Category: Students

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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Best-selling authors know that the first sentence of a book sets the stage for the rest of the read. In fact, a bad first sentence may entirely discourage readers from continuing on. The start of your course is actually very similar. How do you make sure you aren’t the only one in the classroom? That …

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Course Orientation or “Start Here” Modules

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What is the purpose of the “Getting Started” or “Start Here” module that many of us put in our online courses? Is it a generic orientation to Blackboard with bland but important information that applies to any online course OR is it a personalized walk through of your expectations, your course organization and a warm …

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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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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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Roundtable Discussion on Learner Feedback: Tuesday!!

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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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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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Ways to Help Your Students Get a Good Start in 2015

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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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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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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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