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Orientation Module and Quick Tasks – Angela Smedley on Best Practices for the New Normal

The pandemic brought with it major shifts in education and an abundance of opportunities to try new strategies and practices. During Planning Week 2021 several faculty members presented some of their pandemic success and how these best practices can continue to be utilized as we adjust to a new normal. Instructor of Communications Angela Smedley …

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Citations, Resource, & Research Roundup – Inclusive Design & Pedagogy

Last updated: 3/31/21 Using inclusive design and pedagogy isn’t just a “good idea” – it is well researched and advocated by leading education organizations as benefiting students and educators. We can’t possibly talk about everything related to inclusive design and pedagogy here on this blog so this is our big list of citations, resources, and …

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Are You Having Problems with Chegg? – Strategies to Deter Cheating

Chegg and services like it continue to cause concern for higher education instructors. While these sites and other tools to help students cheat probably aren’t ever going away, there are several tools and strategies that faculty can use  to protect the integrity of their courses.   Obviously you can’t use all of these all the time. …

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Alternative Assessment Methods For Online Environment

Student learning can be demonstrated through many different but equitable assessment methods. In considering an alternative to an existing assessment, faculty may need to consider alternative assessment strategies with respect to end-of-semester formal exams and/or continuous assessments. These strategies could be considered as an online alternative to assessments that would generally be carried out in …

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