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Building a Community of Accessibility and Inclusion

Building a Community of Accessibility and Inclusion

Teaching and Learning Innovations consists of four, core areas—each led by a specialist: Academic Technology, led by Michael McGarry; Learning Design, led by Megan Eberhardt-Alstot; Academic Media, led by Benjamin Hytrek; and Accessibility & Inclusive Design, led by Kristi O’Neil-Gonzalez. These areas are distinct and yet interconnected as they pertain to digital learning at CSUCI.  […]

Making a Flexible Assessment in Chemistry

Making a Flexible Assessment in Chemistry

A Digital Learning Mentor (DLM) Featured Blog This year TLi has been fortunate to partner with faculty who supported our team and their peers as Digital Learning Mentors (DLMs). In addition to bringing the faculty perspective to our Learning Design Meetings, DLMs have been available for peer-to-peer consultations and support for all aspects of teaching […]

Re-Thinking Collaboration: Strategies for Culturally Responsive Group Work

Re-Thinking Collaboration: Strategies for Culturally Responsive Group Work

This semester, I’ve been participating in the Council for At-Risk Student Education and Professional Standards (CASEPS) training with Dr. Courtney Plotts. I’m not “new” to culturally responsive pedagogy and have taken part in CSU-wide professional development such as the “Teaching First-Generation College Students Drawing from Their Cultural Strengths” course in 2019. However, this kind of […]

How We Leveled Up Our Teaching Using Streaming Software

How We Leveled Up Our Teaching Using Streaming Software

While we rely on the ease of connecting via video conference tools, for lecture capture, you may be seeking a more robust platform. William (Billy) Munroe and Benny Ng, Chemistry Faculty, and two of our TLi faculty mentors have sought solutions through Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). This freely available software can be used to liven up your […]

Failing Grace

Failing Grace

Grace was failing. We were near the semester’s halfway mark, and Grace still hadn’t passed a single reading quiz. She had perfect attendance, and was always eager to contribute to group discussions. She was also one of the most positive students I’d ever had in class – one of those people who seem to slosh […]

New Canvas Workshops

New Canvas Workshops

There are only a few weeks remaining of the Fall 2017 semester and so many of you are using Canvas already (Hooray!) that we decided to add more workshops to our Canvas series. From November 28th – December 19th we will be offering Canvas 3-5* but don’t worry these workshops will also continue during the […]

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