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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.  […]

Scholar/Artist-Teacher-Leader: 3 Opportunities for Digital Learning

Scholar/Artist-Teacher-Leader: 3 Opportunities for Digital Learning

I’ll admit that I don’t have a lot of bandwidth these days, but I continue to have interests, goals, and areas for growth and development. Currently, CSUCI has contracts with three organizations that provide professional learning in areas of academic life, teaching and learning, and skills/leadership. The courses, webinars, and other resources are available on-demand, […]

On-Demand Student Workshops to the Rescue

On-Demand Student Workshops to the Rescue

Do you want to help students to improve some basic skills without using class time? WMC Flipped Workshops to the rescue! If you are like I am, you may find yourself asking every semester how to cover all of your course content plus helping your students to develop critical basic college skills like oral presentations, […]

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 […]

Bridging ideas across courses and disciplines? There’s a map for that!

Bridging ideas across courses and disciplines? There’s a map for that!

One of the biggest challenges in teaching social statistics is getting students to integrate materials from other classes while also incorporating statistics into their substantive courses. My sociology colleagues and I are constantly trying to move students beyond the “silo” mindset where statistics only exist in the statistics course and social theory only lives in […]

Out of Our Comfort Zone and Into Google Classroom

Out of Our Comfort Zone and Into Google Classroom

The Google Classroom environment offers easy access for teachers who wish to collaborate on the development instructional materials to be shared among colleagues. This increasingly pervasive virtual workspace offers a unique opportunity for teacher candidates to work together on the creation of materials which meet the needs of a variety of learners. The Read & […]

The Curious Case of Soaring Textbook Costs

The Curious Case of Soaring Textbook Costs

My grandpa always used to say: “Education is free for anyone who remains curious enough in life.” That might be true. Yet with today’s soaring textbook costs, higher education is anything but free for the average college student. There are hundreds of articles that detail how textbook prices have risen 3x and 4x the rate […]

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