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DE 2.0 Workshop: Humanizing Your Online Course

“I miss getting to really know my students. It’s just not the same.” “There’s no way of knowing who is on the other side of the screen.” Sound familiar? If so then you aren’t alone. Not only do some instructors feel this way about online learning, but students do as well. Often they feel isolated, […]

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Wanted! CofC DE Instructors Interested in Professional Development

TLT is proud to announce the start of a new training opportunity for online faculty! DE 2.0 is a series of immersive workshops that will be delivered largely asynchronously online. These sessions will be focused on topic specific items for faculty who are currently teaching online and want to dig a little deeper into updated […]

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“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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TLT’s Distance Education Resources Blog

TLT has a new resource available exclusively for our faculty who teach, or are interested in, online instruction! http://blogs.cofc.edu/dereadiness/ There are two paths to choose from depending on your role: Choose this path if you: Have never taught online before Have taught online at another institution, but not CofC Plan to teach online at CofC […]

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#TLTCon Session Highlight: All About DE

Are you interested in online teaching?  Or maybe you’re wondering what others are doing in their online courses? Then these are just some of the sessions for you! Lessons Learned: A Discussion of Successes and Trials in an Online Course Workshop Panelists: Silvia Rodreiguez-Sabater (HISP) Mary Ann Hartshorn (TEDU) Amy Ostrom (TLT) Melissa Thomas (CSL) […]

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TLT’s Top Tips for Time Management

What are instructors spending time on? Below are the five most mentioned teaching behaviors identified in the research and from the feedback of online instructors. The ranking begins with the teaching activity that involved the highest time commitment, and descends from there. This is not a scientific analysis, but I included the list to provide […]

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Designing with Accessibility in Mind, Part 1: The Theory

We have reached that glorious time of year when students are starting to plan for the future (i.e. – register for Fall semester).  As we wrap up the current academic year, you may start thinking about the future yourself.  What courses will I be teaching next year? How will I do that? What assessments am […]

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Track Your Teams with Score Keeper by Learning Dojo

Score Keeper – What is it and how can I use it? Platform – iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad Price – free in the App Store (NOTE: this is listed as an iPhone app) Download – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/score-keeper-by-learning-dojo/id954956153?mt=8  Overview Using Team Based Learning or Gaming in your classroom?  Having a hard time easily keeping or resetting the score? Score […]

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A Plan of Attack for Implementing Technology into Your Instruction

Here at Teaching, Learning, and Technology part of our mission is to support, develop, and educate faculty in the integration of educational technology into pedagogy and assessment.  Our goal for doing this is that it will enhance student learning and promote effective or innovative practices.  Lately, I have met with several members of the College […]

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Faculty Guest Post: Paul Collins Talks about Students Helping Students with Celly

Our guest poster this week is Paul Collins, Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance.  Paul attended the Spring 2013 FTI. As part of the Scenery and Lighting Design and Production concentration in the Theatre major, students are required to take a course in which they learn Computer Aided Drafting and Design. The […]

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