Discussion about academic integrity often centers around strategies for during and after the assessment process, such as remote proctoring and plagiarism checkers. Teaching a variety of note taking skills proactively addresses many underlying causes related to academic dishonesty such as, fear of failure, not understanding the material, lack of practice with the material, and failing … Continue reading Scaffold Academic Integrity with Note Taking Strategies
Some faculty at Ferris State University have devoted extensive time creating high-quality online courses through the Course Development Agreement (CDA) process. The process uses backward design (McTighe & Wiggins, 2012) through three short online courses with the focus of: online instruction, pedagogy design, and developing the course in Canvas. Regardless of a faculty member’s online … Continue reading Ferris Faculty Moving Forward
Dreading days of Zoom-based conference sessions for the Association for Educational Communications & Technology's virtual convention (#AECT20), I was hooked as speakers from all over the world shared COVID-pandemic approaches! The theme, Towards Culturally-Situated Learning Design and Research, hit home along with this priority list to meet COVID-19's educational and societal challenges: People first. Content … Continue reading People, Content, Technology in Course Design
For those new to online teaching, below is a tutorial recording to follow along with as you develop your Canvas course. This tutorial starts with your syllabus and uses it as a base to create your Assignments in Canvas, add them to a module, and what the assignments look like in your gradebook. This is … Continue reading How to Create Canvas Assignments Based on Your Syllabus
This week’s Online Makerspace activity combines a traditional teaching strategy [pre-and post-assessment] with one of the Canvas Studio features [Video quizzing] for an easy way to engage students in content. Bonus—this strategy provides students with instant automated feedback, leveraging technology to scaffold student thinking! What does this look like? Take this short, sample pre-assessment on … Continue reading Three Steps to Create Easy & Engaging Interactive Video Quizzes
As finals week approaches rapidly, unsettling changes for many students, faculty, and staff with the emergency move to remote teaching have not slowed down. For many students, course format shifts, limited quality study time and space, and often overwhelming Covid-19 caused changes makes preparing for final exams and projects seem an impossible task. For faculty, … Continue reading Focus on Closure, Not Assessment for Student Success
Everyone needs a break once in a while. Perhaps you need one now? Students are no different. Whether students are in online courses, or face-to-face, they need a change of pace, change of scenery and something new, just like you or I do. How can we give them the break, while still teaching them your … Continue reading Give Me a Break! – Freshen Your Course
Whether you teach writing directly or indirectly in other subjects, this writing Tips and Tools website from the University of North Carolina is one to bookmark and share.
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Categories include Writing for Specific Fields and Specific Writing Assignments and Contexts in addition to traditional writing process standbys.
Similar to major athletic events, the closer we are to semester end, #finalsweekstress levels are evident. Gone is the back to school game face, replaced by the disheveled look of late-night studying or suited up final presentation look. Look past the exterior sweat or smart suit--The pressure's on, and who's going to make it through? I think … Continue reading Supporting students takes faculty grit and perseverance
No one questions assessment in gaming. Yet everyone gets an opinion of educational assessment. It seems like every day there is a new piece of research on assessment. How, why, when, and where, are all debated ad nauseam. It seems like the only thing we can agree on is the ‘who’. Most individuals seem to … Continue reading Who Assess the Assessors?