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Wrap It Up: 4x4x16

How my wife can wrap Christmas presents that look so nice with the fancy bows and everything is beyond me.  But that is a different wrapping subject. The 4x4x16 Instructor Writing project is a wrap! We had a group of eight instructors participate and create 30 different pieces of writing on teaching and learning during… Continue Reading Wrap It Up: 4x4x16

Pint of Ice Cream

4 x 4 x 16 = Ice Cream!

We are inviting instructors at NMC to create 4 new pieces of writing for 4 straight weeks. Each piece of writing should be at least 16 sentences in length and should be focused on teaching and learning. “That’s it?” you ask. But wait, there’s more! If we have just 10 instructors participate in the 4… Continue Reading 4 x 4 x 16 = Ice Cream!

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What is Active Learning?

Nothing gets those neurons firing like active learning.   Active Learning Definitions: NMC’s compilation of definitions University of Minnesota’s definition The 21st Century Learning Experiences AQIP team would like to know what you think about active learning at NMC. What do you consider ACTIVE LEARNING? And How should ACTIVE LEARNING be measured in the classroom?… Continue Reading What is Active Learning?


Out There and Lovin’ Every Minute of It!

Beginning next week, the Education Media Technologies department will have on-site “office hours” in three different buildings around NMC.  It will be like Festivus!  Each week a EMT staff member will be on hand for a two hour period to help answer any questions instructors may have regarding Moodle, technology, course development, yada, yada, yada,… Continue Reading Out There and Lovin’ Every Minute of It!