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Making it FUN – keeping students engaged in uncertain times

My classes have theme weeks.  If you’re a student in my class, you  can guess the theme via facebook (Drcathynmc), twitter (@DrCathyNMC), Instagram (@DrCathyNMC), or just do it old school in our Zoom meetings in Moodle. I’ve even grabbed the username on YouTube, but have yet to upload anything there since Ensemble meets that need… Continue Reading Making it FUN – keeping students engaged in uncertain times

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Communicating with Students

Establish a Communication Policy What better time than now to communicate expectations with students regarding turn-around time on phone calls, emails and graded assignments?  Do you have a communication policy in your syllabus and possibly posted in your course shell?  Take a look at this sample “Communication Policy” and see if part or all of… Continue Reading Communicating with Students

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Improving Social Presence in Online Learning

I recently attended the Educational Technology Organization of Michigan (ETOM) Fall Conference held at Mid Michigan Community College in Mt. Pleasant. The keynote speaker was Dr. Karen Swan, the Stukel Professor of Educational Research and a Research Associate in the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service (COLRS) at the University of Illinois Springfield. Dr. Swan… Continue Reading Improving Social Presence in Online Learning

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