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Simple Thoughts for Simpler Times: ‘Think like a Student’

We all strive to create effective online learning content and experiences for students. Yet, when we are teaching content to students and designing our online course, it’s so easy to overwhelm students with lists and folders of materials, cross-links and … Continue reading

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Never Overlook the Value of Communication When Teaching Online

I’ve been teaching online at an institution other than Purdue for about 7 years now.  During the Fall 2013 semester, a student commented to me that they really appreciated the amount of communication I had with them during the semester.  … Continue reading

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Need To Learn Technology? The ITaP Student Trainers Can Help!

Purdue University offers a lot of great software tools for faculty and students that can be used for course projects. The problem that may arise for faculty wanting students to create movies, graphics, or other deliverables for course projects may … Continue reading

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Good Principles for a Successful Semester

As we embark on another academic year, I think it’s important to consider how we can create the best environment for learning. In 1987, Chickering and Gamson put forth a brief article titled Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate … Continue reading

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Student Redesign: Resources to help Students be Successful

In my previous post, I discussed how there exists a shared responsibility between the University and its students with regard to their success.  In this post, I’d like to share a list of resources to which students can be referred. … Continue reading

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Why Hire Student ATC Assistants? (Part 2)

In the last article I referred to one reason why the ATC Assistant position might be good for the student.  Flexible scheduling for work times can be very helpful for a student; however, other reasons do exist for which a … Continue reading

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Why Hire Student ATC Assistants? (Part 1)

Recently I have started to look for two Assistants in the Assistive Technology Center to replace two students who are graduating this May.  As I was looking through the job description, interview questions etc. I thought about the reasons the … Continue reading

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New and improved Course Email List tool

What is the Course Email List tool? Each semester Instructors may request a Course Email list for any sections they are teaching.  The tool provides an easy to use email “alias” that contains an updated list of students in that … Continue reading

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