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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 […]

Building Our Digital Identity

Building Our Digital Identity

This month’s gathering of T&LI’s Online and Blended Faculty Community focused on the topic of Building Our Digital Identity. Some of the topics we covered were: What isDigital Identity? Is it something that is worth my time? How do I get started with developing my online presence? Should I create a personal website?  Can social media be […]

Digital Badges

Digital Badges

We had a wonderful discussion today in the FIT studio about Digital Badges. Thank you to Jaime Hannans for sharing her experience starting a Digital Badge program in Nursing at CI. Jaime started this program last year with funding last year from the CSU Channel Islands Presidents Foundation Fund. Her goal was  to investigate the potential […]

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