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Latest Blog Posts

Hosting Video and Creating Captions on YouTube March 11, 2015
Author:Greg Noack
Where to post the video and how to caption the video are two important questions today’s blog post will answer.
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Students Not Taking (good) Notes? February 27, 2015
Author:Molly Baker
There is accumulating evidence (the referenced article cites seven studies) that giving students teacher-prepared notes or PowerPoint slides does not improve their performance. Students need to take notes in ways ...
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Students Not Attending Your Office Hours? February 20, 2015
Author:Molly Baker
It’s that time of the semester when you are beginning to realize which students could benefit from coming to see you during office hours. Yet, it seems that the ones who come need it the least!
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Captions  February 16, 2015
Author:Robin Fisch
Did you know that closed captions are utilized by approximately one in six Americans? This week's Universal Design blog post explores the many uses of captions in audio and video resources.
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Students Riding on Coattails during Group Work? Five Simple Ideas to Try  February 06, 2015
As I have talked with faculty about using group work in their classes, many have told me they don't do it because students seem to dislike it so much, mostly because of the students who don't pull their weight. Others have told me they don't like having to deal with group incompatiblities or the students' lack of understanding about how to function effectively in a group. This week's Teaching Tip focuses on some useful ideas...
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Tagged Headings in Moodle February 04, 2015
Author:Robin Fisch
Have you ever wondered how a screenreader works in Moodle? This week's post explains more about designing Moodle courses that are screenreader friendly.
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