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Using Google Docs

Using Google Docs

Last week we explored the use of Google Apps for Education, specifically Google Docs, as a launchpad for critical thinking. Faculty from Mathematics, Nursing, and the School of Education attended. While our instructional disciplines are unique, the need to create learning experiences fostering critical thinking are one and the same. Google Docs allows students to engage […]

Course Redesign: A Call to Service

Course Redesign: A Call to Service

This post was co-authored by Stacey Anderson and Kim Vose If you’re wary of the CSU’s Graduation Initiative 2025, we get it. We’re CSU faculty, which means we care a lot about our students. We see potential where others might see deficits. Give us your tired and poor, and we’ll help them graduate into creative […]

The Rising Priorities of Media Literacy and Civil Discourse: #factsmatter

The Rising Priorities of Media Literacy and Civil Discourse: #factsmatter

Whatever your feelings about the recent election, we can probably agree that conversations among people of differing perspectives have grown more difficult. Such conversations have never have been easy, but the recent election cycle seems to have inspired more yelling, less listening, and a lot of anxiety. While universities have been some of the increasingly […]

Measuring Success of Faculty Development

Measuring Success of Faculty Development

Over the past year, I have been challenged by the question of how to measure success of faculty development. This is not a challenge unique to CSU Channel Islands or the initiatives of Teaching & Learning Innovations. It is a regular topic of discussion amongst the broad range of professionals that support faculty. This year T&LI […]

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 […]

Ready?  Set?  GOogle!  Launchpads to Learning

Ready? Set? GOogle! Launchpads to Learning

In October, I shared ways to use Google Slides to support UDL and critical thinking.  Since then, Google Slides has become an essential instructional tool in my class sessions for disseminating content and facilitating student collaboration in physical and digital classrooms.   More than a presentation tool, Google Slides is a launchpad to learning, providing […]

Difficult Conversations: Connecting Across Difference

Difficult Conversations: Connecting Across Difference

Simone Weil (1909-1943) was a French philosopher, social and political activist, mystic and teacher. In Waiting for God, she wrote: “The capacity to give one’s attention to a sufferer is a very rare and difficult thing; it is almost a miracle; it is a miracle. Nearly all those who think they have this capacity do not possess […]

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