Category Archives: Resources & Tools

Technology

We read a few different articles in Week 3.  In the ones that covered technology, it was interesting to see that at least one article said “don’t do too much technology too soon”, while others said to make use of … Continue reading

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Canvas: It’s not all that smart on its own.

Course management tools are useful–we can, I’m sure, all think of ways that they make a professor’s life easier.  No need to have course packets of readings ready to be copied a month before the term starts, no need to … Continue reading

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Join Us for a How-To Hybrid Webinar

Join Cub Kahn, Hybrid Initiative coordinator, at noon on Wed., April 19, for an Academic Technology Lunchtime Webinar, “How You Can Create a Successful Hybrid Course.” More than 270 OSU courses are hybrid, integrating a reduced amount of face-to-face class … Continue reading

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Faculty Funding Opportunity

Request for Proposals: Hybrid Faculty Learning Community Hybrid works at OSU! More than 120 different courses in 10 OSU colleges have been offered in a hybrid format on the Corvallis campus during the past four years. The number of hybrid … Continue reading

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You’re Invited to Summer Webinars

Thirty-Minute Brief: How to Get Started and Get Assistance to Make Your Course Hybrid – A growing number of OSU faculty are redesigning classroom courses as hybrid (blended) courses that combine online learning activity with reduced on-campus “seat time.” Learn effective methods to … Continue reading

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Hybrid class and engagement in the community

Students in my class are matched to a community organization with whom they develop an evaluation plan. I tell my students there’s no right answer. In this class, you don’t turn to the back of the textbook to find the … Continue reading

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Common Pitfalls of Online Course Design #1: Upload your course materials, then call it a day

Wouldn’t that be great? Upload your materials, and simply let a Blackboard/Canvas robot monitor discussion, grade activities and assessments, and provide useful comments, and maybe even encouragement.  Is that where we’re headed? Maybe so if we follow the trend of … Continue reading

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This picture of my dog shows how I feel as I embark on this journey to redesign the hybrid course: Inquisitive eyes, but I’m not sure I want to wake up quite yet.  Here it goes…Given my passion for learning … Continue reading

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So many sites, so little time….

I appreciate the potential advantages of online courses, especially using the power of the internet to make courses more interactive. That said, I also appreciate the potential to just upload text materials and stop there. So how does one harness … Continue reading

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Creativity, Space, and Audience

“Online Course Design Pitfall #4: Expect your students to consume knowledge rather than create it.”  The balance between taking in new information vs. applying that knowledge in creative, constructive ways has been on my mind a lot over the past couple … Continue reading

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