Tech Tools

We've concluded our first Tech Tools - a class offered to staff and faculty as a professional development opportunity. We had a wonderful group of people learning about tablets, iPads, Smartphones, the differences of devices, about Social media, and why it's important to know which company produced what operating system. Those who walked in technophobes … Continue reading Tech Tools

Do You Know About Canvas Conversations?

Canvas Conversations is an informal opportunity for faculty to get together for support and training. There are two ways to participate: 1. Meet in eLearning office Fridays at noon. 2. Join the Canvas classroom to look at and participate in conversations and helpful tutorials>>email Linda Foss at lfoss@centralia.edu to be added to the class Topics … Continue reading Do You Know About Canvas Conversations?

Flipped, Backwards and Every Which Way – What’s all this talk about “flipped” classrooms and backwards design?

Have You Seen or Heard People Talking About Flipped Classrooms and Wondered What They Were Talking About?   According to Wikipedia, "Flip teaching is a form of blended learning in which students learn new content online by watching video lectures, usually at home, and what used to be homework is now done in class with … Continue reading Flipped, Backwards and Every Which Way – What’s all this talk about “flipped” classrooms and backwards design?

Canvas Conversations – Upcoming Topics

Please join your colleagues for a weekly "Canvas Conversation" facilitated by Linda Foss and Carrie Powell. Fridays, 12-1 in eLearning Office  A chance for faculty to gather in a small group around a common interest and further their understanding and application of our LMS. Winter quarter topics: 1/17:  Conferencing 1/31:  Managing Student Access 2/7:     Show & Tell, a Good … Continue reading Canvas Conversations – Upcoming Topics

Looking for Canvas Training RIGHT NOW?

Yup. It's there. Instructure offers a variety of free, publicly-available training courses. Anyone can take any of them. They're all here.  Courses include: Canvas Instructor Orientation Canvas Student Orientation Getting Started with Canvas Canvas Admin Overview Canvas Support Overview Now before y'all go crazy, just a heads-up for Centralia College - currently, as I type … Continue reading Looking for Canvas Training RIGHT NOW?

Copyright for Educators (Free Online Course) – from the new School of Open

  The School of Open has launched! Take a free online course on copyright for educators, CC licenses, Wikipedia, open science, open culture, open video formats, and more at http://schoolofopen.org/. Enroll in this stand-alone course: Intro to Openness in Education     Another free course is actually facilitated (signup now through 3/17  - class starts on … Continue reading Copyright for Educators (Free Online Course) – from the new School of Open

First Ever WA Canvas Users Conference!

I’d like to encourage all faculty to attend the first Washington Canvas User’s Group Conference! March 28 & 29th Tacoma Community College http://wacug.wordpress.com/ There should be some fabulous sessions. Here are a few titles that interest me: Facilitating Groupwork through Canvas 10 Mistakes I Made So You Don’t Have To Canvas Analytics: Using Data to … Continue reading First Ever WA Canvas Users Conference!

Chronline at Centralia College

We now have full online access on campus (No password needed) to the http://www.chronline.com/  (Daily Chronicle). If you want the PDF version, please contact the library at librarian@centralia.edu for assistance. P.S. We do not have access outside of the campus. If you have any questions please contact me at dcarroll@centralia.edu Update 11-06-2012 The Daily Chronicle … Continue reading Chronline at Centralia College

Online Workshop on OER, Nov. 1

Don't miss this comprehensive overview of how open textbooks and OER can improve teaching and learning. EVENT DETAILS 10am-1pm Pacific, November 1 Openly licensed educational content, commonly referred to as open educational resources (OER), offers educators with an unprecedented opportunity to re-examine the ways we teach and learn. OER and open textbooks have served as … Continue reading Online Workshop on OER, Nov. 1