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Aug 31

Characters, cartoons or photos?

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Last Tuesday’s post by Ariculate’s Tom Kuhlman A Three-Step Process to Create Hand Drawn Custom Characters got me thinking. For college students is it best to illustrate a course with photographs of people or with custom drawn characters, or cartoon figures? Does it matter? Research tells us that it can make a difference! And, believe …

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Apr 10

Plagiarism Education Week – Free Webcast Series

The 2nd annual Plagiarism Education Week virtual conference is April 21-25. Free, daily webcasts will share ideas and best practices to teach educators and students how to stop copying and start thinking critically. Monday, April 21 – Understanding Plagiarism with Help from Dr. Seuss Tuesday, April 22 – Tweets from the French Revolution? Using What Students Know to Promote Original …

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Mar 13

Improving Completion Rates in Online Developmental Math Courses

On February 28, Patricia Brower, Math Technology Specialist, and Jeff Johnston, UAS Campus Director, presented at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Conference in Portland on their Title III funded case study. The focus of the presentation was on the analysis of the changes made to the online developmental math courses at the …

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Feb 12

Please Join Us! “Thru the Lens” Session 1 Is THIS Friday!

This Friday, at 9 AM please join us for a one-hour mini-peer review of 4 different courses. The session will take place using Blackboard Collaborate. We’ll be using the UAS Peer Review Rubric Standard 1 and applying it to (1) ED 593: Design and Teach an Online Course, (2) Econ 202: Principles of Microeconomics, (3) …

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Feb 05

Tour 4 Online Courses During Our New “Through the Lens” Series

Peer Review Through the Lens

Four of your colleagues have graciously opened up their courses for you to participate in an abbreviated peer review. Join us, February 14 at 9 AM, as we apply Standard I: Design of the Course of the UAS Peer Review Rubric and explore each of four courses.  You can participate from your office using Blackboard’s …

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Jan 31

Are You Mentally “Fried” by Friday?

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It’s Friday, and we want to help alleviate your mental weariness! We’re starting something new and calling it our “Fried Friday” sessions where we’ll bring you tutorials, Q&A sessions, or just a little light hearted humor. You’ll be hearing more about these sessions in the following weeks so stay tuned! Meanwhile, to kick off our …

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Jan 30

A Survey to Help Us Help You

Please take our short survey! As we wind down our grant (only a year and a half left!), we want to be sure that we focus our training and support efforts on what you need and want. To that end, please take 5 minutes to complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/UASFacultySurvey2014. If you could complete it by February …

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Dec 18

Peer Review at UAS–an Update!

Peer Review Presentation

There has been a lot of interest in the Peer Review process developed by the Peer Review for Course Improvement Committee at UAS. We’ve developed a tutorial and website to explain peer review, answer your questions, and supply you with the rubric and the checklist so you can start using these tools on your own …

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Nov 25

Universal Design Principles

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We have talked in the past about designing your online courses with care and making informed choices when deciding what to include or how to include content. Certainly we all agree that the look of your course is important. Sometimes we think that Universal Design Principles are only important if you have a student with …

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Nov 04

Online Education — a Disruptive Innovation?

One of our colleagues from Ilisagvik College shared this article today (thanks Peter), from the NY Times, Innovation Imperative: Change Everything,“– it’s a powerful argument for higher educators to modify their approach to education and embrace online learning. This article underscores that college, as many of us remember fondly, is no longer the “bridge” experience …

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