Category: Faculty Challenge

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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Word Cloud Challenge Winners & eTech Fair Nov. 10-14

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Join us in congratulating Anne Jones and Lorinda Fattic on their winning word clouds! You can find their submissions at our Faculty Challenge Google Site. We had a couple of late submissions as well so be sure and check out all of the word clouds to get some ideas for your own courses.

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It’s Time to Vote!

No, not at the polls–here on the FLC! We have 6 submissions for our Faculty Challenge #4: Word Clouds. View them below and in more detail (and larger) on our FLC challenge Google site. Cast your vote for your favorite 3 before Monday, November 3 at 12 pm!

Whose Inaugural Address?

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Just a reminder that we’re still collecting your word clouds until Wednesday of this week. Please send them to Kathi as soon as possible! Here’s a mini-challenge for you history buffs– I’ve plopped the words to from a past president’s inaugural address into Wordle.net and came up with this. Can you guess whose address this was? Be …

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Fried Friday

Be thankful that our Faculty Challenges haven’t included things like Ze Frank’s “Toilet Paper Challenge” and “When Office Tools Attack” challenge to his followers! This is an old Ted Talk, but if you never watched it, you might enjoy Ze Frank’s Nerdcore Comedy. You’ll have to stick it out to the end of the Ted …

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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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Faculty Challenge #3: We Challenge You to Share Your Ideas!

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Thank you everyone who shared examples of ways that you create your online persona. We had a tie this week for first place, something fishy here? Congratulations to both Joel and Jim for your video submissions. This week our challenge does not pit faculty against faculty, even in fun. Rather, we challenge you to share your …

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Fried Friday: Can you bottle or brand your online persona? Voting Time!

Sometimes an old idea can be recycled into some new and novel. Take for example this new rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” by the Bottle Boys. They certainly have talent, but is it more than talent that has captured them over 4 million hits on YouTube? Have they created a unique persona and stage presence? …

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Fried Friday: Invisible Faculty? Not This Math Instructor!

This week we’ve been talking about creating your online persona. Sometimes students complain that they don’t feel their professor is active or visible in the course. We hope that you never hear complaints about your course or your sense of presence in your classroom. We thought you might enjoy the clever way this math instructor …

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Faculty Presence — a FLC Faculty Challenge!

Faculty presence is crucial for both online and face-to-face courses. This topic is so important that there are many books and articles written on the subject. A book we often recommend at iTeach is Rosemary Lehman’s “Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching: How to ‘Be There’ for Distance Learners.”  In her book Ms. Lehman …

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