Example of resilient course design for an interactive lecture course

7 August 2020

In thinking about fall term course planning, I had two strong responses: 1) I don’t know where to begin, and 2) It’s a lot of work to plan a course,…

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Collaborative groups and online annotations

26 June 2020

In our ongoing series of posts about what worked well in spring term, Susan Jaret McKinstry (English) shares how she used collaborative groups to do annotations of both text and…

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Reflection assignments to better connect with students

18 June 2020

At the end of spring term, I invited faculty to share their experiences with online teaching, what had been challenging, and what had worked well. One of the challenges that…

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Using badges to recognize engagement — Part 2

2 June 2020

This is the second post on how faculty are using badges in their online courses this term. (Part 1 is here.) Amy Csizmar Dalal (Computer Science) generously walks me through…

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Using badges to recognize engagement — Part 1

2 June 2020

Digital badges became popular with the rise of noncredit online training opportunities; they were designed to motivate learners to complete work by rewarding them with a digital image of a…

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Reading partners to foster connection

22 May 2020

Carleton faculty have been amazingly resourceful and creative this term. One of the biggest challenges has been building community in the classroom, particularly fostering the rich connections that one finds…

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Breakout sessions in online synchronous discussions

8 May 2020

An earlier post explored asynchronous discussion, but synchronous discussion has been an important part of this term as well. Students value the opportunity to connect with faculty and peers during…

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Using metacognitive activities to help students learn

1 May 2020

In the current term, with classes being online and grading being mandatory S/Cr/NC, some students are struggling to stay engaged and motivated. Under such circumstances, how do you help students…

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Teaching Toolbox: Managing Disruptive Behavior

26 February 2020

All it takes is a single student with disruptive behavior to have a negative impact on the classroom learning environment for others. The most recent LTC teaching toolbox lunch considered…

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Quickstart for Instructional Video

1 May 2018

Teaching Quick Tip: Getting Started with Instructional Video with Carleton’s Dann Hurlbert from Carleton Academic Technology on Vimeo. What is instructional video? When designed well and used effectively, short instructional…

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