CELTT

Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Technology

7 Strategies to Make Your Online Teaching Better

Student interest in online learning isn't waning anytime soon.  Some students need the flexibility in time and travel commitment and some students just learn better online.  If you will be teaching online in spring, consider these seven strategies summarized in Inside...

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Those Devices in the Classroom…

Are you frustrated by students looking at their phone, laptop, or into space -- anywhere but at you and your lecture? Although my current focus is largely on online learning, this article in Teaching in Higher Ed brought back memories of being in a classroom of 25...

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Gamification, Part I

Helen's Note:  This is the first of a two-part summary on Gamification workshops recently held at CELTT.   Gamification is an innovative learning design, defined as “the use of game design elements in a non-game context."   Today's guest blogger...

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Distance Education Faculty Survey

Did you receive it yet?  If you are teaching online or have taught online in the last three years, we would like to hear from you! The Faculty Senate DE Committee and CELTT, with OFIE's help, are surveying all DE faculty at KCC.  Your responses will help us develop...

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Laulima 10.7 Information & Migration Guidance Workshops

We have dates and times for Laulima 10.7 Information & Migration Guidance workshops! Tuesday, 11/29, 2pm - 3:30 pm Wednesday, 11/30, 2pm - 3:30pm Friday, 12/9, 9:30am - 11am; 2:30pm - 4 pm Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017, 9:30am - 11am; 2:30pm - 4 pm During each session, we...

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Coming Soon: A New and Improved Laulima 10.7

Change is coming. Laulima is getting an upgrade during the winter break, and we will all return in January 2017 to a nice holiday gift -- an improved Laulima. ITS gave some of us early keys to the sandbox (version 10.7) and so far I like what I see. A quick review of...

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Google Apps for Education (GAFE)

Last week we had a lot of fun doing a workshop on Gmail & Calendar, and this week we followed up with Introduction to Google Drive.  Even the experienced users had several aha! moments, including us who learned from our participants.  It's not surprising that we...

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Why Should I Facilitate Online Discussions?

That is a question we often receive from instructors considering teaching online.  Did you know that online discussions can build a learning community, engage and encourage learners, and develop thinking and writing skills?  Did you know that online discussions is...

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Preparing Laulima Course Sites

The week before the start of semester is filled with convocation, meetings, orientation, advising, paper work, and course preparations.  If you use Laulima, it may mean importing content into new sites, updating the syllabi, and fixing dates and broken links.  Here is...

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Know Your Online Students

The first roadblock often encountered by online students is the feeling of isolation. How will you make your students feel welcome and put them at ease on the first day of class? The initial “instructor presence” through photos, videos, and welcoming messages have an impact on online students.

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