It’s Not About the Technology…

...but what you DO with the technology. Are you using/integrating technology into your curriculum or using it just because it's there? Can you connect all three of these together: content, pedagogy and technology? Authentic technology integration occurs when all three work together: Is your classroom technology planned and purposeful - or an afterthought? a day … Continue reading It’s Not About the Technology…

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Steve Ward Uses Humor Quite Effectively in this Tegrity Recording

In addition to being our college's VP of Finance and Administration, Steve Ward also teaches business classes here at Centralia College. He gave me permission to share this great video he made. It is so funny! It is obvious he is really enjoying teaching and this video is a great example of the effectiveness of … Continue reading Steve Ward Uses Humor Quite Effectively in this Tegrity Recording

Gems of Pedagogy – year-long community

[ This was sent out via email to Centralia College faculty on August 17, 20o11  --KB ] Beginning this fall, North Seattle is offering a year-long community of practice for faculty.  The program is called Gems of Pedagogy: intentionality in classroom leadership. Participants will meet monthly and experience an entirely self-constructed deep exploration of pedagogy.  Faculty … Continue reading Gems of Pedagogy – year-long community

Harvesting the Web: Finding & Using Online Open Resources in Your Courses Presented by Jean Kent

  This was my favorite workshop at the ATL conference in Spokane. Jean is a dynamic speaker and is very knowledgeable with open resources.   This fabulous open discussion and hands on workshop covered a lot of material. Luckily the presenter has supplied a link to this workshop http://harvest-the-web.blogspot.com/ and a link to her handout … Continue reading Harvesting the Web: Finding & Using Online Open Resources in Your Courses Presented by Jean Kent

Two New Online CDs at the Kirk Library

  Hello,  The Faculty Learning Community (FLC) offered staff an online workshop in February called “How to Balance Online Learner Needs and Instructor Workload.”  The FLC has purchased the “How to Balance Learner needs… companion CD along with another online seminar CD. Both CDs are on reserve for staff at the Kirk Library. See descriptions … Continue reading Two New Online CDs at the Kirk Library

“Distance Learning” has been with us for YEARS.

from Disrupting College How Disruptive Innovation Can Deliver Quality and Affordability to Postsecondary Education by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn, Louis Caldera, Louis Soares February 2011 Online learning is frequently disparaged because it is often asynchronous, and it is often done at a distance. This is a smokescreen. Distance learning was alive and well … Continue reading “Distance Learning” has been with us for YEARS.

Come join us for a live 75 minute online seminar “How to Balance Online Learner Needs and Instructor Workload

Come join us for a live 75 minute online seminar “How to Balance Online Learner Needs and Instructor Workload” at the Kirk library-Room 139, Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 10.00 a.m. You do not need to sign up ahead of time. This seminar will provide tangible, working solutions that you can use to modify your … Continue reading Come join us for a live 75 minute online seminar “How to Balance Online Learner Needs and Instructor Workload

I Know You Don’t Want to Hear This…

but... When you teach a face-to-face class you're there for your students.  You'll be there during class hours and during your office hours.  But if you teach a class that has a web presence (whether that's fully online, hybrid, web-enhanced or ecorrespondence) - students have the (unreasonable?) expectation that you'll be there for them 365 … Continue reading I Know You Don’t Want to Hear This…

What Can Students Learn from Blogging?

Great discussion starter over at Next Gen Learning Challenges: http://nextgenlearning.org/the-community/blog/2010/11/9/what-can-students-learn-from-blogging?site_locale=en Blogging can teach students to reflect on and process what they've learned. It gives them a way to expand on the material, and make their own connections. Even if there is no specific topic or assignment, a simple "write about what you learned today" can … Continue reading What Can Students Learn from Blogging?