Category: Miscellaneous

Creating Course Recordings with Your Smartphone

As we do more teaching online, I receive many questions about creating video content. In an effort to help answer this question, I wanted to let you know that your Smart Phone can do a pretty awesome job of creating a personalized recording. In the video below, the Alaska Folk Festival gives tips on how …

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The Importance of Sleep

Someone I know has recently suffered from a condition that allowed them to only get about three hours of sleep per night. I can only think that this lack of sleep made it very difficult to function, especially when you remember that sleep is a basic need. Sleep is a time where our body rests, …

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The Power of Education

Here is an inspiring talk from Michelle Obama as she speaks to the sophomore class at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C. in 2013.  She talks about higher education, and gives the students a glimpse into how important education is to their future.  This 17 minute speech was given in 2013, but is still …

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Group work in an Online Environment

As we teach online and usher in a new “21st Century” age of learning, an important aspect to keep in mind is student to instructor interaction, and just as important, student to student interaction.  Not only do we want students to get to know each other to form bonds and learn collaboration, but we also …

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The New Blackboard Content Editor

At the same time UAS went to Blackboard SaaS (the cloud version of Bb), we were updated with a new content editor. Here is a quick two minute video to tell you about some of the changes, and also a chart to help you find your favorite tools, as compared to the old content editor. …

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Having Difficult Conversations

Chancellor Carey has asked the UAS CELT team to work on programs that deal with the impact of social media, and also to prepare you for difficult conversations. Last week I touched on social media. This week we will take a look at difficult conversations. Like last week, this post is only a very small …

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The Impacts of Social Media

Chancellor Carey, in light of the historic events of January 6th, has asked UAS’s CELT team for programs that focus on a couple of key areas of our current lives. My FLC today will touch on the impacts of social media, while next week we will talk about “difficult conversations.”  My hope is that these …

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Happy Holidays 2020

I know one of my favorite things about the Holiday season is the music.  The ability to find live music events has changed with COVID, but there are still opportunities to find great music online.  As my holiday gift to you, I’ve assembled a list of  links to a number of virtual concerts.  Some are …

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Adobe Flash Solutions

In last weeks FLC, I reminded you that Adobe Flash was at “end of life” on December 31st.  Flash content will be blocked from running on Flash Players beginning on January 12, 2021.  I also wanted to remind you of which file formats you want to look for when you assess if you have Flash …

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Flash Player – End of Life

We are ending the first week of December so I wanted to remind you of the “End of Life” for Adobe Flash.  The last day for Flash is December 31, 2020. History Flash started out as SmartSketch, which was created by FutureWave Software in around 1993. It was retooled with animation features and renamed FutureSplash …

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