Category: Students

Feb 02

Tip Sheets

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Need a quick reference or tip sheet on a particular topic? Just ask for it and we’ll try to create a useful document for you. Here are our two most recent tip sheets: Faculty Feedback for a Deeper Learning Experience When Gamification and Education Overlap You can find these tip sheets on the Faculty Learning …

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Jan 30

Fried Friday: Is Global Warming Causing the Recent Vermont Polar Bear Attacks?

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I was going to show the Lie Witness News where Jimmy Kimmel asked what people thought of Judge Judy being appointed to the Supreme Court, but then I came across this and thought it more fitting since we’re having such a strange winter.     I hope that these interviews are staged. But I fear …

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Jan 26

Roundtable Discussion on Learner Feedback: Tuesday!!

Roundtable discussion

Don’t miss out on tomorrow’s roundtable discussion on learner feedback. We are going to test out our new distance learning room, 230 and combine that with creating a Google On Air Hang-out so that whether you are at a distance or in Sitka, we can all experience being in the room together. In order to …

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Jan 21

Using Feedback for a Deeper Learning Experience

We can teach less, provide more feedback, and cause greater learning than if we just teach.   — Grant Wiggins 2012 As educators we use feedback (or at least what I used to think of as feedback) constantly to adjust our presentations, discussions, and to improve our student’s performance. Regardless of whether we deliver our …

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Jan 12

Ways to Help Your Students Get a Good Start in 2015

Getting Started Tutorial

Here are a couple of resources that might be very helpful to you as you begin the Spring 2015 semester. Nicole developed a resource that is posted on the Tips for Student Success blog, which we think you might want to include in your Getting Started or Start Here area. This provides valuable information for students about …

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Jan 09

Resources for Your Students

At the beginning of each semester we like to remind you about the resources we have for your students. The Tips for Student Success blog is a great resource for your students, providing short tutorials supporting student learning and addressing specific college-level concepts or skills. When we find resources already developed that may benefit your students, we will post them …

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Oct 21

Tech Tuesday – Online Teaching Tips (in 20 minutes)

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Got 20 minutes? Then we’ve got a deal for you! The UAS Sitka Campus Title III program is offering UAS faculty the opportunity to start their week with dynamic, professional development delivered online in only 20 minutes! The program started in August but there are still 7 sessions remaining. If you contact Nicole this week …

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Oct 20

Surveys and Polls, Challenge Winners!

Thank you Charla and Marnie for contributing ideas about surveys! You can find their submissions at our Faculty Challenge Google Site. Marnie reminded me that when we listed survey tools in our initial post, we forgot to include the UAS Survey tool in our list. She really likes the reports that she gets from this survey …

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Oct 13

Best Practices for Surveys and Polls- This Week’s Faculty Challenge #3 (Continued)

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Are you using polls and/or surveys to collect data from your students to improve your courses? to encourage student participation? to determine what your next lecture or presentation should highlight? to ascertain what aspects of your course students are struggling with? As we mentioned in our previous post, we’re very interested in sharing how YOU …

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Oct 08

Polls and Surveys to Connect with Your Students

Online instructors, especially those teaching asynchronously without video or audio conferences, often express that they don’t know how their students are “feeling”, or if their students are confused, or frustrated with aspects of the course. Survey tools are plentiful and make surveys simple to deploy. Surveys may be one of the most powerful tools in your teaching arsenal, whether …

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