Last semester’s Open Educational Resources (OER) Pilot Project was a huge success. The 10 instructors who took part in the project, combined with instructors who were already using OERs, helped to save students over $137,000 in just one semester. A few of these instructors chose free, open-source, peer-reviewed texts from Openstax, a nonprofit organization committed… Continue Reading Openstax: FREE your Students from Costly Textbooks
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At the last CIE 20 Minute Mentor, we watched a video on what to do when students push our buttons. The discussion that followed was, as always, engaging. I shared one of my strategies to (at least potentially) head off students from “pushing my buttons”. I have the following list posted within my syllabus, that… Continue Reading How to Favorably Impress Your Instructor
DATE: Friday March 6 TIME: Noon – 1:30 pm LOCATION: Founders Hall 110 LUNCH: Provided, good conversation guaranteed. Learn about best practices for teaching, writing, crafting effective assignments, and managing the paper load. Bring a writing assignment with you -either one you’ve used or one you hope to being using. We’ll talk about strategies for… Continue Reading How Can We Help Our Students Produce Stronger Writing in Every Class?
I just spent a week in sunny Las Vegas attending the annual ITC eLearning conference. The weather was a beautiful 70-75 degrees each day. I spent most of the days inside learning all I could to help those at our campus. The one topic that I heard in every session including the key notes was… Continue Reading All Fired Up About Accessibility!
Writing an effective and appropriate Significant Learning Outcome is in some ways similar to creating a work of art. You have to know what to put, where to put it, and when to stop before you put too much on your page. See the video below for one version of what a conversation about this helped clarify… Continue Reading Enough, But Not Too Much: Discussing Significant Learning Outcomes