In this interview with Gordon Williams, we found out how he developed Calculus III (MATH F253X) for online students and why video became an important tool.
Q: What was important to have ready before the class started?
It would have been nice to have everything ready, but I had to settle with just having two weeks worked out in advance given the time constraints.
Q: Explain some of the pedagogical decisions you’ve made while building a course as it’s running.
A lot of the techniques I’m using in the course came from the suggestions and practices of my colleagues. For example, using worksheets in combination with (preferably brief) lecture videos using the same template, having students complete those worksheets by following along on the video, and having students submit them weekly is a reasonably handy way of ensuring students view and follow the content of the videos.
Art and science collide in ‘Microbial Worlds’
BY JOSH HARTMAN · FEBRUARY 12, 2017
“Microbial Worlds,” an art exhibit with a scientific twist, sought to teach visitors about microbiology.
You probably use hundreds, if not thousands, of gestures, keyboard commands and icons every day to navigate the web, perform various actions on a device and interact with others. Doing this in a skilled way is called interface literacy, and it’s an emerging literacy that faculty not only have to acquire themselves, but also must impart to their students.
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Like many of you, I still use a mix of analog and digital tools in my teaching practice. I use an old fashioned notebook and pen to keep up with ideas and to-do’s. Things like note taking, providing feedback on papers, and screencasting have all been awkward for me until now. The iPad Pro is broadening my options for practices that involve handwriting or drawing.
My life is complicated and technology sometimes complicates it rather than simplifying it. However, I can use automation to turn a frustrating series of tasks into a single task by using a tool called If This Then That.
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How many times do you find yourself answering questions whose answers are outlined clearly in your syllabus? Probably more than you’d like. So how do you get students to read the darn syllabus?
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[starbox id=emason] Last Fall, during our inaugural launch of the CITE Fellows program, our Instructional Design Team was faced with a difficult challenge: how can we pair CITE faculty with Designers to work on innovative projects that have never been …
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From the main UAF website: “UAF and Verizon are pleased to announce a campus-wide challenge that engages students, faculty, and staff in creating a popular user friendly phone app that enables us to live more sustainable lives while growing and advertising the UAF Sustainable Village and/or UAF Sustainability Program.” Go here to see more details: […]
Last year UAF faculty piloted a number of courses through the Canvas LMS. By and large, most people thought it was comparable to Blackboard. Canvas is an interesting company and is currently offering grants for Innovative Ideas in both K-12 and Higher Ed. The deadline to apply is January 20, 2014. According to their site: […]
CITE stands for the “Chancellor’s Program for Innovation in Technology and Elearning” and is a pilot program that recruits, prepares, and supports dedicated teaching faculty in innovation in the field of online education. We aim to engage faculty in activities that inspire, facilitate, and reward high-profile projects and courses. See more on the About page.
It can be distracting for students and faculty alike when mobile devices are used in the classroom. Asking students to use them for guided educational purposes can turn an otherwise rude distraction into an effective disruption of routine learning experiences. Read this week’s teaching tips for Using cell phones for good, instead of evil!