Category: Quick Tip

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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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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Moving to Remote Teaching Quickly

Resources From friend and Instructional Designer Kristen‌ ‌Bourgault‌:  The following resources offer useful suggestions for educators who are being asked to quickly move into the online environment in response to school closures.  IDEAS FOR REACHING OUT TO STUDENTS How to Outreach Online StudentsVery quick, straightforward, one-page list with tips for reaching out to students in …

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Learning and Growth

I hope you are having a good Spring Break.  Today I wanted to give you just a quick one and a half minute video about learning from Dr. Michael Wesch, who was awarded 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year award from  CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Learning is Fun You are not …

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Update

Many aren’t asking if the Coronavirus is going to spread to Alaska, but are wondering when will it get here.   As we move towards education of this virus, and away from panic, I wanted to share a segment from CBS Sunday Morning that aired this last weekend (March 8th, 2020). Although over 100,000 people have …

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Pause, Play, Repeat

Here is an interesting article from Faculty Focus Pause, Play, Repeat: Using Pause Procedure in Online Microlectures By: Judith Dutill, MA, and Melissa Wehler, PhD The article advocates combining microlectures with pauses for interactive activities that allow students to review, process and clarify their understanding.  The can include responding to brief writing prompts, playing “Devils …

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Google URL shortener

Have you ever run into problems sending a really long URL (web address) in an email or posted it as a link?  Sometimes the sheer length of the URL can cause it to “break” or make it hard to copy and paste if it doesn’t show up as a “live” link. One solution  a URL shortener? …

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Quizzes: Going beyond memorization

Do you use regular quizzes in your class?  You can use quizzes not only for memorized “factoids” but also to engage students.  Here’s an article that discusses some different types of quizzes: “Five Types of Quizzes That Deepen Engagement with Course Content” – Maryellen Weimer, Faculty Focus, March 30 2016 How do you use quizzes in …

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