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TLi’s Newest Learning Design STEM: Georgia Van Tyne

TLi’s Newest Learning Design STEM: Georgia Van Tyne

Teaching and Learning Innovations (TLi) is thrilled to welcome Learning Designer, Georgia Van Tyne, to our team.  As TLi’s Learning Design Lead, I am excited to introduce you to Georgia!  What is a Learning Designer?  At CSUCI, Learning Designers seek to innovate teaching and learning through partnerships that extend to faculty teaching online. While integrating […]

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 […]

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 […]

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