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Anna-Elise Smith

Tips & Tricks - March 2017 - Succeeding in a Flipped Classroom

March 21, 2017

Flipped classrooms are a relatively new concept and many students have not experienced being in one. Professors use flipped classrooms because research shows that an active learning environment facilitates better learning. Flipped classrooms typically require students to watch lectures online and complete readings and quizzes before the class. The lecture... Read more »
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Tech of the Month - March 2017 - G Suite

March 20, 2017

G Suite Aside from the name change from Google Apps to G Suite, you may have noticed other updates to these tools. While it’s hard to stay up to date with these changes, here are a few new features you may find beneficial. Assign Action Items in Google Doc, Sheets,... Read more »
Dr. Vilja

Teaching Technology Assistance Program Spotlight

March 20, 2017

What happens when you combine the knowledge of a content expert, pedagogical expert, and a technologist? Innovation. This spotlight highlights the partnership between Dr. Vilja Hulden , Teaching and Learning Consultant Tara Gilboa, and Student Fellow Austin Chau . Vilja approached ASSETT with a request for pedagogical and technical support... Read more »
Students in conference room-style classroom, with one student on the Kubi.

Tech of the Month - February 2017 - The Kubi

Feb. 21, 2017

By Austin Chau How might students who can’t be in class still have an in-class experience? Though they are earnest to learn, some students have situations that cause them to miss class. OIT, in partnership with Athletics and Advising, is conducting a pilot that takes the typical video conferencing experience... Read more »
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Tips & Tricks - February 2017 - Just in Time Teaching

Feb. 21, 2017

Looking for ways to make your instruction more relevant to students and to address students’ questions more specifically? Just in Time Teaching (JiTT) is an approach that provides a structure to make it easier to do just that. By designing short online assignments, due shortly before class time, instructors can... Read more »
Network web diagram representing the change influence/connectivity after the faculty fellows program started.

Letters from the Advisor - February 2017

Feb. 20, 2017

The Faculty Fellows program began with an emphasis on describing and documenting the value of colleagues and community towards the development of excellence in teaching. Our first activity involved each Fellow listing people that contributed, in some manner, to their development as an educator. Furthermore, fellows were also asked to... Read more »
2017 ASSETT Faculty Fellows. List of people pictured is in the image caption.

Welcome New Faculty Fellows

Feb. 17, 2017

[back row] Giorgio Corda , Samuel Flaxman, Eve-Lyn Hinckley, David Budd, Brian Zaharatos, Kristopher Karnauskas, Andy Martin, Lonni Pearce, David Paradis, [front row] Jen Walentas Lewon, Jia Shi, Nicole Jobin, Amanda McAndrew, Pamela Harvey, Kira Hall, McKell Carter Carston Congratulations and welcome to our first cohort of Faculty Fellows. We... Read more »
Vilja Hulden

Vilja Hulden Integrates Team-Based Learning

Feb. 14, 2017

The problem I grapple with is in the broad realm of critical thinking. More specifically, I want students to experience studying history as a process of reasoning - asking a question, speculating on an answer, looking up information, modifying the answer (and/or the question), asking new questions. Part of my... Read more »
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Tech of the Month - January 2017 - YouTube Captioning

Jan. 13, 2017

By Laura Hamrick January’s Tech of the Month is YouTube’s captioning tool . Using this tool increases the quality and usability of your videos, while also helping CU Boulder become more accessible online to all individuals. After you upload a video to YouTube, you can use YouTube’s built-in caption editor... Read more »
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Tips & Tricks - January 2017 - Video Captioning

Jan. 13, 2017

By Laura Hamrick Need a pedagogical New Year’s resolution? Consider captioning your video content! Captions allow students with hearing disabilities to access the content of your course, and also improve learning comprehension for students whose first language is not English. Captions can benefit students who learn best by reading, and... Read more »