Archive for the ‘Faculty’ Category
Interquest: Stand-Out Practices in Course Design
- Taking a glance at the best practices work of one of our colleagues at Oregon State who’s philosophy class, “Interquest” won Blackboard’s 2013 Catalyst award for exemplary course.
Posted January 13, 2014
The second Subject Area Accessibility Study starts today!
- The second Subject Area Accessibility Study starts today! We have 3 faculty investigating the best ways to make graphical interfaces and visual information in online courses accessible. Susan Watson from Computer Applications Gayathri Iyer from Computer Science Marc Goodman from Computer Information Systems The study is supported by Instructional Support/Distance Learning, Disability Services and the […]
Posted January 7, 2014
Engaging student activity at the beginning of term for your online class
- 3 easy ways to confirm that your students have checked in and participating in the class activities on the first weeks of the class.
Posted December 16, 2013
Why are my online discussions so boring?
- Why is it so much harder to facilitate a satisfying discussion online?
Posted December 9, 2013
Changes coming to the PCC Library
- The following is from Donna Reed, Director of the PCC Library: The library has been hard at work setting up the new library search box, which arrives on December 16, 2013. Library staff is excited to share that this new discovery interface will bring all of our materials together and allow you to search for […]
Posted December 3, 2013
Going beyond quizzes as the traditional learning assessment
- You can use quizzes beyond the traditional learning assessment. Using the Quizzes tool, you can increase students' participation in class with better preparation, review difficult concept which students missed using the quiz report, provide opportunity for your students to practice for upcoming tests and exams, and gather relevant data to assess students' progress.
Posted December 2, 2013
Choosing Due Dates
- The due dates you set for your course can have a significant impact on student success.
Posted November 25, 2013
Publishers and the (in)accessibility of their online materials
- Educational content must be accessible to all students. What does accessible mean, and what questions should I ask my publisher?
Posted November 18, 2013
Providing timely feedback to students
- This week’s topic may come across as a “well duh” concept, but timely feedback from an instructor is identified over and over as an important way to keep students engaged.
Posted November 12, 2013
Meeting students virtually through “Online Rooms”
- One characteristic of classroom learning that students and instructors miss in the online world is face-to-face synchronous interaction. Direct interaction with the instructor as well as with other students can stimulate engagement with the course content. When students are engaged in the learning experience, retention will improve. While it might not be possible for online […]
Posted November 4, 2013