Category: Miscellaneous

Gamification of Learning: Part 2

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Part 2: The Elements of Gamification In our first post we explored a little bit about the importance of games historically and their relationship to learning. The Nobel Prize website has some wonderful educational games and videos that might give you an idea of some well-designed and educationally challenging gaming examples. The gamification of education …

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Gamification Poll

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Gamification of Learning: Part 1

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Part 1: Background Educational games have been around forever. You have probably all played, shown a child, or at least heard of Typing Tutor or TypeBlaster, Where in the World is Carmen San Diego, and the Oregon Trail. These are all educational games that have filled a nitch for years and years and have been modified, …

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Surveys and Polls, Challenge Winners!

Thank you Charla and Marnie for contributing ideas about surveys! You can find their submissions at our Faculty Challenge Google Site. Marnie reminded me that when we listed survey tools in our initial post, we forgot to include the UAS Survey tool in our list. She really likes the reports that she gets from this survey …

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Fried Friday: Do your students feel like this?

Yesterday we posted an article that talked about a faculty’s responsibility to students. Does it include answering all questions? Does it require you to hand-feed your students? Today we want to add a little humor into your day with the following video clip: “What if your GPS acted like a typical user’s guide” which we …

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Do you do clean windows too?

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Mary shared an interesting article posted this week in the Faculty Focus Teaching Professor Blog titled  “She Didn’t Teach. We Had to Learn it Ourselves.” It poses some good questions surrounding just what is your job as a “good” teacher? Should you explain everything clearly to students? Should you underscore all of the important information and …

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Off to a Great Start!

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Paul Beaudoin has some great strategies to get your online course off to a great start this semester and keep it that way all semester long. His tips include: Icebreakers and welcome videos Sharing course expectations and using a virtual wall for students to write down their committments etc. A video about creating a course …

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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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How Can I Make My Multiple Choice Tests More Effective?

Monday Morning Mentor

Today’s 20 Minute Monday Morning Mentor is by Linda Suskie and talks about making your exams more effective. If you haven’t seen this short video, contact Nicole to get access to the video– it has many helpful tips to make your exams more effective. Linda’s supplemental materials include a blueprint for creating an examination that …

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Fried Friday: Identifying Serious Sleep Disorders

Groat Center for Sleep Disorders

You and/or your students may be plagued by serious sleep disorders and not realize the cause. The Groat Center for Sleep Disorders provides some excellent examples for you. Enjoy your Friday and stay tuned for more tips and humor from your friends at Title III! Click image below to begin the video.