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Encouraging the use of new tools for solving problems

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a video-first learner. My preferred method has always been to look things up. This used to mean perusing the instruction manuals, but in recent years I've found that I can use a search engine like Google to find an answer to almost any question or a potential solution to almost any problem. With this evolution of problem-solving skills, I've become less patient with reading through a lot of secondary or unnecessary material in my quest for an answer. Read more...

How can YOU design instruction to maximize the learning of all students?

Universal design may seem like a big scary phrase that is difficult to understand, but in reality we experience universal design inside and outside of the classroom on a daily basis. Read more...

Writing for your audience

As an academic, you may take great pride in your methodical, detailed writing. After all, if you want your research and views to be taken seriously, you need them to be communicated thoroughly. This is expected by your peers in academia. Now, if you were to present your findings, would you read your paper word for word? Read more...

Providing 24/7 Teaching Professional Development at UW-Platteville

With very busy schedules and numerous demands on their time, faculty and instructional academic staff at UW-Platteville find attending workshops for professional development quite difficult, if not impossible. In response to this reality, the Teaching & Learning Center created a year-long program for teaching professional development via Desire2Learn. You don’t need to be new to campus to participate – all faculty and instructional academic staff are welcome. Read more...

Using Copyrighted Materials

Copyright protects the expression of original works of authorship that are fixed in a tangible form of expression. You knew that, right? But a common myth is that copyrighted materials can be used freely for educational purposes. In many educational situations, copyrighted materials may be used without permission, but an evaluation must first be made to determine whether or not the use is considered fair use. Read more...

Is Online Learning/Teaching For You?

I think that some people believe a person needs to be a “Super Geek” to excel on a computer or to teach in an online learning environment, whether it be in completely online or as a supplement for their traditional classroom course. Well, if that’s true then I might be in the wrong line of work. Read more...

Prof Development Opportunity: Accessibility MOOC with Brightspace (D2L)

The Brightspace Teaching and Learning Community and Portland Community College office of Distance Education are collaborating to offer a free professional development opportunity. Registration is currently open on D2L Open Courses for the Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators, or #WAMOE. Read more...

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