Academic Outreach

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Online Teaching Resources

  • Adding a Human Touch to an Online Course: Academic...
    An Academic Outreach webinar focused on strategies that can be used to personalize an online course. Presenters: Dr. Jandel Crutchfield, Assistant...
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    Ways to Motivate Students
    Reflections of a New Online Instructor – Episode #5 So what motivates our students, and what can I do to...
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    Lessons and Assessments and Collaboration... Oh My!
    Reflections of a New Online Instructor - Episode #4 The major difference between my traditional class and the one I...
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    Designing my Course
    Reflections of a New Online Instructor - Episode #3 It has taken me some time to write my syllabus, but...
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  • Keeping My Students Engaged: An Academic Outreach Webinar
    Academic Outreach virtual workshop focused on strategies and tools that can be used to facilitate student engagement. Recorded March 20,...
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  • A syllabus consists of Welcome/Overview, Content Materials, and Learning Activities & Assessments
    The Syllabus – A Course's Most Important Document
    Reflections of an Online Instructor - Episode #2 I am getting ready to work on my syllabus – the course’s...
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    Preparing to Teach my First Online Course
    Reflections of an Online Instructor - Episode #1 I was just assigned to teach my first fully online course! Exciting? Sure!...
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    New to eLearning at UM?
    Browse useful information for instructors who are just getting started. Blackboard Tutorial Videos Active Learning Strategies in an Online Environment...
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  • I don't always use jokes in my online class but when I do, I use memes
    Freshen Up Your Course with Memes
    Internet memes - you have seen them before on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. They communicate short, typically funny, messages with cultural...
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    5 Tips for Teaching Terrifically Online by Deb Wenger
    Deb Wenger, Associate Professor of Journalism and 2014 Paragon Award recipient, shared insightful tips on online instruction in the October 2015 issue...
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    Think Like A Student by Robin Street
    I once attended a writing workshop called Think Like A Fish. The speaker, a renowned writing coach, explained that...
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  • Imposters in the Classroom: Verification of Student Identity and...
    I had an interesting phone call the other day. I reached out to the website http://wetakeyourclass.com and asked for...
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