Checklist for Building Interaction in Your Online & Hybrid Courses

There are many different types of interpersonal interactions that can occur in an online or hybrid course. For example, As the instructor, you may periodically send announcements or email messages to your entire class about upcoming assignments or important updates. You may communicate with individual students, including messages about their performance in your class or […]

Learning By Doing

While exploring the News and Social Media tab in the portal, I came across an article that was recently published by Dr. John Beatty (English/DArt) and Huntly Collins (Communications), Team-Teaching Online Journalism by Focusing on the Great Migration. This article, which was published in the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication, explored […]

Fall 2012 Educational Technology Workshop Series

Please join us this fall on Thursdays from 1-2pm to try out new tools, explore new techniques, and discuss strategies for implementing each in your courses. Feel free to sign up for one session or attend them all; just use the link provided with the course description to let us know you’re coming. Excel with […]

Virtual Communities Recap

In yesterday’s Teaching and Learning Center’s session on virtual communities, the group defined community, discussed the challenges present in a virtual environment, and brainstormed strategies for meeting some of these challenges. Key points from the session: Community stems from a sense of safety within a class and includes shared goals to foster a connection among […]