Category: Tools

Reminder: Free Webinar Opportunities

UAS maintains a number of site licenses for software that allows faculty to create presentations and interactive learning activities. StudyMate and Softchalk are some of these. Studymate is a Windows program which makes a variety of learning activities: quizzes, flashcards, games, etc. Studymate can be used to review facts, vocabulary and basic concepts. Softchalk is …

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Training Webinar Opportunities

UAS maintains a number of site licenses for software that allows faculty to create presentations and interactive learning activities. Respondus, StudyMate and Softchalk are some of these. Respondus is a Windows program which lets you create and manage tests. With Respondus, you can: Create tests in Word (you can even insert pictures in the questions!). …

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Please Join Us! “Thru the Lens” Session 1 Is THIS Friday!

This Friday, at 9 AM please join us for a one-hour mini-peer review of 4 different courses. The session will take place using Blackboard Collaborate. We’ll be using the UAS Peer Review Rubric Standard 1 and applying it to (1) ED 593: Design and Teach an Online Course, (2) Econ 202: Principles of Microeconomics, (3) …

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How Long is TOO Long?

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One of the biggest pitfalls in creating an online course is in trying to reconstruct your face-to-face classroom on the web, complete with 50 minute lectures and handouts. What’s wrong with that? First we must keep in mind that the web is a very different learning environment from our traditional classrooms, and online courses should …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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I’m certain that for the next few days you will have plenty on your plate (I’m looking forward to filling mine), but if you find yourself with a little spare time to relax and reflect, and you missed some of the sessions from UAA’s eTech Fair, you are in luck, they were recorded and you …

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Creativity and Innovation– the Theme for UAS Sitka!

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Today we (Sitka campus faculty and staff) met to discuss Tony Wagner’s book “Creating Innovators” our first book club meeting. We had a great discussion talking about the different ways that faculty and parents can create experiences that foster creativity and lead to innovation. Prior to our meeting, Nicole shared an article on Technological, Pedagogical …

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eTech Fair: Distance Education Week | Nov. 11-15th 2013

Online Training

UAA invites you to attend the eTech Fair: Distance Education Week. Drop-ins are welcome and no pre-registration is required. The agenda is attached below, note that only UAA faculty are eligible for the door prizes. This is an ONLINE training, attend from your desk or home computer, via Collaborate! Offerings include, Interactive Rubrics, VoiceThread, Making …

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iPads for UAS Sitka Faculty

Some of you have been using iPad’s that we purchased a few years ago for faculty check-out. These devices have supported your teaching, helped lighten your load when you travel, helped you take notes during conferences, provided a way to check mail, compile data, research your content area, and more. In short, they have become …

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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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