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Game Changer! OneHE: “Untethering” Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Game Changer! OneHE: “Untethering” Excellence in Teaching & Learning

If you’ve been following Teaching and Learning Innovations (TLi) for a few years, you may recall our own Dr. Jill Leafstedt and Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock’s innovative approach to Untethered Faculty Development. While untethering remains at the core of TLi’s philosophy what if on-demand access to untethered learning experiences developed by a cadre of teaching and […]

Introducing Digital Learning Mentors (DLMs)

Introducing Digital Learning Mentors (DLMs)

What is a Digital Learning Mentor? A DLM is a CSUCI Faculty member with extensive training and experience designing and facilitating student-centered learning that leverages digital tools. At CSUCI, TLi’s Learning Design team is thrilled to partner with six DLMs, representing a variety of disciplines and teaching experiences, to extend our team’s ability to support […]

Mentor Moment Replay with Diana Lenko

Mentor Moment Replay with Diana Lenko

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 […]

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 […]

Mentor Moment Replay with Maria Ballesteros-Sola

Mentor Moment Replay with Maria Ballesteros-Sola

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 […]

Mentor Moment Replay with Tom Clobes

Mentor Moment Replay with Tom Clobes

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 (DLMs), we […]

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 & […]

Field Notes | Week Three – Course Design and Organization

Field Notes | Week Three – Course Design and Organization

Perhaps not the ‘sexiest’ topic in virtual learning, but arguably one of the most important for student success (Joosten & Custis 2019). Simply put, navigating an online course is different – literally.  Compare a student’s first day of all ‘online’ courses with their first day of ‘on ground’. Whether enrolled in Statistics or English; the […]

Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Virtually Absent? How to connect with the students who need it? Now that the virtual ‘dust’ is hopefully settling, you’ve made the momentous shift and you are resuming ‘teaching’ in this ‘new normal’.  Students are ‘attending class,’ but you may have some new concerns now that facilitation is completely virtual. Here are some questions we’ve […]

TLI Spotlight: Lorna Gonzalez

TLI Spotlight: Lorna Gonzalez

This is the final part in a series of blog posts to highlight the work of our Teaching & Learning Innovations team. Each team member was asked to write a post about the work of one of their colleagues. The Real Wonder Woman Hollywood depicts superheroes as larger than life super-humans endowed with special powers […]

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