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Reversing or Flipping your Classroom – Two Approaches

Reversing (a.k.a. flipping) your classroom is a form of blended learning in which faculty move much of the traditional lecture and in-class information delivery to the web for the student to view outside of class.  This in turn allows the professor to spend more time interacting with students in the classroom.  That classroom time is used to […]

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OAKS Notifications allows you to easily stay abreast of what’s happening in your class

Did you know that OAKS has notifications that allow you and your students to stay on top of what’s happening in your classes? Using the Notifications area on your OAKS Homepage you can set how and when you want to be alerted of new discussions, dropbox deadlines and new news items. You can be notified […]

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Tips for a Successful Video Project

Last week Laura Plotts and I gave a FTI 2 Go session on using Student Created Mobile Video in your classes. In this session we gave tips for successful filming, editing, and sharing and provided many resources such as rubrics, release forms, and free audio and video resources that are copyright free. Since several people […]

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Students & Technology – ECAR National Study

The Educause Center for Applied Research (ECAR) released their findings from a recent national study of students and Information Technology in higher education.  This study significantly expands the current research of student use of technology, mainly due to the breadth of the 3,000 participants. The quick summary is: Students are drawn to hot technologies but […]

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Evernote

Organize all your information and access it anywhere anytime with Evernote.  How might you use Evernote? In the classroom: take photos of your whiteboard and share with students. Hear what students have to say about Evernote. For research: capture notes, record audio notes, create to do lists, save and organize internet resources. Attending a conference:  Put all receipts, itinerary, flight […]

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Tips for Managing Weekly Online Discussions

Weekly online discussions, whether in a face-to-face class or a fully-online class, can be a great learning tool for students.  They can foster reflection, debate and critical thinking.  They can also facilitate community within the class.  Weekly discussion however can be very difficult to manage as the professor.  Do you respond to each student?  Do […]

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New Year’s Diet

Many start off the New Year with a diet.  This year try an information diet! Trim down the amount of email you read and respond to by following the rules in the Email Charter, an idea first written about by TED Curator Chris Anderson, who asked readers of his blog to help him develop sensible […]

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Innovative Instruction Series – OAKS quiz tool

Check out the newest episode in our Innovative Instruction Series.  This series highlights CofC faculty who are using technology in creative ways to increase or enhance their students’ learning.  In this episode we interviewed faculty who are using the quiz tool in OAKS.  We asked them how they use the tool, the benefits, how much time […]

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Darryl Phillips – Innovative Instruction Series

Check out the newest episode in our Innovative Instruction Series. This series highlights CofC faculty who are using technology in creative ways to increase or enhance their students’ learning. In this episode Darryl Phillips, Speaker of the Faculty and a professor in the Classics Department, talks about how he is using PBWorks‘ wiki in his […]

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New Feature!!! – Innovative Instruction

Innovative Instruction is a new feature on the TLT blog. This is a place where we will highlight faculty and their effective use of technology in their teaching and with their students. Our first video highlights Merissa Ferrara, a professor in the Communication Department.  Watch the video to see how Dr. Ferrara’s students turned in […]

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