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Thinking, Crafting, Doing: Overcoming Fear of Digital Tools

Thinking, Crafting, Doing: Overcoming Fear of Digital Tools

Digital comfort is not synonymous with growing up in the digital age. While most students use popular social media platforms, only a few are comfortable exploring new tools and applications. This is even truer amongst faculty trying to keep up with each new technological application presented.  Digital tools are increasingly user friendly and essential for […]

HumanizED Podcast

HumanizED Podcast

Announcing the HumanizED Podcast Teaching & Learning Innovations at CI is proud to introduce the launch of the HumanizED podcast. This podcast hosted by Michelle Pacansky-Brock, tells the stories of diverse students and those who serve them. The episodes will delve into provocative topics and unveil marginalized voices, in hopes of fostering connection and empathy through […]

Online Teaching Preparation Program (OTPP) is a Course on Effective Teaching (and a Little Technology)

Online Teaching Preparation Program (OTPP) is a Course on Effective Teaching (and a Little Technology)

 “Education is the kindling of a flame. Not the filling of a vessel.” – Socrates Student centered learning is the main stated mission for California State University – Channel Islands (CSUCI). This is a lofty goal and is often a challenge to implement. Less planning is required when creating an instructor driven lecture that requires […]

Takeaways from Piloting Canvas

Takeaways from Piloting Canvas

Adopting new technology may come with challenges that sometimes overshadow the benefits we may be able to derive from the novelty. Perhaps the biggest challenge is convincing ourselves and the rest might follow. If presented with the opportunity to try new alternatives, I like to jump right in with two feet and see the benefits […]

Get Writing Done in the WMC Writing Lab!

Get Writing Done in the WMC Writing Lab!

Writing Lab Hours February 27 to May 11 Mondays 7:00pm-9:00pm; Location:  WMC Wednesdays 8:00pm-10:00pm; Location: WMC Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm; Location: WMC Students often feel overwhelmed, perplexed or have a hard time setting aside time to write or staying on task with their projects. Studies in social motivation suggest that people persevere and stick to finishing difficult […]

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 […]

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