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April 16, 2015
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Supplement courses with professional resources

Lawrence Technological University provides access to a valuable professional instruction resource, lynda.com. Students, faculty, and staff have access to the resources using their LTU Network Id. The instructional material provides a wealth of information in the categories of developer, design, … Continue reading

eval and assess

March 20, 2015
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Student evaluation mid term survey data

Now that I have the data, what’s next? While student evaluation semester survey data is primarily summative for the university, the survey data can serve as formative for the faculty member.  The assumption is that by reflecting on the student … Continue reading

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March 19, 2015
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Dear Dr. Larry

Dear Dr. Larry is a regular column. Faculty and students can submit questions to Dr. Larry by emailing elearning@ltu.edu. Dr. Larry will answer each month with leading-edge, witty, insightful responses. Dear Dr. Larry, Help! eLearning and accrediting agencies are talking … Continue reading

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February 17, 2015
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Research support spotlight: Information literacy assignments or class visits

What is information literacy? Would you like to include more research-based assignments in your courses but are unsure where to start? You can introduce students to research in your discipline and get guidance from our very own librarians.  The 1st … Continue reading

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January 15, 2015
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Web Accessibility (Part II): Providing text alternatives, captions for course video recordings

Web accessibility allows for students with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, interact, and contribute to their courses which have online components. The first article published in the November 2014 issue summarized strategies for addressing accessibility of course documents and Blackboard. … Continue reading

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November 20, 2014
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Taking the mystery out of ‘accessibility’ part I

Web accessibility allows for students with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, interact, and contribute to their courses which have online components. This article summarizes strategies you may use to make sure your documents and Blackboard site are accessible. Making teaching … Continue reading

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November 20, 2014
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Crafting an effective blogging assignment

When crafted effectively, blogging assignments can be a great tool to reinforce class concepts, encourage discussion, and promote additional research. Blogging allows students to write about topics related to their coursework and to comment on their classmates’ work. Many articles … Continue reading

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October 14, 2014
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Infographics in the classroom

 Infographics – unexplored yet powerful, especially for learners who prefer to learn visually. Here is some help to effectively use them in our instruction. Infographics can capture large amounts of data and succinctly display information statistically, relationally, chronologically, thematically, etc. … Continue reading

eval and assess

October 14, 2014
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Grading student work: Blackboard grade center

Timely feedback and grading of student work is primarily for: administrative purposes, providing student feedback of progress in the course, guidance for accomplishment of skills required for future coursework, and student motivation. Using the grade center to record and communicate … Continue reading