Category: Training

Accessible Language Helps More Students Succeed

-Leah Mason, from the UAS-Sitka Campus, brings us today’s Faculty Learning Corner. How often do we question the accessibility of our language? Most of us would agree that plain language is important in public communications – we want people to understand what we are trying to tell them, right? We rarely think about whether plain …

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Knowing Technology

Are students just out of High School more tech savvy than older, non-traditional students? Many have this perception! Young students may have grown up with technology, but do they know the technology we use in our on-line classes? Blackboard, Adobe Presenter, VoiceThread, even PowerPoint can become challenging if the student has never used it before. …

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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 kbhenrickson@alaska.edu to set up a date. …

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VoiceThread 5 of 5

Last One!!!  Here is the 5th of the 5 part series.  In this episode we look at “Advanced Skills” such as integrating Google Drive, changing the speed of auditory comments, and changing text size of text comments.  It also looks at changing presentation settings, and much, much more!   This video is about 34 minutes …

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VoiceThread 4 of 5

Here is the 4th of the 5 part series.  It is focused on VoiceThread in our Learning Management System (LMS), Blackboard.  There is a lot of great information in this video about building links that are graded and ungraded, the grading interface with Blackboard, copying a VoiceThread to a new semester, and even shows an …

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VoiceThread 3 of 5

Half way there!! Here is the 3rd of the 5 part series on VoiceThread.  This episode is focused on moderating comments, different types of replies, and copying a VoiceThread.   This is another video that is about 23 minutes long, so you might want to watch in multiple sittings, or watch the whole thing and …

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VoiceThread 2 of 5

Here is the 2nd of the 5 part series on VoiceThread.  This video’s main concentration is on Groups and Sharing your VoiceThread.   This video is about 25 minutes long, so you might want to watch in multiple sittings, or watch the whole thing and then come back to sections to refresh your knowledge as …

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VoiceThread 1 of 5

Today I thought I would give a shout-out to the new UAS tool VoiceThread (Do we still give “shout-outs” in 2018?).  Here is a 30 minute video with a lot of information about VoiceThread and how to use it.  It is actually the first of five videos that I’m planning on sharing over the next …

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Learning Outcomes – Part 3

I know, the anticipation has been great; just like waiting for the last movie in the Star Wars trilogy!  In this final episode of Learning Outcomes we are going to look a bit more at verbs (including ones you shouldn’t use), we’ll identify learning outcomes, and we’ll take a look at “conditions” and “criteria” of …

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Learning Outcomes – Part 2

Well, here it is, as promised…Part 2 of this three part series.  In this episode we will briefly look at alignment, taxonomy, and a bit more about verbs used in creating Learning Outcomes. This is a pretty quick overview.  Do you still have questions?  If so contact your campuses instructional designer!!! Thanks, and I will …

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