The mission of the Center for Learning and Teaching is twofold: to support, promote, and enhance teaching, learning, and research; and to foster innovation.
July’s topics include Introduction to Blackboard; WordPress: Creating Your Faculty Website; and Blackboard: Publish Online Tests With Respondus.
The August lineup includes Creating Dynamic Presentations: Strategies, Tools, and Techniques; Adobe Connect Training; and Blackboard Organization Leader Training.
Registration is open to ODU faculty and staff. See details and the full schedule by selecting Events and Workshops. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 757-683-3172.
Journal of Computing in Higher Education
While online courses are becoming a mainstay of college course offerings administrators, staff, instructors and students have different perceptions about how online courses should work. While faculty members are expert in their discipline and institutions provide support for acquiring content expertise, how instructors develop skills in online teaching is neither systematic nor codified in higher education. This preliminary study reports findings from a Delphi study of expert online teachers who identified 11 institutional strategies that best supported their development of online teaching skills. Three major areas of most value were: training, external supports, and prolonged experience.
The Guardian US
How often are you diverted from a task by the seductive lure of your mobile phone? And does it matter? In a landmark book, James Williams argues we’re losing the power to concentrate.