Tag: faculty challenge

Sep 10

More About Drawing Stick Figures

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It looks like our Faculty Challenge #5 might been too difficult or you didn’t quite buy the premise that stick figure drawings could enhance your courses. I’ve a couple of articles to help persuade you that a) it might be worth your time and b) you HAVE the requisite talent, even if you, like me, “can’t …

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Dec 04

Impressive, Thoughtful and Creative: Our Faculty Gamers!

I wanted to share an interesting article with you that Nicole unearthed written this week. It’s from Inside Higher Ed and is titled A Gamified Approach to Teaching and Learning. It states that Mark Carnes “offers evidence that an immersive gamified pedagogy can significantly increase student engagement and motivation.” In this article the author, Steven Mintz …

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Dec 02

Tech Tuesday: Google Forms Make Great Polls/Surveys

Have you ever needed to capture information quickly? Have you ever needed to collaborate with a colleague to gather information or create a form or poll? Google Forms are the perfect tool for you. It is very, very easy to create a quick form or survey, easy to collaborate with others, and easy to share …

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Dec 01

It’s NOT Too Late to Sign-up!!

We hope that you had a great Thanksgiving and are ready for the 10 Day Faculty Challenge! Go ahead, take the plunge and sign up now! The first challenge will open today and it’s an easy one, so don’t worry if you can’t get started until later. In fact, there are so many ways to …

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Nov 26

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Click for Thanksgiving Fails

Your FLC team will be taking Thursday and Friday off, so we wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of you early! Please enjoy a little Thanksgiving humor below. Monday the 10 Day Faculty Challenge GAME will launch. We really hope you’ll join us and play along. Have you registered yet? You get bonus points for …

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Oct 17

Fried Friday

Be thankful that our Faculty Challenges haven’t included things like Ze Frank’s “Toilet Paper Challenge” and “When Office Tools Attack” challenge to his followers! This is an old Ted Talk, but if you never watched it, you might enjoy Ze Frank’s Nerdcore Comedy. You’ll have to stick it out to the end of the Ted …

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Oct 13

Best Practices for Surveys and Polls- This Week’s Faculty Challenge #3 (Continued)

Satisfied or not

Are you using polls and/or surveys to collect data from your students to improve your courses? to encourage student participation? to determine what your next lecture or presentation should highlight? to ascertain what aspects of your course students are struggling with? As we mentioned in our previous post, we’re very interested in sharing how YOU …

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Oct 09

Faculty Challenge #3: We Challenge You to Share Your Ideas!

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Thank you everyone who shared examples of ways that you create your online persona. We had a tie this week for first place, something fishy here? Congratulations to both Joel and Jim for your video submissions. This week our challenge does not pit faculty against faculty, even in fun. Rather, we challenge you to share your …

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Sep 26

Fried Friday: Invisible Faculty? Not This Math Instructor!

This week we’ve been talking about creating your online persona. Sometimes students complain that they don’t feel their professor is active or visible in the course. We hope that you never hear complaints about your course or your sense of presence in your classroom. We thought you might enjoy the clever way this math instructor …

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