Category: iTeach

Creating Great Course Videos

Making low cost, or no cost videos for your course may seem daunting, but with a few tips on creating video, I hope you will feel more comfortable taking this on.  Here is an 11 minute video that gives you information on how to shoot a successful course video.   In the next video (below), I …

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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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CELT Professional Development Opportunities for September

Do you have expertise in a particular teaching strategy or pedagogy? Have you attended a conference and want to share what you learned? Do you use a tool for e-learners that others would benefit from using? Share your knowledge by facilitating a program through CELT! Contact Kaia Henrickson at to set up a date. …

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iTeach 2015

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iTeach 2015 is behind us, but even if you were unable to attend, we have many resources that you can take advantage of. This year’s iTeach was highly successful due to the enthusiastic and diverse faculty from Ketchikan, Sitka, Juneau and beyond. These faculty (Rosemarie Alexander-Isett, Kelly Alzaharna, Paul Bahna, Marnie Chapman, Eve Dillingham, Julia …

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Let Students Summarize the Lesson

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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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“Brain Sponge is Dripping” from Anonymous iTeach 2015 Participant!

Infographic by Charla Brown

What a great week we had in Juneau last week. We all (Tina, Maureen, Mary, Nicole and I) want to thank all of our faculty for their enthusiastic efforts last week. And the food, well, what a delicious and pleasant surprise, was terrific too!! Mostly though, I wanted to point out and emphasize, while our …

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Finding the Time to Improve Your Courses

It takes time to implement change. It takes time to analyze your students’ performance so you can determine what worked well and what needs to be modified or improved, added or deleted. It takes time, and sometimes peer assistance to figure out how to make the changes that you know you want in your course(s). iTeach …

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Tech Tuesday

Enlighten Us, But Make It Quick– IGNITE

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What happens when over 36 Instructional Designers from around the university system gather in one location? It’s a creativity fest where all participants walk away with new friends and new ideas. Thank you Dave Dannenberg and the UAA group for hosting this event this year. One of my favorite take-aways from the conference was shared …

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Copyright Simplified

Infographic on Copyright

Maureen came across a great article today on making the complexities of copyright easier to understand. We encourage you to click on the Infographic here to read the article Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This… Then … And, speaking of infographics– aren’t they popping up everywhere? Don’t you enjoy using them? …

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