Category: Faculty Challenge

Sep 16

FLC is Looking for A Few Good Men/Women

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It’s almost time for the Title III team to turn over the reins of the Faculty Learning Corner to Maureen O’Halloran and perhaps a handful of faculty interested in participating in the creative blog authoring process. Our goal in creating this academic blog for UAS was to: Encourage thoughtful dialogue across UA Southeast Build a …

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Sep 02

Faculty Challenge #5: Show Us Your Drawn Characters!

Kathi's stick figures

On Monday’s post we shared information that simple, hand-drawn characters can add a lot to your eLearning class. Today we challenge you to give it a try! Read through Monday’s tutorials if you need some extra help with the creation process. Create a few hand-drawn figures that you might use to: Introduce a topic or …

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Dec 15

Congratulations to ALL Our Players and Our Hotshots!

Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Charla Brown our overall winner and the other 4 Hotshots, Robin Gilcrist, Val Barger, Lee Henrikson and Margie Mete. You will be contacted by Mary to receive your game prize! And regardless of whether you looked at our game site once, joined us in play for a day, a week or made it to the …

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Dec 08

Gamification: The Science and Benefits

Tina found this article published in the eLearning Industry titled “The Science and the Benefits of Gamification in eLearning” by Christopher Pappas. Pappas states that endorphins are released during exercise and mental challenges that not only increase pleasure but also aid in the retention of information. This is one of the benefits of the gamification …

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Dec 04

Impressive, Thoughtful and Creative: Our Faculty Gamers!

I wanted to share an interesting article with you that Nicole unearthed written this week. It’s from Inside Higher Ed and is titled A Gamified Approach to Teaching and Learning. It states that Mark Carnes “offers evidence that an immersive gamified pedagogy can significantly increase student engagement and motivation.” In this article the author, Steven Mintz …

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Dec 02

Tech Tuesday: Google Forms Make Great Polls/Surveys

Have you ever needed to capture information quickly? Have you ever needed to collaborate with a colleague to gather information or create a form or poll? Google Forms are the perfect tool for you. It is very, very easy to create a quick form or survey, easy to collaborate with others, and easy to share …

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Dec 01

It’s NOT Too Late to Sign-up!!

We hope that you had a great Thanksgiving and are ready for the 10 Day Faculty Challenge! Go ahead, take the plunge and sign up now! The first challenge will open today and it’s an easy one, so don’t worry if you can’t get started until later. In fact, there are so many ways to …

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Nov 26

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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Your FLC team will be taking Thursday and Friday off, so we wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of you early! Please enjoy a little Thanksgiving humor below. Monday the 10 Day Faculty Challenge GAME will launch. We really hope you’ll join us and play along. Have you registered yet? You get bonus points for …

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Nov 25

Register NOW for the GAME

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It’s time to register for the 10 Day Faculty Challenge “Game” — yup it’s a game. Notice the countdown timer at the right? The game begins at 8 AM on Monday, December 1. You need to register to play. We’re going all out, leaderboards, timer, join us!! Karl Kapp (see previous posts) talked a lot …

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Nov 24

10 Day Faculty Challenge

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Thanks to all of you who were able to attend our Games vs Gamification webinar, and most of all, thank you Karl Kapp for giving us such a persuasive argument for implementing some gamification strategies in our classes. I thought Karl really showcased some win-wins for when these two worlds (gaming and education) deliberately collide. …

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