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Learning Objectives – Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation – Carnegie Mellon University

Posted by on November 7, 2014

Source: www.cmu.edu What is the most important thing in your course for students to know or do in five years? That’s the question that we use to start the first consultation we have with instructors.  It is important to understand what you expect of students. This becomes the foundation that instructors build their course.  Once […]

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What is STEM Transformation?

Posted by on November 7, 2014

I had the opportunity to attend a conference in October called Transforming Institutions: 21st Century STEM Education.  There were many good ideas that I took away from this conference but the question that I started the conference with is, what is Transforming Institutions, STEM Education really all about. I know what STEM is.  It stands […]

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Faculty Success = Student Success & Student Success = Faculty Success

Posted by on November 7, 2014

I had the opportunity to attend a conference in October called Transforming Institutions: 21st Century STEM Education. There were many good ideas that I took away from this conference but one that continues to resonate with me is that for many of us in higher education, we influence student success by helping to make faculty […]

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LMS Update

Posted by on October 6, 2014

Last year, Educational Technology supported a committee of faculty and students to evaluate our current Learning Management System (LMS), Blackboard.  This LMS Review effort was part of a larger project to understand whether the portfolio of learning technologies we had implemented on campus contained the best tools to meet the needs of instructors and students […]

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Adding the Pizzazz to Your Course with Digital Content

Posted by on March 9, 2011

“Technology alone will not improve learning.  However, it can support the learning process by making access more convenient and enabling new activities.” Learning Objects MERLOT – Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching Connexions – The Connexions Consortium (http://cnxconsortium.org) is a group of organizations and individuals, including the world’s foremost leaders in education, who […]

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A Dialogue for Engagement

Posted by on November 15, 2010

How do you know a student is engaged in your course?  What steps do you take to foster engagement?  These are questions that every instructor begins to ask as they are doing course design as it is vital to the success of the course.  “Engaged learners work willingly, instead of by coercion, and approach their […]

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Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video

Posted by on July 10, 2008

It is common today for people, students, to make and share videos to tell stories, complete projects or start debates. The internet and websites like YouTube have helped to make it so much easier to share these video creations. This digital platform allows "old" culture to be transformed into new and for a generation to […]

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Archiving Your Blackboard Course

Posted by on May 21, 2008

It’s the end of the semester and while we are looking forward to summer, there are a few things you can do to help prepare for next year. One of those is to archive your Blackboard course to be ready to use the material in coming semesters. Why would you archive? Archiving is great for […]

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