Constructive Criticism in an Online Environment

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Dr. Heather Frederick

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Most would agree that constructive criticism is good: it helps us grow. Most would also agree that constructive criticism is an integral part of the online educational process. Simply put, if you are a student who is not receiving constructive Read More >

Spatial Thinking with GIS

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Kristen Bourgault

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What can spatial thinking and geographic information systems tell us about the world around us, and how can these methods help us to enhance our teaching and learning for our students? Come learn with us in our newly redesigned workshop, Read More >

Designing Gamified Learning Environments

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Kristen Bourgault

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How can the design principles used to develop creative and engaging games be leveraged to guide our decisions in building effective online courses?  The term “gCome explore the exciting topic of gamification in our DESIGNING GAMIFIED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS workshop!amification” has Read More >

Graduation Season

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Heather Frederick and Melanie Shaw

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We love graduations. Whether we are watching a preschool celebration in a crowded auditorium, caps being thrown in the air on a high school football field, or the ceremonial hooding of a doctoral graduate on a stage….Pomp and Circumstance brings Read More >

Rubrics – More than Just Assessment

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Dr. Renee Aitken

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When I first started using rubrics, I was a technical trainer for a large telecommunications company and the reason for using them was simple. It was a way to assure trainees could perform the required skills. It was important to Read More >

Are you in alignment?

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Meredith Singleton

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We hear about alignment in many areas of our lives. Our bodies. Our tires. The stars. But what about our courses? Is your course in alignment? I started teaching as an adjunct with a canned course. I played no role Read More >