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“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 […]

Bring on the Dragons!

Bring on the Dragons!

HAIL Yes! Last week I had the unique opportunity to be a ‘fly’ on the wall at a gathering of some of the most forward thinking ‘rebels’ I have had the pleasure of meeting.  Participating in the event as an ‘outsider’ was akin to waiting on the other side of the velvet ropes at an […]

Colleges and Cafeterias

Colleges and Cafeterias

Almost everyone in America is familiar with the cafeteria. Hungry people move down the line, sliding their plastic tray and choosing from the various offerings what they want on their plate. Green beans or carrots? Potatoes or rice? Chicken? Lasagna? None of these dishes represents a nutritionally balanced meal. However, by the time one loads […]

The Library: Providing Useful (and No-Cost!) Course Materials for Faculty and Students

The Library: Providing Useful (and No-Cost!) Course Materials for Faculty and Students

As we become more sensitive to the high prices of textbooks and other course materials, using the Library’s collection via the eReserves service is a great way for faculty to create a no-cost experience for students! The Library’s electronic resources (both e-books and articles from our databases) are available from off-campus and on any device, […]

A Free Lunch: CSU Channel Islands Offers the CSU’s First “Z-Majors”

A Free Lunch: CSU Channel Islands Offers the CSU’s First “Z-Majors”

Everyone knows: “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.”  But starting this Fall, there will be such a thing as textbook-free majors at CSU Channel Islands (CI).  And it couldn’t come at a better time for CI’s student body. Over the past three decades, textbook prices have outpaced inflation 3-to-1.  During this same […]

Faculty Gathering – February 2018

Faculty Gathering – February 2018

Our first Online & Blended Faculty Gathering of 2018 took place last Friday. What a great reunion of new and familiar faces. We shared the challenges of communicating effectively with students online but also in our face to face classes. Fortunately, a lot of good ideas were shared and we left with some quick easy […]

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