Category: Fried Friday

Fried Friday: Pro Teaching

The Teaching Center

It’s been a busy week with the Republican debates, the exit of Jon Stewart from the political satire stage, positions being cut university-wide and so much more, we need to introduce a lighter moment this morning. Nicole came across Key and Peele: The Teaching Center. Imagine if educational news really played like this in the …

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Fried Friday: Kind of “Punny” or Not?

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It’s Friday again, so we’ve dug up a little humor for you with a reminder that humor is in the eyes of the beholder. As we begin the semester, it is always wise to remind your students of this too. What they post as “humor” might be offensive to another student reading it. And while …

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Fried Friday: Surprise Attention Stealer!

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Sometimes we aren’t sure what our students are seeing, hearing or focusing on. Do your students even listen to video lectures/presentations that you post online? Do they notice the things that you are emphasizing or is their attention elsewhere? Here is a humorous example from the news highlighting our own attention span. What captured YOUR …

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Fried Friday– Size Matters!

Colbert and deGrasse Tyson

Dwarf planet or no planet? Pluto is certainly on everyone’s mind as NASA’s New Horizon makes its historic flyby. Stephen Colbert and Neil deGrasse Tyson talk about this amazing feat and quarrel over whether Pluto should be considered a planet, or whether Earth should be demoted in the funny video clip below. According to NASA’s …

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Fried Friday: TED ED Lessons Worth Sharing

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Sit back and let TED Ed help you to create engaging customized lessons for your students. TED-Ed is free and allows you to build any lesson around any YouTube video that you’ve found on the web. Each lesson includes a title, a Play button, a Dig Deeper sections for resoures, and a Discussion area for …

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Fried Friday – Respect for Online Teaching!

Flexible eLearning Courses Are Becoming A Popular Trend In Education “Initially most educators and academic experts were rather skeptical about the effectiveness of online education. As per a new study, now over 70 per cent of university academic officers believe it is essential for the long term strategy of their institutes. The Chief Academic Officers …

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Fried Friday – Enhancing Short-Term Memory

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Long-term memory may get all the glory, but knowledge retention and information recall wouldn’t be possible without the aid of its more temporary counterpart. To find out what eLearning professionals should know about short-term memory read the eLearning Industry article Enhancing Short-Term Memory: 5 Strategies for eLearning Professionals. The article covers the basics of short-term …

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Fried Friday – Happy Birthday YouTube!

YouTube is celebrating 10 years! Ten years of creativity, education, self-expression, and fun! (Has it really only been 10 years?!) From the silly to the profound, from the personal to the political, we’re celebrating a decade of your creativity and self-expression. And, we’re doing it from A to Z. With over 75 references and 18 …

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Fried Friday – Communication/Presentation FAIL

Yikes! Haven’t we all made a few of these mistakes? Or if we can’t admit to that, we’ve all sat through presentations like this! It is precisely because we want to avoid this type of situation that a group of Instructional Designers (Baldwin/Duclos/Coulston/Purvis/Olson/Walker/Canavan/Barbour/Henrikson) from each MAU decided to create a peer review rubric for presenters. Don’t groan. …

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Fried Friday: Standardized Tests

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John Oliver investigates what’s wrong with standardized testing (warning: contains strong language). Here’s a link from Karl Kapp’s blog: