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Ready?  Set? GOogle! Love at First SITE

Ready? Set? GOogle! Love at First SITE

New Google Sites enables the designer to make an aesthetically pleasing, informative, and custom website with ease. Why e-Portfolios? Employers want evidence of digital competency.  Providing a platform for students to create e-portfolios allows them to graduate with evidence of digital literacy and a professional website that can be linked to professional networks such as […]

How Do I Get My Book Manuscript Published?”

How Do I Get My Book Manuscript Published?”

Summary of Dr. Matthew Bokovoy’s Presentation: “How Do I Get My Book Manuscript Published?” Sponsored by Teaching and Learning Innovations and the History Program On Thursday March 9, Dr. Matthew Bokovoy, Senior Acquisitions Editor at the University of Nebraska Press, spoke to an audience of ten faculty from the academic programs of English, History, Nursing, […]

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 […]

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