Category: Miscellaneous

Creating a Sense of Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom

The following is from Magna Publication’s “Faculty Focus,” and was written by Rob Kelly.  As we move to move more courses online this Fall, I thought this would be a good reminder. Online instructors need to be intentional about creating a sense of presence in their courses so that students know that somebody is leading …

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Give Yourself Permission to Be Creative

I know right now we are all going through a number of emotions as we try to make our way in the world.  These are tough times, but that doesn’t mean we’ve lost our passion.  This week I thought I would let actor Ethan Hawke bring us some thoughts about Creativity.  This is his June …

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Presentation Skills

Cathey Arillas originally wrote the following for people who want to present a Ted Talk, but I think a lot of what she writes here is great for any presentation you are doing. Here are a few excerpts from her presentation on How to Rock a TED Talk. How to Rock a TED Talk Have …

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Improving Video Content

Today’s Faculty Learning Corner comes out of a video blog by Ant Pugh entitled “How Jimi Hendrix Will Improve Your Training.”  The video (below) is less than 4 minutes.  I also need to tell you that he uses a clip from the movie “White Men Can’t Jump,” which contains explicit language. What I like about …

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Celebration

We have made it through another year.  We know this because we just celebrated Graduation, and I personally know it, because my birthday was this last week.   Watch this TedTalk in which 11th grader Emile Warot reminds us to not just concentrate on big events and milestones, but to also celebrate the little things, the …

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Graduation 2020

This weekend is Graduation for UAS, and it’s a different graduation than normal.  I am missing the gathering of graduates with their friends and family, the speeches giving inspiration of the future, and the coming together to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates.  Instead we are going virtual.   It won’t quite be the same, but …

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Social Distancing

Yes, social distancing is the new way of life, and is helping to slow the spread of COVID-19.  With this virus being able to spread prior to an individual showing symptoms, it’s an important practice, especially for those in greater risk categories. Here are tips for social distancing from the CDC: Follow guidance from authorities …

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One Stop Reference Guide

Wow, it’s been a crazy few weeks, with a lot of changes.  How do we keep up?  I am hoping to help you, with links to some of the sites that have the changing/updated information.  I have also added other links that might be interesting to you right now.  You can click on the link, …

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Watch Out For Scam E-Mail

In this new work from home world I am sure you are getting emails for education programs and software that looks like it may be great for your courses.  Please remain vigilant regarding possible scams from links that appear to come from vendors.  I want you to be aware that some are trying to take …

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Tips for Working At Home

Hi everyone.  This is my second FLC post for today, but I wanted to share a presentation I made for the Sitka All-Campus meeting today.  This gives you some tips and strategies for working at home. As we keeping moving forward I will try to keep you informed as I get more, and updated, information. …

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