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Teaching with Zoom? Here are a few tips from TLi

Teaching with Zoom? Here are a few tips from TLi

Thank you to our Learning Design Lead, Megan Eberhardt-Alstot, for contributing to this post. In the time since emergency remote instruction, many instructors still find themselves teaching in Zoom. Teaching and Learning Innovations has compiled a few tips and resources to get you started, and we encourage you to meet with us if you would […]

Encouraging Professional Growth through Purposeful Discomfort in Coursework

Encouraging Professional Growth through Purposeful Discomfort in Coursework

T. Drescher’s Perspective I am incredibly averse to conflict; it is something that has affected my personal and professional life as early as middle childhood. I’ve spent some time ruminating about how life might be different had I the ability to address interpersonal difficulties head-on, and I’ve concluded that I would have benefited tremendously from […]

Mentor Moment Replay with Leslie Abell

Mentor Moment Replay with Leslie Abell

During Spring 2021, the Teaching and Learning Innovations’ Learning Design Team was fortunate to partner with our first-ever TLi Faculty Mentors. Mentors are CSUCI Faculty who are experienced in the art of integrating teaching with technology to enhance student learning. As we get ready to introduce you to the 2021-2022 Digital Learning Mentors, we would […]

Encouraging Engagement with Recorded Videos: A Love Letter to PlayPosit

Encouraging Engagement with Recorded Videos: A Love Letter to PlayPosit

The Problem As educators, we should all be aware that students typically have an attention span of about 10-15 minutes. When teaching in person, we can address this fact by adjusting the pace of our lectures, responding to student questions, and engaging students with our movements and facial expressions as well as class activities. Maintaining […]

Introducing Notes from the Field: A Blog Series

Introducing Notes from the Field: A Blog Series

About this Series This summer over 230 faculty participated in our Summer T.H.R.I.V.E program to support their preparation for a fully virtual semester. The letters in T.H.R.I.V.E. stand for: T – Teaching & TechnologyH –  High-Touch & Human CenteredR – Revised & ReenergizedI – Interaction & ImpactV – Variability & VulnerabilityE – Equity, Empathy & […]

Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #1

Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #1

Faculty Info Name: Elizabeth (Bonnie) Lavin-HughesAcademic Program: Performing Arts- Dance (PADA)Average Number of students per section: 24Featured Course: PA 210- Understanding Dance and Music in Elementary Education Had you taught online prior to the rapid shift to virtual instruction in response to COVID-19?  No, not until Spring ’20 when CSUCI unexpectedly moved all courses online […]

Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #2

Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #2

Faculty Info Name: Benny NgAcademic Program: ChemistryAverage Number of students per section: 24Featured Course: Chem121L – General Chemistry 1 Lab Had you taught online prior to the rapid shift to virtual instruction in response to COVID-19?  No, not until March 2020 What practice or technique have you implemented in your course? I created a welcome […]

Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #3

Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #3

Faculty Info Name: Monica DuranAcademic Program: EducationAverage Number of students per section: 24Featured Course: EDUC 320: Education in Modern Society (two sections) Had you taught online prior to the rapid shift to virtual instruction in response to COVID-19?  No, not until mid March ’20. What practice or technique have you implemented in your course? Google […]

Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #4

Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #4

Faculty Info Name: Mary WooAcademic Programs: ESRM and ChemistryAverage Number of students per section: 40Featured Course: ESRM 205: Principles of Sustainability Had you taught online prior to the rapid shift to virtual instruction in response to COVID-19?  No, not until March ’20 What practice or technique have you implemented in your course? I am using […]

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