Category: Miscellaneous

Jul 24

Fried Friday: Surprise Attention Stealer!

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Sometimes we aren’t sure what our students are seeing, hearing or focusing on. Do your students even listen to video lectures/presentations that you post online? Do they notice the things that you are emphasizing or is their attention elsewhere? Here is a humorous example from the news highlighting our own attention span. What captured YOUR …

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Jul 21

Tech Tuesday — Let’s UNPLUG!!!!

Click for book titles

Your Title III team reminds you that every year we’ve accumulated books for iTeach and our own UAS Sitka lending library. These books cover a wide range of topics including: Understanding by Design Peer Review Flip Books for writing learning objectives Assessment Assessing Your Impact on Students Teaching Online Facilitating Groups Web Tools Hybrid Teaching …

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Jul 14

Tech Tuesday: More Photo and Image Editing Tools

List of Free Photo Image Editors

eLearning Industry has just compiled a nice alphabetized list of 30 free photo and image editing tools for educators. A few of these tools do more than just edit images and are available on both desktop, laptop, and mobile devices. Since it’s summer, we felt you might have time to play with some of these …

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Jul 13

Reducing Cognitive Load in eLearning

8 Ways to Reduce Cognitive Load

Have you ever looked at a web page and your head hurts or your eyes cross? Or started an article but find that your mind just can’t plow through the information, diagrams and resources that may be linked to the article? Often the amount of effort that our brain requires to process information and retain …

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Jul 08

To Accommodate Learning Styles or NOT?

TED Talk

We all have different strengths and different weakness. Some of us prefer to read directions, others prefer to be told what to do. Some learn best from videos, others prefer to have detailed step-by-step written diagrams. We’ve all been told that good instructors pay attention to the different learning styles of their students and deliver …

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May 20

Let Students Summarize the Lesson

Students working at computer

Today Faculty Focus shared a post titled “Let Students Summarize the Previous Lesson” by Maryellen Weimer. It struck home to me and I want to share her post and add some ideas. She emphasized the importance of making connections between class sessions or online, between weekly modules/presentations. However, rather than the instructor making these connections Weimer suggests …

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Apr 14

Tech Tuesday – Article Clean up

For all of you Breaking Bad fans…and everyone else! If you encounter a hard to read web site or a mobile mess; you better call Saul! Send cleaned up articles to your students and colleagues. They won’t be confused about what it is they are supposed to be reading and they won’t getting sidetracked by all the …

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Mar 02

Higher Education or “HIRE” Education?

Diploma and jobs

There’s no denying that we’re facing some very tight financial challenges in higher education. Added to our institution’s financial issues, students are also encountering higher tuition rates and, for many, a bleak post-graduation job landscape. Two questions seem to be asked more frequently in the news, online, and by funding agencies. 1) What is the purpose of higher education? 2) …

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Feb 25

Faculty Open House Today!

Faculy Open House Invite

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11 am – 12 pm Room 215 Sitka Campus

Feb 16

Celebrating Presidents Day Today

As we celebrate Presidents’ Day, let us also remember the legacy of an amazing Alaska Native who pioneered Civil Rights decades before Martin Luther King. Today is Elizabeth Peratrovich’s birthday, and here is a link that beautifully honors her legacy. Alaska is better for her efforts. Let’s pause for a moment to reflect on how …

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