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Faculty Guest Post: Using Technology to Optimize Student Feedback

This month’s faculty blogger is Michelle McLeod, PhD, ATC, PES, who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health & Human Performance. This blog post is inspired from the lessons and skills learned during the Faculty Technology Institute in May of 2015 focused on planning an interactive lecture. I feel that my lectures are […]

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Faculty Guest Post: Using iMovie to Make Instructional Videos

Our guest blogger is Dr. Kate Mullaugh, Assistant Professor in Chemistry.   These instructions are based off iMovie version 10.1.2 on a MacBook Pro Laptop. Do you teach a course or lab that requires students to carry out a task using a specific hands-on technique? You may have experienced of a large group of students huddled […]

Sound + Images = VoiceThread

Faculty Guest Post: Incorporating VoiceThread into Hybrid and Flipped Classes

Today’s Faculty Guest Post is from Glen Riecken, Visiting Professor of Marketing.  Glen attended TLT’s 2015 Faculty Technology Institute.  In this post, he reflects on the process of incorporating VoiceThread into his MKTG 302 (Marketing Concepts) courses. I am writing this blog post based on my experience incorporating VoiceThread into my MKTG 302 classes over […]

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The Essential Role of Memory Retrieval in Student Learning

Too often, at professional development workshops or on education blogs, there’s an emphasis on designing courses that encourage students to reach the summit of Bloom’s pyramid.  There’s absolutely nothing inadvisable about helping students analyze, evaluate, and explore.  But in our race to the top, we often overlook the importance of remembering, understanding, and even applying […]

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Dear TLT: How do I Save a Webpage as a PDF?

Dear TLT, A student told me that it’s possible to save a webpage as a PDF in Google Chrome; is that true?  I don’t have Adobe Acrobat on my personal computer, and this would be extremely useful.  Thanks for your help! Sincerely, Professor Vivian Banks African American Studies Dear Professor Banks, Your student is right!  It is […]

Evolution of a Group Research Project

Faculty Guest Post: Evolution of a Group Research Project

Today’s Faculty Guest Post is from Chris Mothorpe, Assistant Professor of Economics.  Chris attended TLT’s 2015 Faculty Technology Institute.  In this post, he reflects on the process of revising and improving a group research project in two of his courses: Urban Economics and Economics of Geography and Transportation.  This is an excerpt from Chris’ own […]

“So a robot walks into an elevator” and other tales from OLC Innovate

So a robot walks into an elevator…sounds like the start to a joke, right? Believe me, this conference experience was anything but a joke! …and I really did see a virtual presence robot in an elevator, but more on that later.     Imagine that a conference dedicated to exploring emerging technologies for online learning […]

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Give Sheets A Chance

I am a huge fan of Microsoft Excel.  It’s my second favorite application, after Photoshop.  However, I’ve been attempting to move all of my work to Google Apps for Education and I felt like Google Sheets was just not as robust a program as Excel.  That being said, I’ve been working with Sheets exclusively for several […]

App of the week: Blab

What is Blab? From Blab’s site “a platform for publicly broadcasting live video conversations or talk shows.” Blab allows for live video conversations. In addition to a host you can have 3 other people talking live at once on a split screen.  All Blabs are public so an unlimited number of people could also just […]

Keep Calm the semester is about to end

Important End-of-Semester Information for Faculty

It’s hard to believe the semester is almost over. As you get ready to leave campus and enjoy your summer, there are a few things you need to remember: 1) Final Grades: Remember, Final Grades MUST be keyed into My Charleston/Banner before they are officially recorded. Keeping your grades in OAKS is great for the […]

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Keep Calm the semester is about to end

Faculty Guest Post: Using Technology to Optimize Student Feedback

This month’s faculty blogger is Michelle McLeod, PhD, ATC, PES, who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health & Human Performance. This blog post is inspired from the lessons and skills learned during the Faculty Technology Institute in May of 2015 focused on planning an interactive lecture. I feel that my lectures are [...]

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Keep Calm the semester is about to end

Faculty Guest Post: Using iMovie to Make Instructional Videos

Our guest blogger is Dr. Kate Mullaugh, Assistant Professor in Chemistry.   These instructions are based off iMovie version 10.1.2 on a MacBook Pro Laptop. Do you teach a course or lab that requires students to carry out a task using a specific hands-on technique? You may have experienced of a large group of students huddled [...]

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Keep Calm the semester is about to end

Faculty Guest Post: Incorporating VoiceThread into Hybrid and Flipped Classes

Today’s Faculty Guest Post is from Glen Riecken, Visiting Professor of Marketing.  Glen attended TLT’s 2015 Faculty Technology Institute.  In this post, he reflects on the process of incorporating VoiceThread into his MKTG 302 (Marketing Concepts) courses. I am writing this blog post based on my experience incorporating VoiceThread into my MKTG 302 classes over [...]

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Keep Calm the semester is about to end

The Essential Role of Memory Retrieval in Student Learning

Too often, at professional development workshops or on education blogs, there’s an emphasis on designing courses that encourage students to reach the summit of Bloom’s pyramid.  There’s absolutely nothing inadvisable about helping students analyze, evaluate, and explore.  But in our race to the top, we often overlook the importance of remembering, understanding, and even applying [...]

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Keep Calm the semester is about to end

Dear TLT: How do I Save a Webpage as a PDF?

Dear TLT, A student told me that it’s possible to save a webpage as a PDF in Google Chrome; is that true?  I don’t have Adobe Acrobat on my personal computer, and this would be extremely useful.  Thanks for your help! Sincerely, Professor Vivian Banks African American Studies Dear Professor Banks, Your student is right!  It is [...]

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Keep Calm the semester is about to end

Faculty Guest Post: Evolution of a Group Research Project

Today’s Faculty Guest Post is from Chris Mothorpe, Assistant Professor of Economics.  Chris attended TLT’s 2015 Faculty Technology Institute.  In this post, he reflects on the process of revising and improving a group research project in two of his courses: Urban Economics and Economics of Geography and Transportation.  This is an excerpt from Chris’ own [...]

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Keep Calm the semester is about to end

“So a robot walks into an elevator” and other tales from OLC Innovate

So a robot walks into an elevator…sounds like the start to a joke, right? Believe me, this conference experience was anything but a joke! …and I really did see a virtual presence robot in an elevator, but more on that later.     Imagine that a conference dedicated to exploring emerging technologies for online learning [...]

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Keep Calm the semester is about to end

Give Sheets A Chance

I am a huge fan of Microsoft Excel.  It’s my second favorite application, after Photoshop.  However, I’ve been attempting to move all of my work to Google Apps for Education and I felt like Google Sheets was just not as robust a program as Excel.  That being said, I’ve been working with Sheets exclusively for several [...]

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Keep Calm the semester is about to end

App of the week: Blab

What is Blab? From Blab’s site “a platform for publicly broadcasting live video conversations or talk shows.” Blab allows for live video conversations. In addition to a host you can have 3 other people talking live at once on a split screen.  All Blabs are public so an unlimited number of people could also just [...]

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