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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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Working Toward an Accessible Classroom

By creating an accessible classroom, we are building a space for all students to have opportunities for success. This interview with Johnathan Wade from the World Languages and Cultures department highlights some of the successes and challenges in working toward an accessible classroom. Transcript Paul Keys: So today we’re here with Jonathan Wade to teachers …

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Donna Kocur talks about the Department of Education’s use of Swivls

An interview with Donna Kocur, Field Placement Coordinator with the Department of Education The Education Department purchased multiple Swivl devices (https://www.swivl.com/robot-teams/) to be used by student teachers. The Swivl is a robotic mount for an iPad, camera, or smartphone that comes with a remote control Marker that can be worn on a lanyard by a …

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Using Reacting to the Past Online with Amy O’Keefe

We spoke with Assistant Professor of History Amy O’Keefe about her use of Reacting to the Past, an active learning pedagogy of role-playing games designed for higher education.  In this video, O’Keefe gives an overview of the games she’s implemented in her courses, technology tools she’s used in an online class environment and student feedback …

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Simulation Lab goes Virtual for the Dietetic Internship Program

Last month, the director of Meredith’s Dietetic Internship program, Cathie Ostrowski, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., FAND, presented at the Nutrition Health and Human Performance virtual monthly meeting on the program’s addition of a virtual adaption of the simulation lab to its curriculum. In this video, Ostrowski gives an overview of the lab’s use of video, Google …

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Social Work Program Director Amanda Jones uses video to help her students prepare for real world practice

We spoke with Meredith’s Social Work Program Director Amanda Jones, MSW, LCSW, about an assignment she’s been giving her students in her SWK390 course, General Individual Practice. Can you describe the assignment? For the Experiential Interviewing Exercise (EIE) assignment, students are assigned a practice client (one of their classmates) and will work with that practice …

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Meredith’s Office of Career Planning delivers Resume and Interview skills online.

Meredith’s Office of Career Planning (OCP) has been using online modules developed by the Instructional Design and Academic Technology team to extend the reach of their office to provide students with resume and interviewing skills. We talked to the OCP’s Katie Peterssen to learn more. Why did OCP decide to do these modules? Peterssen: OCP …

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Digital Storytelling Project Spotlight – “Women Warriors” and their Callings

For the Fall 2018 semester, Associate Professor of English, Kelly Roberts, Ph.D,  connected the summer reading book, Callings, by David Isay, with a digital storytelling project in her English 111 Principles of Writing course. Instructional Design Specialist Paul Keys, M.Ed, helped Roberts’s students use WeVideo, a cloud-based video editor, to complete their projects. We caught …

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