Category: Students

Two New Tutorials for Your Students

Do you use a WordPress blog in your courses? If you do, and are inviting students to post with the role of ‘author,’ then the two tutorials below may help your student create and edit their posts. To view the tutorials visit the Tutorial page on the Tips for Student Success blog. Create Posts in WordPress …

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We Have a Blog For Your Students Too!

Don’t let your students miss out on great posted tips and tutorials! Let them know about the Tips for Student Success blog. Check out the latest post to see how easy it is to sign up and forward the link to your students! (Of course you’re welcome to sign up too!) We’ll have two new …

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Two Fun Tools To Enhance Your Courses and Engage Your Students

Announcing TWO exciting tools for our faculty* to use. Pixton and PowToon. Each of these tools can liven up your content and help make your class more interesting to your students. Here’s a little info on each product: Title III purchased a license for Pixton, a cartoon tool for you to create innovative content. Use comic …

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Non-traditional Students?

What's In a Name Quote

Recently we’ve had some great discussions in our ED593:Design and Teach an Online Course including a talk about lessons we have learned from our “non-traditional” students. When I read those posts I thought I understood what faculty were talking about. But, after reading Clinton’s blog post (below), I am now wondering, what we really mean …

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Learning Styles Explored

Learning Styles

Gayle H. began the conversation on Friday when she spoke on Learning Styles at the first “Teaching Tips in 30” gathering. I thought the article Learn Faster, Learn Better: What Style Fits You Best might be a nice follow-up. Does this agree with what you shared in your session Gayle? How much credence do faculty …

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Why Your Students Might NOT Be Reading

It’s a busy time of year as we ramp up for Fall 2013. Most of us have textbooks or articles that we assign as critical components of our course. We thought you might be interested in a recent study “Why University Students Don’t Read: What Professors Can Do to Increase Compliance” by Mary Hoeft. If …

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Summertime Fun with Videos!

mobile devices

This summer the Instructional Design team has been experimenting with quick, easy to create videos. Because so many of your students have cell phones, iPads, Surfaces, and/or laptops with video capabilities, these web tools can be used to quickly engage students. Consider a 6 second Vine or 15 second Instagram movie as a student introduction. …

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Information For Your Students

Tips for Student Success has a new post that may be of interest to your students. Visit the blog to view the article by Alan Henry: How to Conduct Scientific Research On the Internet (Without Getting Duped).