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Guest Post: Playing games to engage students in a non-majors biology course

Our guest blogger is Kathleen Janech from the Department of Biology. In 2014, Kathleen attended the Faculty Technology Institute. This blog post is a report and reflection on implementing strategies and technologies from that workshop. Kathleen describes her endeavors to make her lectures more interactive through gamification, and she discusses moving some lecture content online […]

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Guest Post: How a Calendar Service Saved and an App Nearly Destroyed My Sanity

Our guest blogger is Gretchen McLaine, Associate Professor of Dance. Gretchen was a participant in the 2014 Summer FTI, and this post is a review of Gretchen’s experience integrating two new tools into her courses.   If you are like most faculty here at the college, you embrace any opportunity to make more efficient use […]

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Guest Post: Haiku Deck + Air Sketch = Sweet

Our guest blogger is Jeremy Clement, instructor and internship coordinator for Hospitality and Tourism Management.  Jeremy was a participant in the 2014 Summer FTI and this post reports on his experience integrating new technology tools into his courses. FTI Tools in Action: Classroom Engagement & Instructor Versatility Made Simple I could write a book about […]

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Incorporating student interaction and peer instruction in math courses

Our guest blogger is Stephane Lafortune, a professor in the Department of Mathematics. Dr. Lafortune attended the 2014 Summer FTI. This post is a report and reflection on incorporating a new learning strategy in his math courses. I participated in the 2014 Summer FTI. My goal was to become more familiar and comfortable with the […]

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Student Zombies No More: Faculty Showcase Recap

A “spooktacular” time was had by all at the TLT Faculty Showcase!  A hearty thank you to the faculty who shared their innovative teaching strategies:  Gustavo Urdaneta Velasquez, Mary Ann Hartshorn, Laura Penny, Sherry Wallace, and Lancie Affonso.  Not only did we learn how to more effectively engage our students and manage our classes, we […]

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Faculty Guest Post: Learning Catalytics

Our guest blogger is Wendy Sheppard from the Department of Mathematics. Wendy was a participant in the 2013 Spring FTI. This post is a report on her experience using Learning Catalytics in her course. In Spring 2014, I used Learning Catalytics (try this link to find out more: Learning Catalytics), which is a web based platform […]

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Guest Post: Flipping for Human Sexuality

Our guest blogger is Professor Kym Long-Wallace from Health and Human Performance. Exactly how boring can human sexuality be?  Most students are enthusiastic for their new classes, especially at the beginning of the semester, and particularly for the topic of human sexuality. When my classes reach maximum capacity, I receive numerous requests from students “dying” […]

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Faculty Guest Post: Using Remind101 and Poll Everywhere to Increase Student Engagement

Dr. Charissa Owens in Teacher Education outlines how she used Remind 101 and Poll Everywhere to increase student engagement and differentiate learning.  The full post is available at http://drcmowens.edu.glogster.com/tlt-glog-fti-111/

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Tackling challenging concepts with problem-based learning in the classroom

Our guest blogger is Elizabeth Burton, an adjunct professor in the Department of Biology. Elizabeth was a participant in the 2013 Summer FTI.  This post is a report on her experience using problem-based learning in her courses. In the classroom, many students have trouble translating the facts into action.  This is particularly true in the […]

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Faculty Guest Post: Echo360 to (partially) Flip a Math Classroom

Today our guest blogger is Dr. Jason Howell, an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics. Please note that as of August 2015, Echo 360 is no longer available to CofC faculty as a campus license. Mediasite Desktop Recorder is the new replacement allowing for media creation and media sharing.   I was very excited […]

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