HEA and THE launch Global Teaching Excellence Award to recognize institutions’ commitment to teaching.
- Excellence in the leadership of teaching and learning
- Excellence in teaching
- Excellence in student support
From Campus Technologies:
University of Central Florida (UCF) and Educause have re-launched a no-cost massive open online course (MOOC) that offers facilitated assistance to faculty members and instructional designers who want to develop blended courses. It is the 5th round of this course.
BlendKit2017: Becoming a Blended Learning Designer, hosted on Instructure‘s Canvas Network, will be facilitated by Sue Bauer and Baiyun Chen, instructional designers at UCF’s Center for Distributed Learning. Throughout the five-week course, participants will explore key issues related to blended learning and best practices. They will also receive step-by-step guidance on developing design documents, creating content pages and other materials needed for a blended course.
The MOOC includes:
BlendKit2017 runs Feb. 27 to May 22. The course is free, but students can choose to participate in the $89 certification track to have their portfolios reviewed (this is optional!). The track includes a certificate and digital badge from UCF and Educause.
Very useful post form EmergingEdTech! Check them out and use in your teaching.
Many faculty at NU employ designs of flipped teaching and learning. Typically, these designs are facilitated by technologies. Selecting the right tools is important! What criteria to use? This free course might demystify the process. Happy learning!
We knew long time ago that positive environment is contributing to better learning. Faculty Focus shares some strategies on how to make your classroom a more positive one, be happier, and help students to be more engaged in learning. In brief:
Happy new semester!
… and in general.
As promised, please see additional collections related to tools and technologies:
I hope you had a chance to visit several Diigo collections I made available for you. The post here has a consolidated list of most frequently visited collections related to teaching and learning. I will be keeping them updated, so come here often (and explore new ones)! My next post will be listing Diigo collection of tools that both you and your students can use.
There are many resources for flipped learning. International Flipped Learning Innovation Center (IFLIC) now connects flipped learning initiatives across countries such as China, Taiwan, Spain, UAE, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Italy, Korea, Argentina, Iceland, Sweden, India, and the United States. Let’s join!