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July 5, 2018
Establishing a healthy learning environment is key to teaching. But opportunities for making personal connections and relationships with students are greatly reduced in online classes. Thus, online...
July 2, 2018
Friendly user interface design is an essential part of designing learning experiences. It can influence a user's perception of an entire learning event. So here is a look at user interface design...
July 2, 2018
Those of us who teach in professional programs have some unique instructional challenges. Certainly, like everyone else, we have content that students need to learn—and, like everyone else, we have...
July 1, 2018
When it comes to feedback about course quality, students and teachers aren’t necessarily using the same yardstick.  “How hard is it to get a good grade?” is a typical student concern and priority...
June 28, 2018
Dear professor, I am Chang [a pseudonym], an international student of your research class. I’d like to ask if I can use a recorder (only voice) in your class, because I’m afraid that I...
June 27, 2018
Gamification can get students more involved with course content and help them understand that persistence garners classroom success. Led by Kristin Ziska Strange, this 20-Minute Mentor explains...
June 26, 2018
When a discussion didn’t go anywhere. When a group couldn’t seem to work together. When the answer was wrong. When the grade was unexpected. When not all that many students are paying attention....
June 26, 2018
Mental models refer to the representations people construct about how things in the external world work. By understanding a learner's mental models, we can improve our user interfaces, instructional...
June 26, 2018
This summer and fall, BCcampus is coordinating the testing of a new accessibility tool designed to help you achieve your institution’s accessibility strategy quickly and effectively, so all learners...
June 24, 2018
Occasionally, I will have a teaching idea that both furthers students’ learning AND saves me time. Here is one such idea: let students take the reins and lead the class. To put this into context, I...

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