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Guest Post: How to Deepen Online Dialog (Rebecca Zambrano, Faculty Focus)

Tweet Many faculty members express concern that discussion in their online courses is shallow or sparse. What is it that makes meaningful dialogue so elusive in online courses? Some practices in online course design and discussion facilitation can actually encourage … Continue reading

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ApprenNet. Incorporate interactive video posts into your class.

Tweet If you are looking for an alternative to text-based discussion boards, for a way to build community in an online course, or want to improve student’s presentation skills, ApprenNet may be for you! Questions? Contact DEIT at 610-282-1100 x2290 or … Continue reading

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One Button Studio Demo, 2/21 4 to 5 pm and 2/24 10 am

Tweet Join DEIT at Trexler Library for a demonstration of the One Button Studio! The One Button Studio is a self-service, high-quality video recording studio located on the upper level of the Trexler Library. The studio can be used to … Continue reading

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New Workshop! Improving Your Course’s Look and Feel- Monday, 2/5

Tweet Visual aids have long been a staple of instruction. This workshop will cover how a course’s visual look and feel can be improved to enhance student interest, engagement, and learning. Topics include the use and formatting of pictures, using … Continue reading

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Bb Grade Center Workshops January 24 – Choose 3 pm in Dooling 40 or 7 pm online

Tweet “Should I use weighted categories or points?” “Should I weight columns ‘equally’ or ‘proportionally’?” “How can I add an extra credit item?” “How can I automatically bring grades from publisher online sites and other third-parties into Blackboard?” “How can … Continue reading

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Harness the Power of Emotions to Help Your Students Learn (Guest Post, Flower Darby, Faculty Focus)

Tweet In a post for Faculty Focus, instructional designer Flower Darby from Northern Arizona University describes the power of emotions in learning. An excerpt: We connect, understand, and remember things much more deeply when our emotions are involved. Just think … Continue reading

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Synchronous Online Classes: 10 Tips for Engaging Students (Guest Post by Marie Norman, Faculty Focus)

Tweet If your online course holds synchronous (live) sessions, here’s how to increase engagement, participation, and accountability. And the video the article links to at the beginning is hilarious! See the full post here.

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January 2018 Workshops

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DEIT Christmas Break Schedule

Tweet December 22: in-office until 4:30 pm, available by phone/email until 9 pm December 23: Available by phone/email from 8 am – noon. December 24 – January 1: DEIT office closed. Immediate response to emergencies only. Response to non-emergencies will … Continue reading

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Blackboard and Panopto Down for Maintenance December 21

Tweet Both Blackboard and Panopto will be unavailable on Thursday, December 21 from 6:30 am until 6:30 pm. Once Blackboard comes back online on the evening of December 21, Panopto will be unavailable for 2 additional hours, from 8:00 pm … Continue reading

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