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Dec 13

Audio feedback for student assignments

Here is a pretty good 8 minute video on using audio feedback for student assignments.  It shows how you can use Audacity to record mp3 audio files and return them to students.  If you are using Blackboard you can return them as a file attached to their graded assignment – just use the paperclip icon …

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Oct 05

Teaching Lessons from Bobby McFerrin

Thought I’d share this article from Teaching in Higher Ed http://teachinginhighered.com/2016/08/17/bobby-mcferrin-teaching-lessons/ It includes a youtube video of Bobby McFerrin giving a lesson about the Pentatonic Scale – the Youtube is embedded below but go and read the whole article to highlight some teaching tips  

Jul 20

“Flipping” your class?

“Flipping the classroom” is a buzzword for supposedly reversing the delivery of lecture/homework.  Instead of lecturing in a classroom or synchronous online class session and then assigning homework for students to do outside of class time, you make students responsible for reading or viewing content before class then plan more engaging and challenging activities during the …

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Mar 23

Why can they print??: A conversation about online testing

You may be interested in a Blackboard sponsored webinar on online testing. “Assessing students in an online environment is alternatively enthralling, overwhelming and frustrating. Instructors are sometimes shocked to discover that students can print or take screenshots of online tests, or that the test banks to all the major textbooks are for sale on the …

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May 19

Tech Tuesday: More On Bb’s Achievements

Yesterday’s post mentioned Bb’s Achievements and today we want to leave with you a little more background and “how to” information. You will find Achievements under Control Panel > Tools > Achievements. After creating an Achievement Badge you can modify the achievement and even swap out the badge, even if it has already been awarded …

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Apr 21

Tech Tuesday: Overview of Presentation Authoring Tools

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We talk a lot about creating engaging presentations for our online students. Many faculty start with Microsoft’s PowerPoint as a creation tool. UAS supports two tools that easily convert or re-purpose PowerPoint content into slick presentations that can be viewed online and/or from within your Blackboard course. These tools are Adobe’s Presenter and TechSmith’s Camtasia. Here’s …

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Apr 03

Fried Friday: April Fools!

Were you bamboozled by any of the online April Fools pranks this year?  I always look forward to the clever pranks Google, Amazon, and other companies come up with each year.  Their clever stories and advertisements really caught my attention and had me questioning everything I read on Wednesday. Did you do anything to trick your …

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Feb 24

Tech Tuesday: Have You Tried VoiceThread?

VoiceThread is offering some free workshops in March and April to help you get started using VoiceThread and to focus on how this tool can enhance communication in your current classroom. These workshops cover both the pedagogy and the how-to aspects of the tool. What exactly is VoiceThread? It’s a cloud-based tool(no software to download) …

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Dec 19

Fried Friday — Happy Holidays Everyone!

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Everyone knows that this time of year is often very stressful. We hope this video clip helps to put the holidays into perspective and starts your vacation with a smile!   The Faculty Learning Corner team wish you all Happy Holidays! See you in 2015. Photo credit: TJCoulston

Jul 29

We’ve Moved — Bookmark our New Address!

Faculty Learning Corner Has a New Address! You’ve landed on our new home – all the same great content just an updated look and new url! We’re excited to announce that the Faculty Learning Corner has moved to this new address within LearningSpaces.alaska.edu. Be sure to bookmark the new URL. LearningSpaces is the new UAS WordPress home. Please …

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