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Online & Blended Community Monthly Gathering – Tools for Humanized and Connected Learning

Online & Blended Community Monthly Gathering – Tools for Humanized and Connected Learning

What a great gathering we had this month!  We had new faces joining us and a big number of attendees participating remotely via ZOOM. Kudos to those that were using this tool for the first time! We discussed and shared some of the digital tools that are enhancing our courses (no matter their modality!): Google Sites, Canvas, Canva (not, not the same) […]

Online & Blended Community February Gathering – Teaching Blended: Struggles & Successes

Online & Blended Community February Gathering – Teaching Blended: Struggles & Successes

Yesterday, we kicked off our monthly Online and Blended Faculty Community gatherings. Blended Learning Preparation Program (BLPP) graduates and new faculty got together to discuss successes and struggles with teaching blended classes. We learned about diverse, innovative and challenging blended class designs. Participants highlighted the deeper connections that they have been able to establish with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Workshop & Research Project: “Building Community in Online Classrooms”

Workshop & Research Project: “Building Community in Online Classrooms”

This month’s gathering of T&LI’s Online and Blended Faculty Community discussed the results of a year-long research project that explored community building in online classrooms. This research project and subsequent workshop was completed by 3 undergraduate students at CI – Kellie Prather, Brandon Burns, and Maia Smidt – alongside their faculty mentor, Jacob Jenkins. The project […]

Writing to Learn Workshop

Writing to Learn Workshop

This semester, I was asked by the Teaching and Learning Innovations team to develop a workshop for faculty centered on the teaching of writing. As Composition Director at CI, I engage in several conversations with faculty across campus about the challenges they face in assigning and responding to student writing. I relish being part of […]

Active Learning Workshop

Active Learning Workshop

Faculty came together to share ideas about how to best engage students and promote active learning. They learned to incorporate active learning “high-impact practices” into everyday teaching.  Strategies for redesigning the way a challenging concept or topic are taught were explored and resources were shared to expand faculty repertoire of strategies to promote students’ active engagement in […]

Faculty Websites

Faculty Websites

Faculty Website workshop in the FIT studio today.  with 10 Faculty took the first step to build their faculty websites on cikeys.com. *Facilitated by Michael McGarry. Agenda and Resources Objectives Create a domain on CI Keys Install WordPress on your domain Build pages, create a custom menu, and understand basics of customizing a theme Why? Digital identity […]

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