + Vulnerability = Innovation

Ideas + Risk + Vulnerability = Innovation

Where does innovation come from? I could never imagine the first AUTS, a small concert on the grass, would be transformed into a campus event spanning two nights and three stages with art installations. Innovation for AUTS has evolved from a series of small risks, layered, tangled, and grown into an innovative new model/approach. Producing […]

“INTERNETional” Travel: Using Technology to Enhance Students’ LO in a Study-Abroad Course

“INTERNETional” Travel: Using Technology to Enhance Students’ LO in a Study-Abroad Course

Background In an ever-increasingly interconnected world, providing study-abroad experiences to our undergraduate and graduate students seems to be a must, to develop much sought after intercultural competencies. Data released by the Institute of International Education shows that the number of US students that received academic credit for their study abroad courses increased by 3.8% in 2015/2016. Similarly, […]

Becoming Alfred … to Learn Empathy

Becoming Alfred … to Learn Empathy

CI Nursing senior students engaged in first virtual reality experience these past two weeks, as they became Alfred James, a 74-year old male with macular degeneration and hearing loss. By putting on the VR headset, student embodied Alfred, encountering what it truly means to have hearing loss and visual impairment when engaging with family members […]

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