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Summer is Here!!

Summer is Here!!

On behalf of the Teaching & Learning Innovations Team, we want to wish you a fabulous summer!  We will be working hard this summer to assure your move from CI Learn (Blackboard) to the new and improved CI Learn 2.0 (Canvas) is as smooth as possible.  Remember, you may opt-in and use Canvas in the fall […]

Creating Opportunities Online for Service Learning

Creating Opportunities Online for Service Learning

I embarked on a new journey this semester into the unknown. I piloted a new Canvas online course which incorporated a service learning project. I had taught the same course the previous semester, face-to-face; however, it was the first time I taught it fully online. I wanted to incorporate a service learning project for the […]

Who am I? Digital identity, ePortfolios, and Stars

Who am I? Digital identity, ePortfolios, and Stars

The 21st century has seen a tremendous growth of technology used in everyday settings. This technology growth, and the growth in society’s digital presence with online profiles and social media platforms have led to an increasing need for students to maintain a professional digital identity, especially as undergraduates. Gill, Zampini, and Mehta (2015) define digital […]

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 […]

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